2013 First Year Player Draft Order and Bonus Pool Money

An article by posted on October 8, 2012

Stanford RHP Mark Appel will lead another MLB Draft Class in 2013.

The following is the draft order for the 2013 First Year Player Draft. Each team’s approximate bonus pool to sign its picks in the first 10 rounds is in parentheses and comes courtesy of Baseball America. Those numbers are based on the 2012 pick values, which will be adjusted upward to reflect the increase in MLB’s revenues this year. Bonus pool money will shift from one team to another every time a competitive-balance lottery pick is traded (those deals only can occur during the regular season) or a compensation free agent changes clubs.

2013 Draft Order and Bonus Pool

1. Astros ($10,880,000)
2. Cubs ($9,822,500)
3. Rockies ($9,490,700)
4. Twins ($7,700,700)
5. Indians ($7,693,000)
6. Marlins ($8,870,700)
7. Red Sox ($6,341,900)
8. Royals ($7,741,200)
9. *Pirates ($8,226,500)
10. Blue Jays ($5,941,300)
11. Mets ($6,487,300)
12. Mariners ($5,694,600)
13. Padres ($6,330,400)
14. Pirates (see above)
15. Diamondbacks ($6,766,200)
16. Phillies ($5,601,800)
17. Brewers ($5,660,200)
18. White Sox ($4,864,100)
19. Dodgers ($4,780,900)
20. Cardinals ($4,698,300)
21. Tigers ($6,035,500)
22. Angels ($4,584,300)
23. Rays ($4,525,900)
24. Orioles ($5,940,000)
25. Rangers ($4,419,900)
26. Athletics ($5,541,900)
27. Giants ($4,317,500)
28. Braves ($4,266,800)
29. Yankees ($4,216,300)
30. Reds ($5,596,600)
31. Nationals ($4,116,500)
*Compensation for failure to sign 2012 first-rounder Mark Appel.

During this year’s draft, the Mets’ Bonus Pool was $7,151,400 and they were allowed to spend $8,351,400 without incurring any penalties under the new CBA. The Mets spent $6,285,400 of their allotted pool money leaving a little over $2 million on the table. In accordance with the new rules, only $185,600 of that amount will carry over to the next draft and it is included in next year’s spending allotment reflected above.

New CBA changes to free agency take effect for this offseason.

If a team signs a Type A free agent and their first round pick is not protected, the pick is forfeited. It simply is wiped out and does not go to the team that lost the free agent as in years past. If their first round pick is protected, then their second round pick gets wiped out.

The first ten picks of the first round are protected. The Mets just missed having their pick protected after ranking eleventh for the upcoming draft. But it’s not like they were going to sign a Type A free agent anyway.

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