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Game 71: First wave of draft signings announced

Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner MILWAUKEE — The Pirates signed nine draft picks, all former college players: C Jason Delay (fourth round, Vanderbilt), C Deon Stafford (fifth, St. Joseph’s), OF Jared Oliva (seventh, Arizona), LHP Blake Weiman (eighth, Kansas), OF Bligh Madris (ninth, Colorado Mesa), RHP Beau Sulser (10th, Dartmouth), INF Tristan Gray …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates sign first-round draft pick Shane Baz

The Pirates have signed first-round draft pick Shane Baz, the prep right-handed pitcher drafted 12th overall Monday out of Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, Texas. The slot value for the pick was $4,032,000, though it is not yet clear what signing bonus Baz agreed to.

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Game 66: And the draft slogged on …

Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner As the Penguins paraded the Stanley Cup through the downtown streets — again — the Pirates today were in the midst of the final day of the MLB draft. Yeah, I know. Chills. — RHP Cody Bolton, the sixth-round pick (178th overall) out of Tracy High, has passed …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Collegians fill most slots on Day 2

After taking four high school players Monday in the first two rounds of the amateur draft, the Pirates took college players with seven of their eight selections Tuesday.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates select right-handed pitcher Shane Baz in first round of MLB draft

The Pirates selected right-handed pitcher Shane Baz with the 12th overall pick in Monday’s MLB amateur draft.

Beaver County Times

Pirates use first pick on high school pitcher Shane Baz

The Pirates selected Texas high school pitcher Shane Baz, a right-hander, with the 12th overall pick in Monday's MLB Draft.

San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres draft Luis Campusano-Bracero with second-round pick

After drafting prep left-hander MacKenzie Gore with the third overall selection, the Padres on Monday used their second-round pick, No. 39 overall, on Cross Creek (Ga.) High catcher Luis Campusano-Bracero. The son of a former Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand, Campusano-Bracero was rated the top catcher...

Beaver County Times

Pirates with four picks on first day of MLB draft

The Pirates are in position for a haul on Monday, as the team will have four selections on the first day of the MLB Draft.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MLB draft is about more than picking the best player

When Neal Huntington and the rest of the Pirates front office hunkers down in Pirate City headquarters for Monday’s MLB amateur draft, the Pirates general manager will quarterback the operation for the 10th time. He will have drafted under three collective bargaining agreements, the third of which went into effect this season.