Pirates Sign Eight More Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have signed eight more draft picks on Thursday night, bringing their total up to 23 players signed out of the 42 picks. Here’s the list, along with their round. The player pages are linked for information on each player:

22. Andres Alvarez

25. Ethan Goforth

26. Ryan Troutman

27. Samson Abernathy

28. Bear Bellomy

31. Josh Bissonette

36. Jake Sweeney

39. Daniel Ross

Alvarez, Sweeney and Ross have all been assigned to the GCL Pirates. The rest will be headed to Bristol. Expect more signings tomorrow night.

These were all day three picks, so you can read more on some of them in this link that recaps day three. Our draft tracker will be updated shortly.


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