Originally Posted by MikeS21
The whole idea of a "slot" has to be one of the most idiotic ideas anyone has come up with. Virtually every team had to go above slot in order to get their picks signed. And it seems as if the Reds, especially, had to go over slot to sign most of their picks. What's the point of a slot?
The Reds generally went over slot becuase players fell below where they would have been drafted except for signability issues.
Going over slot generally is a good thing, as it means you are getting better talent than the actual draft position.