Tag: Grant Ford

Morgantown Top Ten Prospects: Three Projectable Pitchers and a Group of...

Yesterday we posted the season recap for Morgantown. The Black Bears nearly made the playoffs with a group that had many of the top 2019 draft picks for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They also had plenty of international talent, along with two of the best draft picks from the 2018 class. Here’s the top ten list […]
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Updated Draft Bonus Information After Grant Ford Receives Over-Slot Bonus

Jim Callis from MLB Pipeline announced the signing bonus for fifth round pick Grant Ford. The Pittsburgh Pirates gave the right-handed pitcher $422,500 to sign, which is $79,100 over the slot value for that pick. Here is Ford’s player page. 5th-rder Grant Ford signs with @Pirates for $422,500 (pick 154 value = $343,400). Nevada RHP, […]
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Morgantown Season Preview: Two Top Prospects and a Lot of Draft...

The season begins tonight in Morgantown for the West Virginia Black Bears. They are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The league has a 76-game schedule, with very few off days, which is one of the reasons why the league works with 35-man rosters instead of the 25-man roster you see in […]
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Draft Pick Bonuses Announced for Seventh and Tenth Round Picks; Eight...

Jim Callis from MLB Pipeline has been posting bonus amounts all day today on Twitter. The Pittsburgh Pirates signed six draft picks last night and three of those bonus amounts were missing. That number is down to one, as Callis has posted the amounts for seventh round pick Blake Sabol and tenth round pick Cameron […]
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Fifth Round: Pirates Draft RHP Grant Ford

The Pittsburgh Pirates have drafted Nevada right-handed pitcher Grant Ford in the fifth round of the 2019 draft. Ford has been strictly a reliever in his three years at Nevada, working as a closer at times this year. He put up a 2.76 ERA and a 51:13 K/BB ratio in 45.2 innings this year. That’s […]
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