Pirates Strike Deal With Top Pick Nick Gonzales

Infielder Is Expected To Sign Contract On Wednesday

Eric Hagman
June 23, 2020 - 8:27 pm
Nick Gonzales

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Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - Infielder Nick Gonzales is scheduled to take a physical and sign his first professional contract with the Pirates on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

The former New Mexico State star was the Pirates first-round selection in the draft, the seventh overall player taken.  He arrived in Pittsburgh after coming to terms. 

The value assigned to his draft slot is $5,432,400.  Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported last month that drafted players will only receive up to $100,000 of their bonuses this year.  Half of the remaining bonus money is to be paid on July 1, 2021, with the balance owed on July 1, 2022.