The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with supplemental first round pick Barrett Barnes, tweets Jim Callis of Baseball America.
The 20-year-old outfielder out of Texas Tech -- 45th pick overall in the draft – signed for just under the recommended bonus for his draft slot.
Ranked #41 on both Keith Law and Baseball America’s pre-draft rankings, Barnes hit .325/.419/.597 with nine home runs, six triples and 17 doubles as the Red Raiders’ center fielder this season, swiping 19 stolen bases in 20 attempts.
In a draft preview of possible first round picks, Lone Star Ball said of Barnes:
Barnes is a toolsy outfielder with above-average speed and an arm that is average at best... Barnes' bat gets good reviews, as he is seen as having good bat speed that should translate as he moves to the professional level.