Baseball America released the upcoming 2017 MLB Draft pools. The Chicago White Sox, who have the 11th pick in the first round, have a total pool of $7,543,600. That is a significant decrease from last year when they had $9,416,600 to spend on picks thanks to additional draft pick they earned when Jeff Samardzija signed with the San Francisco Giants.
In 2016, the Philadelphia Phillies had $9 million in bonus pool with the first pick. In this upcoming June, the Minnesota Twins will only have $7.4 million when they select the first player thanks to changes in the CBA. They lead all teams in total bonus pool money with $13,481,500.
Here are the bonus slot values for each White Sox pick:
1st Round: $3,998,900
2nd Round: $1,284,500
3rd Round: $606,100
4th Round: $433,200
5th Round: $323,600
6th Round: $245,800
7th Round: $192,100
8th Round: $153,900
9th Round: $136,200
10th Round: $128,000
Here is how the American League Central stacks up for total bonus pool money:
- Minnesota Twins: $13,481,500
- Kansas City Royals: $7,691,500
- Chicago White Sox: $7,543,600
- Detroit Tigers: $6,209,000
- Cleveland Indians: $3,646,100
The 2017 MLB Draft will begin on Monday, June 12th.