Connect with us

MLB Draft

BREAKING: Pirates, Paul Skenes Agree on Contract



PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates have come to an agreement on a contract with Paul Skenes, the first overall pick in this year’s amateur draft, according to industry sources.

Skenes received a record-breaking $9.2 million signing bonus, although the number still came in $521,000 under the given slot value.

The deal will be officially announced during a 3:30 p.m. press conference at PNC Park.

Skenes helped lead LSU to the national championship and was the Most Outstanding Player of the College World Series. The right-handed pitcher had a 12-2 record, 1.69 ERA and 0.75 WHIP in 19 starts with 209 strikeouts in 122.2 innings.

John Perrotto is a columnist for Pittsburgh Baseball Now and has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates and MLB since 1988.

Subscribe Today!

Subscribe today!

PBN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get all of our posts sent directly to your inbox.

Copyright © 2024 National Hockey Now. All rights reserved. In no way endorsed by the Pittsburgh Pirates or Major League Baseball.

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (PA/IL) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN only) or 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA only) or 1-800-522-4700 (CO Only) or TN REDLINE: 800-889-9789.