Pirates Sign Steven Jennings

By Jason Shetler

p/c: wjle.com

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.





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