(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Pirates are signing the number-1 overall pick in the 2023 MLB draft to a record-breaking deal. Paul Skenes agreed to a deal which includes a 9.2-million-dollar signing bonus. The contract with Pittsburgh shatters the previous record held by 2020 number-1 draft pick Spencer Torkelson, who signed an 8.42-million-dollar deal with the Detroit Tigers. The former LSU pitcher went 12-and-2 last season to go with a 1.69 ERA. He also took home College World Series Most Outstanding Player honors after helping the Tigers take down Florida to win the school’s seventh title.