On Tuesday, assigned pick values for the entire first ten rounds of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft were released by Baseball America. Earlier, the St. Louis Cardinals’ total of just over $6.9 million had been revealed, placing them 11th of the 30 organizations in terms of total budget. Now, the details of how that total was developed by individual pick are known.
The Cardinals’ first player this June will be taken 19th overall, the exact same spot at which they chose Michael Wacha in 2012. That pick is valued at $2,055,800 this year, which is over $150,000 higher than the value of the number 19 pick last year. St. Louis’ other first-round selection is the compensation pick received for the free agent loss of Kyle Lohse. The 28th overall spot is valued at $1,785,300.
Here is the Cardinals’ complete list:
|Round||Overall #||Pick value||Notes|
In part due to compensation picks coming and going, team totals vary widely. Houston has the most to spend at $11,698,800 for 10 players, while Washington has just $2,737,200 for nine. Penalties for clubs that exceed their bonus pools can be financial and even loss of picks.