2016-17 International Slot Values And Bonus Pools

Teams have received their bonus pools and individual slot values for the 2016-17 international signing period, which opens in three months on July 2.

Each team’s bonus pool is comprised of four slot values, plus a base allocation of $700,000 for each team. There are 120 slot values, with the pools and slot values determined based on reverse order of major league winning percentage the previous season. So the Phillies, who finished with the worst record in 2015, have the highest bonus pool—comprised of slots No. 1, 31, 61 and 91—while the Cardinals get the lowest bonus pool and slots No. 30, 60, 90 and 120 after recording the best winning percentage during the regular season.

The main number that teams care about is the overall bonus pool, which they are free to spend however they want, with penalties for exceeding their pool. The main importance of the individual slot values is if a team wants to trade for additional pool space. Teams are allowed to trade for up to an additional 50 percent of its original pool allocation, so a team that starts with a $2 million pool is allowed to trade for up to $3 million in pool space. However, to acquire more pool space, a team can’t just trade for $1 million from another club—it must trade for the other team’s individual slot values.

Club International
Phillies $5,610,800
Reds $5,163,400
Braves $4,766,000
Rockies $4,412,700
Brewers $4,098,500
Athletics $3,818,700
Marlins $3,569,600
Padres $3,347,600
Tigers $3,150,000
White Sox $2,973,500
Mariners $2,875,400
Red Sox $2,783,800
Diamondbacks $2,697,400
Rays $2,615,900
Orioles $2,539,600
Indians $2,467,400
Twins $2,399,100
Nationals $2,335,000
Giants $2,274,400
Angels $2,217,300
Astros $2,197,000
Yankees $2,177,100
Rangers $2,157,400
Mets $2,138,200
Dodgers $2,118,900
Blue Jays $2,100,200
Royals $2,081,200
Cubs $2,063,100
Pirates $2,044,800
Cardinals $2,027,300

BONUS SLOT VALUES
Slot/Team Slot Value
1. Phillies $3,756,300
2. Reds $3,324,600
3. Braves $2,942,500
4. Rockies $2,604,400
5. Brewers $2,305,300
6. Athletics $2,040,200
7. Marlins $1,805,800
8. Padres $1,598,300
9. Tigers $1,414,600
10. White Sox $1,252,100
11. Mariners $1,168,200
12. Red Sox $1,090,000
13. D-Backs $1,017,100
14. Rays $948,900
15. Orioles $885,300
16. Indians $826,200
17. Twins $770,800
18. Nationals $719,100
19. Giants $670,900
20. Angels $625,900
21. Astros $617,900
22. Yankees $609,800
23. Rangers $601,900
24. Mets $594,100
25. Dodgers $586,400
26. Blue Jays $578,800
27. Royals $571,100
28. Cubs $563,700
29. Pirates $556,400
30. Cardinals $549,300
31. Phillies $542,000
32. Reds $534,900
33. Braves $528,100
34. Rockies $521,200
35. Brewers $514,400
36. Athletics $507,700
37. Marlins $501,000
38. Padres $494,500
39. Tigers $488,200
40. White Sox $481,800
41. Mariners $475,400
42. Red Sox $469,400
43. D-Backs $463,300
44. Rays $457,200
45. Orioles $451,400
46. Indians $445,500
47. Twins $439,600
48. Nationals $433,900
49. Giants $428,400
50. Angels $422,800
51. Astros $417,200
52. Yankees $411,800
53. Rangers $406,300
54. Mets $401,200
55. Dodgers $395,900
56. Blue Jays $390,800
57. Royals $385,700
58. Cubs $380,700
59. Pirates $375,800
60. Cardinals $370,900
61. Phillies $366,000
62. Reds $361,300
63. Braves $356,600
64. Rockies $351,900
65. Brewers $347,300
66. Athletics $342,800
67. Marlins $338,400
68. Padres $333,900
69. Tigers $329,700
70. White Sox $325,500
71. Mariners $321,100
72. Red Sox $316,900
73. D-Backs $312,800
74. Rays $308,700
75. Orioles $304,900
76. Indians $300,800
77. Twins $296,800
78. Nationals $293,000
79. Giants $289,200
80. Angels $285,500
81. Astros $281,700
82. Yankees $278,100
83. Rangers $274,500
84. Mets $270,900
85. Dodgers $267,300
86. Blue Jays $264,000
87. Royals $260,500
88. Cubs $257,100
89. Pirates $253,600
90. Cardinals $250,500
91. Phillies $246,500
92. Reds $242,600
93. Braves $238,800
94. Rockies $235,200
95. Brewers $231,500
96. Athletics $228,000
97. Marlins $224,400
98. Padres $220,900
99. Tigers $217,500
100. White Sox $214,100
101. Mariners $210,700
102. Red Sox $207,500
103. D-Backs $204,200
104. Rays $201,100
105. Orioles $198,000
106. Indians $194,900
107. Twins $191,900
108. Nationals $189,000
109. Giants $185,900
110. Angels $183,100
111. Astros $180,200
112. Yankees $177,400
113. Rangers $174,700
114. Mets $172,000
115. Dodgers $169,300
116. Blue Jays $166,600
117. Royals $163,900
118. Cubs $161,600
119. Pirates $159,000
120. Cardinals $156,600

Ten teams that have gone over their bonus pool in previous signing periods will be unable to sign a pool-eligible player for more than $300,000 during the upcoming 2016-17 signing period: the Angels, Blue Jays, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants, Rays, Red Sox, Royals and Yankees. They are still allowed to spend their full pool allotment or trade any of their individual slot values.

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