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MLB draft bonus pools announced

Major League Baseball has announced the draft bonus pools for each team, together with the accompanying slot amounts. The Pirates’ total pool is the 9th largest, at $9,994,000. The largest is Arizona, at a hefty $16,093,700. The Pirates have five of the first 95 picks, by virtue of a compensation pick for not signing Gunnar Hoglund last year, and a compensation round B pick. The slot values for each pick:

18 (round 1): $3,481,300
37 (Hoglund): $1,999,300
57 (round 2): $1,243,600
72 (comp B): $870,700
95 (round 3): $610,800

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