PITTSBURGH -- The deadline for Major League teams to sign selections in last month's First-Year Player Draft passed at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, with the Pirates scoring nearly 70 percent.
The Bucs had come to terms with 28 of their 41 selections. That includes, significantly, each of their their top 20 picks, headlined by the two first-round choices -- outfielder Austin Meadows, taken with the overall No. 9 pick, and catcher Reese McGuire, at No. 14.
Meadows and McGuire, between them, received $5,398,600 of the estimated total of $9 million of bonuses awarded by the Pirates.
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