The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have signed first round pick Will Craig. He signed for full slot amount, which is valued at $2,253,700. He will be assigned to Morgantown.
Craig was a third baseman this season at Wake Forest, where he hit .392/.537/.766 line in 171 at-bats, along with 16 homers. Most believe he profiles better at first base in the future despite a plus arm at the hot corner. Craig offers the Pirates an advanced college hitter with a big bat, who has both power and the ability to get on base. You can view his player page here and a recap of the pick here.
Tenth round pick Matt Anderson signed for $10,000, which is $146,600 below his slot amount. He was a senior at Morehead State this season and the pick was made with saving cap room in mind. Anderson still had a strong senior season, he can hit 94 MPH as a starter, and he was ranked in Baseball America’s top 300 for this draft class, so it was still a solid pick at 315th overall. His player page can be found here.
Our draft tracker has been updated with seven of the bonus amounts in the top ten rounds announced.