Pirates Sign an Additional Three Draft Picks, Including Jack Herman

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have signed three more 2018 draft picks on Tuesday afternoon. The group includes Jack Herman, the first prep player from their draft class to officially sign. There are now 27 players signed, with 17 days before the signing deadline. All three players have been assigned to the GCL.

Here are the player pages, followed by the draft tracker.

30th Rd Jack Herman

39th Rd Cody Smith

40th Rd Jake Mielock

Draft Tracker

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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