The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have signed high school outfielder Jase Bowen, who was selected in the 11th round. That is in addition to 17th round pick Ryan Harbin, who was announced earlier as an over-slot deal. Bowen had a commitment to Michigan State to play both football and baseball. Both players will head to the GCL Pirates to begin their careers. The Pirates have now signed 31 of 42 picks.
Here’s the player page for Bowen. We will have more once his draft bonus is announced.
Michigan State will always hold a special place in my heart, but today a childhood dream of mine came true. I officially signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates to begin my professional baseball career. Couldn’t think of a better first job. Go Bucs🖤💛 pic.twitter.com/5l67C0f31c
— jase bowen⚾️🏈 (@Jase_bowen32) June 19, 2019
While we wait for the bonus info, here’s our draft recap from day three, mentioning the interesting high school picks they selected, which includes Bowen and Harbin.
Here’s the draft tracker, which will be updated when his bonus info is released.