Draft 2012: What Your Team Has To Spend

One of the most significant provisions of the new draft
rules will be the prescribed bonuses for every pick in the
first 10 rounds. Major League Baseball had tried for years to curb draft
spending with recommended bonuses, but those proved ineffective with no penalties to back them up. With a punitive tax and the possibility of
losing picks in future drafts behind the numbers now, teams are expected to
stick to them much more closely.

The numbers build off the bonus set for the No. 1 pick,
which is $7.2 million this year. Every pick from 2-338 is expressed as a
percentage of the No. 1 pick, down to $125,000 for the final picks of the 10th
round. A team’s total budget for the first 10 rounds is the sum of the numbers
for all of its picks, so teams that have extra picks and early picks have more
money to spend. The Twins have the highest budget this year, with the second
overall pick as well as extra picks.

Teams can spread the money among their picks in the top 10
rounds in different ways so long as they stay under the total budget. For
example, the Astros could sign their No. 1 pick for $5.2 million and spread the
extra $2 million among other players. However, if a team fails to sign a
player, it cannot apply the budgeted amount for that pick to other players and
loses that amount from its overall budget.

Also, bonuses for players signed after the first 10 rounds
do not count against the overall budget, unless they exceed $100,000.

Listed below are teams’ overall signing budgets for the
2012 draft—in descending order of the amount they have to
spend—with the number of selections they have in the first 10 rounds. Following each team’s overall budget is a breakdown
of the values of the individual picks, and where those picks fall in the
overall order.

Twins
13 $12,368,200
2 $6,200,000
32 $1,550,000
42 $1,227,000
63 $818,500
72 $712,600
97 $490,400
130 $356,700
160 $267,100
190 $200,000
220 $150,000
250 $140,100
280 $130,800
310 $125,000
 
Astros
11 $11,177,700
1 $7,200,000
41 $1,258,700
61 $844,100
96 $495,200
129 $360,200
159 $269,700
189 $201,900
219 $151,400
249 $140,400
279 $131,100
309 $125,000
 
Padres
14 $9,903,100
7 $3,000,000
33 $1,525,000
44 $1,165,800
55 $925,900
68 $757,900
70 $734,900
102 $467,400
135 $340,000
165 $254,500
195 $190,600
225 $148,300
255 $138,500
285 $129,300
315 $125,000
 
Cardinals
14 $9,131,100
19 $1,900,000
23 $1,775,000
36 $1,430,400
52 $969,700
59 $870,600
86 $574,300
117 $404,400
150 $294,200
180 $220,300
210 $165,100
240 $143,300
270 $133,800
300 $125,000
330 $125,000
 
Blue Jays
14 $8,830,800
17 $2,000,000
22 $1,800,000
50 $1,000,000
58 $884,100
60 $857,200
81 $620,300
112 $424,400
145 $308,700
175 $231,100
205 $173,200
235 $145,000
265 $135,400
295 $126,400
325 $125,000
Athletics
13 $8,469,500
11 $2,625,000
34 $1,500,000
47 $1,079,700
62 $831,200
74 $691,000
106 $449,700
139 $327,100
169 $244,900
199 $183,500
229 $147,000
259 $137,200
289 $128,200
319 $125,000
 
Mariners
11 $8,223,400
3 $5,200,000
64 $806,000
98 $485,700
126 $370,800
131 $353,300
161 $264,500
191 $198,100
221 $149,700
251 $139,800
281 $130,500
311 $125,000
 
Cubs
12 $7,933,900
6 $3,250,000
43 $1,196,000
56 $911,700
67 $769,600
101 $471,900
134 $343,200
164 $257,000
194 $192,500
224 $148,600
254 $138,800
284 $129,600
314 $125,000
 
Mets
12 $7,151,400
12 $2,550,000
35 $1,467,400
71 $723,600
75 $680,400
107 $445,400
140 $323,900
170 $242,600
200 $181,700
230 $146,600
260 $136,900
290 $127,900
320 $125,000
 
Red Sox
12 $6,884,800
24 $1,750,000
31 $1,575,000
37 $1,394,300
87 $565,600
118 $400,500
151 $291,300
181 $218,100
211 $163,500
241 $143,000
271 $133,500
301 $125,000
331 $125,000
Orioles
10 $6,826,900
4 $4,200,000
65 $793,700
99 $481,100
132 $349,900
162 $262,000
192 $196,200
222 $149,300
252 $139,500
282 $130,200
312 $125,000
 
Brewers
12 $6,764,700
27 $1,675,000
28 $1,650,000
38 $1,359,100
92 $523,600
122 $385,400
155 $280,300
185 $209,900
215 $157,400
245 $141,700
275 $132,300
305 $125,000
335 $125,000
 
Reds
12 $6,653,800
14 $2,375,000
49 $1,025,900
57 $897,800
78 $649,700
109 $436,800
142 $317,800
172 $237,900
202 $178,300
232 $146,000
262 $136,300
292 $127,300
322 $125,000
 
Rockies
12 $6,628,300
10 $2,700,000
46 $1,107,700
73 $701,700
105 $454,000
128 $363,700
138 $330,300
168 $247,300
198 $185,200
228 $147,300
258 $137,600
288 $128,500
318 $125,000
 
Rangers
13 $6,568,200
29 $1,625,000
39 $1,324,800
53 $954,800
83 $601,500
93 $515,600
123 $381,700
156 $277,600
186 $207,900
216 $155,900
246 $141,400
276 $132,000
306 $125,000
336 $125,000
Pirates
11 $6,563,500
8 $2,900,000
45 $1,136,400
69 $746,300
103 $462,900
136 $336,700
166 $252,100
196 $188,800
226 $148,000
256 $138,200
286 $129,100
316 $125,000
 
Royals
10 $6,101,500
5 $3,500,000
66 $781,600
100 $476,500
133 $346,600
163 $259,500
193 $194,300
223 $149,000
253 $139,100
283 $129,900
313 $125,000
 
White Sox
11 $5,915,100
13 $2,475,000
48 $1,052,500
76 $670,000
108 $441,100
141 $320,800
171 $240,200
201 $180,000
231 $146,300
261 $136,600
291 $127,600
321 $125,000
 
Dodgers
11 $5,202,800
18 $1,950,000
51 $984,700
82 $610,800
113 $420,300
146 $305,700
176 $228,900
206 $171,600
236 $144,600
266 $135,100
296 $126,100
326 $125,000
 
Marlins
10 $4,935,100
9 $2,800,000
104 $458,400
127 $367,200
137 $333,500
167 $249,700
197 $187,000
227 $147,600
257 $137,900
287 $128,800
317 $125,000
Phillies
12 $4,916,900
40 $1,291,300
54 $940,200
77 $659,800
95 $500,000
125 $374,400
158 $272,300
188 $203,900
218 $152,900
248 $140,700
278 $131,400
308 $125,000
338 $125,000
 
Indians
10 $4,582,900
15 $2,250,000
79 $639,700
110 $432,700
143 $314,700
173 $235,600
203 $176,600
233 $145,600
263 $136,000
293 $127,000
323 $125,000
 
Nationals
10 $4,436,200
16 $2,125,000
80 $630,000
111 $428,500
144 $311,700
174 $233,400
204 $174,900
234 $145,300
264 $135,700
294 $126,700
324 $125,000
 
Yankees
11 $4,192,200
30 $1,600,000
89 $548,400
94 $507,800
124 $378,000
157 $275,000
187 $205,900
217 $154,400
247 $141,000
277 $131,700
307 $125,000
337 $125,000
 
Giants
10 $4,076,400
20 $1,850,000
84 $592,300
115 $412,300
148 $299,900
178 $224,500
208 $168,300
238 $144,000
268 $134,500
298 $125,600
328 $125,000
Braves
10 $4,030,800
21 $1,825,000
85 $583,300
116 $408,300
149 $297,000
179 $222,400
209 $166,700
239 $143,600
269 $134,200
299 $125,300
329 $125,000
 
Rays
10 $3,871,000
25 $1,725,000
88 $556,900
119 $396,700
152 $288,500
182 $216,000
212 $162,000
242 $142,700
272 $133,200
302 $125,000
332 $125,000
 
Diamondbacks
10 $3,818,300
26 $1,700,000
90 $540,000
120 $392,900
153 $285,800
183 $214,000
213 $160,400
243 $142,300
273 $132,900
303 $125,000
333 $125,000
 
Tigers
9 $2,099,300
91 $531,800
121 $389,100
154 $283,000
184 $211,900
214 $158,900
244 $142,000
274 $132,600
304 $125,000
334 $125,000
 
Angels
8 $1,645,700
114 $416,300
147 $302,800
177 $226,700
207 $169,900
237 $144,300
267 $134,800
297 $125,900
327 $125,000

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