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Kevin Gorman

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed seven more draft picks on Wednesday, including fifth-rounder Grant Ford, a right-handed pitcher from Reno-Nevada.

Also signing were Clemson catcher Kyle Willis (12th round), Georgia Tech outfielder Chase Murray (13th), The Masters University infielder Aaron Shackelford (14th), Rollins right-hander Garrett Leonard (15th), Minnesota catcher Eli Wilson (16th), Coastal Carolina infielder Cory Wood (19th) and Mount St.Mary’s left-hander Trey McGough (24th).

The Pirates signed first-round pick Quinn Priester, a right-handed pitcher from Cary-Grove (Ill.) High School on Monday. They signed seven players on Tuesday, including seventh-rounder in USC outfielder Blake Sabol and 10th-rounder in Notre Dame right-hander Cameron Junker.

The Pirates have signed eight of their top 11 picks, with only William Penn Charter infielder Sammy Siani (comp round A), Florida State right-hander J.C. Flowers (fourth) and Stanford outfielder Will Matthiessen the only picks in the top 10 rounds who have yet to sign.

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