2009 Bonuses Vs. Slots




Bonuses and estimated slot recommendations by MLB for the first five rounds of the 2009 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). We may revise these estimates as more information becomes available.

Last updated: Sept. 17.

FIRST ROUND '09 Bonus '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot
1. Was: Stephen Strasburg, rhp $7,500,000* $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,600,000
2. Sea: Dustin Ackley, of $6,000,000* $3,250,000 $3,500,000 $3,150,000
3. SD: Donavan Tate, of $6,250,000+ $3,000,000 $3,250,000 $2,700,000
4. Pit: Tony Sanchez, c $2,500,000 $2,750,000 $3,000,000 $2,475,000
5. Bal: Matt Hobgood, rhp $2,422,000 $2,520,000 $2,800,000 $2,250,000
6. SF: Zack Wheeler, rhp $3,300,000 $2,340,000 $2,600,000 $2,160,000
7. Atl: Mike Minor, lhp $2,420,000 $2,178,000 $2,420,000 $2,070,000
8. Cin: Mike Leake, rhp $2,270,000 $2,043,000 $2,270,000 $1,980,000
9. Det: Jacob Turner, rhp $4,700,000* $1,962,000 $2,150,000 $1,890,000
10. Was: Drew Storen, rhp $1,600,000 $1,863,000 $2,070,000 $1,800,000
11. Col: Tyler Matzek, lhp $3,900,000 $1,791,000 $1,990,000 $1,710,000
12. KC: Aaron Crow, rhp $1,500,000* $1,719,000 $1,910,000 $1,620,000
13. Oak: Grant Green, ss $2,750,000 $1,656,000 $1,840,000 $1,575,000
14. Tex: Matt Purke, lhp Did Not Sign
$1,602,000 $1,780,000 $1,530,000
15. Cle: Alex White, rhp $2,250,000 $1,557,000 $1,730,000 $1,485,000
16. Ari: Bobby Borchering, 3b $1,800,000 $1,512,000 $1,680,000 $1,440,000
17. Ari: A.J: Pollock, of $1,400,000 $1,467,000 $1,630,000 $1,417,500
18. Fla: Chad James, lhp $1,700,000 $1,422,000 $1,580,000 $1,395,000
19. StL: Shelby Miller, rhp $2,875,000+ $1,386,000 $1,540,000 $1,372,500
20. Tor: Chad Jenkins, rhp $1,359,000
$1,359,000 $1,510,000 $1,350,000
21. Hou: Jiovanni Mier, ss $1,358,000 $1,332,000 $1,480,000 $1,327,500
22. Min: Kyle Gibson, rhp $1,850,000 $1,287,000 $1,430,000 $1,282,500
23. CWS: Jared Mitchell, of $1,200,000 $1,260,000 $1,400,000 $1,260,000
24. LAA: Randal Grichuk, of $1,242,000 $1,242,000 $1,380,000 $1,237,500
25. LAA: Mike Trout, of $1,215,000 $1,215,000 $1,350,000 $1,215,000
26. Mil: Eric Arnett, rhp $1,197,000 $1,197,000 $1,330,000 $1,192,500
27. Sea: Nick Franklin, ss $1,280,000 $1,161,000 $1,290,000 $1,170,000
28. Bos: Reymond Fuentes, of $1,134,000 $1,134,000 $1,260,000 $1,080,000
29. NYY: Slade Heathcott, of $2,200,000 $1,116,000 $1,240,000 $990,000
30. TB: LeVon Washington, 2b Did Not Sign
$1,089,000 $1,210,000 $945,000
31. ChC: Brett Jackson, of $972,000 $972,000 $1,080,000 $922,500
32. Col: Tim Wheeler, of $900,000 $954,000 $1,060,000 $915,750
SUPPLEMENTAL FIRST ROUND '09 Bonus '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot
33. Sea: Steven Baron, c $980,000 $936,000 $1,040,000 $900,000
34. Col: Rex Brothers, lhp $969,000 $918,000 $1,020,000 $877,500
35. Ari: Matt Davidson, 1b $900,000 $900,000 $1,010,000 $855,000
36. LAD: Aaron Miller, lhp $889,200 $889,200 $988,000 $855,000
37. Tor: James Paxton, lhp Did Not Sign
$873,000 $970,000 $832,500
38. CWS: Josh Phegley, c $858,600 $858,600 $954,000 $810,000
39. Mil: Kentrail Davis, of $1,200,000 $844,200 $938,000 $787,500
40. LAA: Tyler Skaggs, lhp $1,000,000 $829,800 $922,000 $765,000
41. Ari: Chris Owings, ss $950,000 $815,400 $906,000 $742,500
42. LAA: Garrett Richards, rhp $802,800 $802,800 $892,000 $720,000
43. Cin: Brad Boxberger, rhp $857,000 $789,300 $877,000 $708,750
44. Tex: Tanner Scheppers, rhp $1,250,000 $776,700 $863,000 $697,500
45. Ari: Mike Belfiore, lhp $725,000 $764,100 $849,000 $675,000
46. Min: Matt Bashore, lhp $751,500 $751,500 $835,000 $661,500
47. Mil: Kyle Heckathorn, rhp $776,000 $739,800 $822,000 $657,000
48. LAA: Tyler Kehrer, lhp $728,100 $728,100 $809,000 $652,500
49. Pit: Victor Black, rhp $717,000 $717,300 $796,000 $630,000
SECOND ROUND '09 Bonus '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot
50. Was: Jeff Kobernus, 2b $705,500 $705,600 $784,000 $621,000
51. Sea: Rich Poythress, 1b $694,800 $694,800 $772,000 $607,500
52. SD: Everett Williams, of $775,000 $684,000 $760,000 $603,000
53. Pit: Brooks Pounders, rhp $670,000 $674,100 $749,000 $594,000
54. Bal: Mychal Givens, ss $800,000 $663,300 $737,000 $585,000
55. SF: Tommy Joseph, c $712,500 $653,400 $726,000 $571,500
56. LAD: Blake Smith, of $643,500 $643,500 $715,000 $567,000
57. Cin: Billy Hamilton, ss $623,600+ $634,500 $705,000 $562,500
58. Det: Andrew Oliver, lhp $1,495,000 $624,600 $694,000 $553,500
59. Col: Nolan Arenado, 3b $625,000 $614,700 $683,000 $544,500
60. Ari: Eric Smith, rhp $605,700 $605,700 $673,000 $540,000
61. CWS: Trayce Thompson, of $625,000 $596,700 $663,000 $531,000
62. Tex: Tommy Mendonca, 3b $587,700 $587,700 $653,000 $526,500
63. Cle: Jason Kipnis, of $575,000 $579,600 $644,000 $522,000
64. Ari: Marc Krauss, of $550,000 $570,600 $634,000 $517,500
65. LAD: Garrett Gould, rhp $900,000 $562,500 $625,000 $513,000
66. Fla: Bryan Berglund, rhp $572,500 $554,400 $616,000 $504,000
67. StL: Robert Stock, c $525,000 $545,400 $606,000 $495,000
68. Tor: Jake Eliopoulos, lhp Did Not Sign
$537,300 $597,000 $477,000
69. Hou: Tanner Bushue, rhp $530,000 $530,100 $589,000 $472,500
70. Min: Billy Bullock, rhp $522,000 $522,000 $580,000 $463,500
71. CWS: David Holmberg, lhp $514,000 $514,800 $572,000 $459,000
72. NYM: Steve Matz, lhp $895,000 $506,700 $563,000 $450,000
73. Mil: Max Walla, of $499,000 $499,500 $553,000 $441,000
74. Mil: Cameron Garfield, c $492,200 $492,300 $547,000 $432,000
75. Phi: Kelly Dugan, of $485,000 $485,100 $539,000 $427,500
76. NYY: J.R: Murphy, c $1,250,000 $477,900 $531,000 $418,500
77. Bos: Alex Wilson, rhp $470,700 $470,700 $523,000 $414,000
78. TB: Kenny Diekroeger, ss Did Not Sign
$463,500 $515,000 $409,500
79. ChC: D.J: LeMahieu, 2b $508,000 $457,200 $508,000 $407,250
80. LAA: Pat Corbin, lhp $450,000 $450,000 $500,000 $405,000
THIRD ROUND '09 Bonus '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot
81. Was: Trevor Holder, rhp $200,000 $443,700 $493,000 $400,500
82. Sea: Kyle Seager, 2b $436,500 $436,500 $485,000 $400,500
83. SD: Jerry Sullivan, rhp $430,200 $430,200 $478,000 $396,000
84. Pit: Evan Chambers, of $423,900 $423,900 $471,000 $393,750
85. Bal: Tyler Townsend, 1b $417,600 $417,600 $464,000 $391,500
86. SF: Chris Dominguez, 3b $411,300 $411,300 $457,000 $389,250
87. Atl: David Hale, rhp $405,000 $405,000 $450,000 $387,000
88. Cin: Donnie Joseph, lhp $398,000 $398,700 $443,000 $384,750
89. Det: Wade Gaynor, 3b $392,400 $392,400 $436,000 $382,500
90. Col: Ben Paulsen, 1b $391,000 $387,000 $430,000 $380,250
91. KC: Wil Myers, c/3b $2,000,000 $380,700 $423,000 $378,000
92. Oak: Justin Marks, lhp $375,300 $375,300 $417,000 $375,750
93. Tex: Robbie Erlin, lhp $425,000 $369,000 $410,000 $373,500
94. Cle: Joe Gardner, rhp $363,000 $363,600 $404,000 $369,000
95. Ari: Keon Broxton, 3b $358,000 $358,200 $397,000 $366,750
96. LAD: Brett Wallach, rhp $351,900 $351,900 $391,000 $364,500
97. Fla: Marquise Cooper, of $345,000 $346,500 $385,000 $360,000
98. StL: Joe Kelly, rhp $341,000 $341,100 $379,000 $355,500
99. Tor: Jake Barrett, rhp Did Not Sign
$335,700 $373,000 $351,000
100. Hou: Telvin Nash, of $330,300 $330,300 $367,000 $346,500
101. Min: Ben Tootle, rhp $324,900 $324,900 $361,000 $342,000
102. CWS: Bryan Morgado, lhp Did Not Sign
$319,500 $355,000 $337,500
103. NYM: Robbie Shields, ss $315,000 $315,000 $350,000 $333,000
104. Tor: Jake Marisnick, of $1,000,000 $309,600 $344,000 $324,000
105. Mil: Josh Prince, ss $304,200 $304,200 $338,000 $315,000
106. Phi: Kyrell Hudson, of $475,000+ $299,700 $333,000 $292,500
107. Bos: David Renfroe, ss $1,400,000+ $294,300 $327,000 $288,000
108. TB: Todd Glaesmann, of $930,000+ $289,800 $322,000 $283,500
109. ChC: Austin Kirk, lhp $320,000 $284,400 $316,000 $279,000
110. LAA: Josh Spence, lhp Did Not Sign
$279,900 $311,000 $274,500
SUPPLEMENTAL THIRD ROUND '09 Bonus '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot
111. Hou: Jonathan Meyer, 3b $274,500 $274,500 $305,000 $270,000
FOURTH ROUND '09 Bonus '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot
112. Was: A.J: Morris, rhp $270,000 $270,000 $300,000 $265,500
113. Sea: James Jones, of $267,300 $267,300 $297,000 $261,000
114. SD: Keyvius Sampson, rhp $600,000 $263,700 $293,000 $258,750
115. Pit: Zack Dodson, lhp $600,000 $261,000 $290,000 $254,250
116. Bal: Randy Henry, rhp $365,000 $258,300 $287,000 $252,000
117. SF: Jason Stoffel, rhp $254,700 $254,700 $283,000 $247,500
118. Atl: Mycal Jones, ss $252,000 $252,000 $280,000 $243,000
119. Cin: Mark Fleury, c $249,300 $249,300 $277,000 $240,750
120. Det: Edwin Gomez, ss $245,700 $245,700 $273,000 $238,500
121. Col: Kent Matthes, of $200,000 $243,000 $270,000 $236,250
122. KC: Chris Dwyer, lhp $1,450,000 $240,300 $267,000 $234,000
123. Oak: Max Stassi, c $1,500,000 $236,700 $263,000 $231,750
124. Tex: Andrew Doyle, rhp $234,000 $234,000 $260,000 $229,500
125. Cle: Kyle Bellows, 3b $230,000 $231,300 $257,000 $227,250
126. Ari: David Nick, ss $225,000 $227,700 $253,000 $225,000
127. LAD: Angelo Songco, of $225,000 $225,000 $250,000 $222,750
128. Fla: Dan Mahoney, rhp $222,300 $222,300 $247,000 $220,500
129. StL: Scott Bittle, rhp $75,000 $218,700 $243,000 $218,250
130. Tor: Ryan Goins, ss $216,000 $216,000 $240,000 $211,500
131. Hou: B.J: Hyatt, rhp $200,000 $213,300 $237,000 $207,000
132. Min: Derek McCallum, 2b $209,700 $209,700 $233,000 $204,750
133. CWS: Matt Heidenreich, rhp $200,000 $207,000 $230,000 $202,500
134. NYM: Darrell Ceciliani, of $204,300 $204,300 $227,000 $200,250
135. NYY: Adam Warren, rhp $195,000 $200,700 $223,000 $193,500
136. Mil: Brooks Hall, rhp $700,000 $198,000 $220,000 $191,250
137. Phi: Adam Buschini, 2b $195,000 $195,300 $217,000 $189,000
138. Bos: Jeremy Hazelbaker, of $191,700 $191,700 $213,000 $186,750
139. TB: Luke Bailey, c $750,000 $189,000 $210,000 $184,500
140. ChC: Chris Rusin, lhp $140,000 $186,300 $207,000 $182,250
141. LAA: Wes Hatton, 2b $182,700 $182,700 $203,000 $180,000
FIFTH ROUND '09 Bonus '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot '07 Est. Slot
142. Was: Miguel Pena, lhp Did Not Sign
$180,000 $200,000 $177,750
143. Sea: Tyler Blandford, rhp $325,000 $179,100 $199,000 $171,000
144. SD: Jason Hagerty, c $177,300 $177,300 $197,000 $168,750
145. Pit: Nate Baker, lhp $176,000 $176,400 $196,000 $166,500
146. Bal: Ashur Tolliver, lhp $200,000 $174,600 $194,000 $164,250
147. SF: Brandon Belt, 1b $200,000 $173,700 $193,000 $162,000
148. Atl: Thomas Berryhill, rhp $160,000 $171,900 $191,000 $159,750
149. Cin: Daniel Tuttle, rhp $200,000 $171,000 $190,000 $157,500
150. Det: Austin Wood, lhp $100,000 $169,200 $188,000 $155,250
151. Col: Joseph Sanders, 3b $168,300 $168,300 $187,000 $153,000
152. KC: Louis Coleman, rhp $100,000 $166,500 $185,000 $153,000
153. Oak: Steve Parker, 3b $165,600 $165,600 $184,000 $150,750
154. Tex: Nick McBride, rhp $325,000 $163,800 $182,000 $150,750
155. Cle: Austin Adams, rhp $70,000 $162,900 $181,000 $150,300
156. Ari: Ryan Wheeler, 1b $160,000 $161,100 $179,000 $149,400
157. LAD: J.T: Wise, c $130,000 $160,200 $178,000 $148,500
158. Fla: Chase Austin, ss $155,000 $158,400 $176,000 $147,600
159. StL: Ryan Jackson, ss $157,500 $157,500 $175,000 $146,700
160. Tor: Ryan Schimpf, 2b $155,700 $155,700 $173,000 $145,800
161. Hou: Brandon Wikoff, ss $154,000 $154,800 $172,000 $144,900
162. Min: Tobias Streich, c $150,000 $153,000 $170,000 $144,000
163. CWS: Kyle Bellamy, rhp $147,500 $152,100 $169,000 $143,100
164. NYM: Damien Magnifico, rhp Did Not Sign
$150,300 $167,000 $142,200
165. NYY: Caleb Cotham, rhp $675,000 $149,400 $166,000 $140,400
166. Mil: D'Vontrey Richardson, of $400,000+ $147,600 $164,000 $139,500
167. Phi: Matt Way, lhp $40,000 $146,700 $163,000 $138,600
168. Bos: Seth Schwindenhammer, of $140,000 $144,900 $161,000 $137,700
169. TB: Jeff Malm, 1b $680,000 $144,000 $160,000 $136,800
170. ChC: Wes Darvill, ss $142,200 $142,200 $158,000 $135,900
171. LAA: Casey Haerther, 1b $141,300 $141,300 $157,000 $135,000