2013 MLB Draft Slot Values: Pick-by-Pick Breakdown and Team Bonus Pools

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2013 MLB Draft Slot Values: Pick-by-Pick Breakdown and Team Bonus Pools
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With the 2013 MLB draft set for June 6-8, the values for each draft choice and team bonus pools have been set for each of the league's 30 franchises. 

The team bonus pools essentially work as a budget for each team to use for prospects' signing bonus in the first 10 rounds of the draft. According to BaseballAmerica.com, the total budget for all 30 clubs comes out to over $202 million.

Teams may exceed their bonus pool, but they will be faced with stiff penalties, including extra tax and loss of future picks. 

Last season, the league collectively spent 97 percent of its draft pool and an extra $23 million for Rounds 11-40. 

The Houston Astros possess the largest bonus pool with the No. 1 pick. Here's a look at the bonus pool for every franchise:

2013 BONUS POOLS (via BaseballAmerica.com)
Team Picks Team Total
Astros 10 $11,698,800
Cubs 10 $10,556,500
Rockies 11 $10,199,400
Marlins 12 $9,503,100
Pirates 11 $8,884,600
Royals 11 $8,290,700
Twins 10 $8,264,400
Yankees 12 $7,957,400
Diamondbacks 11 $7,229,600
Mets 11 $6,990,000
Cardinals 11 $6,907,900
Red Sox 10 $6,830,200
Padres 11 $6,808,900
Rays 11 $6,694,900
Rangers 11 $6,553,800
Tigers 11 $6,467,400
Blue Jays 10 $6,398,200
Orioles 11 $6,387,900
Indians 9 $6,188,800
Mariners 10 $6,132,700
Reds 11 $6,046,700
Phillies 11 $6,045,100
Athletics 12 $6,036,800
White Sox 10 $5,301,600
Dodgers 10 $5,211,700
Giants 10 $4,712,200
Braves 10 $4,522,300
Brewers 10 $3,944,600
Angels 9 $2,998,200
Nationals 9 $2,737,200

 

Pick-by-Pick Values

The 8.2 percent increase in the bonus pool from 2012 is reflective of the MLB's rise in revenue. The team draft pools are calculated by the value of each team's picks. 

A full breakdown of all picks in the first 10 rounds can be found at BaseballAmerica.com. Here are the values assigned to each of the first 30 picks:

FIRST ROUND
Pick Team Assigned Value
1 Astros $7,790,400
2 Cubs $6,708,400
3 Rockies $5,626,400
4 Twins $4,544,400
5 Indians $3,787,000
6 Marlins $3,516,500
7 Red Sox $3,246,000
8 Royals $3,137,800
9 Pirates (for failure to sign Mark Appel) $3,029,600
10 Blue Jays $2,921,400
11 Mets $2,840,300
12 Mariners $2,759,100
13 Padres $2,678,000
14 Pirates $2,569,800
15 Diamondbacks $2,434,500
16 Phillies $2,299,300
17 White Sox $2,164,000
18 Dodgers $2,109,900
19 Cardinals $2,055,800
20 Tigers $2,001,700
21 Rays $1,974,700
22 Orioles $1,947,600
23 Rangers $1,920,600
24 Athletics $1,893,500
25 Giants $1,866,500
26 Yankees $1,839,400
27 Reds $1,812,400
28 Cardinals (for loss of free agent Kyle Lohse) $1,785,300
29 Rays (for loss of free agent B.J. Upton) $1,758,300
30 Rangers (for loss of free agent Josh Hamilton) $1,731,200
31 Braves (for loss of free agent Michael Bourn) $1,704,200
32 Yankees (for loss of free agent Nick Swisher) $1,677,100
33 Yankees (for loss of free agent Rafael Soriano) $1,650,100

 

The Astros will be picking No. 1 for the second year in a row. The club selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the pick last year and signed him with a $4.8 million signing bonus.

Stanford's Mark Appel remains a likely prospect to be taken with the No. 1 selection. The Cardinal ace was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates eighth overall in last year's draft before deciding to come back to Palo Alto for his senior season. 

The Pirates were limited to offering $2.9 million because of their signing pool, which is why these values are so important to clubs looking to sign talented prospects.

With the largest bonus pool and the first overall pick, the Astros are in position to offer even more money to yet another blue-chip prospect. 

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