2013 MLB Draft Primer and Coverage Details


2013 MLB Draft Schedule

Rounds 1-2 will be streamed live on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network beginning with a preview show at 6:00 pm.

Rounds 3-10 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Friday, beginning with a preview show at 12:30 pm.

Rounds 11-40 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Saturday, starting at 1 pm.

To follow online, MLB.com’s coverage includes Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Prospects and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of Draft-eligible players.

Fans can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft on Twitter, and get into the Draft conversation by tagging tweets with #mlbdraft.

The Bonus Pool

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Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each team has an allotted bonus pool equal to the sum of the values of that club’s selections in the first 10 rounds of the Draft. The more picks a team has, and the earlier it picks, the larger the pool.

The signing bonuses for a team’s selections in the first 10 rounds, plus any bonus greater than $100,000 for a player taken after the 10th round, will apply toward the bonus-pool total.

Any team going up to five percent over its allotted pool will be taxed at a 75-percent rate on the overage. A team that overspends by 5-10 percent gets a 75-percent tax plus the loss of a first-round pick.

A team that goes 10-15 percent over its pool amount will be hit with a 100-percent penalty on the overage and the loss of a first- and second-round pick. Any overage of 15 percent or more gets a 100-percent tax plus the loss of first-round picks in the next two Drafts.

The Mets have a bonus pool of $6.99 million, which ranks 10th in baseball. Their top pick comes with a value of $2.84 million, roughly 40 percent of their total for the entire Draft.

The Mets have four picks in the first three rounds of the Draft, totaling $5.34 million of pool value.

Draft Order (Rounds 1 and 2)

First Round (Including compensatory picks)

1. Houston Astros
2. Chicago Cubs
3. Colorado Rockies
4. Minnesota Twins
5. Cleveland Indians
6. Miami Marlins
7. Boston Red Sox
8. Kansas City Royals
9. Pittsburgh Pirates
10. Toronto Blue Jays
11. New York Mets
12. Seattle Mariners
13. San Diego Padres
14. Pittsburgh Pirates
15. Arizona Diamondbacks
16. Philadelphia Phillies
17. Chicago White Sox
18. Los Angeles Dodgers
19. St. Louis Cardinals
20. Detroit Tigers
21. Tampa Bay Rays
22. Baltimore Orioles
23. Texas Rangers
24. Oakland Athletics
25. San Francisco Giants
26. New York Yankees
27. Cincinnati Reds
28. St. Louis Cardinals
29. Tampa Bay Rays
30. Texas Rangers
31. Atlanta Braves
32. New York Yankees
33. New York Yankees

Competitive Balance Round A

34. Kansas City Royals
35. Miami Marlins (from the Pirates)
36. Arizona Diamondbacks
37. Baltimore Orioles
38. Cincinnati Reds
39. Detroit Tigers (from the Marlins)

Second Round:

40. Houston Astros
41. Chicago Cubs
42. Colorado Rockies
43. Minnesota Twins
44. Miami Marlins
45. Boston Red Sox
46. Kansas City Royals
47. Toronto Blue Jays
48. New York Mets
49. Seattle Mariners
50. San Diego Padres
51. Pittsburgh Pirates
52. Arizona Diamondbacks
53. Philadelphia Phillies
54. Milwaukee Brewers
55. Chicago White Sox
56. Los Angeles Dodgers
57. St. Louis Cardinals
58. Detroit Tigers
59. Los Angeles Angels
60. Tampa Bay Rays
61. Baltimore Orioles
62. Texas Rangers
63. Oakland Athletics
64. San Francisco Giants
65. Atlanta Braves
66. New York Yankees
67. Cincinnati Reds
68. Washington Nationals

Competitive Balance Round B:

69. San Diego Padres
70. Colorado Rockies
71. Oakland A’s
72. Milwaukee Brewers
73. Miami Marlins (from the Tigers)

*** Mets have two selections in the third round, numbers 76 and 84 overall.

Recent Mets First Round Selections

2012 – Gavin Cecchini
2012 – Kevin Plawecki
2011 – Brandon Nimmo
2011 – Michael Fulmer
2010 – Matt Harvey
2009 – No first round pick
2008 – Ike Davis
2008 – Reese Havens
2008 – Bradley Holt
2007 – Eddie Kunz
2007 – Nathan Vineyard
2006 – No first round pick
2005 – Mike Pelfrey
2004 – Philip Humber
2003 – Lastings Milledge
2002 – Scott Kazmir
2001 – Aaron Heilman
2001 – David Wright

Mets Draft Notes

Andy Martino writes:

Considering the dearth of major-league ready prospects in their farm system, particularly position players, the Mets surprised many in baseball by making high school players their first-round draft selections in 2011 and 2012 (outfielder Brandon Nimmo and shortstop Gavin Cecchini, respectively).

According to a person with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking, the Mets were likely in the first two years of Sandy Alderson’s tenure to select high school players, because they considered the team several years away from contending.  Now, with the completion of what the source called a “four or five-year plan” drawing a bit closer, they are more inclined than before — though not totally determined — to choose a college player on Thursday who could contribute within a year or two.

Anthony DiComo writes:

Since taking over after the 2010 season, Paul DePodesta and general manager Sandy Alderson have leaned on the Draft and the trade market to infuse talent into the farm system. Specifically addressing up-the-middle areas of need, the Mets feel their system — which most experts now rank somewhere in the middle of the pack — no longer features any glaring weaknesses. Still, because pitching remains a relative strength, the Mets may look to supplement their arms with more potential impact position players.

Should the Mets decide to Draft a high school hitter in the first round for the third year in a row, plenty of possibilities await. A dream scenario could be one of the two standout Georgia outfielders, Austin Meadows or Clint Frazier, though both may be off the board by the time the Mets pick at No. 11. On the college side, infielder D.J. Peterson and outfielder Hunter Renfroe should also draw interest. Selecting a pitcher, always a possibility, could bring them face-to-face with right-handers Ryne Stanek of Arkansas or Chris Anderson of Jacksonville.

MMN and MMO Coverage

We will have Clayton Collier at MLB Network’s Draft Headquarters in New Jersey tonight, and we will provide you with live real-time coverage including quotes from the Mets selections, interviews (including one with Mets Draft Representative Darryl Strawberry), pictures and some video. Coverage will be mirrored both here and our new companion site MetsMinors.net.

Join me, Satish, Matt, Teddy, Clayton, and the rest of our MLB Draft team as we keep you covered all through the weekend.

Lets Go Mets!

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