Monday, August 23, 2010

Astros spend right at slot

Baseball America's Jim Callis has the breakdown of where teams spent their money in the draft, and compared it to the overall slot recommendations.

The results?

The Astros spent the 11th-highest amount of money on the first ten rounds of the draft (12 picks) at $6,513,530. What was the slot recommendation for their picks? $6,528,900. So the Astros went under slot by $15,370.

19 teams went over slot proving, once again, just how effective the slot recommendations are. /sarcasm.

The Dodgers went over slot by 224%, thanks largely to Zach Lee's last-minute signing.