The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have signed first round pick (fourth overall) Termarr Johnson to a deal that is slightly over the bonus slot amount. Jon Heyman is reporting that the deal is for $7,219,000, while the slot is $7,005,800. He is the 18th pick to sign out of 21 players drafted this year by the Pirates.
Photo of the signing above by David Hague.
Here’s our selection announcement for Johnson.
Here’s his player page.
Check out our roundtable from earlier today looking at his ranking in the system.
Our draft tracker has been updated
The only remaining unsigned picks are 12th round pick KC Hunt, 14th round pick Julian Bosnic and 19th round pick Yoel Tejeda. The Pirates are right at their bonus pool amount now, but they still have the entire 5% overage to use if any of those three players require an over-slot deal. That amount is $687,065, which would be on top of the $125,000 slot amount after the tenth round. As an additional note, Miguel Fulgencio signed for $125,000, which doesn’t affect the bonus pool. The signing deadline is Monday at 5 PM.
Here’s some video:
Pirates first-round pick Termarr Johnson takes his first cuts in the batting cage at PNC Park after signing for $7,219,000. pic.twitter.com/ZYTi6ma40Z
— Kevin Gorman (@KevinGormanPGH) July 29, 2022
Here’s a photo from David Hague:
Termarr Johnson takes some batting practice before the Pirates vs Phillies game
— David Hague (@DHPhoto11) July 29, 2022