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The Pittsburgh Pirates signed top draft pick Austin Meadows on Friday. 

The 18-year-old outfielder from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., was the ninth overall pick. He gets a signing bonus of $3,029,600, which is the slot value assigned to the pick.

"It's overwhelming," Meadows said. "I've been playing baseball since I was a 3 years old and I've wanted to be a big leaguer since I was 3. Now I'm getting the opportunity to play professional baseball and it's really exciting."

Meadows was assigned to the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Pirates. He hit .535 this spring for Grayson with four home runs, 14 doubles, a triple and 28 RBIs.

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