There were 6 guys last year that signed for more that $3mil, Strasburg, Ackley, Tate all signed for more than $6mil, with Turner getting $5.5 and Matzek getting $3.9 from the Rockies. Wheeler got 3.3 from the Giants.

In 2008 seven guys got more than 3mil - Beckham, Alvarez, Hosmer & Posey all got around $6mil. Matsuz & Alonso got $4mil, and Smoak got 3.5.

My point being is these guys ask for the moon, knowing they'll probably get half that. Remember all the "Strasburg for $50 mil" talk last year. He got $15. Supposedly Posey wanted $8-10mil on draft day.