Monday, January 4, 2010

Want to see some signing bonuses?

In a post that makes me question my very existence and reason for pursuing what I feel to be a meaningful existence, I decided to do some looking on signing bonuses for draft picks. Let's organize this based on signing bonus:




































NameYearRound-PickBonus
Castro20081-10$2.07m
Bogusevic20051-24$1.375m
Mier20091-21$1.358m
Berkman19971-16$1m
Lyles20081-38$930K
Austin20082-56$715K
Seaton20083-109$700K
Pence20042-64$575K
Bushue20092-69$530K
Dydalewicz20088-242$425K
Nash20093-100$330,300
Bourn20034-115$299K
Manzella20053-89$289K
Meyer20093-111$274,500
Steele20084-122$267K
Johnson20064-129$242,500
J. Flores20054-134$217,500
Hyatt20094-131$200K
Duncan20085-152$185K
Wikoff20095-161$154K
E. Hernandez20096-191$150K
Keuchel20097-221$150K
Walker20098-251$150K
Shuck20086-182$150K
Gaston20087-212$150K
Cruz20089-272$150K
Holloway200810-302$150K
Norris20066-189$140K
Wright20037-211$120K
E. Castro200910-311$105K
Englebrook20048-244$35K
Orloff20099-281$25K

2 comments:

OremLK said...

Blech. Painful when you realize that all these signing bonuses combined are less than the Nats paid Strasburg by himself. Spend more money on the draft, Drayton, and screw Selig's guidelines.

The Constable. said...

Ooh. That's a good point about Strasburg.

And let's remind ourselves what we're talking about here. Paying someone money to promise to play baseball for their organization.

I'm left handed. I should have practiced more. I'm suing my parents for not being overbearing Little League parents to recoup potential lost expenses.