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Checking In On The 2017 Draftees

The Top 10 picks all signed

Seattle Mariners v Minnesota Twins
Second round pick, Sam Carlson.
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The MLB Draft has come and gone, and most of the draftees that will sign already have. If you’re wondering how the Mariners have fared with their picks, here is a quick roundup.

As a refresher, slot value is the value assigned to each position in the top 10 rounds of the draft; the total of a team’s slot values is the bonus pool that each team has to work with. The total signing bonuses given to each player may not exceed the bonus pool without having a substantial luxury tax imposed.

The Mariner’s total bonus pool was $6,737,300. After getting those top 10 picks signed, they doled out bonuses totally $6,697,800.

Round 1: 1B Evan White

Slot Value: $3,333,200

Bonus: $3,125,000

Look for him in Everett this summer.

Round 2: RHP Sam Carlson

Slot Value: $1,206,900

Bonus: $2,000,000

This was a real get for the Mariners. Carlson passed up a scholarship to Florida to sign.

Round 3: RHP Wyatt Mills

Slot Value: $579,800

Bonus: $125,000

A surprise pick out of Gonzaga University, Mills saved the Mariners quite a bit in bonus pool money.

Round 4: RHP Seth Elledge

Slot Value: $428,900

Bonus: $400,000

Round 5: C David Banuelos

Slot Value: $320,300

Bonus: $300,000

Round 6: LHP Oliver Jaskie

Slot Value: $245,600

Bonus: $245,600

Round 7: LHP Max Roberts

Slot Value: $192,200

Bonus: $192,200

Round 8: CF Billy Cooke

Slot Value: $156,500

Bonus: $150,000

Round 9: LHP Jorge Benitez

Slot Value: $140,900

Bonus: $150,000

Round 10: RHP Randy Bell

Slot Value: $133,000

Bonus: $10,000

Rounds 11-40

We don’t have to worry about bonus pools anymore, unless a player happens to sign for more than $125,000. Considering the 10th Round pick signed for $10,000 we probably don’t need to worry about that.

Round 11: LHP JP Sears – Signed 6/18

Round 12: RHP Darren McCaughan – Signed 6/18

Round 10: SS Kevin Santa – Signed 6/18

Round 20: C Troy Dixon – Signed 6/18

Round 21: SS Connor Hoover – Signed 6/18

Round 22: SS Johnny Adams – Signed 6/18

Round 23: RHP Sam Deplane – Signed 6/18

Round 24: SS Louis Boyd – Signed 6/18

Round 25: RHP Bryan Pall – Signed 6/18

Round 26: RHP Austin Hutchison – Signed 6/18

Round 27: RHP Collin Kober – Signed 6/18

Round 28: CF Johnny Slater – Signed 6/18

Round 29: RHP David Gerber – Signed 6/18

Round 30: RHP Scott Boches – Signed 6/18

Round 31: 3B Ryan Costello – Signed 6/18

Round 32: 1B Ryan Garcia – Signed 6/18

Round 34: LHP David Hesslink – Signed 6/18

Draftees Still Unsigned

The Mariners said they have signed 30 of the 40 picks and still had contracts out to 3 more, so it’s possible that 6 of these players could end up signing in the next couple weeks.

Round 13: RHP Luis Alvarado

Round 14: C Trevor Casanova

Round 15: RHP Tommy Romero

Round 16: LHP Orlando Razo

Round 17: RHP Jamal Wade

Round 18: CF Myles Christian

Round 33: LHP Chris Castellanos

Round 35: RHP Hunter Lonigro

Round 36: CF Heston Kjerstad

Round 37: CF Jesse Franklin

Round 38: LHP Kolby Somers

Round 39: SS Jack Smith

Round 40: 3B Zach Needham