PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed second-round pick Anthony Solometo.
The Pirates gave the 18-year-old left-handed pitcher a $2.8 million signing bonus. That's nearly $1 million above the $1.99 million slot value for the 37th overall pick.
The signing came two days after Pittsburgh agreed to terms with top overall pick, catcher Henry Davis.
Solometo went 4-0 with one save, a 0.21 ERA, 64 strikeouts and just five walks in 32.2 innings as a senior at Bishop Eustace (NJ) Preparatory School.