Pirates sign Reese McGuire

It became apparent shortly after this year's MLB Draft that at least one of the Pirates' two first-rounders was going to be a no-drama signing. That one was Reese McGuire, and now that he's all graduated from high school he officially signed with the Pirates for a $2.37 million signing bonus, which is slightly below slot-value for the 14th pick. Signing so quickly means that McGuire will benefit from just about a full season in the Gulf Coast League, which starts at the end of this week. 

There's no word on Austin Meadows just yet, though I still don't see a reason to think that he's not going to sign with the Pirates by the July 12 deadline.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.

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