Baseball America has the price tags for the first ten rounds of this June's amateur draft. So let's see what it looks like for the Astros, shall we?
Add all this up and you get the Astros' bonus pool, the largest of all 30 teams, at $11,698,800.
Just a reminder, if the Astros don't sign one of their first ten picks, the assigned value for each pick is deducted from their bonus pool. If they sign any player after the 10th Round for more than $100,000, it counts against their bonus pool.
*If the Astros exceed their bonus pool by anything from 0-5% ($1-$584,940), they have to pay a 75% tax on the amount by which they go over.
*If the Astros exceed their bonus pool by 5-10% ($584,941-$1,169,880), there's a 75% tax and the loss of a 2014 1st Round pick.
*If the Astros exceed their bonus pool by 10-15% ($1,169,881-$1,754,820), there's a 100% tax and the loss of a 2014 1st AND 2nd Round pick.
*Going over by more than 15% ($1,754,821) results in a 100% tax and the loss of a 2014 AND 2015 1st Round pick.