Tomorrow is the start of the 2014 MLB draft. By the end of Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have up to 42 new players to keep track of in their minor league system. Not all of these players will sign, obviously. Each year we upload a Draft Pick Signing Tracker, in order to follow who has signed, how much they signed for, and in recent years, how much the Pirates have remaining in their bonus pool. The tracker is by far the most popular feature on the site, and serves as a hub for all draft news.
The 2014 Draft Pick Signing Tracker is now live. Bookmark that page and keep checking back throughout the draft, and following the draft leading up to the July 18th deadline. We will be adding players to the tracker when they are drafted, and linking to their player pages when those pages are uploaded. When the player agrees to sign, we will indicate that on the tracker. In a lot of cases, we have that information before anyone else. The tracker will also include links to our daily recaps from each day of the draft.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.