4/2 Draft day

According to Baseball America, the Cubs will have $10,556,500 in their bonus pool for the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The Cubs have the second overall pick. The Astros, who have the No. 1 overall pick, have the largest bonus pool at $11,698,800.

The bonus pools cover the top 10 rounds and any bonus money paid in excess of $100,000 to players selected in rounds 11-40. If a player doesn’t sign in the first 10 rounds, his assigned value is removed from the team’s pool total. A team that exceeds its bonus pool by zero to 5 percent must pay a 75 percent tax on the overage.


What are Petrey Dish’s thoughts on this matter? Inquiring minds want to know.

I want Petrey Dish. Where are you?


my thoughts? well as great as it is to have the 2nd most to spend in this draft I would rather have the least amount to spend…. bc that would mean the cubs had a great previous season… here’s to hoping this draft gets us closer to that point

Good comeback there Petrey. lol This is just the 2nd year of rebuilding from the bottom up. That #2 Draft Pick looks great to me and very happy the Cubs have it.

and if you are asking my opinion on who I want with the #2 pick…. right now is Mark Appel from Stanford…. SP that should be a good quality starter… not an ACE…. but a safe bet at the top of the draft… should move VERY quickly through the system…. but is going to take a good chunk, big chunk of money to do so. Other than that I don’t know if I want any of the other pitchers at the top of the draft… position players are the safer bet (quoted from Theo in a recent article)….

I like the way they went last year, the best player available. I am hoping they really find a catching prospect, knowing there is that many. Pitchers hurt their arm so much and top draft picks through the years, never even made to the ML for that reason. I would not take a pitcher with a #2 pick. Hoping they can find that rare 5 tool player.

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