Monday, February 20, 2012

The Astros can spend $11,177,700 on their first ten picks rounds

Baseball America has a table up listing how much each team is allotted for the 2012 June draft.

The Astros are allowed to spend $11,177,700 on Rounds 1-10.

As BA explains:
Any team that exceeds its bonus pool by 0-5 percent must pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. The penalties escalate, with a 75 percent tax and the loss of a first-round pick for a 5-10 percent overage; a 100 percent tax and the loss of first- and second-rounders for a 10-15 percent overage; and a 100 percent tax and the loss of two first-rounders for an overage of 15 percent or more.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

If it's Rounds 1-10, wouldn't that be the Astros' first 11 picks since they have a supplemental round pick?

Astros County said...

Fixed.

AstroBrit said...

That's it we're fucked

Hal Jordan said...

Jim Callis said a couple weeks ago that the Astros had about $7.2 million for their first pick so that would leave them about $4 million for picks 2-11(Rds Supp.-10).

Reuben said...

I'm really curious to see how this is gonna play out with the high picks, esp. the Boras guys. "Sorry, Scott, this is as high as we can go, we'll lose our 1st-round pick next year if we go over this". "Oh, so you don't think my client is worth losing one little draft pick over? No deal!"

Anonymous said...

Does anbody know if limit amount changes based on number of picks? As in, what if astros only had 10 picks? Would it be the same amount?

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