Before I go in depth with each individual pick, I will have to explain the new drafting rules. Each team gets a specific draft salary cap. Each pick is given a specific slot value, such as pick #7 is given a value of 3 million dollars. The addition of all these values for rounds 1-10 are the team's cap. If a team fails to sign a player, then they lose the allotted money given to sign that pick for their CAP. This is why pitchers Mark Appel, Clate Schmidt, and Cody Poteet fell so low. Appel was projected at #1 and fell to #8, Poteet and Schmidt were projected top 50 at least, and fell to 800-1200. If a team fails to sign a pick in rounds 1-3, they receive a compensation pick for not signing the player. The pick is one pick after the original pick. There are punishments for going over cap on picks, including after 5% over, you get a 75% tax on every dollar after that. You could also lose future picks. After round ten, you can sign any pick for 100,000 for each pick. If you go over, it is subtracted from your CAP. Just so you feel better about us not signing our picks, Chad MacDonald, our scouting director, said "I'd be shocked if we don’t have the top ten done sooner than later."
I will review others later.
Here is a review of the Padres first few picks:
#1.7-LHP Max Fried
Player Comparison: Clayton Kershaw
Slot Value: 3,000,000$
Signed For: 3,000,000$
UPDATE: He signed for slot.UPDATE #2: He made his pro debut pitching a scoreless yet interesting inning.
#S1.33 RHP Zach Eflin
Player Comparison: Jordan Zimmermann
Slot Value: 1,525,000$
Signed For: 1,200,000$
UPDATE: He signed for below slot.
#S1.44 OF Travis Jankowski
Player Comparison: Cam Maybin
Slot Value: 1,160,000$
Signed for: 975,000$
UPDATE: Travis has signed for below slot.
UPDATE #2:He has been promoted to A-Fort Wayne