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Pirates Sign Six Draft Picks, Including Fifth-Rounder Tres Gonzalez



Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed six more draft picks late Monday night, and 10 of their 21 selections are now under contract.

The latest to sign:

  • Fifth-rounder Tres Gonzalez, an outfielder from Georgia Tech. He batted .339 with five home runs and 57 RBIs in 60 games this season with just 27 strikeouts in 230 at-bats.
  • Sixth-rounder Derek Diamond, a right-hander from the University of Mississippi. He was 4-4 with a 6.89 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 65.1 innings for the Rebels, who won their first College World Series title.
  • Seventh-rounder JP Massey, a right-hander from the University of Minnesota. His record was just 2-8 with a 6.52 ERA, though he had 63 strikeouts in 59.2 innings.
  • Ninth-rounder Mike Walsh, a right-hander from Yale. He was the No. 1 starter this year. He went 4-2 with a 5.95 ERA while striking out 80 in 65 innings.
  • Left-hander Dominic Perachi, who was selected from Salve Regina University in the 11th round. He was named American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Pitcher of the Year after posting a 9-1 record and 1.00 ERA in 71.2 innings.
  • Right-hander Josh Loeschorn, the 20th-round pick from Long Island University. He was an 11-game winner this spring while gaining Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Year honors.

Diamond has reportedly signed right at slot value. The slot value for the 170th overall pick was $311,600. As the rest of the bonus numbers come in, we will update you regularly.

Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline has reported that 5th round pick, Tres Gonzalez has signed a bonus worth $347,500. The slot value at pick 140 was worth $414,600.

Right-handed pitcher J.P. Massey, the 7th round pick has signed for a bonus of $150,000. The slot value of the 200th overall pick is $243,000.

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