Slot Value For Pirates 2012 First Round Pick

Jonathan Mayo has the slot values for the top ten picks in the first round of the 2012 draft under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The Pittsburgh Pirates pick eighth in the first round, and according to Mayo, they will have $2.9 M to spend on their pick.

The Pirates don’t have to spend the full amount.  They can also spend over that amount.  If they spend more than $2.9 M, the excess counts against their total slot pool, with penalties if they go more than 5% over the total slot bonus pool.  If they spend less than $2.9 M, they could use the remaining to go over-slot on later round picks.

Last year the number eight pick, Francisco Lindor, received exactly $2.9 M.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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