MLB draft: Pittsburgh Pirates sign Fresno State OF Jordan Luplow

The Fresno BeeJune 17, 2014 

Fresno State outfielder Jordan Luplow was among a group of five draft picks whose signings were announced Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

All were sent to Jamestown of the short-season Class-A New York-Penn League.

The now former Bulldog had announced his signing a day earlier via Twitter.

"Just signed my contract for the pirates. It's official! #pirates #bucnation #thegrind," Luplow wrote.

A third-rounder taken No. 100 overall, he agreed for slightly below slot value at $500,000, reported, while passing up his senior season.

As a junior he hit .377 with nine homers and 48 RBIs, slugged .609 and posted a .475 on-base percentage en route to Mountain West Conference Player of the Year honors.

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