The Pirates signed 7th round draft pick Trent Stevenson. All along the Pirates have said they will spend money in the draft. Now we are seeing it come to life in a big way. I love it. Baseball Prospectus writer Kiley McDaniel says the bonus was 350K, Nice job NH. More signings on the way as well….
Everyone thought he had a commitment to Arizona that was thought to be strong. Wrong answer. Welcome aboard the ship. See you in the GCL Pirates uni soon big fella.
The 6’6″ 175 pound frame will be able to be bulked up and he is a raw, toolsy talent that the system loves. Another very projectable pick with a 3.8 GPA.
Here is Stevenson pitching in this video from MLB
Also more on Cain here as well from Burnt Orange Nation…
The Pirates have reportedly made well-above slot offers to both Colton Cain and Josh Urban and Jacob Cown, who was not expected to become eligible to play at Texas, signed with the Orioles. Urban may still end up at Texas, but it’s becoming increasingly likely that Cain does not.