Charting The 2011 Signing Deadline




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TOP 50 BONUSES VS. TOP 50 SLOTS
MLB's slot recommendations are lower than they were in 2006, and the below chart shows how out of touch the current guidelines are with reality. We've lined up the 50 highest bonuses in the draft against the top 50 slots (to clarify, those are the first 50 slots in the draft, not the corresponding slots for each player). The bonuses total $120.5 million, 72 percent above the slot total of $70 million. Teams paid out 24 bonuses of $2 million or more, compared to just eight slots worth that much.
Rk Player, Pos, Team (Round/Overall) Bonus Slot
1 Gerrit Cole, rhp, Pit (1st round/No. 1) $8,000,000 $4,000,000
2 Bubba Starling, of, KC (1st round/No. 5) $7,500,000 $3,250,000
3 Danny Hultzen, lhp, Sea (1st round/No. 2) $6,350,000 $3,000,000
4 Anthony Rendon, 3b, Was (1st round/No. 6) $6,000,000 $2,750,000
5 Archie Bradley, rhp, Ari (1st round/No. 7) $5,000,000 $2,520,000
6 Josh Bell, of, Pit (2nd round/No. 61) $5,000,000 $2,340,000
7 Dylan Bundy, rhp, Bal (1st round/No. 4) $4,000,000 $2,178,000
8 Trevor Bauer, rhp, Ari (1st round/No. 3) $3,400,000 $2,043,000
9 Brian Goodwin, of, Was (supp. 1st round/No. 34) $3,000,000 $1,863,000
10 Austin Hedges, c, SD (2nd round/No. 82) $3,000,000 $1,962,000
11 Francisco Lindor, ss, Cle (1st round/No. 8 ) $2,900,000 $1,791,000
12 Joe Ross, rhp, SD (1st round/No. 25) $2,750,000 $1,719,000
13 Matt Purke, lhp, Was (3rd round/No. 96) $2,750,000 $1,656,000
14 Javier Baez, ss, ChC (1st round/No. 9) $2,625,000 $1,602,000
15 George Springer, of, Hou (1st round/No. 11) $2,525,000 $1,557,000
16 Taylor Jungmann, rhp, Mil (1st round/No. 12) $2,525,000 $1,512,000
17 Blake Swihart, c, Bos (1st round/No. 26) $2,500,000 $1,467,000
18 Dillon Maples, rhp, ChC (14th round/No. 429) $2,500,000 $1,422,000
19 Brandon Nimmo, of, NYM (1st round/No. 13) $2,100,000 $1,386,000
20 Jose Fernandez, rhp, Fla (1st round/No. 14) $2,000,000 $1,332,000
21 Jed Bradley, lhp, Mil (1st round/No. 15) $2,000,000 $1,287,000
22 Alex Meyer, rhp, Was (1st round/No. 23) $2,000,000 $1,242,000
23 Robert Stephenson, rhp, Cin (1st round, No 27) $2,000,000 $1,359,000
24 Daniel Norris, lhp, Tor (2nd round/No. 74) $2,000,000 $1,260,000
25 Cory Spangenberg, 2b, SD (1st round/No. 10) $1,863,000 $1,215,000
26 Dillon Howard, rhp, Cle (2nd round/No. 67) $1,850,000 $1,197,000
27 Kevin Comer, rhp, Tor (supp. 1st round/No. 57) $1,650,000 $1,161,000
28 Taylor Guerrieri, rhp, TB (1st round/No. 24) $1,600,000 $1,116,000
29 Dan Vogelbach, 1b, ChC (2nd round/No. 68) $1,600,000 $1,134,000
30 Chris Reed, lhp, LAD (1st round/No. 16) $1,589,000 $1,089,000
31 Henry Owens, lhp, Bos (supp. 1st round/No. 36) $1,550,000 $972,000
32 Sonny Gray, rhp, Oak (1st round/No. 18) $1,540,000 $954,000
33 Nick Delmonico, 3b, Bal (6th round/No. 185) $1,525,000 $936,000
34 Matt Barnes, rhp, Bos (1st round/No. 19) $1,500,000 $918,000
35 Tyler Goeddel, 3b, TB (supp. 1st round/No. 41) $1,500,000 $889,200
36 Bryan Brickhouse, rhp, KC (3rd round/No. 95) $1,500,000 $900,000
37 C.J. Cron, 1b, LAA (1st round/No. 17) $1,467,000 $873,000
38 Tyler Anderson, lhp, Col (1st round/No. 20) $1,400,000 $858,600
39 Kolten Wong, 2b, StL (1st round/No. 22) $1,300,000 $844,200
40 Charlie Tilson, of, StL (2nd round/No. 79) $1,275,000 $815,400
41 Shawon Dunston Jr., of, ChC (11th round/No. 339) $1,275,000 $829,800
42 Clay Holmes, rhp, Pit (9th round/No. 272) $1,200,000 $802,800
43 Levi Michael, ss, Min (1st round/No. 30) $1,175,000 $789,300
44 Mikie Mahtook, of, TB (1st round/No. 31) $1,150,000 $776,700
45 Sean Gilmartin, lhp, Atl (1st round/No. 28) $1,134,000 $764,100
46 Joe Panik, ss, SF (1st round/No. 29) $1,116,000 $751,500
47 Jackie Bradley, of, Bos (supp. 1st round/No. 40) $1,100,000 $739,800
48 Andrew Susac, c, SF (2nd round/No. 86) $1,100,000 $717,300
49 Greg Bird, c, NYY (5th round/No.179) $1,100,000 $728,100
50 Travis Harrison, 3b, Min (supp. 1st round/No. 50) $1,050,000 $705,600
  Total $120,534,000 $69,975,400


SPENDING VS. SLOTS
How much money each team spent in the first 10 rounds of the 2011 draft, and how that compares to its estimated slot allowance in those rounds from the commissioner's office:
Team Picks Signed Bonus Total Slot Total Slot Spent
Pirates 10 10 $16,445,700 $6,134,200 268%
Royals 10 9 $11,405,000 $4,579,500 249%
Nationals 11 11 $14,551,100 $6,005,100 242%
Mariners 11 10 $9,840,000 $5,608,300 175%
Yankees 10 8 $4,202,500 $2,398,400 175%
Cubs 10 9 $6,559,950 $3,966,600 165%
Red Sox 13 12 $10,048,700 $6,089,700 165%
Indians 10 9 $6,362,500 $4,065,600 156%
Orioles 10 10 $7,282,400 $4,828,400 151%
Padres 14 13 $10,345,600 $6,867,800 151%
Giants 11 11 $5,021,000 $3,560,500 141%
Diamondbacks 12 10 $11,161,500 $8,063,700 138%
Blue Jays 15 11 $8,990,000 $6,620,700 136%
Cardinals 10 10 $4,055,000 $3,107,100 131%
Brewers 11 11 $6,793,300 $5,246,400 129%
Reds 10 10 $3,701,400 $2,910,900 127%
Phillies 11 9 $3,855,300 $3,080,100 125%
Astros 10 10 $4,705,800 $3,778,500 125%
Twins 12 12 $5,072,300 $4,162,500 122%
Mets 11 11 $5,070,000 $4,385,100 116%
Rays 20 19 $11,309,400 $10,370,300 109%
Marlins 10 8 $3,655,000 $3,537,300 103%
Tigers 9 9 $1,815,200 $1,869,600 97%
Rockies 11 9 $3,709,900 $3,975,400 93%
Athletics 9 8 $2,612,300 $2,821,800 93%
Angels 9 9 $2,656,600 $2,876,700 92%
Braves 10 10 $2,522,200 $2,872,100 88%
Dodgers 10 9 $2,978,800 $3,431,100 87%
Rangers 11 8 $3,021,500 $3,570,600 85%
White Sox 10 8 $2,126,300 $2,543,700 84%
Total 331 303 $191,876,250 $133,327,700 144%