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Pirates and Mark Appel fail to reach a deal

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Draft, Features

#Pirates did not sign 1st-rder Mark Appel. #mlbdraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) July 13, 2012   The deadline to sign draft picks has passed and Mark Appel has decided to return to Stanford for his senior year instead of signing with the Pirates. According to Jon Heyman, Appel declined the Pirates’ offer of $3.8 million

 
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Pirates sign 8th rounder Kevin Ross

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Draft, Features

The #Pirates signed 8th-round pick, Kevin Ross, for $130K … He was signed with #Michigan, but was not going there in the fall. #mlbdraft — Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersPG) July 13, 2012 Ross was ranked by Baseball America as the #225 prospect in the draft. He is a shortstop from Niles West HS in Illinois. In

 
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Pirates sign 16th rounder Max Moroff

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Draft, Features

Per Tim Williams at Pirates Prospects, the Pirates have agreed to terms with their 16th round pick Max Moroff. Moroff will receive a signing bonus of $300K, in which $200K will count against the Pirates’ draft pool. Moroff had a pretty strong commitment to UCF. Williams reported earlier that the two sides were close, but

 
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Pirates sign 18th rounder John Kuchno

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Draft, Features

#Pirates sign 18th-rder John Kuchno for $125k ($25k counts vs pool). #OhioState RHP runs fastball to 95, also shows plus curve. #mlbdraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisBA) July 13, 2012 As Jim Callis points out, since Kuchno’s bonus is over $100K, $25K of it will count against the Pirates’ draft pool, thus taking another $25K off

 
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Mark Appel: Deadline Day is upon us

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Draft, Features

We knew it would come down to today. It always does when you are dealing with Scott Boras clients. But this afternoon, at 5 PM ET, the Pirates’ 1st round pick Mark Appel will either be starting his professional career or he will be heading back to Stanford for his senior season. We know one

 
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Pirates sign 26th rounder Jimmy Rider

Published on June 29, 2012 by in Draft

#Pirates have signed their 26 th round selection, Jimmy Rider, an infielder from Kent State University. — Kristy Robinson (@Kristy_Robinson) June 28, 2012   Jimmy Rider hails from Peters Township and is coming off a miracle season where he helped take Kent State to the College World Series. Rider hit .361/.434/.532 his senior year. The

 
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