I can't say I know anything about any of the prospects in this draft, but hopefully AA can snag a big bat with one of the top picks. The Jays prospect pool is stacked but there isn't really that one plus slugger coming up through the ranks.
I wonder how the new rules are going to play out and how many top picks will end up unsigned?
So the Jays could draft someone at 17 that might have fallen and pay him an over-slot bonus, then take someone projected lower at 22 and pay him under-slot, there would be no penalty for that?
Any good links about how this new hard-slotting system works?
yeah, basically the slot is a combination of the slot cap for each pick signed, but the distribution of that money has no limits. For example, I believe the Jays first 3 picks are slotted at 2M/1.8M/1M respectively, but theoretically, they could pay that first pick 2.8M and then give the other two picks 1M each. However, if say the 2nd (1.8) pick did not sign, you would remove his slot from the total amount the team could spend.
I know that there are penalties for over-spending on your draftees, and that there are different levels of punishment depending on how much you go over the limit. What I'm not too sure on is what these punishments are and what the cutoff is for each individual punishment. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Cheers.