2014 Draft: Assigned Pick Values For Top 10 Rounds

Scouts have evaluated amateur players all spring, with the First-Year Player (Rule 4) draft, scheduled for June 5-7, now just two months away.

Now the teams’ planning for the draft kicks into a higher gear, as Major League Baseball has informed the clubs of their bonus pools and the slot values for the first 10 rounds.

Carlos Correa signed for $4.8 million in . (Photo by Paul Gierhart).

Carlos Correa signed for $4.8 million in 2012. (Photo by Paul Gierhart).

The Marlins pick second in the draft but have the largest bonus pool allotment at $14,199,300, thanks to having four of the first 43 selections. The Astros, who pick No. 1 overall for the record-setting third straight year, rank second with a $13,362,200 pool allotment. Houston has three of the first 37 selections. Miami gets a compensatory selection at No. 36 overall for failing to sign last year’s comp pick, lefthander Matt Krook, now a freshman at Oregon.

The total allotment for the first 10 rounds of the draft is $205,786,400, and teams almost certainly will exceed that amount; in the last two years, for example, the industry has spent 8.86 percent more than the top 10-round allotment in rounds 11-40. The industry spent $219,302,880 last year on signing bonuses, the second-highest total ever but below the more than $228 million laid out in 2011, the last year of the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement. The numbers could change slightly with two free agents, Stephen Drew (Boston) and Kendrys Morales (Seattle), still available. If they were to sign with new teams, the Red Sox and Mariners would gain compensation picks near the end of the first round, and their new employers would forfeit a draft pick (though the first 10 picks in the draft are protected).

The Astros’ No. 1 selection has a $7,922,100 bonus allotment, and Houston has yet to spend its full allotment with the top pick. Shortstop Carlos Correa, the No. 1 pick in 2012, signed for $4.8 million, while last year’s No. 1 selection, righthander Mark Appel, signed for $6.35 million. The largest signing bonus in draft history remains the $8 million straight bonus Gerrit Cole received from the Pirates as the No. 1 overall selection in 2011.


See also: International bonus pools and slot values

See also: Draft and international spending allowances

See also: Signing bonus allotments by team


The current CBA went into place for the 2012 draft, and MLB for the first time installed bonus pools with minimal wiggle room and stiff penalties for clubs that spend beyond their allotment. No team has triggered the harshest penalties, including forfeiture of future first-round picks, but teams can go over their allotment. Going over by 0-5 percent leads to a 75 percent tax on the overage, but anything 5 percent starts triggering loss of draft picks.

The Orioles, who forfeited their first- and second-round picks for signing free agents Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz, have the smallest allotment at $2,204,400, while the Yankees—who had three first-rounders in 2013—rank 29th at $3,202,300. The Angels have had the smallest bonus pool allotment the first two years under the current CBA, spending a total of $5.45 million total in those two drafts, helping lead to back-to-back last-place finishes in BA’s Organization Talent Rankings. They have $5.774 million allotted this year.

Below are the assigned pick values for each of the selections in the first 10 rounds of the 2014 draft. These values have increased by 1.7 percent compared to the 2013 bonus pools.

Round Pick # Team Allotment
1 1 Houston Astros $7,922,100
1 2 Miami Marlins $6,821,800
1 3 Chicago White Sox $5,721,500
1 4 Chicago Cubs $4,621,200
1 5 Minnesota Twins $3,851,000
1 6 Seattle Mariners $3,575,900
1 7 Philadelphia Phillies $3,300,900
1 8 Colorado Rockies $3,190,800
1 9 Toronto Blue Jays $3,080,800
1 10 New York Mets $2,970,800
1 11 &Toronto Blue Jays $2,888,300
1 12 Milwaukee Brewers $2,805,700
1 13 San Diego Padres $2,723,300
1 14 San Francisco Giants $2,613,200
1 15 Los Angeles Angels $2,475,600
1 16 Arizona Diamondbacks $2,338,200
1 17 Kansas City Royals $2,200,600
1 18 Washington Nationals $2,145,600
1 19 Cincinnati Reds $2,090,500
1 20 Tampa Bay Rays $2,035,500
1 21 Cleveland Indians $2,008,100
1 22 Los Angeles Dodgers $1,980,500
1 23 Detroit Tigers $1,953,100
1 24 Pittsburgh Pirates $1,925,500
1 25 Oakland Athletics $1,898,000
1 26 Boston Red Sox $1,870,500
1 27 St. Louis Cardinals $1,843,000
1 28 *Kansas City Royals $1,815,500
1 29 *Cincinnati Reds $1,788,000
1 30 *Texas Rangers $1,760,500
1 31 *Cleveland Indians $1,733,000
1 32 *Atlanta Braves $1,705,400
1 33 *Boston Red Sox $1,678,000
1 34 *St. Louis Cardinals $1,650,400
A 35 Colorado Rockies $1,614,500
COMP 36 &Miami Marlins $1,573,900
A 37 ^Houston Astros $1,534,100
A 38 Cleveland Indians $1,495,400
A 39 ^Pittsburgh Pirates $1,457,600
A 40 Kansas City Royals $1,420,800
A 41 Milwaukee Brewers $1,384,900
2 42 Houston Astros $1,350,000
2 43 Miami Marlins $1,316,000
2 44 Chicago White Sox $1,282,700
2 45 Chicago Cubs $1,250,400
2 46 Minnesota Twins $1,218,800
2 47 Philadelphia Phillies $1,187,900
2 48 Colorado Rockies $1,158,000
2 49 Toronto Blue Jays $1,128,800
2 50 Milwaukee Brewers $1,100,300
2 51 San Diego Padres $1,083,400
2 52 San Francisco Giants $1,066,900
2 53 Los Angeles Angels $1,050,600
2 54 Arizona Diamondbacks $1,034,500
2 55 New York Yankees $1,018,700
2 56 Kansas City Royals $1,003,200
2 57 Washington Nationals $987,800
2 58 Cincinnati Reds $972,800
2 59 Texas Rangers $957,900
2 60 Tampa Bay Rays $943,200
2 61 Cleveland Indians $928,700
2 62 Los Angeles Dodgers $914,600
2 63 Detroit Tigers $900,600
2 64 Pittsburgh Pirates $886,800
2 65 Oakland Athletics $873,300
2 66 Atlanta Braves $860,000
2 67 Boston Red Sox $846,800
2 68 St. Louis Cardinals $833,900
B 69 ^Arizona Diamondbacks $821,100
B 70 Arizona Diamondbacks $808,600
B 71 St. Louis Cardinals $796,100
B 72 Tampa Bay Rays $784,000
B 73 Pittsburgh Pirates $772,000
B 74 Seattle Mariners $760,300
3 75 Houston Astros $748,600
3 76 Miami Marlins $737,200
3 77 Chicago White Sox $726,000
3 78 Chicago Cubs $714,900
3 79 Minnesota Twins $703,900
3 80 Seattle Mariners $693,200
3 81 Philadelphia Phillies $682,500
3 82 Colorado Rockies $672,100
3 83 Toronto Blue Jays $661,800
3 84 New York Mets $651,700
3 85 Milwaukee Brewers $641,800
3 86 San Diego Padres $631,900
3 87 San Francisco Giants $622,300
3 88 Los Angeles Angels $612,800
3 89 Arizona Diamondbacks $603,400
3 90 Baltimore Orioles $594,200
3 91 New York Yankees $585,100
3 92 Kansas City Royals $576,100
3 93 Washington Nationals $567,300
3 94 Cincinnati Reds $558,700
3 95 Texas Rangers $550,100
3 96 Tampa Bay Rays $544,900
3 97 Cleveland Indians $539,600
3 98 Los Angeles Dodgers $534,400
3 99 Detroit Tigers $529,400
3 100 Pittsburgh Pirates $524,300
3 101 Oakland Athletics $519,200
3 102 Atlanta Braves $514,200
3 103 Boston Red Sox $509,400
3 104 St. Louis Cardinals $504,400
COMP 105 &Miami Marlins $499,500
4 106 Houston Astros $494,800
4 107 Miami Marlins $490,000
4 108 Chicago White Sox $485,400
4 109 Chicago Cubs $480,600
4 110 Minnesota Twins $476,100
4 111 Seattle Mariners $471,400
4 112 Philadelphia Phillies $467,000
4 113 Colorado Rockies $462,500
4 114 Toronto Blue Jays $458,000
4 115 New York Mets $453,600
4 116 Milwaukee Brewers $449,300
4 117 San Diego Padres $445,000
4 118 San Francisco Giants $440,600
4 119 Los Angeles Angels $436,500
4 120 Arizona Diamondbacks $432,300
4 121 Baltimore Orioles $428,100
4 122 New York Yankees $424,000
4 123 Kansas City Royals $420,000
4 124 Washington Nationals $415,900
4 125 Cincinnati Reds $411,900
4 126 Texas Rangers $408,000
4 127 Tampa Bay Rays $404,000
4 128 Cleveland Indians $400,200
4 129 Los Angeles Dodgers $396,300
4 130 Detroit Tigers $392,400
4 131 Pittsburgh Pirates $388,800
4 132 Oakland Athletics $385,000
4 133 Atlanta Braves $381,300
4 134 Boston Red Sox $377,600
4 135 St. Louis Cardinals $374,100
5 136 Houston Astros $370,500
5 137 Miami Marlins $366,900
5 138 Chicago White Sox $363,400
5 139 Chicago Cubs $359,900
5 140 Minnesota Twins $356,400
5 141 Seattle Mariners $353,000
5 142 Philadelphia Phillies $349,700
5 143 Colorado Rockies $346,300
5 144 Toronto Blue Jays $343,000
5 145 New York Mets $339,600
5 146 Milwaukee Brewers $336,400
5 147 San Diego Padres $333,100
5 148 San Francisco Giants $330,000
5 149 Los Angeles Angels $326,800
5 150 Arizona Diamondbacks $323,700
5 151 Baltimore Orioles $320,500
5 152 New York Yankees $317,500
5 153 Kansas City Royals $314,400
5 154 Washington Nationals $311,400
5 155 Cincinnati Reds $308,400
5 156 Texas Rangers $305,500
5 157 Tampa Bay Rays $302,600
5 158 Cleveland Indians $299,600
5 159 Los Angeles Dodgers $296,700
5 160 Detroit Tigers $293,900
5 161 Pittsburgh Pirates $291,000
5 162 Oakland Athletics $288,300
5 163 Atlanta Braves $285,500
5 164 Boston Red Sox $282,800
5 165 St. Louis Cardinals $280,100
6 166 Houston Astros $277,400
6 167 Miami Marlins $274,800
6 168 Chicago White Sox $272,100
6 169 Chicago Cubs $269,500
6 170 Minnesota Twins $266,900
6 171 Seattle Mariners $264,300
6 172 Philadelphia Phillies $261,800
6 173 Colorado Rockies $259,200
6 174 Toronto Blue Jays $256,800
6 175 New York Mets $254,300
6 176 Milwaukee Brewers $251,900
6 177 San Diego Padres $249,400
6 178 San Francisco Giants $247,000
6 179 Los Angeles Angels $244,700
6 180 Arizona Diamondbacks $242,400
6 181 Baltimore Orioles $240,000
6 182 New York Yankees $237,600
6 183 Kansas City Royals $235,400
6 184 Washington Nationals $233,200
6 185 Cincinnati Reds $230,900
6 186 Texas Rangers $228,700
6 187 Tampa Bay Rays $226,600
6 188 Cleveland Indians $224,300
6 189 Los Angeles Dodgers $222,200
6 190 Detroit Tigers $220,100
6 191 Pittsburgh Pirates $217,900
6 192 Oakland Athletics $215,900
6 193 Atlanta Braves $213,800
6 194 Boston Red Sox $211,800
6 195 St. Louis Cardinals $209,700
7 196 Houston Astros $207,800
7 197 Miami Marlins $205,700
7 198 Chicago White Sox $203,800
7 199 Chicago Cubs $201,900
7 200 Minnesota Twins $199,900
7 201 Seattle Mariners $198,100
7 202 Philadelphia Phillies $196,200
7 203 Colorado Rockies $194,300
7 204 Toronto Blue Jays $192,400
7 205 New York Mets $190,600
7 206 Milwaukee Brewers $188,800
7 207 San Diego Padres $186,900
7 208 San Francisco Giants $185,200
7 209 Los Angeles Angels $183,400
7 210 Arizona Diamondbacks $181,600
7 211 Baltimore Orioles $179,900
7 212 New York Yankees $178,300
7 213 Kansas City Royals $176,500
7 214 Washington Nationals $174,800
7 215 Cincinnati Reds $173,200
7 216 Texas Rangers $171,600
7 217 Tampa Bay Rays $169,900
7 218 Cleveland Indians $168,200
7 219 Los Angeles Dodgers $166,600
7 220 Detroit Tigers $165,000
7 221 Pittsburgh Pirates $164,700
7 222 Oakland Athletics $164,200
7 223 Atlanta Braves $163,900
7 224 Boston Red Sox $163,500
7 225 St. Louis Cardinals $163,200
8 226 Houston Astros $162,800
8 227 Miami Marlins $162,400
8 228 Chicago White Sox $162,100
8 229 Chicago Cubs $161,800
8 230 Minnesota Twins $161,300
8 231 Seattle Mariners $161,000
8 232 Philadelphia Phillies $160,700
8 233 Colorado Rockies $160,200
8 234 Toronto Blue Jays $159,900
8 235 New York Mets $159,600
8 236 Milwaukee Brewers $159,100
8 237 San Diego Padres $158,700
8 238 San Francisco Giants $158,400
8 239 Los Angeles Angels $158,000
8 240 Arizona Diamondbacks $157,700
8 241 Baltimore Orioles $157,300
8 242 New York Yankees $157,000
8 243 Kansas City Royals $156,600
8 244 Washington Nationals $156,200
8 245 Cincinnati Reds $155,900
8 246 Texas Rangers $155,600
8 247 Tampa Bay Rays $155,200
8 248 Cleveland Indians $154,800
8 249 Los Angeles Dodgers $154,500
8 250 Detroit Tigers $154,200
8 251 Pittsburgh Pirates $153,900
8 252 Oakland Athletics $153,500
8 253 Atlanta Braves $153,000
8 254 Boston Red Sox $152,700
8 255 St. Louis Cardinals $152,400
9 256 Houston Astros $152,000
9 257 Miami Marlins $151,700
9 258 Chicago White Sox $151,400
9 259 Chicago Cubs $151,000
9 260 Minnesota Twins $150,600
9 261 Seattle Mariners $150,300
9 262 Philadelphia Phillies $150,000
9 263 Colorado Rockies $149,700
9 264 Toronto Blue Jays $149,300
9 265 New York Mets $149,000
9 266 Milwaukee Brewers $148,700
9 267 San Diego Padres $148,400
9 268 San Francisco Giants $148,000
9 269 Los Angeles Angels $147,700
9 270 Arizona Diamondbacks $147,200
9 271 Baltimore Orioles $146,800
9 272 New York Yankees $146,500
9 273 Kansas City Royals $146,200
9 274 Washington Nationals $145,900
9 275 Cincinnati Reds $145,500
9 276 Texas Rangers $145,200
9 277 Tampa Bay Rays $144,900
9 278 Cleveland Indians $144,600
9 279 Los Angeles Dodgers $144,300
9 280 Detroit Tigers $143,900
9 281 Pittsburgh Pirates $143,600
9 282 Oakland Athletics $143,300
9 283 Atlanta Braves $143,000
9 284 Boston Red Sox $142,600
9 285 St. Louis Cardinals $142,300
10 286 Houston Astros $142,100
10 287 Miami Marlins $141,800
10 288 Chicago White Sox $141,300
10 289 Chicago Cubs $141,000
10 290 Minnesota Twins $140,700
10 291 Seattle Mariners $140,400
10 292 Philadelphia Phillies $140,000
10 293 Colorado Rockies $139,700
10 294 Toronto Blue Jays $139,400
10 295 New York Mets $139,100
10 296 Milwaukee Brewers $138,700
10 297 San Diego Padres $138,500
10 298 San Francisco Giants $138,200
10 299 Los Angeles Angels $137,900
10 300 Arizona Diamondbacks $137,600
10 301 Baltimore Orioles $137,600
10 302 New York Yankees $137,600
10 303 Kansas City Royals $137,600
10 304 Washington Nationals $137,600
10 305 Cincinnati Reds $137,600
10 306 Texas Rangers $137,600
10 307 Tampa Bay Rays $137,600
10 308 Cleveland Indians $137,600
10 309 Los Angeles Dodgers $137,600
10 310 Detroit Tigers $137,600
10 311 Pittsburgh Pirates $137,600
10 312 Oakland Athletics $137,600
10 313 Atlanta Braves $137,600
10 314 Boston Red Sox $137,600
10 315 St. Louis Cardinals $137,600
& Compensatory pick for failing to sign player in 2013 draft
* Compensatory pick for losing free agent
^ Competitive balance pick acquired in a trade

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