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  1. “Is Wiseman worth a well-above slot offer if the Cubs can find a way to be creative?”

    How can the Cubs be creative after the 10th Round? I believe no player signed after the 10th can be offered more than a $100,000 bonus. Is that incorrect?

    Comment by AJ — June 6, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

  2. Vandy doesn’t offer a business major.

    Comment by VandyGrad — June 6, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

  3. Anything more than 100k counts against the team’s bonus pool

    Comment by Aaron — June 6, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

  4. Sounds like the Red Sox should have taken a flier on the kid in the 20th round or so…seems like he’s a fan, and who knows, maybe he let’s his “dream job” influence his decision.

    Comment by Steve — June 6, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

  5. More of the Fangraphs agenda on the new CBA’s effects on the draft.

    “Last year, nine players selected between rounds two and four were individually given $1 million or more in bonuses, and 19 second-round picks received over-slot money.”

    We don’t even know yet how these numbers will compare to this year’s draft class. It’s like you guys just want to ignore the fact that slot money is roughly 50% higher this year than it was last year. The slot amount for the first pick in the second round is $844,100. 8 teams have at least $750,000. 13 teams have at least $700,000. With the ability to go allotment by 5%, plus the ability to save money later in the draft to use on these picks, it is entirely possible that we see a similar number of prospects in the second round get 1+ MM this year as they did last year.

    It also isn’t new for prospects like Wiseman to fall a long way in the draft if front office’s don’t feel he’s worth his asking price. Look no further than Anthony Rendon, who fell to the 27th round coming out of high school because of his strong commitment to Rice that teams didn’t think is worthwhile to try and buy him out of.

    Comment by Nitram Odarp — June 6, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

  6. Man Vandy is going to be loaded with draftable talent next year

    Comment by Good to be gold — June 6, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

  7. “How can the Cubs be creative after the 10th Round? I believe no player signed after the 10th can be offered more than a $100,000 bonus.”

    I’m not an expert on MLB regulations, but I have to believe there are ways of compensating a player beyond his signing bonus. Cattle and a promise of the owner’s daughter’s hand might be examples.

    Comment by David Laurila — June 6, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

  8. This is really interesting. You’d think that a guy with his academic background would know that. It doesn’t mean he’s not going to Vandy but it does lead one to wonder if he’s bluffing. He could still go to Vandy of course and major in something else but it leads me to believe that his preference is to sign & he’s using his commitment to leverage a better offer. Perhaps telling people he wanted to major in engineering would have been a better business decision.

    Comment by chuckb — June 7, 2012 @ 10:55 am

  9. You really need to relax and let it go. We get it. You love the new CBA. You’ve made your point clearly again and again and again.

    Comment by chuckb — June 7, 2012 @ 10:57 am

  10. You’re welcome to skip my comments. It’s not that I love the new system, I’m just sick of the clear agenda in every single article on Fangraphs about the draft. They can’t even wait until people sign so we can see the actual results of the new system. Do you not see any problem in that?

    Comment by Nitram Odarp — June 7, 2012 @ 11:06 am

  11. Yes, we get it, you are frustrated with Fangraphs coverage with the CBA. They don’t like it, you do. Please stop commenting with your obnoxious intro, “More of the Fangraphs agenda on the new CBA’s effects on the draft. ” It sounds very condescending, and adds nothing to the conversation. Your post is well written and well reasoned, but your tone greatly detracts from your message. Sorry to jump all over you.

    Comment by TFINY — June 7, 2012 @ 11:06 am

  12. I guess I could go about it in a more productive way, but I just think the FG coverage of the draft so far has been embarrassingly one sided and considering the comments Dave made when the rule changes was announced it is completely expected. I simply don’t understand why they can’t wait for the signing period to play out before making judgments.

    Comment by Nitram Odarp — June 7, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

  13. Not true. Not true at all.

    Comment by Dore fan — June 10, 2012 @ 1:45 am

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