The Cubs have the ninth overall pick in the first round of June’s draft (June 8-10). The Cubs next pick is No. 47 in the second round and the team’s third round pick is at No. 82. The Cubs selected C Kyle Schwarber, RHP Jake Stinnett and C/OF Mark Zagunis with the first three picks in last year’s draft.
The Cubs fourth round pick is No. 112 overall.
Baseball America provided estimates of the 2015 bonus pools. According to Baseball America, “The CBA dictates the draft bonus slots rise in line with MLB’s revenue growth. In 2014, television contracts raised baseball’s revenues significantly. Forbes estimates that MLB’s revenues grew by approximately 13 percent, meaning that draft bonus slots should also rise significantly.”
Baseball America stressed its projections are estimates and “will likely be different.” Teams have not been told what their bonus pools will be for June’s draft.
According to Baseball America, the Cubs’ bonus pool is projected to be $7,547,609 million, the 14th highest draft pool allotment.
The Cubs signing bonus pool for the first 10 rounds of the 2014 draft was $8,352,200 million.
The front office spent $8,764,000 million on 12 picks in last year’s draft, $411,000 over the signing bonus pool allotment for the 2014 draft. The Cubs signed each of the first 22 picks and 27 of the 40 players that Jason McLeod and his staff selected last June.
Updated 8:55pm CST – Draft Information from Jonathan Mayo
Jonathan Mayo provided estimated bonus pools for June’s Draft that included slot money for first round picks.
Mayo projects the Cubs to have around $3,366,700 for the ninth overall pick in the first round. And a total of $7,270,100 for the first 10 picks in the 2015 Draft, a little less than $300,000 ($277,509) from Baseball America’s projected bonus pool for the Cubs.
Again, the figures supplied by Jonathan Mayo are estimates based on information obtained by MLB.com. Pick values are expected to increase by around nine percent from last year. Teams have not been informed what their bonus pools will be for this year’s draft.