The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed four players from their 2023 draft class, including second-round pick Mitch Jebb from Michigan State University.
Jebb, an infielder, was rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 44 prospect in the draft this year. He .337 with a .933 OPS, 15 doubles, one home run, led the Big Ten conference and was fourth in all of college baseball with seven triples. In addition, he stole 14 bases.
The Pirates also signed a trio of college right-handed pitchers in Carlson Reed (fourth round), Patrick Reilly (fifth round) and Landon Tompkins (10th round).
Jebb received a $1.65-million signing bonus while Reed got $600,000, Reilly got $455,600 and Tomkins got $15,000.
Reed, from West Virginia University, became the Mountianeers highest draft pick since Alek Manoah was selected 11th in 2019. He went 2-1 with a 2.61 ERA and seven saves in 25 appearances. Reed struck out 60 batters and walked 25 in 38.0 innings last season.
The Pirates selected Reilly out of Vanderbilt University where he went 5-4 with a 5.77 ERA and 65 strikeouts across 16 appearances (four starts) in 2023.
Tompkins was selected by the Pirates with their final selection on day two of the draft out of Louisiana Tech. In 30 appearances (sox starts) with LA Tech, Tompkins went 6-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 76.2 innings pitched.
The quartet of signings becomes the first four players signed by the Pirates in their 2023 draft class.