I think your narrative of worrying about spending has gotten a bit shopworn. At the end of the day, now isn’t the time to be spending a lot on payroll. When the time comes, we’ll see what they do. There’s no significant evidence one way or the other.
I would like to point out to all the commentators who are equating this post to the argument about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, that we don’t have anything else to talk about.
Also, each one of these guys is a real person. I Garen damn Tee you that it’s important to them.
I have frequently said that I would like to give every guy in the high minor some time in the Bigs. Not because they’re going to be a part of our next big team, but because they deserve some reward for the years they’ve spent, and it’s not going to have any negative affect on our rebuild schedule to give them a couple days in the Show.
28 of 29 first round picks have now been signed. Garrett Mitchell (20th overall to the Brewers) is the lone unsigned first-rounder. Of the 28 signed first-rounders, the largest underslot in terms of dollar amount are:
2. Heston Kjerstad: $2.59 million
23. Carson Tucker: $930,000
17. Nick Yorke: $910,000
8. Robert Hassell: $880,000
18. Bryce Jarvis: $830,000
25. Jared Shuster: $540,000
3. Max Meyer: $520,000
The largest underslot by percentage:
2. Heston Kjerstad: 33.25%
23. Carson Tucker: 31.74%
17. Nick Yorke: 25.20%
18. Bryce Jarvis: 23.85%
25. Jared Shuster: 19.71%
14. Justin Foscue: 19.55%
8. Robert Hassell: 16.99%