Predicting the 10 MLB Draftees Who Will Snag the Largest Signing Bonuses

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Predicting the 10 MLB Draftees Who Will Snag the Largest Signing Bonuses
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The recommended slot value for the No. 1 pick is $7,790,400.

While it’s only been a few days since the conclusion of the 2013 First-Year Player draft, some teams have already announced the signing of their early-round selections.

For example, Baseball America reported that the Phillies and third-round pick Cord Sandberg have already reached an agreement on an over-slot signing bonus of $775,000 and that the Reds announced yesterday that they have come to terms with first-rounder Phil Ervin for $1,812,400, the recommended slot value for the No. 27 pick.

However, not every player will be an easy signing like Sandberg and Ervin. A majority of the players selected in the first round will likely hold out until the mid-July signing deadline with the hope of landing an above-slot bonus.

So, of the remaining unsigned draft picks, here’s a look at the players who figure to command the highest bonuses.

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