MLB Draft slot values: Here’s how much money each pick is worth in 2021

Baseball is still a business.

The 2021 MLB Draft is, once again, a bit different from what we’ve seen in the past. While the 2020 draft was cut to just five rounds, this year, the draft is a bit more normal, with 20 rounds and 612 total selections for MLB teams to fill out their rosters with this weekend.

On July 11, the 2021 MLB Draft gets underway in Denver, Colo., as MLB has decided to shift the first-year player draft from the first week in June to a much more comfortable — and sensical — date, making the draft a potential staple of MLB All-Star weekend.

While there’s still almost $8.5 million allotted to the No. 1 overall pick, the 3 1/2 percent increase that was previously on the table for the draft is out the window for 2021, meaning that the 2019 values are still in place for this year’s draft.

Still a little confused? Here’s what you need to know:

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What are MLB Draft slot values?

In the first 10 rounds of the MLB draft, each pick is assigned a certain amount of guaranteed bonus money that teams are allowed to spend on signing a player without facing a penalty.

Teams can opt to spend more or less than the allotted slot value, but may incur a penalty if they exceed the amount — or risk losing a player if it’s not the money they were looking for.

MLB Draft slot values 2021

All slot values are courtesy of MLB:

Round 1

PickTeamValue
1Pirates$8,415,300
2Rangers$7,789,900
3Tigers$7,221,200
4Red Sox$6,664,000
5Orioles$6,180,700
6D-backs$5,742,900
7Royals$5,432,400
8Rockies$5,176,900
9Angels$4,949,100
10Mets$4,739,900
11Nationals$4,547,500
12Mariners$4,366,400
13Phillies$4,197,300
14Giants$4,036,800
15Brewers$3,885,800
16Marlins$3,745,500
17Reds$3,609,700
18Cardinals$3,481,300
19Blue Jays$3,359,000
20Yankees$3,242,900
21Cubs$3,132,300
22White Sox$3,027,000
23Indians$2,926,800
24Braves$2,831,300
25Athletics$2,740,300
26Twins$2,653,400
27Padres$2,570,100
28Rays$2,493,900
29Dodgers$2,424,600

Compensatory round

The Reds received a compensatory pick as part of the Dodgers’ signing of Trevor Bauer:

PickTeamValue
30Reds$2,365,500

Competitive Balance Round A

PickTeamValue
31Marlins$2,312,000
32Tigers$2,257,300
33Brewers$2,202,200
34Rays$2,148,100
35Reds$2,095,800
36Twins$2,045,400

Round 2

PickTeamValue
37Pirates$1,999,300
38Rangers$1,952,300
39Tigers$1,906,800
40Red Sox$1,856,700
41Orioles$1,813,500
42D-backs$1,771,100
43Royals$1,729,800
44Rockies$1,689,500
45Angels$1,650,200
46Mets$1,617,400
47Nationals$1,580,200
48Mariners$1,543,600
49Phillies$1,507,600
50Giants$1,469,900
51Brewers$1,436,900
52Marlins$1,403,200
53Reds$1,370,400
54Cardinals$1,338,500
55Yankees$1,307,000
56Cubs$1,276,400
57White Sox$1,243,600
58Indians$1,214,300
59Braves$1,185,500
60Athletics$1,157,400
61Twins$1,129,700
62Padres$1,102,700
63Rays$1,076,300

Competitive Balance Round B

PickTeamValue
64Pirates$1,050,300
65Orioles$1,025,100
66Royals$1,003,300
67D-backs$976,700
68Rockies$953,100
69Indians$929,800
70Cardinals$906,800
71Padres$884,200

Round 3

PickTeamValue
72Pirates$870,700
73Rangers$857,400
74Tigers$844,200
75Red Sox$831,100
76Orioles$818,200
77D-backs$805,600
78Royals$793,000
79Rockies$780,400
80Angels$767,800
81Mets$755,300
82Nationals$744,200
83Mariners$733,100
84Phillies$721,900
85Giants$710,700
86Brewers$699,700
87Astros$689,300
88Marlins$678,600
89Reds$667,900
90Cardinals$657,600
91Blue Jays$647,300
92Yankees$637,600
93Cubs$627,900
94White Sox$618,200
95Indians$610,800
96Braves$604,800
97Athletics$599,100
98Twins$593,100
99Padres$587,400
100Rays$581,600
101Dodgers$577,000

Round 4

PickTeamValue
102Pirates$571,400
103Rangers$565,600
104Tigers$560,000
105Red Sox$554,300
106Orioles$549,000
107D-backs$543,500
108Royals$538,200
109Rockies$533,000
110Angels$527,800
111Mets$522,600
112Nationals$517,400
113Mariners$512,400
114Phillies$507,400
115Giants$502,300
116Brewers$497,500
117Astros$492,700
118Marlins$487,900
119Reds$483,000
120Cardinals$478,300
121Blue Jays$473,700
122Yankees$469,000
123Cubs$464,500
124White Sox$460,000
125Indians$455,600
126Braves$451,800
127Athletics$447,400
128Twins$442,900
129Padres$438,700
130Rays$434,300
131Dodgers$430,800
132Astros$426,600

Round 5

PickTeamValue
133Pirates$422,300
134Rangers$418,200
135Tigers$414,000
136Red Sox$410,100
137Orioles$406,000
138D-backs$402,000
139Royals$398,000
140Rockies$394,300
141Angels$390,400
142Mets$386,600
143Nationals$382,700
144Mariners$379,000
145Phillies$375,200
146Giants$371,600
147Brewers$367,900
148Astros$364,400
149Marlins$360,800
150Reds$357,100
151Cardinals$353,700
152Blue Jays$350,300
153Yankees$346,800
154Cubs$343,400
155White Sox$340,000
156Indians$336,600
157Braves$333,300
158Athletics$330,100
159Twins$327,200
160Padres$324,100
161Rays$321,100
162Dodgers$318,200

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