2016 Draft bonus pools, pick values

Reds have largest allotment, followed by Phillies, who own No. 1 selection

April 5th, 2016

A year after spending a franchise-record $9,018,050 on Draft bonuses, the Reds are poised to blow well past that figure in 2016. According to figures released by MLB to teams Monday, Cincinnati has baseball's largest bonus pool for the first 10 rounds of this year's Draft at $13,923,700.

Each pick in the top 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, and the total for each of a team's choices covers what it can spend without penalty in those rounds. Any bonus money in excess of $100,000 given to an individual player selected in rounds 11-40 also counts against a club's bonus pool. The amounts rise each year in accordance with Major League Baseball's revenue growth and increased by 4.62 percent compared to 2015.

2016 Draft order

The five largest pools belong to National League clubs, as do seven of the first eight picks in the Draft. Behind the Reds, four other teams have pools in excess of $10 million: the Phillies ($13,405,200), Padres ($12,869,200), Braves ($12,385,200) and Rockies ($11,153,400).

Philadelphia owns the No. 1 choice, which comes with a value of $9,015,000. The Phillies are unlikely to spend that much on the top selection and can use their savings to bolster bonuses of later choices. got $6.5 million from the Diamondbacks as the No. 1 pick in 2015, while set the all-time Draft bonus record with $8 million from the Pirates as the No. 1 choice in 2011.

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The Cubs, who surrendered their top two choices as compensation for free agents and , have the lowest bonus pool at $2,245,100.

The pools for all 30 teams total $234,331,200. In 2015, the industry spent a record $248,831,830 on Draft bonuses, including $38,948,300 after the 10th round.

If a player chosen in the first 10 rounds doesn't sign, his pick's value is subtracted from his club's pool. If a team surpasses its allotment, it faces penalties.

A club that exceeds its pool by 0-5 percent pays a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, teams forfeit future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for going beyond their pool by more than 5 and up to 10 percent; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100 percent tax for more than 10 and up to 15 percent; and two first-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 15 percent.

In the first four years under these rules, clubs have outspent their pools a total of 51 times, but never by more than 5 percent.

Below are the bonus pools for all 30 clubs:

Reds: $13,923,700

Phillies: $13,405,200

Braves: $13,224,100

Padres: $12,869,200

Rockies: $11,153,400

Athletics: $9,883,500

White Sox: $9,416,600

Brewers: $9,364,300

Dodgers: $9,336,500

Cardinals: $9,143,300

Twins: $8,153,500

Mets: $7,671,700

Rays: $7,643,100

Nationals: $7,635,500

Indians: $7,499,600

Mariners: $7,136,000

Pirates: $7,007,900

Red Sox: $6,997,400

Orioles: $6,706,900

Blue Jays: $6,665,900

Marlins: $6,445,900

Angels: $6,120,500

Astros: $5,928,300

Yankees: $5,831,200

Tigers: $5,424,300

Diamondbacks: $5,419,900

Rangers: $5,358,500

Giants: $3,494,900

Royals: $3,225,300

Cubs: $2,245,100

Here are the assigned values for each pick in the first 10 rounds:

First Round

  1. Phillies: $9,015,000

  2. Reds: $7,762,900

  3. Braves: $6,510,800

  4. Rockies: $5,258,700

  5. Brewers: $4,382,200

  6. Athletics: $4,069,200

  7. Marlins: $3,756,300

  8. Padres: $3,630,900

  9. Tigers: $3,505,800

  10. White Sox: $3,380,600

  11. Mariners: $3,286,700

  12. Red Sox: $3,192,800

  13. Rays: $3,098,900

  14. Indians: $2,973,700

  15. Twins: $2,817,100

  16. Angels: $2,660,800

  17. Astros: $2,504,200

  18. Yankees: $2,441,600

  19. Mets: $2,378,800

  20. Dodgers: $2,316,300

  21. Blue Jays: $2,285,100

  22. Pirates: $2,253,700

  23. Cardinals: $2,222,500

  24. Padres: $2,191,200

  25. Padres: $2,159,900

  26. White Sox: $2,128,500

  27. Orioles: $2,097,200

  28. Nationals: $2,065,900

  29. Nationals: $2,034,600

  30. Rangers: $2,003,400

  31. Mets: $1,972,100

  32. Dodgers: $1,940,700

  33. Cardinals: $1,909,500

  34. Cardinals: $1,878,000

    Supplemental First Round

  35. Reds: $1,837,200

  36. Dodgers: $1,791,000

  37. Athletics: $1,745,700

  38. Rockies: $1,701,600

  39. Diamondbacks: $1,658,600

  40. Braves: $1,616,800

  41. Pirates: $1,576,000

    Second Round

  42. Phillies: $1,536,200

  43. Reds: $1,497,500

  44. Braves: $1,459,700

  45. Rockies: $1,422,900

  46. Brewers: $1,386,900

  47. Athletics: $1,351,800

  48. Padres: $1,317,800

  49. White Sox: $1,284,500

  50. Mariners: $1,252,100

  51. Red Sox: $1,232,800

  52. Diamondbacks: $1,214,100

  53. Rays: $1,195,500

  54. Orioles: $1,177,200

  55. Indians: $1,159,200

  56. Twins: $1,141,600

  57. Blue Jays: $1,124,000

  58. Nationals: $1,107,000

  59. Giants: $1,090,000

  60. Angels: $1,073,300

  61. Astros: $1,056,800

  62. Yankees: $1,040,800

  63. Rangers: $1,024,900

  64. Mets: $1,009,200

  65. Dodgers: $993,800

  66. Blue Jays: $978,600

  67. Royals: $963,700

  68. Pirates: $948,900

  69. Orioles: $934,400

  70. Cardinals: $920,100

    Supplemental Second Round

  71. Padres: $905,900

  72. Indians: $892,200

  73. Twins: $878,500

  74. Twins: $865,200

  75. Brewers: $851,900

  76. Braves: $838,900

  77. Rays: $826,200

    Third Round

  78. Phillies: $813,500

  79. Reds: $801,000

  80. Braves: $788,800

  81. Rockies: $776,700

  82. Brewers: $764,800

  83. Athletics: $753,100

  84. Marlins: $741,700

  85. Padres: $730,400

  86. White Sox: $719,100

  87. Mariners: $708,200

  88. Red Sox: $697,300

  89. Diamondbacks: $686,600

  90. Rays: $676,200

  91. Orioles: $665,800

  92. Indians: $655,500

  93. Twins: $645,600

  94. Nationals: $635,800

  95. Giants: $625,900

  96. Angels: $620,100

  97. Astros: $614,000

  98. Yankees: $608,200

  99. Rangers: $602,400

  100. Mets: $596,600

  101. Dodgers: $590,800

  102. Blue Jays: $585,100

  103. Royals: $579,700

  104. Cubs: $573,900

  105. Pirates: $568,400

  106. Cardinals: $563,100

    Fourth Round

  107. Phillies: $557,600

  108. Reds: $552,400

  109. Braves: $546,800

  110. Rockies: $541,800

  111. Brewers: $536,400

  112. Athletics: $531,500

  113. Marlins: $526,300

  114. Padres: $521,200

  115. Tigers: $516,200

  116. White Sox: $511,300

  117. Mariners: $506,400

  118. Red Sox: $501,300

  119. Diamondbacks: $496,700

  120. Rays: $491,900

  121. Orioles: $487,100

  122. Indians: $482,500

  123. Twins: $477,900

  124. Nationals: $473,300

  125. Giants: $468,700

  126. Angels: $464,300

  127. Astros: $459,700

  128. Yankees: $455,400

  129. Rangers: $451,000

  130. Mets: $446,500

  131. Dodgers: $442,400

  132. Blue Jays: $438,100

  133. Royals: $433,900

  134. Cubs: $429,700

  135. Pirates: $425,700

  136. Cardinals: $421,600

    Fifth Round

  137. Phillies: $417,500

  138. Reds: $413,600

  139. Braves: $409,600

  140. Rockies: $405,600

  141. Brewers: $401,700

  142. Athletics: $398,000

  143. Marlins: $394,100

  144. Padres: $390,300

  145. Tigers: $386,500

  146. White Sox: $382,800

  147. Mariners: $379,000

  148. Red Sox: $375,500

  149. Diamondbacks: $371,900

  150. Rays: $368,400

  151. Orioles: $364,700

  152. Indians: $361,300

  153. Twins: $357,800

  154. Nationals: $354,300

  155. Giants: $350,900

  156. Angels: $347,700

  157. Astros: $344,300

  158. Yankees: $341,000

  159. Rangers: $337,600

  160. Mets: $334,500

  161. Dodgers: $331,100

  162. Blue Jays: $328,100

  163. Royals: $324,800

  164. Cubs: $321,800

  165. Pirates: $318,800

  166. Cardinals: $315,600

    Sixth Round

  167. Phillies: $312,700

  168. Reds: $309,700

  169. Braves: $306,600

  170. Rockies: $303,700

  171. Brewers: $300,800

  172. Athletics: $298,000

  173. Marlins: $294,900

  174. Padres: $292,200

  175. Tigers: $289,400

  176. White Sox: $286,700

  177. Mariners: $283,800

  178. Red Sox: $281,100

  179. Diamondbacks: $278,500

  180. Rays: $275,900

  181. Orioles: $273,100

  182. Indians: $270,300

  183. Twins: $267,800

  184. Nationals: $265,400

  185. Giants: $262,700

  186. Angels: $260,300

  187. Astros: $257,900

  188. Yankees: $255,300

  189. Rangers: $252,900

  190. Mets: $250,500

  191. Dodgers: $247,900

  192. Blue Jays: $245,600

  193. Royals: $243,300

  194. Cubs: $241,000

  195. Pirates: $238,600

  196. Cardinals: $236,400

    Seventh Round

  197. Phillies: $234,000

  198. Reds: $231,900

  199. Braves: $229,700

  200. Rockies: $227,400

  201. Brewers: $225,500

  202. Athletics: $223,300

  203. Marlins: $221,100

  204. Padres: $219,000

  205. Tigers: $216,900

  206. White Sox: $214,900

  207. Mariners: $212,700

  208. Red Sox: $210,700

  209. Diamondbacks: $208,700

  210. Rays: $206,600

  211. Orioles: $204,700

  212. Indians: $202,900

  213. Twins: $200,900

  214. Nationals: $198,900

  215. Giants: $197,100

  216. Angels: $195,200

  217. Astros: $193,300

  218. Yankees: $191,500

  219. Rangers: $189,600

  220. Mets: $187,800

  221. Dodgers: $187,400

  222. Blue Jays: $186,900

  223. Royals: $186,500

  224. Cubs: $186,000

  225. Pirates: $185,700

  226. Cardinals: $185,300

    Eighth Round

  227. Phillies: $184,800

  228. Reds: $184,400

  229. Braves: $184,100

  230. Rockies: $183,500

  231. Brewers: $183,200

  232. Athletics: $182,900

  233. Marlins: $182,200

  234. Padres: $181,900

  235. Tigers: $181,600

  236. White Sox: $181,100

  237. Mariners: $180,600

  238. Red Sox: $180,300

  239. Diamondbacks: $179,800

  240. Rays: $179,400

  241. Orioles: $179,000

  242. Indians: $178,700

  243. Twins: $178,200

  244. Nationals: $177,700

  245. Giants: $177,400

  246. Angels: $177,000

  247. Astros: $176,600

  248. Yankees: $176,200

  249. Rangers: $175,800

  250. Mets: $175,400

  251. Dodgers: $175,100

  252. Blue Jays: $174,700

  253. Royals: $174,100

  254. Cubs: $173,800

  255. Pirates: $173,500

  256. Cardinals: $172,900

    Ninth Round

  257. Phillies: $172,600

  258. Reds: $172,300

  259. Braves: $171,800

  260. Rockies: $171,400

  261. Brewers: $171,100

  262. Athletics: $170,700

  263. Marlins: $170,300

  264. Padres: $169,900

  265. Tigers: $169,600

  266. White Sox: $169,200

  267. Mariners: $168,900

  268. Red Sox: $168,400

  269. Diamondbacks: $168,100

  270. Rays: $167,500

  271. Orioles: $167,100

  272. Indians: $166,700

  273. Twins: $166,300

  274. Nationals: $166,000

  275. Giants: $165,600

  276. Angels: $165,200

  277. Astros: $164,900

  278. Yankees: $164,600

  279. Rangers: $164,300

  280. Mets: $163,700

  281. Dodgers: $163,400

  282. Blue Jays: $163,100

  283. Royals: $162,700

  284. Cubs: $162,300

  285. Pirates: $162,000

  286. Cardinals: $161,700

    Tenth Round

  287. Phillies: $161,300

  288. Reds: $160,800

  289. Braves: $160,500

  290. Rockies: $160,100

  291. Brewers: $159,800

  292. Athletics: $159,300

  293. Marlins: $159,000

  294. Padres: $158,600

  295. Tigers: $158,300

  296. White Sox: $157,900

  297. Mariners: $157,600

  298. Red Sox: $157,200

  299. Diamondbacks: $156,900

  300. Rays: $156,600

  301. Orioles: $156,600

  302. Indians: $156,600

  303. Twins: $156,600

  304. Nationals: $156,600

  305. Giants: $156,600

  306. Angels: $156,600

  307. Astros: $156,600

  308. Yankees: $156,600

  309. Rangers: $156,600

  310. Mets: $156,600

  311. Dodgers: $156,600

  312. Blue Jays: $156,600

  313. Royals: $156,600

  314. Cubs: $156,600

  315. Pirates: $156,600

  316. Cardinals: $156,600