RD PLAYER, HS/COL/JC/CC DATE $ BONUS $ SLOT AFFILIATE 1 OF Josh Sale, HS 8/16 1,620,000 1,467,000 TBD 1 C Justin O'Conner, HS 6/10 1,025,000 972,000 GCL Rays S-1 OF Drew Vettleson, HS 8/16 845,000 802,800 TBD 2 RHP Jake Thompson, COL 6/16 555,000 555,000 Hudson Valley 2 IF Derek Dietrich, COL 6/11 457,200 457,200 Hudson Valley 3 IF Ryan Brett, HS 7/9 341,100 341,100 GCL Rays 4 RHP Austin Wood, JC ***DID NOT SIGN*** 5 RHP Ian Kendall, HS 7/17 250,000 154,800 GCL Rays 6 RHP Jesse Hahn, COL 8/15 525,000 Injured - TJS 7 OF Michael Lorenzen, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 8 RHP Merrill Kelly, COL 7/2 125,000 Hudson Valley 9 C Jake DePew, HS 8/11 460,000 GCL Rays 10 OF Deshun Dixon, HS 7/17 125,000 GCL Rays 11 1B Travis Flores, HS 8/2 155,000 GCL Rays 12 1B Phil Wunderlich, COL 6/22 Hudson Valley 13 2B Robby Price, COL 6/15 Hudson Valley 14 RHP Austin Hubbard, COL 6/17 Hudson Valley 15 LHP Brandon Henderson, HS 6/25 GCL Rays 16 RHP Nate Garcia, COL 6/15 Hudson Valley 17 RHP Cody Anderson, JC ***DID NOT SIGN*** 18 LHP Jimmy Patterson, COL 7/2 Hudson Valley 19 2B/OF Craige Lyerly, COL 6/10 Hudson Valley 20 LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, JC 6/26 Princeton 21 LHP Adam Liberatore, COL 6/14 Hudson Valley 22 C Matt Koch, COL ***DID NOT SIGN*** 23 1B Kevin Patterson, COL ***DID NOT SIGN*** 24 RHP Daniel Poncedeleon, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 25 LHP Matt Spann, HS 6/10 GCL Rays 26 LHP Justin Woodall, COL 8/20 TBD 27 OF Chris Winder, JC 6/17 Hudson Valley 28 SS Julio Espinoza, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 29 2B Scott Lawson, COL 6/22 Princeton 30 3B Nick Schwaner, COL 6/15 Hudson Valley 31 OF Kevin Kiermaier, JC 6/16 Princeton 32 OF Bryan Fogle, COL 6/15 Princeton 33 RHP Scott Simon, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 34 1B Steve Tinoco, COL 6/17 Hudson Valley 35 RHP Spencer Davis, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 36 LHP Robert Dickmann, COL 6/17 Hudson Valley 37 RHP DeMondre Arnold, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 38 RHP Will Anderson, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 39 RHP Parker Markel, JC 7/19 GCL Rays 40 RHP Wade Broyles, COL 6/11 Princeton 41 LHP Chris Rearick, COL 6/17 Princeton 42 3B Preston Overbey, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 43 C Ryan Hornback, JC ***DID NOT SIGN*** 44 RHP Mickey Jannis, COL 6/16 Princeton 45 LHP Blake Freeman, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 46 RHP George Jensen, CC 6/22 Princeton 47 1B Hector Montes, HS ***DID NOT SIGN*** 48 RHP Blake Barnes, JC ***DID NOT SIGN*** 49 1B Danny Hoilman, COL ***DID NOT SIGN*** 50 RHP Cory Maltz, JC ***DID NOT SIGN***Note: $ SLOT is MLB's recommended signing bonuses for players drafted in the first five rounds. After the 5th round MLB recommends a maximum of $125,000, but a team can sign a player for up to $150,000 without consulting the Commishioner's office. Any signing bonuses in excess of MLB's slot recommendations must first go through the Commishioner's office with an explanation justifying the amount of the bonus. Technically, MLB cannot prevent a team and a player from agreeing to any amount they choose, but MLB will exert 'pressure' on teams to stick to the slot recommendations as much as possible.
Over-slot signings, especially large ones for very high picks, will not be approved by MLB until close to the signing deadline, which is midnight on August 16th this year since the 15th is a Sunday. The reason is to prevent a large over-slot signing from inflating the bonuses of other players. For example, if the 20th overall pick gets an over-slot bonus, the 19th pick will demand more the what the 20th signed for, and the 18th will want more than that, and so forth. In addition to pushing up the players drafted ahead, it would also pull up the players behind. In the example, the 21st pick would want something just under what the 20th received, and so forth. The point (not that it's a good one) is to keep large over-slot bonuses secret until the last minute to keep the overall cost of the draft as low as possible across the league.