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Royals will have largest bonus pool for Draft

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KANSAS CITY -- The Royals' scouting department will have plenty to look forward to come June 4 when the MLB Draft begins.

This week, the club learned it will have baseball's biggest bonus pool at $12,781,900.

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KANSAS CITY -- The Royals' scouting department will have plenty to look forward to come June 4 when the MLB Draft begins.

This week, the club learned it will have baseball's biggest bonus pool at $12,781,900.

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The Royals received two late-round picks as compensation for the losses of free agents Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain. In fact, they will have four of the Top 40 picks in the Draft, and five of the Top 58.

Here's a look at the top Royals picks and their pick values:

18. $3,349,300
33. $2,118,700
34. $2,066,700
40. $1,786,300
58. $1,168,300

The Royals also should be active in the international signing period as well, which starts on July 2. The club no longer will be in the penalty phase for exceeding past bonus pool spending and will have an international bonus pool of $5,405,500 at its disposal.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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