2017 Draft bonus pools, pick values

Twins have largest allotment, followed by Reds, Rays

June 8th, 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 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 , 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