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2018 Draft bonus pools, pick values

Royals have largest allotment, followed by Tigers, Rays
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While the Tigers have the No. 1 overall choice in the 2018 Draft, they don't have the largest bonus pool.

By virtue of adding two late first-round picks as compensation for the loss of free agents Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer, the Royals have the biggest allotment at $12,781,900. The Rays, who gained two late first-rounders for the departure of free agent Alex Cobb and the failure to sign 2017 supplemental first-rounder Drew Rasmussen, rank second at $12,415,600. Detroit is a close third at $12,414,800, falling behind Tampa Bay after the Cardinals signed free agent Greg Holland and shuffled the picks from 59 through 76.

While the Tigers have the No. 1 overall choice in the 2018 Draft, they don't have the largest bonus pool.

By virtue of adding two late first-round picks as compensation for the loss of free agents Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer, the Royals have the biggest allotment at $12,781,900. The Rays, who gained two late first-rounders for the departure of free agent Alex Cobb and the failure to sign 2017 supplemental first-rounder Drew Rasmussen, rank second at $12,415,600. Detroit is a close third at $12,414,800, falling behind Tampa Bay after the Cardinals signed free agent Greg Holland and shuffled the picks from 59 through 76.

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MLB notified teams of the official pools for Draft and international spending in 2018 on Wednesday. Each pick in the first 10 rounds of the Draft 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 allotment.

The assigned slots are 4.2 percent higher than last year, reflecting the increase in MLB's annual revenues. Detroit's No. 1 overall choice is valued at $8,096,300, up from $7,770,700 in 2017.

Seven clubs have eight-figure bonus pools. In addition to the Royals, Rays and Tigers, that group includes the Giants ($11,747,500), Reds ($10,900,400), White Sox ($10,589,900) and Pirates ($10,390,400). The Dodgers, who have a full complement of picks, but select last in each round because they won an MLB-best 104 games last season, have the smallest pool at $5,288,200.

The pools for all 30 teams total $255,969,600, an average of $8,532,320 per club. Last year, they combined to spend a record $287,575,870 on Draft bonuses, including $45,435,100 after the 10th round.

Since the bonus pool system was introduced in 2012, no player has signed for more than the $7.23 million Hunter Greene received from the Reds as the No. 2 overall choice in 2017. The Tigers and other teams at the top of the Draft -- the Giants at No. 2 (valued at $7,494,600) and the Phillies at No. 3 ($6,947,500) -- likely will spend less than their full allotment for those selections and use the savings to spend more on later picks.

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 exceeds 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 surpassing 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 six years with these rules, teams have outspent their allotments a total of 95 times, but never by more than 5 percent. Twenty-one of the 30 clubs exceeded their pools last year.

Here are the bonus pools for all 30 clubs:

Royals: $12,781,900
Rays: $12,415,600
Tigers: $12,414,800
Giants: $11,747,500
Reds: $10,900,400
White Sox: $10,589,900
Padres: $10,462,000
Pirates: $10,390,400
Mets: $9,580,900
A's: $9,553,200
Indians: $9,145,200
Phillies: $8,858,500
Orioles: $8,754,400
Marlins: $8,658,400
Braves: $8,267,300
Blue Jays: $7,982,100
Cardinals: $7,968,400
D-backs: $7,683,700
Rockies: $7,633,900
Mariners: $7,555,200
Cubs: $7,517,100
Rangers: $7,356,000
Angels: $6,984,400
Brewers: $6,611,900
Yankees: $6,115,100
Twins: $5,933,200
Red Sox: $5,723,300
Nationals: $5,603,800
Astros: $5,492,900
Dodgers: $5,288,200

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

First Round
1. Tigers: $8,096,300
2. Giants: $7,494,600
3. Phillies: $6,947,500
4. White Sox: $6,411,400
5. Reds: $5,946,400
6. Mets: $5,525,200
7. Padres: $5,226,500
8. Braves: $4,980,700
9. A's: $4,761,500
10. Pirates: $4,560,200
11. Orioles: $4,375,100
12. Blue Jays: $4,200,900
13. Marlins: $4,038,200
14. Mariners: $3,883,800
15. Rangers: $3,738,500
16. Rays: $3,603,500
17. Angels: $3,472,900
18. Royals: $3,349,300
19. Cardinals: $3,231,700
20. Twins: $3,120,000
21. Brewers: $3,013,600
22. Rockies: $2,912,300
23. Yankees: $2,815,900
24. Cubs: $2,724,000
25. D-backs: $2,636,400
26. Red Sox: $2,552,800
27. Nationals: $2,472,700
28. Astros: $2,399,400
29. Indians: $2,332,700
30. Dodgers: $2,275,800

Compensation picks
31. Rays: $2,224,400
32. Rays: $2,171,700
33. Royals: $2,118,700
34. Royals: $2,066,700
35. Indians: $2,016,400

Competitive Balance Round A
36. Pirates: $1,967,900
37. Orioles: $1,923,500
38. Padres: $1,878,300
39. D-backs: $1,834,500
40. Royals: $1,786,300
41. Indians: $1,744,800
42. Rockies: $1,704,000
43. Cardinals: $1,664,200

Second Round
44. Tigers: $1,625,500
45. Giants: $1,587,600
46. White Sox: $1,556,100
47. Reds: $1,520,300
48. Mets: $1,485,100
49. Braves: $1,450,500
50. A's: $1,414,200
51. Pirates: $1,382,400
52. Blue Jays: $1,350,000
53. Marlins: $1,318,500
54. Mariners: $1,287,800
55. Rangers: $1,257,500
56. Rays: $1,228,000
57. Angels: $1,196,500
58. Royals: $1,168,300
59. Twins: $1,140,600
60. Brewers: $1,113,500
61. Yankees: $1,086,900
62. Cubs: $1,060,900
63. D-backs: $1,035,500
64. Red Sox: $1,010,500
65. Nationals: $986,200
66. Astros: $965,300
67. Indians: $939,700
68. Dodgers: $917,000

Competitive Balance Round B
69. Marlins: $894,600
70. A's: $872,400
71. Rays: $850,700
72. Reds: $837,700
73. Brewers: $824,900
74. Padres: $812,200

Compensation Picks
75. Cardinals: $799,600
76. Rockies: $787,200
77. Cubs: $775,100
78. Cubs: $762,900

Third Round:
79. Tigers: $750,800
80. Giants: $738,700
81. White Sox: $726,700
82. Reds: $716,000
83. Mets: $705,300
84. Padres: $694,500
85. A's: $683,800
86. Pirates: $673,200
87. Orioles: $663,200
88. Blue Jays: $652,900
89. Marlins: $642,600
90. Mariners: $632,700
91. Rangers: $622,800
92. Rays: $613,400
93. Angels: $604,100
94. Royals: $594,800
95. Cardinals: $587,600
96. Rockies: $581,900
97. Yankees: $576,400
98. Cubs: $570,600
99. D-backs: $565,100
100. Red Sox: $559,600
101. Nationals: $555,100
102. Astros: $549,700
103. Indians: $544,200
104. Dodgers: $538,800

Fourth round
105. Tigers: $533,300
106. Giants: $528,200
107. Phillies: $522,900
108. White Sox: $517,800
109. Reds: $512,800
110. Mets: $507,800
111. Padres: $502,800
112. Braves: $497,800
113. A's: $493,000
114. Pirates: $488,200
115. Orioles: $483,300
116. Blue Jays: $478,600
117. Marlins: $474,000
118. Mariners: $469,400
119. Rangers: $464,700
120. Rays: $460,200
121. Angels: $455,700
122. Royals: $451,200
123. Cardinals: $446,900
124. Twins: $442,600
125. Brewers: $438,300
126. Rockies: $434,700
127. Yankees: $430,400
128. Cubs: $426,100
129. D-backs: $422,100
130. Red Sox: $417,800
131. Nationals: $414,500
132. Astros: $410,400
133. Indians: $406,300
134. Dodgers: $402,300

Fifth round
135. Tigers: $398,300
136. Giants: $394,600
137. Phillies: $390,600
138. White Sox: $386,800
139. Reds: $382,900
140. Mets: $379,400
141. Padres: $375,600
142. Braves: $371,900
143. A's: $368,200
144. Pirates: $364,600
145. Orioles: $361,000
146. Blue Jays: $357,500
147. Marlins: $354,000
148. Mariners: $350,600
149. Rangers: $347,100
150. Rays: $343,600
151. Angels: $340,300
152. Royals: $337,000
153. Cardinals: $333,700
154. Twins: $330,400
155. Brewers: $327,100
156. Rockies: $323,800
157. Yankees: $320,700
158. Cubs: $317,600
159. D-backs: $314,800
160. Red Sox: $311,800
161. Nationals: $308,900
162. Astros: $306,100
163. Indians: $303,400
164. Dodgers: $300,600

Sixth Round
165. Tigers: $297,800
166. Giants: $295,200
167. Phillies: $292,700
168. White Sox: $290,200
169. Reds: $287,700
170. Mets: $285,200
171. Padres: $282,700
172. Braves: $280,400
173. A's: $278,000
174. Pirates: $275,600
175. Orioles: $273,400
176. Blue Jays: $271,100
177. Marlins: $268,900
178. Mariners: $266,600
179. Rangers: $264,400
180. Rays: $262,200
181. Angels: $260,100
182. Royals: $258,000
183. Cardinals: $255,900
184. Twins: $253,700
185. Brewers: $251,700
186. Rockies: $249,600
187. Yankees: $247,600
188. Cubs: $245,600
189. D-backs: $243,700
190. Red Sox: $241,600
191. Nationals: $239,600
192. Astros: $237,600
193. Indians: $235,600
194. Dodgers: $233,800

Seventh Round
195. Tigers: $231,900
196. Giants: $229,900
197. Phillies: $228,000
198. White Sox: $226,200
199. Reds: $224,200
200. Mets: $222,300
201. Padres: $221,000
202. Braves: $219,100
203. A's: $217,200
204. Pirates: $215,500
205. Orioles: $213,700
206. Blue Jays: $211,900
207. Marlins: $210,200
208. Mariners: $208,400
209. Rangers: $206,800
210. Rays: $205,200
211. Angels: $203,500
212. Royals: $201,800
213. Cardinals: $200,300
214. Twins: $198,700
215. Brewers: $197,000
216. Rockies: $195,700
217. Yankees: $194,000
218. Cubs: $192,500
219. D-backs: $191,000
220. Red Sox: $189,800
221. Nationals: $188,300
222. Astros: $187,000
223. Indians: $185,600
224. Dodgers: $184,200

Eighth Round:
225. Tigers: $182,900
226. Giants: $181,700
227. Phillies: $180,600
228. White Sox: $179,200
229. Reds: $177,700
230. Mets: $176,700
231. Padres: $175,400
232. Braves: $174,300
233. A's: $173,000
234. Pirates: $171,800
235. Orioles: $170,700
236. Blue Jays: $169,600
237. Marlins: $168,400
238. Mariners: $167,400
239. Rangers: $166,400
240. Rays: $165,600
241. Angels: $164,700
242. Royals: $163,800
243. Cardinals: $163,100
244. Twins: $162,100
245. Brewers: $161,400
246. Rockies: $160,700
247. Yankees: $159,800
248. Cubs: $159,100
249. D-backs: $158,500
250. Red Sox: $157,700
251. Nationals: $157,200
252. Astros: $156,500
253. Indians: $155,900
254. Dodgers: $155,300

Ninth Round:
255. Tigers: $154,700
256. Giants: $154,200
257. Phillies: $153,600
258. White Sox: $153,200
259. Reds: $152,600
260. Mets: $152,100
261. Padres: $151,600
262. Braves: $151,200
263. A's: $150,700
264. Pirates: $150,200
265. Orioles: $149,900
266. Blue Jays: $149,400
267. Marlins: $149,000
268. Mariners: $148,700
269. Rangers: $148,300
270. Rays: $147,800
271. Angels: $147,500
272. Royals: $147,100
273. Cardinals: $146,800
274. Twins: $146,500
275. Brewers: $146,200
276. Rockies: $145,900
277. Yankees: $145,600
278. Cubs: $145,100
279. D-backs: $144,800
280. Red Sox: $144,600
281. Nationals: $144,400
282. Astros: $144,100
283. Indians: $143,800
284. Dodgers: $143,600

10th Round:
285. Tigers: $143,300
286. Giants: $142,800
287. Phillies: $142,600
288. White Sox: $142,300
289. Reds: $142,100
290. Mets: $141,800
291. Padres: $141,600
292. Braves: $141,400
293. A's: $141,200
294. Pirates: $140,800
295. Orioles: $140,600
296. Blue Jays: $140,200
297. Marlins: $140,000
298. Mariners: $139,800
299. Rangers: $139,500
300. Rays: $139,300
301. Angels: $139,100
302. Royals: $138,900
303. Cardinals: $138,600
304. Twins: $138,400
305. Brewers: $138,200
306. Rockies: $138,100
307. Yankees: $137,800
308. Cubs: $137,600
309. D-backs: $137,300
310. Red Sox: $137,100
311. Nationals: $136,900
312. Astros: $136,800
313. Indians: $136,800
314. Dodgers: $136,800

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.