Pirates Sign Fifth Round Pick Logan Hofmann

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Saturday afternoon that they have signed fifth round pick Logan Hofmann. He’s the second draft pick signed by the Pirates so far. They have until August 1st to get the other four players signed. First round pick Nick Gonzales signed three days ago.

Jim Callis has the bonus info

As expected, he signed for well under the slot amount, with the leftover amount reportedly earmarked for second round pick Jared Jones, who will require an over-slot deal to pass on a commitment to Texas.

In addition to the information in the Callis tweet, we also learned that Hofmann throws four pitches now, also mixing in a slider and a changeup. He credits his success this year to better command of his pitches.

Here’s our article from when Hofmann was drafted

Here’s our draft tracker

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