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2011 Draft

Cole and Bell are set for life even if they never make the major leagues, but what about someone like Clay Holmes, the Pirates' 9th round pick that signed for $1.2M?
Dear (Insert MLB Team Here), With the 2012 draft less than ten months away, I am contacting you in advance to announce my intentions to attend college.  I do not intend to sign if I am drafted...

Minor League Contract FAQs

With Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell both receiving minor league contracts from the Pittsburgh Pirates, I figured this would be a perfect time to...

Pirates Sign Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first overall pick Gerrit Cole, and second round pick Josh Bell, according to Jon Heyman (Cole, Bell). Cole will get...

Going to College: Aaron Brown and Joel Bennett

Updates on two players going to college: -Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game reports that 17th round pick Aaron Brown will be going to Pepperdine. -Drew Champlin,...

Draft Updates: One Hour To Go

With one hour remaining, here is what to watch for: -Gerrit Cole will sign.  It's just a question of when and for how much. -The fact...

Draft Signing Updates: Four Hours To Go

Four hours until the deadline to sign draft picks.  Some updates on the unsigned guys. -Nothing new on Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell.  I wouldn't...

Pirates Sign Clay Holmes

According to Jim Callis, the Pirates have signed 9th round pick Clay Holmes.  Callis mentions that the asking price for Holmes was $1.2 M,...

Pirates Close to Deal With 15th Rounder Kody Watts?

Pirates Prospects has learned that 15th round pick Kody Watts is in Pittsburgh talking with the Pirates.  The team increased their approach towards Watts...

2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Signing Deadline Preview

All is quiet with one day remaining to sign players from the 2011 draft.  Some may view that as a bad sign.  I happen...

What is Josh Bell Worth?

Throughout the entire Josh Bell saga, we've seen many imaginations running wild over what it could possibly take to get the prep outfielder to...

Updates on the Pirates’ Unsigned Draft Picks

The 2011 MLB Draft Pick Signing deadline is Monday night at midnight, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates and every other team about three and a...

Pirates Reach Agreement With 12th Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 12th round pick Candon Myles, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Myles, drafted as a center fielder out...

Gerrit Cole Wants Strasburg Money

You had to know this was coming.  According to Jon Heyman, top overall pick Gerrit Cole wants something close to Stephen Strasburg's record setting...

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