What Compensation Picks Will the Pirates Receive?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are projected to receive as many as two free agent compensation picks in the 2012 draft. They received one for losing Ryan Doumit to the Minnesota Twins, and are likely to receive another pick once Derrek Lee signs with another team. It’s impossible to know the exact location of the picks at this point. There are still some un-signed free agents who could change the draft order. However, we’re close...

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Pirates 2012 Draft Pool Still Unknown

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has another update on the draft bonus pools, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a draft bonus pool of $9,270,800 in 2012.  The Pirates already have one compensation pick for losing Ryan Doumit, and could get another one for Derrek Lee.  It’s unknown if the bonus amount Mayo listed includes the slot price for the Doumit pick and the potential slot price for Lee’s pick.  That would be very...

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More Draft News

Jim Callis has some more draft details at Baseball America: -The draft has been reduced from 50 to 40 rounds. Most of the 41-50 picks are used on organizational players, or go towards prep players who aren’t willing to sign. -Any attempt to circumvent the draft cap is “expressly prohibited”.  That ends any chance of signing a player to an under-the-table deal which would pay the player more after the draft. -Callis...

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Draft Bonus Pool Updates

Jim Callis of Baseball America has two updates on the Draft Bonus Pools for the MLB draft under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Callis first reports that the bonus pool for the top ten rounds is closer to $180 M than the $200 M that was originally reported.  He also added that if you don’t sign a pick, you lose his cap value.  That means if you don’t sign your first round pick, you can’t use his funds to go...

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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...

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Potential Draft Bonus and Compensation Changes

Buster Olney provided several updates on the possible changes that could take place under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which Olney reports is “on the ten-yard line”. -The big issue has been the owners’ demands for hard slotting.  One solution involves bonuses for the top ten rounds.  Teams would have a ceiling based on the slot prices for the first ten rounds of the draft. This wouldn’t restrict a...

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