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2011 MLB Draft: Pirates Sign Fifth-Rounder Tyler Glasnow To Huge Bonus

Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets that the Pirates have signed fifth-round pick Tyler Glasnow, an extremely tall, skinny high school pitcher from California, for $600,000. The bonus is the largest any team has given to a player taken lower than the first 65 overall picks. He’ll probably be quite a project, but the Pirates must have liked him a lot to give him so much money to skip college. If he pitches this season, it will probably be in the Gulf Coast league in Florida.

Here are the picks the Pirates have signed so far.

3. Alex Dickerson
4. Colten Brewer
5. Tyler Glasnow
6. Dan Gamache
7. Jake Burnette
8. Jason Creasy
10. Taylor Lewis
18. Josh Poytress
21. Alex Fuselier
22. Michael Jefferson
23. Jordan Cooper
24. Brian Sharp
27. Ryan Hornback
29. Kirk Singer
30. Matthew Benedict
31. Derek Trent
32. David Jagoditsh
33. Chris Lashmet
37. Rodarrick Jones
41. Jonathan Schwind

The Pirates’ first two picks, Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell, remain unsigned, although that is to be expected.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

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