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2016 Draft bonus pools, pick values

Reds have largest allotment, followed by Phillies, who own No. 1 selection

2016 Draft bonus pools, pick values

A year after spending a franchise-record $9,018,050 on Draft bonuses, the Reds are poised to blow well past that figure in 2016. According to figures released by MLB to teams Monday, Cincinnati has baseball's largest bonus pool for the first 10 rounds of this year's Draft at $13,923,700.

Each pick in the top 10 rounds comes with an assigned value, and the total for each of a team's choices covers what it can spend without penalty in those rounds. Any bonus money in excess of $100,000 given to an individual player selected in rounds 11-40 also counts against a club's bonus pool. The amounts rise each year in accordance with Major League Baseball's revenue growth and increased by 4.62 percent compared to 2015.

2016 Draft order

The five largest pools belong to National League clubs, as do seven of the first eight picks in the Draft. Behind the Reds, four other teams have pools in excess of $10 million: the Phillies ($13,405,200), Padres ($12,869,200), Braves ($12,385,200) and Rockies ($11,153,400).

Philadelphia owns the No. 1 choice, which comes with a value of $9,015,000. The Phillies are unlikely to spend that much on the top selection and can use their savings to bolster bonuses of later choices. Dansby Swanson got $6.5 million from the Diamondbacks as the No. 1 pick in 2015, while Gerrit Cole set the all-time Draft bonus record with $8 million from the Pirates as the No. 1 choice in 2011.

Draft central

The Cubs, who surrendered their top two choices as compensation for free agents Jason Heyward and John Lackey, have the lowest bonus pool at $2,245,100.

The pools for all 30 teams total $234,331,200. In 2015, the industry spent a record $248,831,830 on Draft bonuses, including $38,948,300 after the 10th round.

If a player chosen in the first 10 rounds doesn't sign, his pick's value is subtracted from his club's pool. If a team surpasses its allotment, it faces penalties.

A club that exceeds its pool by 0-5 percent pays a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, teams forfeit future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for going beyond their pool by more than 5 and up to 10 percent; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100 percent tax for more than 10 and up to 15 percent; and two first-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 15 percent.

In the first four years under these rules, clubs have outspent their pools a total of 51 times, but never by more than 5 percent.

Below are the bonus pools for all 30 clubs:

Reds: $13,923,700
Phillies: $13,405,200
Braves: $13,224,100
Padres: $12,869,200
Rockies: $11,153,400
Athletics: $9,883,500
White Sox: $9,416,600
Brewers: $9,364,300
Dodgers: $9,336,500
Cardinals: $9,143,300
Twins: $8,153,500
Mets: $7,671,700
Rays: $7,643,100
Nationals: $7,635,500
Indians: $7,499,600
Mariners: $7,136,000
Pirates: $7,007,900
Red Sox: $6,997,400
Orioles: $6,706,900
Blue Jays: $6,665,900
Marlins: $6,445,900
Angels: $6,120,500
Astros: $5,928,300
Yankees: $5,831,200
Tigers: $5,424,300
Diamondbacks: $5,419,900
Rangers: $5,358,500
Giants: $3,494,900
Royals: $3,225,300
Cubs: $2,245,100

Here are the assigned values for each pick in the first 10 rounds:

First Round
1. Phillies: $9,015,000
2. Reds: $7,762,900
3. Braves: $6,510,800
4. Rockies: $5,258,700
5. Brewers: $4,382,200
6. Athletics: $4,069,200
7. Marlins: $3,756,300
8. Padres: $3,630,900
9. Tigers: $3,505,800
10. White Sox: $3,380,600
11. Mariners: $3,286,700
12. Red Sox: $3,192,800
13. Rays: $3,098,900
14. Indians: $2,973,700
15. Twins: $2,817,100
16. Angels: $2,660,800
17. Astros: $2,504,200
18. Yankees: $2,441,600
19. Mets: $2,378,800
20. Dodgers: $2,316,300
21. Blue Jays: $2,285,100
22. Pirates: $2,253,700
23. Cardinals: $2,222,500
24. Padres: $2,191,200
25. Padres: $2,159,900
26. White Sox: $2,128,500
27. Orioles: $2,097,200
28. Nationals: $2,065,900
29. Nationals: $2,034,600
30. Rangers: $2,003,400
31. Mets: $1,972,100
32. Dodgers: $1,940,700
33. Cardinals: $1,909,500
34. Cardinals: $1,878,000

Supplemental First Round
35. Reds: $1,837,200
36. Dodgers: $1,791,000
37. Athletics: $1,745,700
38. Rockies: $1,701,600
39. Diamondbacks: $1,658,600
40. Braves: $1,616,800
41. Pirates: $1,576,000

Second Round
42. Phillies: $1,536,200
43. Reds: $1,497,500
44. Braves: $1,459,700
45. Rockies: $1,422,900
46. Brewers: $1,386,900
47. Athletics: $1,351,800
48. Padres: $1,317,800
49. White Sox: $1,284,500
50. Mariners: $1,252,100
51. Red Sox: $1,232,800
52. Diamondbacks: $1,214,100
53. Rays: $1,195,500
54. Orioles: $1,177,200
55. Indians: $1,159,200
56. Twins: $1,141,600
57. Blue Jays: $1,124,000
58. Nationals: $1,107,000
59. Giants: $1,090,000
60. Angels: $1,073,300
61. Astros: $1,056,800
62. Yankees: $1,040,800
63. Rangers: $1,024,900
64. Mets: $1,009,200
65. Dodgers: $993,800
66. Blue Jays: $978,600
67. Royals: $963,700
68. Pirates: $948,900
69. Orioles: $934,400
70. Cardinals: $920,100

Supplemental Second Round
71. Padres: $905,900
72. Indians: $892,200
73. Twins: $878,500
74. Twins: $865,200
75. Brewers: $851,900
76. Braves: $838,900
77. Rays: $826,200

Third Round
78. Phillies: $813,500
79. Reds: $801,000
80. Braves: $788,800
81. Rockies: $776,700
82. Brewers: $764,800
83. Athletics: $753,100
84. Marlins: $741,700
85. Padres: $730,400
86. White Sox: $719,100
87. Mariners: $708,200
88. Red Sox: $697,300
89. Diamondbacks: $686,600
90. Rays: $676,200
91. Orioles: $665,800
92. Indians: $655,500
93. Twins: $645,600
94. Nationals: $635,800
95. Giants: $625,900
96. Angels: $620,100
97. Astros: $614,000
98. Yankees: $608,200
99. Rangers: $602,400
100. Mets: $596,600
101. Dodgers: $590,800
102. Blue Jays: $585,100
103. Royals: $579,700
104. Cubs: $573,900
105. Pirates: $568,400
106. Cardinals: $563,100

Fourth Round
107. Phillies: $557,600
108. Reds: $552,400
109. Braves: $546,800
110. Rockies: $541,800
111. Brewers: $536,400
112. Athletics: $531,500
113. Marlins: $526,300
114. Padres: $521,200
115. Tigers: $516,200
116. White Sox: $511,300
117. Mariners: $506,400
118. Red Sox: $501,300
119. Diamondbacks: $496,700
120. Rays: $491,900
121. Orioles: $487,100
122. Indians: $482,500
123. Twins: $477,900
124. Nationals: $473,300
125. Giants: $468,700
126. Angels: $464,300
127. Astros: $459,700
128. Yankees: $455,400
129. Rangers: $451,000
130. Mets: $446,500
131. Dodgers: $442,400
132. Blue Jays: $438,100
133. Royals: $433,900
134. Cubs: $429,700
135. Pirates: $425,700
136. Cardinals: $421,600

Fifth Round
137. Phillies: $417,500
138. Reds: $413,600
139. Braves: $409,600
140. Rockies: $405,600
141. Brewers: $401,700
142. Athletics: $398,000
143. Marlins: $394,100
144. Padres: $390,300
145. Tigers: $386,500
146. White Sox: $382,800
147. Mariners: $379,000
148. Red Sox: $375,500
149. Diamondbacks: $371,900
150. Rays: $368,400
151. Orioles: $364,700
152. Indians: $361,300
153. Twins: $357,800
154. Nationals: $354,300
155. Giants: $350,900
156. Angels: $347,700
157. Astros: $344,300
158. Yankees: $341,000
159. Rangers: $337,600
160. Mets: $334,500
161. Dodgers: $331,100
162. Blue Jays: $328,100
163. Royals: $324,800
164. Cubs: $321,800
165. Pirates: $318,800
166. Cardinals: $315,600

Sixth Round
167. Phillies: $312,700
168. Reds: $309,700
169. Braves: $306,600
170. Rockies: $303,700
171. Brewers: $300,800
172. Athletics: $298,000
173. Marlins: $294,900
174. Padres: $292,200
175. Tigers: $289,400
176. White Sox: $286,700
177. Mariners: $283,800
178. Red Sox: $281,100
179. Diamondbacks: $278,500
180. Rays: $275,900
181. Orioles: $273,100
182. Indians: $270,300
183. Twins: $267,800
184. Nationals: $265,400
185. Giants: $262,700
186. Angels: $260,300
187. Astros: $257,900
188. Yankees: $255,300
189. Rangers: $252,900
190. Mets: $250,500
191. Dodgers: $247,900
192. Blue Jays: $245,600
193. Royals: $243,300
194. Cubs: $241,000
195. Pirates: $238,600
196. Cardinals: $236,400

Seventh Round
197. Phillies: $234,000
198. Reds: $231,900
199. Braves: $229,700
200. Rockies: $227,400
201. Brewers: $225,500
202. Athletics: $223,300
203. Marlins: $221,100
204. Padres: $219,000
205. Tigers: $216,900
206. White Sox: $214,900
207. Mariners: $212,700
208. Red Sox: $210,700
209. Diamondbacks: $208,700
210. Rays: $206,600
211. Orioles: $204,700
212. Indians: $202,900
213. Twins: $200,900
214. Nationals: $198,900
215. Giants: $197,100
216. Angels: $195,200
217. Astros: $193,300
218. Yankees: $191,500
219. Rangers: $189,600
220. Mets: $187,800
221. Dodgers: $187,400
222. Blue Jays: $186,900
223. Royals: $186,500
224. Cubs: $186,000
225. Pirates: $185,700
226. Cardinals: $185,300

Eighth Round
227. Phillies: $184,800
228. Reds: $184,400
229. Braves: $184,100
230. Rockies: $183,500
231. Brewers: $183,200
232. Athletics: $182,900
233. Marlins: $182,200
234. Padres: $181,900
235. Tigers: $181,600
236. White Sox: $181,100
237. Mariners: $180,600
238. Red Sox: $180,300
239. Diamondbacks: $179,800
240. Rays: $179,400
241. Orioles: $179,000
242. Indians: $178,700
243. Twins: $178,200
244. Nationals: $177,700
245. Giants: $177,400
246. Angels: $177,000
247. Astros: $176,600
248. Yankees: $176,200
249. Rangers: $175,800
250. Mets: $175,400
251. Dodgers: $175,100
252. Blue Jays: $174,700
253. Royals: $174,100
254. Cubs: $173,800
255. Pirates: $173,500
256. Cardinals: $172,900

Ninth Round
257. Phillies: $172,600
258. Reds: $172,300
259. Braves: $171,800
260. Rockies: $171,400
261. Brewers: $171,100
262. Athletics: $170,700
263. Marlins: $170,300
264. Padres: $169,900
265. Tigers: $169,600
266. White Sox: $169,200
267. Mariners: $168,900
268. Red Sox: $168,400
269. Diamondbacks: $168,100
270. Rays: $167,500
271. Orioles: $167,100
272. Indians: $166,700
273. Twins: $166,300
274. Nationals: $166,000
275. Giants: $165,600
276. Angels: $165,200
277. Astros: $164,900
278. Yankees: $164,600
279. Rangers: $164,300
280. Mets: $163,700
281. Dodgers: $163,400
282. Blue Jays: $163,100
283. Royals: $162,700
284. Cubs: $162,300
285. Pirates: $162,000
286. Cardinals: $161,700

Tenth Round
287. Phillies: $161,300
288. Reds: $160,800
289. Braves: $160,500
290. Rockies: $160,100
291. Brewers: $159,800
292. Athletics: $159,300
293. Marlins: $159,000
294. Padres: $158,600
295. Tigers: $158,300
296. White Sox: $157,900
297. Mariners: $157,600
298. Red Sox: $157,200
299. Diamondbacks: $156,900
300. Rays: $156,600
301. Orioles: $156,600
302. Indians: $156,600
303. Twins: $156,600
304. Nationals: $156,600
305. Giants: $156,600
306. Angels: $156,600
307. Astros: $156,600
308. Yankees: $156,600
309. Rangers: $156,600
310. Mets: $156,600
311. Dodgers: $156,600
312. Blue Jays: $156,600
313. Royals: $156,600
314. Cubs: $156,600
315. Pirates: $156,600
316. Cardinals: $156,600

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.