Re: Rookie Salaries
In addition to the salary levels, most every player has built in one time bonuses for each level they move up. A-AA-AAA-MLB at a rather meager 1,000, 1,500, 1,500 dollars per level. If they have College eligibility, 1-4 years, they often have that built in to their contracts. The "Blue Sheet" that MLB sends and signs, details how this works. Because of the low graduation rate and the semester hours lost in transfers, many juniors still receive a couple more years of guaranteed College money. The College money is dependent on the costs at the College they were drafted from or the one they had signed a scholarship to. The players have up to 6 years after they leave baseball to use these set-aside funds. One thing I noticed, some clubs like the Yankees and others throw some money at HRs and complete games along with other achievements to the players that accomplish these proscribed feats. The Yankees and Angels give 100-300 dollars/ player each time they ring these bells. To my knowledge, the Reds do not have any in place incentives. I'll ask my son, but I thought that the Rookie league paid the same as A-Ball.
"Now having the full benefit of hindsight"