By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of second-round pick, catcher Wyatt Mathisen, Monday afternoon.

Mathisen will be assigned to the Gulf Coast League. Baseball America is reporting the deal is worth $746,300.

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Mathisen passed up a commitment to the University of Texas to sign with the Pirates. He hit .433 with 13 home runs at Calallen High School in Texas.

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“The Pirates are excited to add the offensive and defensive skill set of Wyatt to the organization,” Pirates director of amateur scouting Joe DelliCarri said in a statement. “He possesses the ability to be a quality catcher and a solid offensive producer from the catching position. His grounded foundation and passion for the game will serve him very well on his journey through baseball.”

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