The 2019 MLB Draft is a couple of months away and Major League Baseball has finalized the draft picks and bonus pools for the 30 teams for this year’s draft. The New York Yankees will have a total bonus pool of $7,092,300, the 20th highest total in all of baseball. The Diamondbacks have the highest bonus pool at $16,093,7000 and the Red Sox have the lowest at just $4,788,100.
The Yankees first-round selection at the 30th overall selection is valued at $2,365,500.
If it weren’t for the competitive balance pick the Yankees received from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Sonny Gray, they would have had the second lowest bonus pool. The pick is the 38th overall selection and was given the value of $1,952,300. Without that pick, the Yankees would have had a bonus pool of just $5,140,000.
The Yankees will have three selections on the first day of the draft on June 3. With the remaining selections happening on the following two days.
Here is the breakdown of the Yankees draft pick values:
- First Round – 30th Pick – $2,365,500
- Competitive Balance – 38th Pick – $1,952,300
- Second Round – 67th Pick – $976,700
- Third Round – 105th Pick – $554,300
- Fourth Round – 135th Pick – $414,000
- Fifth Round – 165th Pick – $309,800
- Sixth Round – 195th Pick – $241,000
- Seventh Round – 225th Pick – $190,100
- Eighth Round – 255th Pick – $160,800
- Ninth Round – 285th Pick – $148,900
- Tenth Round – 315th Pick – $142,200
The last time the Yankees had the 30th overall pick was in 2015 when they selected shortstop Kyle Holder out of the University of San Diego with their second pick of the draft. The last time they their first selection of the draft was at the 30th overall pick was in 2012 when they selected right-handed pitcher Ty Hensley out of Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Oklahoma. The only other times the Yankees had the 30th overall pick was in 2007 when they selected right-hander Andrew Brackman and in 1966 when they picked left-handed pitcher Gary Timberlake.