2010 Bonuses Vs. Slots





Bonuses and estimated slot recommendations by MLB for the first five rounds of the 2010 draft, along 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 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: March 4.

FIRST ROUND '10 Bonus '10 Est. Slot '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot
1. Was: Bryce Harper, of $6,250,000* $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
2. Pit: Jameson Taillon, rhp $6,500,000 $3,250,000 $3,250,000 $3,500,000
3. Bal: Manny Machado, ss $5,250,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,250,000
4. KC: Christian Colon, ss $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $3,000,000
5. Cle: Drew Pomeranz, lhp $2,650,000 $2,520,000 $2,520,000 $2,800,000
6. Ari: Barret Loux, rhp Did Not Sign $2,340,000 $2,340,000 $2,600,000
7. NYM: Matt Harvey, rhp $2,525,000 $2,178,000 $2,178,000 $2,420,000
8. Hou: Delino DeShields, 2b $2,150,000 $2,043,000 $2,043,000 $2,270,000
9. SD: Karsten Whitson, rhp Did Not Sign $1,962,000 $1,962,000 $2,150,000
10. Oak: Michael Choice, of $2,000,000 $1,863,000 $1,863,000 $2,070,000
11. Tor: Deck McGuire, rhp $2,000,000 $1,791,000 $1,791,000 $1,990,000
12. Cin: Yasmani Grandal, c $2,000,000* $1,719,000 $1,719,000 $1,910,000
13. CWS: Chris Sale, lhp $1,656,000 $1,656,000 $1,656,000 $1,840,000
14. Mil: Dylan Covey, rhp Did Not Sign $1,602,000 $1,602,000 $1,780,000
15. Tex: Jake Skole, of $1,557,000+ $1,557,000 $1,557,000 $1,730,000
16. ChC: Hayden Simpson, rhp $1,060,000 $1,512,000 $1,512,000 $1,680,000
17. TB: Josh Sale, of $1,620,000 $1,467,000 $1,467,000 $1,630,000
18. LAA: Kaleb Cowart, 3b/rhp $2,300,000 $1,422,000 $1,422,000 $1,580,000
19. Hou: Mike Foltynewicz, rhp $1,305,000 $1,386,000 $1,386,000 $1,540,000
20. Bos: Kolbrin Vitek, 2b/of $1,359,000 $1,359,000 $1,359,000 $1,510,000
21. Min: Alex Wimmers, rhp $1,332,000 $1,332,000 $1,332,000 $1,480,000
22. Tex: Kellin Deglan, c $1,000,000 $1,287,000 $1,287,000 $1,430,000
23. Fla: Christian Yelich, of $1,700,000 $1,260,000 $1,260,000 $1,400,000
24. SF: Gary Brown, of $1,450,000 $1,242,000 $1,242,000 $1,380,000
25. StL: Zack Cox, 3b $2,000,000* $1,215,000 $1,215,000 $1,350,000
26. Col: Kyle Parker, of $1,400,000+ $1,197,000 $1,197,000 $1,330,000
27. Phi: Jesse Biddle, lhp $1,160,000 $1,161,000 $1,161,000 $1,290,000
28. LAD: Zach Lee, rhp $5,250,000+ $1,134,000 $1,134,000 $1,260,000
29. LAA: Cam Bedrosian, rhp $1,116,000 $1,116,000 $1,116,000 $1,240,000
30. LAA: Chevez Clarke, of $1,089,000 $1,089,000 $1,089,000 $1,210,000
31. TB: Justin O'Conner, c $1,025,000 $972,000 $972,000 $1,080,000
32. NYY: Cito Culver, ss $954,000 $954,000 $954,000 $1,060,000
SUPPLEMENTAL FIRST ROUND '10 Bonus '10 Est. Slot '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot
33. Hou: Mike Kvasnicka, 3b/c $936,000 $936,000 $936,000 $1,040,000
34. Tor: Aaron Sanchez, rhp $775,000 $918,000 $918,000 $1,020,000
35. Atl: Matt Lipka, ss $800,000 $900,000 $900,000 $1,010,000
36. Bos: Bryce Brentz, of $889,200 $889,200 $889,200 $988,000
37. LAA: Taylor Lindsey, ss $873,000 $873,000 $873,000 $970,000
38. Tor: Noah Syndergaard, rhp $600,000 $858,600 $858,600 $954,000
39. Bos: Anthony Ranaudo, rhp $2,550,000 $844,200 $844,200 $938,000
40. LAA: Ryan Bolden, of $829,800 $829,800 $829,800 $922,000
41. Tor: Asher Wojciechowski, rhp $815,400 $815,400 $815,400 $906,000
42. TB: Drew Vettleson, of $845,000 $802,800 $802,800 $892,000
43. Sea: Taijuan Walker, rhp $800,000 $789,300 $789,300 $877,000
44. Det: Nick Castellanos, 3b $3,450,000 $776,700 $776,700 $863,000
45. Tex: Luke Jackson, rhp $1,545,000 $764,100 $764,100 $849,000
46. StL: Seth Blair, rhp $751,500 $751,500 $751,500 $835,000
47. Col: Peter Tago, rhp $982,500 $739,800 $739,800 $822,000
48. Det: Chance Ruffin, rhp $1,150,000 $728,100 $728,100 $809,000
49. Tex: Mike Olt, 3b $717,300 $717,300 $717,300 $796,000
50. StL: Tyrell Jenkins, rhp $1,300,000+ $705,600 $705,600 $784,000
SECOND ROUND '10 Bonus '10 Est. Slot '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot
51. Was: Sammy Solis, lhp $1,000,000 $694,800 $694,800 $772,000
52. Pit: Stetson Allie, rhp $2,250,000 $684,000 $684,000 $760,000
53. Atl: Todd Cunningham, of $674,100 $674,100 $674,100 $749,000
54. KC: Brett Eibner, of/rhp $1,250,000 $663,300 $663,300 $737,000
55. Cle: LeVon Washington, of $1,200,000 $653,400 $653,400 $726,000
56. Ari: J.R. Bradley, rhp $643,500 $643,500 $643,500 $715,000
57. Bos: Brandon Workman, rhp $800,000 $634,500 $634,500 $705,000
58. Hou: Vincent Velasquez, rhp $655,830 $624,600 $624,600 $694,000
59. SD: Jedd Gyorko, 2b $614,700 $614,700 $614,700 $683,000
60. Oak: Yordy Cabrera, 3b $1,250,000 $605,700 $605,700 $673,000
61. Tor: Griffin Murphy, lhp $800,000 $596,700 $596,700 $663,000
62. Cin: Ryan LaMarre, of $587,700 $587,700 $587,700 $653,000
63. CWS: Jacob Petricka, rhp $540,000 $579,600 $579,600 $644,000
64. Mil: Jimmy Nelson, rhp $570,600 $570,600 $570,600 $634,000
65. ChC: Reggie Golden, of $720,000 $562,500 $562,500 $625,000
66. TB: Jake Thompson, rhp $555,000 $555,000 $554,400 $616,000
67. Sea: Marcus Littlewood, ss $900,000 $545,400 $545,400 $606,000
68. Det: Drew Smyly, lhp $1,100,000 $537,300 $537,300 $597,000
69. Tor: Kellen Sweeney, 3b $600,000 $530,100 $530,100 $589,000
70. Atl: Andrelton Simmons, rhp $522,000 $522,000 $522,000 $580,000
71. Min: Niko Goodrum, ss $514,800 $514,800 $514,800 $572,000
72. Tex: Cody Buckel, rhp $590,000 $506,700 $506,700 $563,000
73. Fla: Rob Rasmussen, lhp $499,500 $499,500 $499,500 $555,000
74. SF: Jarrett Parker, of $700,000 $492,300 $492,300 $547,000
75. StL: Jordan Swagerty, rhp $625,000 $485,100 $485,100 $539,000
76. Col: Chad Bettis, rhp $477,000 $477,900 $477,900 $531,000
77. Phi: Perci Garner, rhp $470,700 $470,700 $470,700 $523,000
78. LAD: Ralston Cash, rhp $463,500 $463,500 $463,500 $515,000
79. TB: Derek Dietrich, 3b $457,200 $457,200 $457,200 $508,000
80. Tor: Justin Nicolino, rhp $615,000 $450,000 $450,000 $500,000
81. LAA: Daniel Tillman, rhp $443,700 $443,700 $443,700 $493,000
82. NYY: Angelo Gumbs, of $750,000 $436,500 $436,500 $485,000
THIRD ROUND '10 Bonus '10 Est. Slot '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot
83. Was: Rick Hague, ss $430,200 $430,200 $430,200 $478,000
84. Pit: Mel Rojas Jr., of $423,900 $423,900 $423,900 $471,000
85. Bal: Dan Klein, rhp $499,900 $417,600 $417,600 $464,000
86. KC: Mike Antonio, ss $411,000 $411,300 $411,300 $457,000
87. Cle: Tony Wolters, ss $1,350,000 $405,000 $405,000 $450,000
88. Ari: Robby Rowland, rhp $395,000 $398,700 $398,700 $443,000
89. NYM: Blake Forsythe, c $392,400 $392,400 $392,400 $436,000
90. Hou: Austin Wates, 2b $550,000 $387,000 $387,000 $430,000
91. SD: Zach Cates, rhp $765,000 $380,700 $380,700 $423,000
92. Oak: Aaron Shipman, of $500,000 $375,300 $375,300 $417,000
93. Tor: Christopher Hawkins, 3b $350,000 $369,000 $369,000 $410,000
94. Cin: Devin Lohman, ss $363,600 $363,600 $363,600 $404,000
95. CWS: Addison Reed, rhp $358,200 $358,200 $358,200 $397,000
96. Mil: Tyler Thornburg, rhp $351,900 $351,900 $351,900 $391,000
97. ChC: Micah Gibbs, c $350,000 $346,500 $346,500 $385,000
98. TB: Ryan Brett, 2b $341,100 $341,100 $341,100 $379,000
99. Sea: Ryne Stanek, rhp Did Not Sign $335,700 $335,700 $373,000
100. Det: Rob Brantly, c $330,300 $330,300 $330,300 $367,000
101. Atl: Joe Leonard, 3b $324,900 $324,900 $324,900 $361,000
102. Min: Pat Dean, lhp $319,500 $319,500 $319,500 $355,000
103. Tex: Jordan Akins, of $350,000+ $315,000 $315,000 $350,000
104. Fla: J.T. Realmuto, ss $600,000+ $309,600 $309,600 $344,000
105. SF: Carter Jurica, ss $304,200 $304,200 $304,200 $338,000
106. StL: Sam Tuivailala, ss $299,700 $299,700 $299,700 $333,000
107. Col: Josh Rutledge, ss $295,000 $295,000 $294,300 $327,000
108. Phi: Cameron Rupp, c $287,000 $289,800 $289,800 $322,000
109. LAD: Leon Landry, of $284,400 $284,400 $284,400 $316,000
110. Bos: Sean Coyle, ss $1,300,000 $279,900 $279,900 $311,000
111. LAA: Wendell Soto, ss $274,500 $274,500 $274,500 $305,000
112. NYY: Rob Segedin, 3b $377,500 $270,000 $270,000 $300,000
SUPPLEMENTAL THIRD ROUND '10 Bonus '10 Est. Slot '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot
113. Tor: Marcus Knecht, of $250,000 $267,300 $267,300 $297,000
114. CWS: Thomas Royse, rhp $263,500 $263,700 $263,700 $293,000
115. LAA: Donnie Roach, rhp $261,000 $261,000 $261,000 $290,000
FOURTH ROUND '10 Bonus '10 Est. Slot '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot
116. Was: A.J. Cole, rhp $2,000,000 $258,300 $258,300 $287,000
117. Pit: Nick Kingham, rhp $480,000 $254,700 $254,700 $283,000
118. Bal: Trent Mummey, of $252,000 $252,000 $252,000 $280,000
119. KC: Kevin Chapman, lhp $250,000 $250,000 $249,300 $277,000
120. Cle: Kyle Blair, rhp $580,000 $245,700 $245,700 $273,000
121. Ari: Kevin Munson, rhp $243,000 $243,000 $243,000 $270,000
122. NYM: Cory Vaughn, of $240,300 $240,300 $240,300 $267,000
123. Hou: Bobby Doran, rhp $236,700 $236,700 $236,700 $263,000
124. SD: Chris Bisson, 2b $234,000 $234,000 $234,000 $260,000
125. Oak: Chad Lewis, 3b $300,000 $231,300 $231,300 $257,000
126. Tor: Sam Dyson, rhp $600,000 $227,700 $227,700 $253,000
127. Cin: Brodie Greene, 2b $112,500 $225,000 $225,000 $250,000
128. CWS: Matthew Grimes, rhp Did Not Sign $222,300 $222,300 $247,000
129. Mil: Hunter Morris, 1b $218,700 $218,700 $218,700 $243,000
130. ChC: Hunter Ackerman, lhp $216,000 $216,000 $216,000 $240,000
131. TB: Austin Wood, rhp Did Not Sign $213,300 $213,300 $237,000
132. Sea: James Paxton, lhp $942,500 $209,700 $209,700 $233,000
133. Det: Cole Green, rhp Did Not Sign $207,000 $207,000 $230,000
134. Atl: Dave Filak, rhp $204,300 $204,300 $204,300 $227,000
135. Min: Eddie Rosario, of $200,000 $200,700 $200,700 $223,000
136. Tex: Drew Robinson, ss $198,000 $198,000 $198,000 $220,000
137. Fla: Andrew Toles, of Did Not Sign $195,300 $195,300 $217,000
138. SF: Seth Rosin, rhp $191,700 $191,700 $191,700 $213,000
139. StL: Cody Stanley, c $189,000 $189,000 $189,000 $210,000
140. Col: Russell Wilson, of $200,000 $186,300 $186,300 $207,000
141. Phi: Bryan Morgado, lhp $182,700 $182,700 $182,700 $203,000
142. LAD: James Baldwin, of $180,000 $180,000 $180,000 $200,000
143. Bos: Garin Cecchini, ss $1,310,000 $179,100 $179,100 $199,000
144. LAA: Max Russell, lhp $177,300 $177,300 $177,300 $197,000
145. NYY: Mason Williams, of $1,450,000 $176,400 $176,400 $196,000
FIFTH ROUND '10 Bonus '10 Est. Slot '09 Est. Slot '08 Est. Slot
146. Was: Jason Martinson, ss $174,000 $174,600 $174,600 $194,000
147. Pit: Tyler Waldron, rhp $173,500 $173,700 $173,700 $193,000
148. Bal: Connor Narron, ss $650,000 $171,900 $171,900 $191,000
149. KC: Jason Adam, rhp $800,000 $171,000 $171,000 $190,000
150. Cle: Cole Cook, rhp $299,000 $169,200 $169,200 $188,000
151. Ari: Cody Wheeler, lhp $168,300 $168,300 $168,300 $187,000
152. NYM: Matt den Dekker, of $110,000 $166,500 $166,500 $185,000
153. Hou: Ben Heath, c $160,000 $165,600 $165,600 $184,000
154. SD: Rico Noel, of $163,800 $163,800 $163,800 $182,000
155. Oak: Tyler Vail, rhp $162,900 $162,900 $162,900 $181,000
156. Tor: Dickie Joe Thon, ss $1,500,000 $161,100 $161,100 $179,000
157. Cin: Wes Mugarian, rhp $198,000 $160,200 $160,200 $178,000
158. CWS: Andy Wilkins, 1b $195,000 $158,400 $158,400 $176,000
159. Mil: Matt Miller, rhp $157,500 $157,500 $157,500 $175,000
160. ChC: Matt Szczur, of $100,000 $155,700 $155,700 $173,000
161. TB: Ian Kendall, rhp $250,000 $154,800 $154,800 $172,000
162. Sea: Stephen Pryor, rhp $153,000 $153,000 $153,000 $170,000
163. Det: Alex Burgos, lhp $152,100 $152,100 $152,100 $169,000
164. Atl: Phillip Gosselin, 2b $150,300 $150,300 $150,300 $167,000
165. Min: Nate Roberts, of $149,000 $149,400 $149,400 $166,000
166. Tex: Justin Grimm, rhp $825,000 $147,600 $147,600 $164,000
167. Fla: Robert Morey, rhp $150,000 $146,700 $146,700 $163,000
168. SF: Heath Hembree, rhp $185,000 $144,900 $144,900 $161,000
169. StL: Nick Longmire, of $144,000 $144,000 $144,000 $160,000
170. Col: Josh Slaats, rhp $142,200 $142,200 $142,200 $158,000
171. Phi: Scott Frazier, rhp Did Not Sign $141,300 $141,300 $157,000
172. LAD: Jake Lemmerman, ss $139,500 $139,500 150k max $155,000
173. Bos: Henry Ramos, of $138,200 $138,200 150k max 150k max
174. LAA: Jesus Valdez, rhp Did Not Sign $136,800 150k max 150k max
175. NYY: Tommy Kahnle, rhp $150,000 $135,900 150k max 150k max