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Pirates sign Brandon Waddell, James Marvel

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MLB Pipeline is reporting that the Pirates have signed their 5th round draft pick, University of Virginia lefthander Brandon Waddell, for a slightly under slot amount of $315,000. The signing was delayed by UVA's College World Series run, with Waddell contributing a standout performance in the title game.  Waddell probably will report to Morgantown eventually. is also reporting (subscription required) that the Pirates have signed 36th round pick James Marvel, a RHP from Duke University. Marvel missed part of his sophomore year and all of this year due to Tommy John surgery, so he'll probably start his pro career in rehab.

The team has now signed 33 of its 41 draft picks, as shown below. With the deadline two days away, it's likely that they're done. Many of the remaining picks have announced that they won't be signing.

1. SS Kevin Newman
1S. 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes
2. SS Kevin Kramer
3. OF Casey Hughston
4. RHP Jacob Taylor
5. LHP Brandon Waddell
6. RHP J.T. Brubaker
7. INF Mitchell Tolman
8. RHP Seth McGarry
9. RHP Bret Helton
10. RHP Logan Sendelbach
11. C Christian Kelley
12. OF Ty Moore
13. INF Logan Ratledge
14. RHP Chris Plitt
15. RHP Scooter Hightower
16. RHP Nicholas Hibbing
18. RHP Stephan Meyer
19. LHP Ike Schlabach
20. RHP Tanner Anderson
21. RHP Nicholas Economos
22. RHP Nathan Trevillian
24. C John Bormann
25. OF Logan Hill
26. RHP Shane Kemp
27. OF Ryan Nagle
28. 1B Albert Baur 
30. RHP Mike Wallace
33. LHP Sean Keselica
35. 1B Zach George
36. RHP James Marvel
39. RHP Tate Scioneaux
40. LHP Daniel Zamora