In this year’s MLB Draft, the Twins had a pick in each of the 20 rounds, plus an additional pick in Competitive Balance Round A, which took place between rounds one and two. In total, they had 21 picks, with each of the first 11 counting towards their bonus pool. This year there allotment is $8,101,400 that they can spread out to sign those 11 picks. The deadline for the Twins to sign these picks is on 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 15th.
A couple of other things to bear in mind regarding the bonus pool. If a player in one of the first ten rounds goes unsigned, that picks bonus pool allotment gets taken away from the Twins total. However, it is unlikely to happen, especially with this regime, as they have signed all 35 picks that they made in the first 10 rounds since taking over in 2017. Another thing worth noting, the Twins can sign any player selected after the 10th round for a signing bonus of up to $125,000 without it counting against their bonus pool allotment. Any money given to a player over that amount must come out of the bonus pool.
(Be sure to check back regularly as the information below will be updated as Twins draft pick signings are announced)
Bonus Pool Tracker
Top 10 Round Picks Signed: 9 of 11 | Bonus Pool Used: $7,320,900 | Bonus Pool Remaining: $780,500
Round 1: Chase Petty | RHP | Mainland Regional HS (NJ) | Slot Value: $2,653,400 | Signed For: Signed, $2,500,000
Comp Balance Round A: Noah Miller | SS | Ozaukee HS (WI) | Slot Value: $2,045,400 | Signed For: $1,700,000
Round 2: Steve Hajjar | LHP | Michigan | Class: Junior | Slot Value: $1,129,700| Signed For: $1,129,700
Round 3: Cade Povich | LHP | Nebraska | Class: Junior | Slot Value: $593,100 | Signed For: $500,000
Povich was on Darren Wolfson's recent The Scoops podcast. Hear from the right-hander, as well as a long interview with Twins scouting director Sean Johnson.
Round 4: Christian Encarnacion-Strand | 3B | Class: Junior | Oklahoma State | Slot Value: $442,900 | Signed For: $442,900
Round 5: Christian MacLeod | LHP | Mississippi State | Class: Junior | Slot Value: $327,200 | Signed For: Unsigned
MacLeod was on his local Huntsville, Alabama TV station, interviewed about winning a College World Series at Mississippi State and getting drafted by the Twins.
Round 6: Travis Adams | RHP | Sacramento State | Class: Junior | Slot Value: $253,300 | Signed For: $253,300
Round 7: Jake Rucker | 3B | Tennessee | Class: Junior | Slot Value: $198,500 | Signed For: $250,000
Jake Rucker talked about getting drafted out of Tennessee.
Round 8: Noah Cardenas | C | UCLA | Class: Junior | Slot Value: $164,700 | Signed For: Unsigned
Round 9: Pat Winkel | C | UConn | Class: Junior | Slot Value: $150,500 | Signed For: $500,000
Round 10: Ernie Yake | SS | Gonzaga | Class: Senior | Slot Value: $142,700 | Signed For: $10,000
Round 11: Brandon Birdsell | RHP | Texas Tech | Class: Junior | Signed For: Unsigned
Round 12: Kyler Fedko | OF | UConn | Class: Sophomore | Signed For: Signed
Round 13: David Festa | RHP | Seaton Hall | Class: Junior | Signed For: $125,000
Round 14: Pierson Ohl | RHP | Grand Canyon University | Class: Junior | Signed For: $100,000
Round 15: Mikey Perez | SS | UCLA | Class: Senior | Signed For: Signed
We don't know much about the signing, but he's probably in Ft. Myers by now, according to championship UCLA Head Softball Coach and Mikey's mom, Kelly. We will update as we learn more.
And now we know...
Round 16: Jhonathan Lavallee | RHP | Long Beach State | Class: Senior | Signed For: Signed
Round 17: Dylan Neuse | 2B | Texas Tech | Class: Senior | Signed For: Signed
Again, we don't know if or when he will sign, but Neuse seemed pretty excited to be selected by the Twins.
Round 18: Mike Paredes | RHP | San Diego State | Class: Junior | Signed For: Unsigned
Round 19: Jaylen Nowlin | LHP | Chipola College | Class: Junior College | Signed For: $160,000
Round 20: Dillon Tatum | C | UC Irvine | Class: Junior | Signed For: Unsigned
In addition, non-drafted players can sign for up to $20,000. We'll keep updated on those players as well.