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2017 Draft bonus pools, pick values

Twins have largest allotment, followed by Reds, Rays

2017 Draft bonus pools, pick values

The Twins not only own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, but they also have the benefit of the largest bonus pool. MLB has notified teams of the official allotments, and Minnesota leads the way with $14,156,800 in spending power.

Every choice in the top 10 rounds has an assigned value, and the total for each of a club's selections equals what it can spend in those rounds without incurring a penalty. Any bonus money above $125,000 given to an individual player picked in rounds 11-40 also counts against a team's bonus pool.

Besides the Twins, six other clubs have an eight-figure spending pool: the Reds ($13,658,400), Rays ($12,528,100), Padres ($11,839,000), Athletics ($11,407,500), Brewers ($10,447,700) and Pirates ($10,135,900). Cincinnati, San Diego and Tampa Bay follow Minnesota -- in that order -- with choices at the very top of the Draft.

The Cardinals have the lowest bonus pool at $2,176,000. St. Louis forfeited its first-round pick by signing free agent Dexter Fowler, and it surrendered its second- and supplemental second-rounders as part of a punishment for former scouting director Chris Correa hacking the Astros' information systems.

The pools for all 30 teams total $245,806,800, which averages to $8,193,560 per club. Last year, the industry spent a record $267,451,610 on Draft bonuses, including $38,704,465 after the 10th round.

As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the bonus value for each of the top two picks was reduced to bring them more in line with the rest of the first round. The Twins' No. 1 choice is now allotted $7,770,700, down from $9,015,000 a year ago. The Reds' No. 2 selection is worth $7,193,200, reduced from $7,762,900.

Neither Minnesota nor Cincinnati is likely to utilize their full allotment, allowing them to spend the savings on later picks. Mickey Moniak, 2016's No. 1 overall choice, signed for $6.1 million with the Phillies. In five years with the bonus-pool rules, the largest amount awarded to any top selection was the $6.5 million the D-backs gave Dansby Swanson in 2015.

If a player selected 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 a penalty.

A team that outspends its pool by 0-5 percent pays a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for exceeding their pool by more than five 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 five years with these rules, clubs have surpassed their pool a total of 74 times, but never by more than 5 percent. Twenty-three of the 30 teams outspent their pool last year.

Here are the bonus pools for all 30 clubs:

Twins: $14,156,800
Reds: $13,658,400
Rays: $12,528,100
Padres: $11,839,000
A's: $11,407,500
Brewers: $10,447,700
Pirates: $10,135,900
D-backs: $9,905,900
Braves: $9,881,200
Marlins: $9,375,500
Astros: $9,039,600
Phillies: $8,729,100
Blue Jays: $8,231,000
Angels: $8,212,800
Royals: $8,076,900
White Sox: $7,921,400
Rangers: $7,626,600
Cubs: $7,454,900
Yankees: $6,912,800
Orioles: $6,846,700
Mariners: $6,737,300
Tigers: $6,520,100
Giants: $6,363,600
Mets: $6,212,500
Dodgers: $5,794,200
Red Sox: $5,667,100
Nationals: $5,503,500
Rockies: $4,615,700
Indians: $3,829,000
Cardinals: $2,176,000

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

First Round
1. Twins: $7,770,700
2. Reds: $7,193,200
3. Padres: $6,668,100
4. Rays: $6,153,600
5. Braves: $5,707,300
6. A's: $5,303,000
7. D-backs: $5,016,300
8. Phillies: $4,780,400
9. Brewers: $4,570,000
10. Angels: $4,376,800
11. White Sox: $4,199,200
12. Pirates: $4,032,000
13. Marlins: $3,875,800
14. Royals: $3,727,600
15. Astros: $3,588,200
16. Yankees: $3,458,600
17. Mariners: $3,333,200
18. Tigers: $3,214,600
19. Giants: $3,101,700
20. Mets: $2,994,500
21. Orioles: $2,892,400
22. Blue Jays: $2,795,200
23. Dodgers: $2,702,700
24. Red Sox: $2,614,500
25. Nationals: $2,530,400
26. Rangers: $2,450,100
27. Cubs: $2,373,300
28. Blue Jays: $2,302,900
29. Rangers: $2,238,900
30. Cubs: $2,184,300

Competitive Balance Round A
31. Rays: $2,134,900
32. Reds: $2,084,400
33. A's: $2,033,500
34. Brewers: $1,983,600
35. Twins: $1,935,300
36. Marlins: $1,888,800

Second Round
37. Twins: $1,846,100
38. Reds: $1,802,800
39. Padres: $1,760,700
40. Rays: $1,714,500
41. Braves: $1,674,600
42. Pirates: $1,635,500
43. A's: $1,597,300
44. D-backs: $1,560,100
45. Phillies: $1,523,800
46. Brewers: $1,493,500
47. Angels: $1,459,200
48. Rockies: $1,425,400
49. White Sox: $1,392,200
50. Pirates: $1,357,300
51. Marlins: $1,326,800
52. Royals: $1,295,700
53. Astros: $1,265,500
54. Yankees: $1,236,000
55. Mariners: $1,206,900
56. Astros: $1,178,600
57. Tigers: $1,148,400
58. Giants: $1,121,300
59. Mets: $1,094,700
60. Orioles: $1,068,700
61. Blue Jays: $1,043,200
62. Dodgers: $1,018,200
63. Red Sox: $993,900
64. Indians: $969,900
65. Nationals: $946,500
66. Rangers: $926,500
67. Cubs: $901,900

Competitive Balance Round B
68. D-backs: $880,100
69. Padres: $858,600
70. Rockies: $837,300
71. Indians: $816,500
72. Pirates: $804,000
73. Royals: $791,700
74. Orioles: $779,500
75. Astros: $767,400

Third Round
76. Twins: $755,500
77. Reds: $743,900
78. Padres: $732,200
79. Rays: $720,600
80. Braves: $709,000
81. A's: $697,500
82. D-backs: $687,200
83. Phillies: $676,900
84. Brewers: $666,600
85. Angels: $656,300
86. Rockies: $646,100
87. White Sox: $636,500
88. Pirates: $626,600
89. Marlins: $616,800
90. Royals: $607,300
91. Astros: $597,800
92. Yankees: $588,700
93. Mariners: $579,800
94. Cardinals: $570,900
95. Tigers: $564,000
96. Giants: $558,500
97. Mets: $553,200
98. Orioles: $547,700
99. Blue Jays: $542,400
100. Dodgers: $537,100
101. Red Sox: $532,800
102. Indians: $527,600
103. Nationals: $522,300
104. Rangers: $517,100
105. Cubs: $511,900

Fourth Round
106. Twins: $507,000
107. Reds: $501,900
108. Padres: $497,000
109. Rays: $492200
110. Braves: $487,400
111. A's: $482,600
112. D-backs: $477,800
113. Phillies: $473,200
114. Brewers: $468,600
115. Angels: $463,900
116. Rockies: $459,400
117. White Sox: $454,900
118. Pirates: $450,500
119. Marlins: $446,000
120. Royals: $441,700
121. Astros: $437,400
122. Yankees: $433,100
123. Mariners: $428,900
124. Cardinals: $424,800
125. Tigers: $420,700
126. Giants: $417,200
127. Mets: $413,100
128. Orioles: $409,000
129. Blue Jays: $405,100
130. Dodgers: $401,000
131. Red Sox: $397,800
132. Indians: $393,900
133. Nationals: $390,000
134. Rangers: $386,100
135. Cubs: $382,300

Fifth Round
136. Twins: $378,700
137. Reds: $374,900
138. Padres: $371,200
139. Rays: $367,500
140. Braves: $364,100
141. A's: $360,500
142. D-backs: $356,900
143. Phillies: $353,400
144. Brewers: $349,900
145. Angels: $346,500
146. Rockies: $343,100
147. White Sox: $339,800
148. Pirates: $336,500
149. Marlins: $333,100
150. Royals: $329,800
151. Astros: $326,600
152. Yankees: $323,400
153. Mariners: $320,300
154. Cardinals: $317,100
155. Tigers: $313,900
156. Giants: $310,800
157. Mets: $307,800
158. Orioles: $304,800
159. Blue Jays: $302,100
160. Dodgers: $299,300
161. Red Sox: $296,500
162. Indians: $293,800
163. Nationals: $291,200
164. Rangers: $288,500
165. Cubs: $285,800

Sixth Round
166. Twins: $283,300
167. Reds: $280,900
168. Padres: $278,500
169. Rays: $276,100
170. Braves: $273,700
171. A's: $271,300
172. D-backs: $269,100
173. Phillies: $266,800
174. Brewers: $264,500
175. Angels: $262,400
176. Rockies: $260,200
177. White Sox: $258,100
178. Pirates: $255,900
179. Marlins: $253,800
180. Royals: $251,700
181. Astros: $249,600
182. Yankees: $247,600
183. Mariners: $245,600
184. Cardinals: $243,500
185. Tigers: $241,600
186. Giants: $239,600
187. Mets: $237,600
188. Orioles: $235,700
189. Blue Jays: $233,900
190. Dodgers: $231,900
191. Red Sox: $230,000
192. Indians: $228,000
193. Nationals: $226,100
194. Rangers: $224,400
195. Cubs: $222,600

Seventh Round
196. Twins: $220,700
197. Reds: $218,800
198. Padres: $217,100
199. Rays: $215,200
200. Braves: $213,400
201. A's: $212,100
202. D-backs: $210,300
203. Phillies: $208,500
204. Brewers: $206,800
205. Angels: $205,100
206. Rockies: $203,400
207. White Sox: $201,700
208. Pirates: $200,000
209. Marlins: $198,500
210. Royals: $196,900
211. Astros: $195,300
212. Yankees: $193,700
213. Mariners: $192,200
214. Cardinals: $190,700
215. Tigers: $189,100
216. Giants: $187,800
217. Mets: $186,200
218. Orioles: $184,800
219. Blue Jays: $183,300
220. Dodgers: $182,200
221. Red Sox: $180,700
222. Indians: $179,500
223. Nationals: $178,100
224. Rangers: $176,800
225. Cubs: $175,500

Eighth Round
226. Twins: $174,400
227. Reds: $173,300
228. Padres: $172,000
229. Rays: $170,600
230. Braves: $169,600
231. A's: $168,300
232. D-backs: $167,300
233. Phillies: $166,000
234. Brewers: $164,900
235. Angels: $163,800
236. Rockies: $162,800
237. White Sox: $161,600
238. Pirates: $160,700
239. Marlins: $159,700
240. Royals: $158,900
241. Astros: $158,100
242. Yankees: $157,200
243. Mariners: $156,500
244. Cardinals: $155,600
245. Tigers: $154,900
246. Giants: $154,200
247. Mets: $153,400
248. Orioles: $152,700
249. Blue Jays: $152,100
250. Dodgers: $151,400
251. Red Sox: $150,900
252. Indians: $150,200
253. Nationals: $149,600
254. Rangers: $149,100
255. Cubs: $148,500

Ninth Round
256. Twins: $148,000
257. Reds: $147,400
258. Padres: $147,000
259. Rays: $146,500
260. Braves: $146,000
261. A's: $145,500
262. D-backs: $145,100
263. Phillies: $144,600
264. Brewers: $144,200
265. Angels: $143,900
266. Rockies: $143,400
267. White Sox: $143,000
268. Pirates: $142,700
269. Marlins: $142,300
270. Royals: $141,900
271. Astros: $141,600
272. Yankees: $141,200
273. Mariners: $140,900
274. Cardinals: $140,600
275. Tigers: $140,300
276. Giants: $140,000
277. Mets: $139,700
278. Orioles: $139,300
279. Blue Jays: $139,000
280. Dodgers: $138,800
281. Red Sox: $138,600
282. Indians: $138,300
283. Nationals: $138,000
284. Rangers: $137,800
285. Cubs: $137,500

10th Round
286. Twins: $137,100
287. Reds: $136,900
288. Padres: $136,600
289. Rays: $136,400
290. Braves: $136,100
291. A's: $135,900
292. D-backs: $135,700
293. Phillies: $135,500
294. Brewers: $135,100
295. Angels: $134,900
296. Rockies: $134,600
297. White Sox: $134,400
298. Pirates: $134,200
299. Marlins: $133,900
300. Royals: $133,700
301. Astros: $133,500
302. Yankees: $133,300
303. Mariners: $133,000
304. Cardinals: $132,800
305. Tigers: $132,600
306. Giants: $132,500
307. Mets: $132,300
308. Orioles: $132,100
309. Blue Jays: $131,800
310. Dodgers: $131,600
311. Red Sox: $131,400
312. Indians: $131,300
313. Nationals: $131,300
314. Rangers: $131,300
315. Cubs: $131,300

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