Of the individual picks, only 3 players signed for over their budgeted bonus pool amount: Bralin Jackson (5th round), Damion Carroll (6th round), and Taylor Hawkins (12th round). Eighth rounder Luke Maile was the only player to sign for the exact budget figure. That means 33 of the 37 picks signed for under their bonus pool max, including first rounder Richie Shaffer, who signed for $1,710,000, $15,000 less than his max.
Here is a chart showing the total amount the Rays have spent on the top 10 rounds of the draft for the past eight years. The "#" column is the number of players who signed from the first 10 rounds, which varies each year due to compensation picks and unsigned players.
Year $ Top 10 Rounds # Top Pick To Sign - $ Bonus 2012 $ 3,649,300 10 Richie Shaffer - $1,710,000 2011 11,309,400 19 Taylor Guerrieri - 1,600,000 2010 6,328,300 11 Josh Sale - 1,620,000 2009 3,285,000 7 Todd Glaesmann - 930,000 2008 9,357,000 10 Tim Beckham - 6,150,000 2007 7,172,000 10 David Price - 6,500,000 2006 4,987,500 9 Evan Longoria - 3,000,000 2005 3,425,000 9 Wade Townsend - 1,500,000Notes: Beckham's bonus was spread over multiple years under the MLB provisions for two-sport athletes. Price signed a major league contract with a total of $8,500,000 guaranteed in MLB salaries and roster bonuses.
All 37 signed players have been assigned to one of the Rays U.S.-based short-season affiliates: 11 to the Hudson Valley Renegades in the New York-Penn League, 11 to the Princeton Rays in the Appalachian League, and 15 to the Gulf Coast League Rays. Unlike last year when 5 signed picks never took the field, all 37 2012 signees are expected to play this season.
As always, for info on past drafts or individual picks just click on the "June Draft" tab at the top of every page. Now that the 2012 draft is in the books, the build-up to the 2013 draft starts at around 2:45 today when MLB announces the results of the new competitive balance draft lottery.
[Update]: Rays lose the lottery, no extra picks in 2013.