Originally Posted by Shaknb8k
I just picked up the Baseball America Prospect Handbook and in the back of the book it list the signing bonus' for the '06 and '05 drafts for the top 100 picks. That got me thinking about how much we are looking at for the '07 draft in signing bonus'.
Right now the Reds have picks 15, 37, 52, 104.
So pretty much the Reds are going to have to up the budget for the draft this year or go cheap. Do teams typically set the budget around the draft picks or do they set a budget and then draft players that fit into that?
Perhaps I am mistaken, but the Reds should also have their regular second round pick, which should be around number 78. The publications list the additional or changed picks, but don't always list the regular picks after the first round.
So I think the Reds have 5 picks through number 103 (which is the third round choice).
If they spend the money to sign these five selections and use them wisely, it should be a big boost to the system. I hope they do.