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Status of remaining draft picks?

Now that Schoenfeld is in the fold, giving us a clean sweep of our top 10 picks, I thought it might be useful to take stock of where things sit with some of our remaining draftees.

17) Jordan Cooper - Unlikely to sign.

Area prep baseball standouts Jordan Cooper (Pirates, 17th round) and Andy Hillis (Cardinals, 49th round) don’t expect to sign by the Aug. 17 deadline.

 

"I’m going to Kentucky unless something crazy happens," said Cooper, The Tennessean Player of the Year from Shelbyville. Cooper had said he would play college ball unless he received a $900,000 signing bonus.

 

"They wanted to see if I was going to come off my number, and unless I was going to come off it, they weren’t going to be able to get close to it," he said of the Pirates. "That’s pretty much all that was said." - The Tennesseean, August 5

22) Carmine Giardina - Returning to school.

Former Durant baseball standout Carmine Giardina said he has decided to return to the University of Tampa for his senior season rather than sign a pro contract with the Pirates. Pittsburgh selected him in the 22nd round of the MLB amateur draft in June.

A left-handed pitcher, this was the second time in his career Giardina was selected in the draft and was unable to come to terms. He was a 28th-round selection by the Boston Red Sox as a high school senior in 2006. -The Tampa Tribune, August 12

46) Parker Bangs - Unlikely to sign.

The Gamecocks' other draftees -- Nick Ebert, Adrian Morales, Parker Bangs and Christian Walker -- are expected to give up their draft positions for school. - Rivals.com, August 6

So there you have it.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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