Pirates Announce Nine Draft Pick Signings

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they signed nine of their draft picks. The players officially announced are:

Blake Cederlind, 5th round

Cam Vieaux, 6th

Brent Gibbs, 7th

Dylan Prohoroff, 8th

Clark Eagan, 9th

Danny Beddes, 15th

Matt Diorio, 16th

Kevin Mahala, 18th

Brandon Bingel, 22nd

The first five players on that list were covered here last night, along with bonus amounts for four of them. Three of the last four were mentioned in the draft rumors post earlier yesterday as players who indicated they were signing, while Diorio was a player who could have decided to go back to school as a senior next year. He missed a large portion of the season with a hand injury. There should be more signings announced later this week, with a few players saying they were headed to Pittsburgh to get physicals on Thursday. You can find the player pages for all of these signed players on our draft tracker page (I’ve also linked them individually up top), which has been updated with the known bonus amounts.

Baseball America announced that Cam Vieaux signed for $175,000, which is $63,600 under his slot amount. They can now use that money towards any over-slot deals, to go along with the $85,000 they were already under from the previously announced deals. The draft tracker has been updated.

Cederlind and Gibbs have been assigned to Bristol, while the other seven players were all assigned to Morgantown.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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joe s

lucky for Pedro that he was a Boras client because he already made his millions.

Bill W

I like this system better then when we had the Pedro fiasco. Players need to get in and start their careers.


Looking back now, we might have been better served not signing him and getting another pick in the 2009 draft?

(Oh wait…….)


Oh wait what? It would had been Trout!

Bill W

I’m on record as saying he will be playing in Japan next year. 7 homers and 19 RBI. This guy can only hit homers when the bases are empty. 7 HR’s only once did he drive in another run. Only once did his homer break a tie. The remaining shots his team was down by a lot or ahead by a lot.


Maybe he’ll start a new trend and play in Cuba!

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