The Pirates have announced nine draft signings. Five we already knew about: Mitch Keller, Trey Supak, Frank Duncan, Michael Clemens and Eric Karch. The four new ones:
7. Nelson Jorge -- Prep SS from Puerto Rico who does not seem to have been one of the better regarded prospects from there.
14. Chase Simpson -- Senior 3B from Wichita State. Simpson moved around a lot and redshirted all of 2013, so there isn't much of a track record despite his being a college senior. He's supposed to have some raw power, although it hasn't shown up yet in games.
21. Eric Thomas, Jr. -- Prep CF who appears to be a speed-only player at this point.
36. Palmer Betts -- JuCo RHP from Chipola College, he throws 93 and both struck out and walked a lot of hitters this year.