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2017 Draft bonus pools, pick values

Twins have largest allotment, followed by Reds, Rays
June 8, 2017

The Twins not only own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, but they also have the benefit of the largest bonus pool. MLB has notified teams of the official allotments, and Minnesota leads the way with $14,156,800 in spending power.Every choice in the top 10 rounds has

The Twins not only own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, but they also have the benefit of the largest bonus pool. MLB has notified teams of the official allotments, and Minnesota leads the way with $14,156,800 in spending power.
Every choice in the top 10 rounds has an assigned value, and the total for each of a club's selections equals what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. Any bonus money above $125,000 given to an individual player picked in rounds 11-40 also counts against a team's bonus pool.
Besides the Twins, six other clubs have an eight-figure spending pool: the Reds ($13,658,400), Rays ($12,528,100), Padres ($11,839,000), Athletics ($11,407,500), Brewers ($10,447,700) and Pirates ($10,135,900). Cincinnati, San Diego and Tampa Bay follow Minnesota -- in that order -- with choices at the very top of the Draft.
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The Cardinals have the lowest bonus pool at $2,176,000. St. Louis forfeited its first-round pick by signing free agent William Fowler, and it surrendered its second- and supplemental second-rounders as part of a punishment for former scouting director Chris Correa hacking the Astros' information systems.
The pools for all 30 teams total $245,806,800, which averages to $8,193,560 per club. Last year, the industry spent a record $267,451,610 on Draft bonuses, including $38,704,465 after the 10th round.
As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the bonus value for each of the top two picks was reduced to bring them more in line with the rest of the first round. The Twins' No. 1 choice is now allotted $7,770,700, down from $9,015,000 a year ago. The Reds' No. 2 selection is worth $7,193,200, reduced from $7,762,900.
Neither Minnesota nor Cincinnati is likely to utilize their full allotment, allowing them to spend the savings on later picks. Mickey Moniak, 2016's No. 1 overall choice, signed for $6.1 million with the Phillies. In five years with the bonus-pool rules, the largest amount awarded to any top selection was the $6.5 million the D-backs gave Dansby Swanson in 2015.
If a player selected 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 a penalty.
A team that outspends its pool by 0-5 percent pays a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for exceeding their pool by more than five 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 five years with these rules, clubs have surpassed their pool a total of 74 times, but never by more than 5 percent. Twenty-three of the 30 teams outspent their pool last year.
Here are the bonus pools for all 30 clubs:
Twins: $14,156,800
Reds: $13,658,400
Rays: $12,528,100
Padres: $11,839,000
A's: $11,407,500
Brewers: $10,447,700
Pirates: $10,135,900
D-backs: $9,905,900
Braves: $9,881,200
Marlins: $9,375,500
Astros: $9,039,600
Phillies: $8,729,100
Blue Jays: $8,231,000
Angels: $8,212,800
Royals: $8,076,900
White Sox: $7,921,400
Rangers: $7,626,600
Cubs: $7,454,900
Yankees: $6,912,800
Orioles: $6,846,700
Mariners: $6,737,300
Tigers: $6,520,100
Giants: $6,363,600
Mets: $6,212,500
Dodgers: $5,794,200
Red Sox: $5,667,100
Nationals: $5,503,500
Rockies: $4,615,700
Indians: $3,829,000
Cardinals: $2,176,000
Here are the assigned values for each pick in the first 10 rounds:
First Round

  1. Twins: $7,770,700
  2. Reds: $7,193,200
  3. Padres: $6,668,100
  4. Rays: $6,153,600
  5. Braves: $5,707,300
  6. A's: $5,303,000
  7. D-backs: $5,016,300
  8. Phillies: $4,780,400
  9. Brewers: $4,570,000
  10. Angels: $4,376,800
  11. White Sox: $4,199,200
  12. Pirates: $4,032,000
  13. Marlins: $3,875,800
  14. Royals: $3,727,600
  15. Astros: $3,588,200
  16. Yankees: $3,458,600
  17. Mariners: $3,333,200
  18. Tigers: $3,214,600
  19. Giants: $3,101,700
  20. Mets: $2,994,500
  21. Orioles: $2,892,400
  22. Blue Jays: $2,795,200
  23. Dodgers: $2,702,700
  24. Red Sox: $2,614,500
  25. Nationals: $2,530,400
  26. Rangers: $2,450,100
  27. Cubs: $2,373,300
  28. Blue Jays: $2,302,900
  29. Rangers: $2,238,900
  30. Cubs: $2,184,300
    Competitive Balance Round A
  31. Rays: $2,134,900
  32. Reds: $2,084,400
  33. A's: $2,033,500
  34. Brewers: $1,983,600
  35. Twins: $1,935,300
  36. Marlins: $1,888,800
    Second Round
  37. Twins: $1,846,100
  38. Reds: $1,802,800
  39. Padres: $1,760,700
  40. Rays: $1,714,500
  41. Braves: $1,674,600
  42. Pirates: $1,635,500
  43. A's: $1,597,300
  44. D-backs: $1,560,100
  45. Phillies: $1,523,800
  46. Brewers: $1,493,500
  47. Angels: $1,459,200
  48. Rockies: $1,425,400
  49. White Sox: $1,392,200
  50. Pirates: $1,357,300
  51. Marlins: $1,326,800
  52. Royals: $1,295,700
  53. Astros: $1,265,500
  54. Yankees: $1,236,000
  55. Mariners: $1,206,900
  56. Astros: $1,178,600
  57. Tigers: $1,148,400
  58. Giants: $1,121,300
  59. Mets: $1,094,700
  60. Orioles: $1,068,700
  61. Blue Jays: $1,043,200
  62. Dodgers: $1,018,200
  63. Red Sox: $993,900
  64. Indians: $969,900
  65. Nationals: $946,500
  66. Rangers: $926,500
  67. Cubs: $901,900
    Competitive Balance Round B
  68. D-backs: $880,100
  69. Padres: $858,600
  70. Rockies: $837,300
  71. Indians: $816,500
  72. Pirates: $804,000
  73. Royals: $791,700
  74. Orioles: $779,500
  75. Astros: $767,400
    Third Round
  76. Twins: $755,500
  77. Reds: $743,900
  78. Padres: $732,200
  79. Rays: $720,600
  80. Braves: $709,000
  81. A's: $697,500
  82. D-backs: $687,200
  83. Phillies: $676,900
  84. Brewers: $666,600
  85. Angels: $656,300
  86. Rockies: $646,100
  87. White Sox: $636,500
  88. Pirates: $626,600
  89. Marlins: $616,800
  90. Royals: $607,300
  91. Astros: $597,800
  92. Yankees: $588,700
  93. Mariners: $579,800
  94. Cardinals: $570,900
  95. Tigers: $564,000
  96. Giants: $558,500
  97. Mets: $553,200
  98. Orioles: $547,700
  99. Blue Jays: $542,400
  100. Dodgers: $537,100
  101. Red Sox: $532,800
  102. Indians: $527,600
  103. Nationals: $522,300
  104. Rangers: $517,100
  105. Cubs: $511,900
    Fourth Round
  106. Twins: $507,000
  107. Reds: $501,900
  108. Padres: $497,000
  109. Rays: $492200
  110. Braves: $487,400
  111. A's: $482,600
  112. D-backs: $477,800
  113. Phillies: $473,200
  114. Brewers: $468,600
  115. Angels: $463,900
  116. Rockies: $459,400
  117. White Sox: $454,900
  118. Pirates: $450,500
  119. Marlins: $446,000
  120. Royals: $441,700
  121. Astros: $437,400
  122. Yankees: $433,100
  123. Mariners: $428,900
  124. Cardinals: $424,800
  125. Tigers: $420,700
  126. Giants: $417,200
  127. Mets: $413,100
  128. Orioles: $409,000
  129. Blue Jays: $405,100
  130. Dodgers: $401,000
  131. Red Sox: $397,800
  132. Indians: $393,900
  133. Nationals: $390,000
  134. Rangers: $386,100
  135. Cubs: $382,300
    Fifth Round
  136. Twins: $378,700
  137. Reds: $374,900
  138. Padres: $371,200
  139. Rays: $367,500
  140. Braves: $364,100
  141. A's: $360,500
  142. D-backs: $356,900
  143. Phillies: $353,400
  144. Brewers: $349,900
  145. Angels: $346,500
  146. Rockies: $343,100
  147. White Sox: $339,800
  148. Pirates: $336,500
  149. Marlins: $333,100
  150. Royals: $329,800
  151. Astros: $326,600
  152. Yankees: $323,400
  153. Mariners: $320,300
  154. Cardinals: $317,100
  155. Tigers: $313,900
  156. Giants: $310,800
  157. Mets: $307,800
  158. Orioles: $304,800
  159. Blue Jays: $302,100
  160. Dodgers: $299,300
  161. Red Sox: $296,500
  162. Indians: $293,800
  163. Nationals: $291,200
  164. Rangers: $288,500
  165. Cubs: $285,800
    Sixth Round
  166. Twins: $283,300
  167. Reds: $280,900
  168. Padres: $278,500
  169. Rays: $276,100
  170. Braves: $273,700
  171. A's: $271,300
  172. D-backs: $269,100
  173. Phillies: $266,800
  174. Brewers: $264,500
  175. Angels: $262,400
  176. Rockies: $260,200
  177. White Sox: $258,100
  178. Pirates: $255,900
  179. Marlins: $253,800
  180. Royals: $251,700
  181. Astros: $249,600
  182. Yankees: $247,600
  183. Mariners: $245,600
  184. Cardinals: $243,500
  185. Tigers: $241,600
  186. Giants: $239,600
  187. Mets: $237,600
  188. Orioles: $235,700
  189. Blue Jays: $233,900
  190. Dodgers: $231,900
  191. Red Sox: $230,000
  192. Indians: $228,000
  193. Nationals: $226,100
  194. Rangers: $224,400
  195. Cubs: $222,600
    Seventh Round
  196. Twins: $220,700
  197. Reds: $218,800
  198. Padres: $217,100
  199. Rays: $215,200
  200. Braves: $213,400
  201. A's: $212,100
  202. D-backs: $210,300
  203. Phillies: $208,500
  204. Brewers: $206,800
  205. Angels: $205,100
  206. Rockies: $203,400
  207. White Sox: $201,700
  208. Pirates: $200,000
  209. Marlins: $198,500
  210. Royals: $196,900
  211. Astros: $195,300
  212. Yankees: $193,700
  213. Mariners: $192,200
  214. Cardinals: $190,700
  215. Tigers: $189,100
  216. Giants: $187,800
  217. Mets: $186,200
  218. Orioles: $184,800
  219. Blue Jays: $183,300
  220. Dodgers: $182,200
  221. Red Sox: $180,700
  222. Indians: $179,500
  223. Nationals: $178,100
  224. Rangers: $176,800
  225. Cubs: $175,500
    Eighth Round
  226. Twins: $174,400
  227. Reds: $173,300
  228. Padres: $172,000
  229. Rays: $170,600
  230. Braves: $169,600
  231. A's: $168,300
  232. D-backs: $167,300
  233. Phillies: $166,000
  234. Brewers: $164,900
  235. Angels: $163,800
  236. Rockies: $162,800
  237. White Sox: $161,600
  238. Pirates: $160,700
  239. Marlins: $159,700
  240. Royals: $158,900
  241. Astros: $158,100
  242. Yankees: $157,200
  243. Mariners: $156,500
  244. Cardinals: $155,600
  245. Tigers: $154,900
  246. Giants: $154,200
  247. Mets: $153,400
  248. Orioles: $152,700
  249. Blue Jays: $152,100
  250. Dodgers: $151,400
  251. Red Sox: $150,900
  252. Indians: $150,200
  253. Nationals: $149,600
  254. Rangers: $149,100
  255. Cubs: $148,500
    Ninth Round
  256. Twins: $148,000
  257. Reds: $147,400
  258. Padres: $147,000
  259. Rays: $146,500
  260. Braves: $146,000
  261. A's: $145,500
  262. D-backs: $145,100
  263. Phillies: $144,600
  264. Brewers: $144,200
  265. Angels: $143,900
  266. Rockies: $143,400
  267. White Sox: $143,000
  268. Pirates: $142,700
  269. Marlins: $142,300
  270. Royals: $141,900
  271. Astros: $141,600
  272. Yankees: $141,200
  273. Mariners: $140,900
  274. Cardinals: $140,600
  275. Tigers: $140,300
  276. Giants: $140,000
  277. Mets: $139,700
  278. Orioles: $139,300
  279. Blue Jays: $139,000
  280. Dodgers: $138,800
  281. Red Sox: $138,600
  282. Indians: $138,300
  283. Nationals: $138,000
  284. Rangers: $137,800
  285. Cubs: $137,500
    10th Round
  286. Twins: $137,100
  287. Reds: $136,900
  288. Padres: $136,600
  289. Rays: $136,400
  290. Braves: $136,100
  291. A's: $135,900
  292. D-backs: $135,700
  293. Phillies: $135,500
  294. Brewers: $135,100
  295. Angels: $134,900
  296. Rockies: $134,600
  297. White Sox: $134,400
  298. Pirates: $134,200
  299. Marlins: $133,900
  300. Royals: $133,700
  301. Astros: $133,500
  302. Yankees: $133,300
  303. Mariners: $133,000
  304. Cardinals: $132,800
  305. Tigers: $132,600
  306. Giants: $132,500
  307. Mets: $132,300
  308. Orioles: $132,100
  309. Blue Jays: $131,800
  310. Dodgers: $131,600
  311. Red Sox: $131,400
  312. Indians: $131,300
  313. Nationals: $131,300
  314. Rangers: $131,300
  315. Cubs: $131,300

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