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
  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

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

    • Gonzo

      Comment of the day, gentlemen.

    • gageagainstthemachine

      And then they had to go and ruin the Indiana Jones franchise by adding aliens and crystal skulls…

      • jjyank

        I don’t wanna talk about it!

        • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

          But, but, but….Shia Lebouf!

          • jsbrendog

            if only harrison ford had alec baldwin’d lebouf bac then

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Add about another $800K for being allowed to be 10% over, and you have an outstanding budget.

    • trr

      Tough, but fair-
      Cuso for GM!

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      I should pull a Constanza and disappear for the rest of the season by leaving on a high note.

      • Pat D

        I anoint you king of the references for the day.

  • YankeeUnderground

    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.

    • jjyank

      *sigh*

      You’re really not going away, are you?

      • Dan Gold

        I’m here too, weak sauce

        • jjyank

          Of course you are. I’d expect the president of my fan club to be nowhere else.

          • Pat D

            He used to be president of mine. Then you stole him from me, you filthy little hobbitses.

            • jjyank

              You can have him back. He’s a creepy little fucker.

              Seriously, who does this? He literally never comments about anything baseball related, he just lays in wait to say something weird about one of the regulars. At least the dalelamas and and stuart a’s of the world mention baseball in their posts. Although dalelama has gotten increasingly infatuated with a fictional version of my love life, which is also pretty weird.

              • Pat D

                Unfortunately, I’m not really ready for that type of commitment right now.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You tasted his sauce?

    • LK

      Karma really bit them in the ass in 2009 over the new stadium, huh?

    • jsbrendog

      soooo, you’re a mets fan?

      poor bastard

    • trr

      I like the cut of your jib!

    • Bob Buttons

      You know, Ruth is probably one of the farthest things from Hercules.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)
      • Cool Lester Smooth

        Sacrilege!

        I have it on good authority that the Babe is less than a god, but more than a man.

        Like Hercules or something.

    • Pat D

      Are you one of those single-issue voters?

      • Brian Cashman Alternate

        They really need to nail their first five picks. Then use next 7 picks to sign seniors and use the left over money to TRY to sign high upside picks in the later round

  • Wayne

    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.