The deadline for Major League Baseball teams to sign their draft picks came and went last night with all the drama of a film adaptation to a novel you’ve already read. We all knew the probable outcome that the vast majority of picks would end up agreeing to signing bonuses with their teams, but there were still a few minor surprises as the final hour before the deadline began with 22 of the 33 first round picks still unsigned.

Of the first 60 picks of the draft, only Tyler Beede, selected 21st overall by the Toronto Blue Jays, and Brett Austin, selected 54th overall by the San Diego Padres, did not agree to a signing bonus with the team that drafted them.

Once again, despite Major League Baseball’s best efforts to limit the money being spent on draft picks, several records were broken during the signing period:

  • Six bonuses of $5 million or more were handed out (Gerrit Cole (#1, Pirates), Danny Hultzen (#2, Marlins), Bubba Starling (#5, Royals), Anthony Rendon (#6, Nationals) and Archie Bradley (#7, Diamondbacks) and Josh Bell (#61, Pirates));
  • The Pirates signed top pick Gerrit Cole for the largest straight bonus in draft history;
  • The $7.5 million given to Bubba Starling by the Kansas City Royals is the highest bonus ever for a high schooler and a position player;
  • The $5 million spent on Josh Bell by Pittsburgh broke the record for a bonus given to a player outside the first round; and
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates broke the record for bonus spending by one team in a single draft with their signing of Cole and and Bell alone.

Here’s a listing of the top 60 picks and other players that were signed for $1 million or more.

First And Supplemental Round

  1. Pittsburgh Pirates – Gerrit Cole – $8 million
  2. Seattle Mariners – Danny Hultzen – Five-year, $8.5 million MLB deal
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks – Trevor Bauer – Four-year, $7 million MLB deal
  4. Baltimore Orioles – Dylan Bundy – Five-year, $6.225 million MLB deal
  5. Kansas City Royals – Bubba Starling – $7.5 million
  6. Washington Nationals – Anthony Rendon -  Four-year, $7.2 million MLB deal
  7. Arizona Diamondbacks – Archie Bradley – $5 million
  8. Cleveland Indians – Francisco Lindor – $2.9 million
  9. Chicago Cubs – Javier Baez – $2.625 million
  10. Padres – Cory Spangenberg -  $1.86 million
  11. Houston Astros – George Springer – $2.525 million
  12. Milwaukee Brewers – Taylor Jungmann – $2.525 million
  13. New York Mets – Brandon Nimmo – $2.1 million
  14. Florida Marlins – Jose Fernandez – $2 million
  15. Milwaukee Brewers – Jed Bradley – $2 million
  16. Los Angeles Dodgers – Chris Reed – $1.589 million
  17. Los Angeles Angels – C.J. Cron – $1.467 million
  18. Oakland Athletics – Sonny Gray – $1.54 million
  19. Boston Red Sox – Matt Barnes – $1.5 million
  20. Colorado Rockies – Tyler Anderson – $1.4 million
  21. Toronto Blue Jays – Tyler Beede – Did Not Sign
  22. St. Louis Cardinals – Kolten Wong – $1.3 million
  23. Washington Nationals – Alex Meyer – $2 million
  24. Tampa Bay Rays – Taylor Guerrieri – $1.6 million
  25. San Diego Padres – Joe Ross – $2.75 million
  26. Boston Red Sox – Blake Swihart – $2.5 million
  27. Cincinnati Reds – Robert Stephenson – $2 million
  28. Atlanta Braves – Sean Gilmartin – $1.13 million
  29. San Francisco Giants – Joe Panik – $1.116 million
  30. Minnesota Twins – Levi Michael – $1.175 million
  31. Tampa Bay Rays – Mikie Mahtook – $1.15 million
  32. Tampa Bay Rays – Jake Hager – $0.963 million
  33. Texas Rangers – Kevin Matthews – $0.936 million
  34. Washington Nationals – Brian Goodwin – $3 million
  35. Toronto Blue Jays – Jacob Anderson – $0.99 million
  36. Boston Red Sox – Henry Owens – $1.55 million
  37. Texas Rangers – Zach Cone – $0.873 million
  38. Tampa Bay Rays – Brandon Martin – $0.86 million
  39. Philadelphia Phillies – Larry Greene – $1 million
  40. Boston Red Sox – Jackie Bradley Jr. – $1.1 million
  41. Tampa Bay Rays – Tyler Goeddel – $1.5 million
  42. Tampa Bay Rays – Jeff Ames – $0.65 million
  43. Arizona Diamondbacks – Andrew Chafin – $0.875 million
  44. New York Mets – Michael Fulmer – $0.9375 million
  45. Colorado Rockies – Trevor Story – $0.915 million
  46. Toronto Blue Jays – Joe Musgrove – $0.5 million
  47. Chicago White Sox – Keenyn Walker – $0.795 million
  48. San Diego Padres – Michael Kelly – $0.718 million
  49. San Francisco Giants – Kyle Crick – $0.9 million
  50. Minnesota Twins – Travis Harrison – $1.05 million
  51. New York Yankees – Dante Bichette Jr. – $0.75 million
  52. Tampa Bay Rays – Blake Snell – $0.684 million
  53. Toronto Blue Jays – Dwight Smith Jr. – $0.8 million
  54. San Diego Padres – Brett Austin – Did Not Sign
  55. Minnesota Twins – Hudson Boyd – $1 million
  56. Tampa Bay Rays – Kes Carter – $0.625 million
  57. Toronto Blue Jays – Kevin Comer – $1.65 million
  58. San Diego Padres – Jace Peterson – $0.6246 million
  59. Tampa Bay Rays – Grayson Garvin – $0.37 million
  60. Tampa Bay Rays – James Harris Jr. – $0.49 million

Other notable signings:

  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Josh Bell – $5 million
  • Washington Nationals – Matt Purke – Four-year, $4.4 million MLB deal
  • San Diego Padres – Austin Hedges – $3 million
  • Chicago Cubs – Dillon Maples – $2.5 million
  • Toronto Blue Jays – Daniel Norris – $2 million
  • Cleveland Indians – Dillon Howard – $1.85 million
  • Chicago Cubs – Dan Vogelbach – $1.6 million
  • Baltimore Orioles – Nicky Delmonico – $1.525 million
  • Kansas City Royals – Bryan Brickhouse – $1.5 million
  • St. Louis Cardinals – Charlie Tilson – $1.275 million
  • Chicago Cubs – Shawon Dunston Jr. – $1.275 million
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – Clay Holmes – $1.2 million
  • New York Yankees – Greg Bird – $1.1 million
  • San Francisco Giants – Andrew Susac – $1.1 million
  • Cincinnati Reds – Amir Garrett – $1 million

MLB Trade Rumors has collected a list of additional over slot signings in both the American League and National League.

And The Rest

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