2008 Bonuses Vs. Slots




Bonuses and estimated slot recommendations by MLB for the first five rounds of the 2008 draft, as well as the estimated slots for the same picks in the prior two drafts. MLB established guidelines for every pick through the first five rounds, and set a $150,000 ceiling (roughly equivalent to the final choice in the fifth round) for subsequent rounds. Boldface denotes above-slot bonuses, asterisks indicate the bonus was part of a major league contract and plus signs signify a two-sport contract (allowing the club to spread the bonus over as many as five years).
FIRST ROUND '08 Bonus '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot '06 Est. Slot
1. TB: Tim Beckham, ss +$6,150,000 $4,000,000 $3,600,000 $4,000,000
2. Pit: Pedro Alvarez, 3b $6,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,150,000 $3,250,000
3. KC: Eric Hosmer, 1b $6,000,000 $3,250,000 $2,700,000 $3,000,000
4. Bal: Brian Matusz, lhp *$3,200,000 $3,000,000 $2,475,000 $2,750,000
5. SF: Buster Posey, c $6,200,000 $2,800,000 $2,250,000 $2,500,000
6. Fla: Kyle Skipworth, c $2,300,000 $2,600,000 $2,160,000 $2,400,000
7. Cin: Yonder Alonso, 1b *$2,000,000 $2,420,000 $2,070,000 $2,300,000
8. CWS: Gordon Beckham, ss $2,600,000 $2,270,000 $1,980,000 $2,200,000
9. Was: Aaron Crow, rhp Did Not Sign $2,150,000 $1,890,000 $2,100,000
10. Hou: Jason Castro, c $2,070,000 $2,070,000 $1,800,000 $2,000,000
11. Tex: Justin Smoak, 1b $3,500,000 $1,990,000 $1,710,000 $1,900,000
12. Oak: Jemile Weeks, 2b $1,910,000 $1,910,000 $1,620,000 $1,800,000
13. StL: Brett Wallace, 3b/1b $1,840,000 $1,840,000 $1,575,000 $1,750,000
14. Min: Aaron Hicks, of $1,780,000 $1,780,000 $1,530,000 $1,700,000
15. LAD: Ethan Martin, rhp $1,730,000 $1,730,000 $1,485,000 $1,650,000
16. Mil: Brett Lawrie, c/3b $1,700,000 $1,680,000 $1,440,000 $1,600,000
17. Tor: David Cooper, 1b $1,500,000 $1,630,000 $1,417,500 $1,575,000
18. NYM: Ike Davis, 1b $1,575,000 $1,580,000 $1,395,000 $1,550,000
19. ChC: Andrew Cashner, rhp $1,540,000 $1,540,000 $1,372,500 $1,525,000
20. Sea: Joshua Fields, rhp $1,750,000 $1,500,000 $1,350,000 $1,500,000
21. Det: Ryan Perry, rhp $1,480,000 $1,480,000 $1,327,500 $1,475,000
22. NYM: Reese Havens, ss $1,419,000 $1,430,000 $1,282,500 $1,425,000
23. SD: Allan Dykstra, 1b $1,150,000 $1,400,000 $1,260,000 $1,400,000
24. Phi: Anthony Hewitt, 3b $1,380,000 $1,380,000 $1,237,500 $1,375,000
25. Col: Christian Friedrich, lhp $1,350,000 $1,350,000 $1,215,000 $1,350,000
26. Ari: Daniel Schlereth, lhp $1,330,000 $1,330,000 $1,192,500 $1,325,000
27. Min: Carlos Gutierrez, rhp $1,290,000 $1,290,000 $1,170,000 $1,300,000
28. NYY: Gerrit Cole, rhp Did Not Sign $1,260,000 $1,080,000 $1,200,000
29. Cle: Lonnie Chisenhall, ss $1,100,000 $1,230,000 $990,000 $1,100,000
30. Bos: Casey Kelly, rhp/ss +$3,000,000 $1,200,000 $945,000 $1,050,000
SUPPLEMENTAL FIRST ROUND '08 Bonus '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot '06 Est. Slot
31. Min: Shooter Hunt, rhp $1,080,000 $1,080,000 $922,500 $1,025,000
32. Mil: Jake Odorizzi, rhp $1,060,000 $1,060,000 $915,750 $1,017,500
33. NYM: Brad Holt, rhp $1,040,000 $1,040,000 $900,000 $1,000,000
34. Phi: Zach Collier, of $1,020,000 $1,020,000 $877,500 $975,000
35. Mil: Evan Frederickson, lhp $1,010,000 $1,010,000 $855,000 $950,000
36. KC: Mike Montgomery, lhp $988,000 $988,000 $855,000 $950,000
37. SF: Conor Gillaspie, 3b $970,000 $970,000 $832,500 $925,000
38. Hou: Jordan Lyles, rhp $930,000 $954,000 $810,000 $900,000
39. StL: Lance Lynn, rhp $938,000 $938,000 $787,500 $875,000
40. Atl: Brett DeVall, lhp $1,000,000 $922,000 $765,000 $850,000
41. ChC: Ryan Flaherty, ss $906,000 $906,000 $742,500 $825,000
42. SD: Jaff Decker, of $892,000 $892,000 $720,000 $800,000
43. Ari: Wade Miley, lhp $877,000 $877,000 $708,750 $787,500
44. NYY: Jeremy Bleich, lhp $700,000 $863,000 $697,500 $775,000
45. Bos: Bryan Price, rhp $849,000 $849,000 $675,000 $762,500
46. SD: Logan Forsythe, 3b $835,000 $835,000 $661,500 $750,000
SECOND ROUND '08 Bonus '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot '06 Est. Slot
47. TB: Kyle Lobstein, lhp $1,500,000 $822,000 $657,000 $730,000
48. Pit: Tanner Scheppers, rhp Did Not Sign $809,000 $652,500 $725,000
49. KC: Johnny Giavotella, 2b $787,000 $796,000 $630,000 $700,000
50. Bal: Xavier Avery, of +$900,000 $784,000 $621,000 $690,000
51. Phi: Anthony Gose, of $772,000 $772,000 $607,500 $675,000
52. Fla: Brad Hand, lhp $760,000 $760,000 $603,000 $670,000
53. Mil: Seth Lintz, rhp $900,000 $748,000 $594,000 $660,000
54. Mil: Cutter Dykstra, of $737,000 $737,000 $585,000 $650,000
55. Was: Destin Hood, of +$1,100,000 $726,000 $571,500 $635,000
56. Hou: Jay Austin, of $715,000 $715,000 $567,000 $630,000
57. Tex: Robbie Ross, lhp $1,575,000 $705,000 $562,500 $625,000
58. Oak: Tyson Ross, rhp $694,000 $694,000 $553,500 $615,000
59. StL: Shane Peterson, of $683,000 $683,000 $544,500 $605,000
60. Min: Tyler Ladendorf, ss $673,000 $673,000 $540,000 $600,000
61. LAD: Josh Lindblom, rhp $663,000 $663,000 $531,000 $590,000
62. Mil: Cody Adams, rhp $653,000 $653,000 $526,500 $585,000
63. Tor: Kenny Wilson, of $644,000 $644,000 $522,000 $575,000
64. Atl: Tyler Stovall, lhp $750,000 $634,000 $517,500 $575,000
65. ChC: Aaron Shafer, rhp $625,000 $625,000 $513,000 $570,000
66. Sea: Dennis Raben, of $616,000 $616,000 $504,000 $560,000
67. Det: Cody Satterwhite, rhp $606,000 $606,000 $495,000 $550,000
68. NYM: Javier Rodriguez, of $585,000 $597,000 $477,000 $530,000
69. SD: James Darnell, 3b $740,000 $589,000 $472,500 $525,000
70. Atl: Zeke Spruill, rhp $600,000 $580,000 $463,500 $515,000
71. Phi: Jason Knapp, rhp $590,000 $572,000 $459,000 $510,000
72. Col: Charlie Blackmon, of $563,000 $563,000 $450,000 $500,000
73. Ari: Bryan Shaw, rhp $553,000 $553,000 $441,000 $490,000
74. LAA: Tyler Chatwood, rhp $547,000 $547,000 $432,000 $480,000
75. NYY: Scott Bittle, rhp Did Not Sign $539,000 $427,500 $475,000
76. Cle: Trey Haley, rhp $1,250,000 $531,000 $418,500 $465,000
77. Bos: Derrik Gibson, ss $600,000 $523,000 $414,000 $460,000
THIRD ROUND '08 Bonus '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot '06 Est. Slot
78. TB: Jake Jefferies, c $515,000 $515,000 $409,500 $455,000
79. Pit: Jordy Mercer, ss $508,000 $508,000 $407,250 $452,500
80. KC: Tyler Sample, rhp $500,000 $500,000 $405,000 $450,000
81. Bal: L.J. Hoes, 2b $490,000 $492,000 $400,500 $445,000
82. SF: Roger Kieschnick, of $525,000 $485,000 $400,500 $445,000
83. Fla: Edgar Olmos, lhp $478,000 $478,000 $396,000 $440,000
84. Cin: Zach Stewart, rhp $450,000 $471,000 $393,750 $437,500
85. Bos: Stephen Fife, rhp $464,000 $464,000 $391,500 $435,000
86. CWS: Brent Morel, 3b $440,000 $457,000 $389,250 $432,500
87. Was: Danny Espinosa, ss $525,000 $450,000 $387,000 $430,000
88. Hou: Chase Davidson, 1b Did Not Sign $443,000 $384,750 $427,500
89. Tex: Tim Murphy, lhp $436,000 $436,000 $382,500 $425,000
90. Oak: Petey Paramore, c $430,000 $430,000 $380,250 $422,500
91. StL: Niko Vasquez, ss $423,000 $423,000 $378,000 $420,000
92. Min: Bobby Lanigan, rhp $417,000 $417,000 $375,750 $417,500
93. LAD: Kyle Russell, of $410,000 $410,000 $373,500 $415,000
94. Mil: Logan Schafer, of $404,000 $404,000 $369,000 $410,000
95. Tor: Andrew Liebel, rhp $340,000 $397,000 $366,750 $407,500
96. Atl: Craig Kimbrel, rhp $391,000 $391,000 $364,500 $405,000
97. ChC: Chris Carpenter, rhp $385,000 $385,000 $360,000 $400,000
98. Sea: Aaron Pribanic, rhp $390,000 $379,000 $355,500 $395,000
99. Det: Scott Green, rhp $373,000 $373,000 $351,000 $390,000
100. NYM: Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of $360,000 $367,000 $346,500 $385,000
101. SD: Blake Tekotte, of $361,000 $361,000 $342,000 $380,000
102. Phi: Vance Worley, rhp $355,000 $355,000 $337,500 $375,000
103. Col: Aaron Weatherford, rhp $350,000 $350,000 $333,000 $370,000
104. Ari: Kevin Eichhorn, rhp $500,000 $344,000 $324,000 $360,000
105. LAA: Ryan Chaffee, rhp $338,000 $338,000 $315,000 $350,000
106. NYY: David Adams, 2b $333,000 $333,000 $292,500 $325,000
107. Cle: Cord Phelps, 2b $327,000 $327,000 $288,000 $320,000
108. Bos: Kyle Weiland, rhp $322,000 $322,000 $283,500 $315,000
SUPPLEMENTAL THIRD ROUND '08 Bonus '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot '06 Est. Slot
109. Hou: Ross Seaton, rhp $700,000 $316,000 $279,000 $310,000
110. Phi: Jon Pettibone, rhp $500,000 $311,000 $274,500 $305,000
111. SD: Sawyer Carroll, of $125,000 $305,000 $270,000 $300,000
112. LAA: Zach Cone, of Did Not Sign $300,000 $265,500 $295,000
FOURTH ROUND '08 Bonus '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot '06 Est. Slot
113. TB: Ty Morrison, of +$500,000 $297,000 $261,000 $290,000
114. Pit: Chase D'Arnaud, ss $293,000 $293,000 $258,750 $287,500
115. KC: Tim Melville, rhp $1,250,000 $290,000 $254,250 $282,500
116. Bal: Kyle Hudson, of $287,000 $287,000 $252,000 $280,000
117. SF: Brandon Crawford, ss $375,000 $283,000 $247,500 $275,000
118. Fla: Curtis Petersen, rhp $350,000 $280,000 $243,000 $270,000
119. Cin: Tyler Cline, rhp $240,000 $277,000 $240,750 $267,500
120. CWS: Drew O'Neil, rhp $260,000 $273,000 $238,500 $265,000
121. Was: Graham Hicks, lhp $475,000 $270,000 $236,250 $262,500
122. Hou: T.J. Steele, of $267,000 $267,000 $234,000 $260,000
123. Tex: Joe Wieland, rhp $263,000 $263,000 $231,750 $257,500
124. Oak: Anthony Capra, lhp $260,000 $260,000 $229,500 $255,000
125. StL: Scott Gorgen, rhp $250,000 $257,000 $227,250 $252,500
126. Min: Danny Ortiz, of $253,000 $253,000 $225,000 $250,000
127. LAD: Devaris Strange-Gordon, rhp $250,000 $250,000 $222,750 $247,500
128. Mil: Josh Romanski, lhp $247,000 $247,000 $220,500 $245,000
129. Tor: Mark Sobolewski, 3b $243,000 $243,000 $218,250 $242,500
130. Atl: Braeden Schlehuber, c $240,000 $240,000 $211,500 $235,000
131. ChC: Matt Cerda, ss/c $500,000 $237,000 $207,000 $230,000
132. Sea: Steven Hensley, rhp $233,000 $233,000 $204,750 $227,500
133. Det: Brett Jacobson, rhp $230,000 $230,000 $202,500 $225,000
134. NYM: Sean Ratliff, of $225,000 $227,000 $200,250 $222,500
135. SD: Jason Kipnis, of Did Not Sign $223,000 $193,500 $215,000
136. Phi: Trevor May, rhp $375,000 $220,000 $191,250 $212,500
137. Col: Ethan Hollingsworth, rhp $215,000 $217,000 $189,000 $210,000
138. Ari: Ryne White, of $213,000 $213,000 $186,750 $207,500
139. LAA: Buddy Boshiers, lhp $210,000 $210,000 $184,500 $205,000
140. NYY: Corban Joseph, ss $207,000 $207,000 $182,250 $202,500
141. Cle: David Roberts, rhp $200,000 $203,000 $180,000 $200,000
142. Bos: Pete Hissey, of $1,000,000 $200,000 $177,750 $197,500
FIFTH ROUND '08 Bonus '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot '06 Est. Slot
143. TB: Mike Sheridan, 1b $195,000 $199,000 $171,000 $190,000
144. Pit: Justin Wilson, lhp $195,000 $197,000 $168,750 $187,500
145. KC: John Lamb, lhp $165,000 $196,000 $166,500 $185,000
146. Bal: Greg Miclat, ss $225,000 $194,000 $164,250 $182,500
147. SF: Edwin Quirarte, rhp $193,000 $193,000 $162,000 $180,000
148. Fla: Pete Andrelczyk, rhp $185,000 $191,000 $159,750 $177,500
149. Cin: Clayton Shunick, rhp $175,000 $190,000 $157,500 $175,000
150. CWS: Dan Hudson, rhp $180,000 $188,000 $155,250 $172,500
151. Was: Adrian Nieto, c $376,000 $187,000 $153,000 $170,000
152. Hou: David Duncan, lhp $185,000 $185,000 $153,000 $170,000
153. Tex: Clark Murphy, 1b $200,000 $184,000 $150,750 $169,000
154. Oak: Jason Christian, ss $182,000 $182,000 $150,750 $168,000
155. StL: Jermaine Curtis, 3b $181,000 $181,000 $150,300 $167,000
156. Min: Nick Romero, 3b $179,000 $179,000 $149,400 $166,000
157. LAD: Jon Michael Redding, rhp $178,000 $178,000 $148,500 $165,000
158. Mil: Maverick Lasker, rhp $176,000 $176,000 $147,600 $164,000
159. Tor: Tyler Pastornicky, ss $175,000 $175,000 $146,700 $163,000
160. Atl: Jacob Thompson, rhp $190,000 $173,000 $145,800 $162,000
161. ChC: Justin Bristow, rhp $172,000 $172,000 $144,900 $161,000
162. Sea: Brett Lorin, rhp $170,000 $170,000 $144,000 $160,000
163. Det: Alex Avila, c $169,000 $169,000 $143,100 $159,000
164. NYM: Dock Doyle, c $167,000 $167,000 $142,200 $158,000
165. SD: Anthony Bass, rhp $166,000 $166,000 $140,400 $157,000
166. Phi: Jeremy Hamilton, 1b $164,000 $164,000 $139,500 $155,000
167. Col: Chris Dominguez, 3b Did Not Sign $163,000 $138,600 $155k max
168. Ari: Colin Cowgill, of $155,000 $161,000 $137,700 $155k max
169. LAA: Khiry Cooper, of Did Not Sign $160,000 $136,800 $155k max
170. NYY: Chris Smith, of $158,000 $158,000 $135,900 $155k max
171. Cle: Zach Putnam, rhp $600,000 $157,000 $135,000 $155k max
172. Bos: Ryan Westmoreland, of +$2,000,000 $155,000 $134,100 $155k max