By Jason Shetler
On Thursday night, the Pirates announced that they signed their second round selection Steven Jennings. MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis reported that the signing bonus was $1.9 million, which was above the slot value at $1.635,500.
Following their first round pick Shane Baz, a high school pitcher out of the Houston area, the Pirates selected another prep arm in Jennings out of Dekalb County High School in Tennessee at #42 overall. Prior to signing with the Pirates, Jennings had a commitment to pitch at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He profiles a low-90’s fastball that can hit 95 mph, along with a plus slider and a potentially good curveball.