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#41 Doctor Wu

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:19 AM

The Twins signed a Casanova? Excellent news!


#42 Seth Stohs

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 09:24 AM

Added a couple more to the "Signed" group. Lots of guys will head to Elizabethton and some in the GCL. 


#43 Seth Stohs

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 08:12 AM

Winder signed for slot.

 


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 10:49 AM

This may be a dumb question.But the 8th round catcher, Chris Williams signed for $10,000?Why not draft me and sign me for $10 to save the slot value money?It seems like the pick is only to save slot money, and if so, why even pay him at all?  


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 10:51 AM

Over on MLB site looks like the Twins saved 1.5 Million in bonus money and went over slot about 460,000 so they should have a million dollars yet to play with.Is Larnach going to be over slot or are they gonna use that to sign a few more High schoolers?


#46 Andrew Thares

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

 

This may be a dumb question.But the 8th round catcher, Chris Williams signed for $10,000?Why not draft me and sign me for $10 to save the slot value money?It seems like the pick is only to save slot money, and if so, why even pay him at all?  

Because Chris Williams has the talent that deserved to be a Top 10 round pick. The reason he signed so much cheaper than the rest of the guys in the first 10 rounds is because he was a college senior so he didn't have any negotiating leverage like the guys who are in high school or are college juniors who could turn down the offer and re-enter the draft at a later point.


#47 Andrew Thares

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 11:06 AM

 

Over on MLB site looks like the Twins saved 1.5 Million in bonus money and went over slot about 460,000 so they should have a million dollars yet to play with.Is Larnach going to be over slot or are they gonna use that to sign a few more High schoolers?

As the Twins currently stand, they have used $2,183,700 of their bonus pool, which is $45,200 under slot value on those picks. Overall, the Twins had a bonus pool of 5,933,000 which leaves $3,749,300 to sign Trevor Larnach, Cole Sands and Charles Mack, along with any other picks outside of the top 10 rounds that they want to sign for more than $125K.

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#48 Dman

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Posted Yesterday, 09:08 AM

So are we not signing Mack?Seems like a long wait.


#49 Andrew Thares

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Posted Yesterday, 10:47 AM

 

So are we not signing Mack?Seems like a long wait.

The Twins are most likely waiting to sign both Mack and Sands until they sign Larnach, which they can't do until Oregon State is done playing in the College World Series.


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Posted Today, 02:54 PM

Looks like they signed Sands for $600,000, or $269.600 over slot.That puts them about $225,000 over their pool. 

 

They still need to sign Larnach and Mack to fill out their top 9 (ten rounds).Expect they will wait to sign Mack until they get Larnach signed and are certain of the dollar savings, if any.They can then work on Mack and if there are dollars left over, focus on their #11 pick or others further down the list.  

 

I understand they also have signed the pitcher from UCLA (#12).No word on the dollars.




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