The Pirates have agreed to terms with supplemental first-round MLB Draft pick Barrett Barnes. Barnes will get a bonus of $1 million.
Barnes is an outfielder from Texas Tech who has good speed, some power, and a chance to stick in center field. He becomes one of the Pirates’ better hitting prospects.
MLB’s bonus recommendation for Barnes’ pick was about $1,136,000, so the Pirates are saving about $136,000 against the pool that they might be able to use on first-rounder Mark Appel or on another draft pick.
The Pirates have not yet officially announced the move. Here are the draft picks whose signings have officially been announced.
2. Wyatt Mathisen, C
6. Eric Wood, 3B
7. Jake Stallings, C
10. Pat Ludwig, P
12. Dalton Friend, P
13. Tom Harlan, P
20. Kyle Haynes, P
23. Lance Breedlove, P
25. Joshua Smith, P
Via Tim Williams.
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