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Pirates reportedly reach deal with Kevin Kramer

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Jim Callis tweets that the Pirates have reached a deal with second round pick Kevin Kramer.  According to Callis, the deal calls for a bonus of $850,000.  The slot value for the 62nd pick is $994,800, so the Pirates saved $144,800 in pool money.

Kramer hit 323/423/476 this year as the second-best hitter (behind Ty Moore, also a Pirates draftee) at UCLA.  He played third base in 2013, then missed 2014 due to labrum surgery.  This year he played short and the Pirates drafted him as a shortstop.  How exactly they'll get him time at the position remains to be seen, as they also have top pick Kevin Newman slated to go to Morgantown.  Last year's top pick, Cole Tucker, is the shortstop for the West Virginia Power.  But too many middle infielders isn't a bad problem at all.