Apr
02

2013 Draft: Yankees get $7,957,400 in draft pool money

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Jim Callis of Baseball America has rounded up this year’s recommended slot bonuses and draft pool totals now that the draft order is finally final. The Astros lead the way with a $11.7M pool — the reward for having baseball’s worst record — while the Nationals get just $2.7M after losing their first rounder for signing Rafael Soriano. Overall, the slot values and draft pools rose more than 8% this year.

The Yankees will have $7,957,400 in draft pool money — the eighth most in baseball — to sign their 12 picks in the top ten rounds. They received supplemental first round picks for losing Soriano and Nick Swisher to free agency, giving them three of the top 33 picks. As I wrote over the weekend, the Yankees really need to nail those top three picks and add some fast-moving impact talent to the farm system. Is that easy? Hell no, but it’s imperative given the state and direction of the big league roster.

Categories : Asides, Draft

27 Comments»

  1. Cuso says:

    You must spend, but spend wisely, for as the real prospects bring eternal life, the false prospects bring death

  2. YankeeUnderground says:

    Bring some good fortune back to the team – Spend it on melting down Steinbrenner’s absurd monument, statues and bust, and build a statue of “Hercules in Pinstripes” – the one, the only, Babe Ruth. That will help make up for King George’s outrageously selfish plundering and destruction of The House That Ruth Built & Babe Ruth Memorial Field.

  3. Wayne says:

    Three guys i would target with first three picks Kyle Richter USC , Kent Emmanuel North Carolina , and J.D. Busfield from Valencia high school in California. All 3 should be our first three picks. They are all starting pitchers that could make our farm system the best in baseball and second and third round should be top position players.

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