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CurtOne

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #810 on: June 27, 2015, 12:03:27 pm »
The $2,000 bonus by Cubs to the VCU 10th rounder is the lowest top 10 rounds bonus paid to any player, so far.

Think Cubs had the honors last year too.

Dodgers have two guys at $2,500.

No other organization has had the temerity to go under $5,000.  Just Cubs and Dodgers.

Understand the way, way underslot strategy for signing the overslot guys etc. etc. etc. etc. but is it really necessary to squeeze the turnip on these poor schmucks to get them down from $5,000 to $2,000?  28 other organizations don't seem to be doing this.

Eventually, Theo is going to draft a guy 8th round who pays the Cubs $2,000 and Theo will argue Cubs get full underslot value + $2,000. 
Reminds me of Uecker's story.  "I signed for $5000.  But it took my dad almost the whole summer to raise the money."

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #811 on: June 27, 2015, 01:08:25 pm »
Baseball America had a story about seniors and the draft. The past 10 round guys typically get $5,000 or less

That would explain it, then. 

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« Reply #812 on: June 27, 2015, 08:14:51 pm »
8th rounder Morrison has signed for $30,000.

That leaves about $ 1,129,200 for Hudson.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #813 on: July 01, 2015, 10:50:25 pm »
Cubs sign Hudson for $1.1 million.

davep

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #814 on: July 01, 2015, 11:10:54 pm »
That is what they have left almost to the penny.

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« Reply #815 on: July 02, 2015, 01:58:04 am »
That is what they have left almost to the penny.

$29, 205 left.

Obviously, Dave must be a big tipper:  "here's a C-note kid. Have a nice day."

CurtOne

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #816 on: July 02, 2015, 06:50:46 am »
$29, 205 left.

Obviously, Dave must be a big tipper:  "here's a C-note kid. Have a nice day."
Must be talking about a different Dave than I know.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #817 on: July 02, 2015, 10:46:27 am »
No one knows how much Curt tips, since he has never picked up a tab.

CurtOne

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #818 on: July 02, 2015, 01:46:01 pm »
I picked up a tab once.  I was dating this girl 50 years ago and she wouldn't pick it up, so I had to.  The cars behind us were starting to honk.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #819 on: July 02, 2015, 01:49:39 pm »
I picked up a tab once.  I was dating this girl 50 years ago and she wouldn't pick it up, so I had to.

You probably shouldn't have been dating your little sister.

CurtOne

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #820 on: July 02, 2015, 01:54:15 pm »
We were in Arkansas at the time.  Give me a break.

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #821 on: July 02, 2015, 03:30:08 pm »
I picked up a tab once.  I was dating this girl 50 years ago and she wouldn't pick it up, so I had to.  The cars behind us were starting to honk.

Did she object to hiding in the trunk when you pulled into the drive-in?

AndyMacFAIL

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #822 on: July 03, 2015, 08:35:56 pm »

Here's the Baseball America article on how college seniors are treated in the MLB Draft:



Draft Proves To Be Gut-Punch For Seniors

June 20, 2015 by John Manuel

Everyone knows baseball is a business.

North Carolina State infielder Logan Ratledge discovered the full extent of it, however, particularly for a college senior going through the current draft system.

Seniors have always been considered budget-minded draft picks because they have no amateur leverage left; itís pro ball or nothing. But they have become essential commodities under the new draft rules, a way for teams to stretch their draft signing budgets. Signing a senior for $5,000 when his draft slot is valued at, say, $160,000, yields a savings of $155,000 that can be applied elsewhere. And the savings add up with more seniors.

A few clubs took this approach in 2012, the first draft held under the new rules. The process has been refined since then and many more clubs have adopted it, especially when they draft players considered tough signs higher in the draft.

Seniors know the system, but even if theyíve been drafted before, itís hard to be prepared for the process. Itís a process that sees the players simply as assets, and as a result, the players are often treated poorly.

Coming off a fall shoulder injury, Ratledge had controlled his controllables all spring. Two-thirds of the way through the season the 5-foot-11, 192-pounder moved over from second base to shortstop, defending capably and helping push the Wolfpack to a strong finish.

He finished the year batting .329/.431/.558 with 10 homers and 11 stolen bases, leading the team in all those categories.

read more:  http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/draft-proves-gut-punch-seniors/


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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #823 on: July 03, 2015, 08:53:27 pm »


Vanderbilt RHP Carson Fulmer, the overall #8 pick, signs with the White Sox for his full slot value of $3,470,600.  Of the top overall 13 picks, only #1 pick Vanderbilt SS Dansby Swanson (D-Backs) and #7 pick Arkansas OF Andrew Benintendi (Red Sox) haven't yet to sign with a MLB organization.  Five of those eleven signed players received full slot value. Six signed for less than their slot value. Not one of the eleven signed players received over slot value.


http://www.baseballamerica.com/draftdb/

« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 09:21:29 pm by AndyMacFAIL »

craig

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Re: 2015 MLB Draft
« Reply #824 on: July 03, 2015, 09:02:23 pm »
I think one possible benefit of the growing perception that seniors get paid really badly is that juniors may be more reluctant than ever to not sign.