MLB Draft slot values 2019: Breaking down the first-round slot money

first_imgWith the 2019 MLB Draft upon us, here’s a friendly reminder: The MLB Draft is something like the lottery — with a budget.While you can walk into your local 7-11 or Wawa and pick up countless amounts of tickets to hit the jackpot, MLB teams operate with a certain allotment of signing-pool money. This year, the No. 1 overall selection held by Baltimore is worth $8,415,300 up from $8,096,300 in 2018.  MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB whiparound show on DAZNThis year, with extra compensation picks received in free agency, the Paul Goldschmidt trade and not signing last year’s first-round pick (Matt Lauer), the Diamondbacks have seven picks in the first 75 selections and the most money in the bonus pool to spend in the first 10 rounds of the draft.Each draft selection is given a certain value. Should there be leftover money from a signing, teams are allowed to use that money for other signings throughout the draft.Should a team exceed its alloted slot money, it incurs a penalty. A team is taxed 75 percent on overages between 0 and 5 percent. No team has ever exceeded more than 5 percent on its draft allotment.MLB Draft 2019 first-round slot valuesAll values courtesy of MLB.com.1. Orioles: $8,415,3002. Royals: $7,789,9003. White Sox: $7,221,2004. Marlins: $6,664,0005. Tigers: $6,180,7006. Padres: $5,742,9007. Reds: $5,432,4008. Rangers: $5,176,9009. Braves: $4,949,100 (Compensation for unsigned 2018 pick Carter Stewart)10. Giants: $4,739,90011. Blue Jays: $4,547,50012. Mets: $4,366,40013. Twins: $4,197,30014. Phillies: $4,036,80015. Angels: $3,885,80016. Diamondbacks: $3,745,50017. Nationals: $3,609,70018. Pirates: $3,481,30019. Cardinals: $3,359,00020. Mariners: $3,242,90021. Braves: $3,132,30022. Rays: $3,027,00023. Rockies: $2,926,80024. Indians: $2,831,30025. Dodgers: $2,740,30026. Diamondbacks: $2,653,400 (Compensation for unsigned 2018 pick Matt McLain)27. Cubs: $2,570,10028. Brewers: $2,493,90029. A’s: $2,424,60030. Yankees: $2,365,50031. Dodgers: $2,312,000 (Compensation for unsigned 2018 pick J.T. Ginn)32. Astros: $2,257,300Compensation picks33. Diamondbacks: $2,202,200 (via Patrick Corbin signing with Nationals)34. Diamondbacks: $2,148,100 (via A.J. Pollock signing with Dodgers) Competitive Balance Round A35. Marlins: $2,095,80036. Rays: $2,045,40037. Pirates: $1,999,300 (Compensation for unsigned 2018 pick Gunnar Hoglund)38. Yankees: $1,952,300 (From Reds via trade)39. Twins: $1,906,80040. Rays: $1,856,700 (From A’s via trade)41. Rangers: $1,813,500 (From Brewers via trade)MLB Draft bonus pool money by teamAll values courtesy of MLB.com.Diamondbacks: $16,093,700Orioles: $13,821,300Royals: $13,108,000Marlins: $13,045,000White Sox: $11,565,500Braves: $11,532,200Rangers: $11,023,100Padres: $10,758,900Tigers: $10,402,500Rays: $10,333,800Pirates: $9,944,000Twins: $9,905,800Reds: $9,528,600Giants: $8,714,500Blue Jays: $8,463,300Mets: $8,224,600Dodgers: $8,069,100Angels: $7,608,700Mariners: $7,559,000Yankees: $7,455,300Rockies: $7,092,300Cardinals: $6,903,500Phillies: $6,475,800Indians: $6,148,100Nationals: $5,979,600Cubs: $5,826,900A’s: $5,605,900Astros: $5,355,100Brewers: $5,148,200Red Sox: $4,788,100last_img read more

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How the Reds’ Luis Castillo uses YouTube to help grow his confidence

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNCastillo was born in Baní, about an hour southwest from Martinez’s hometown of Manoguayabo, and years ago he started watching old Martinez starts on YouTube as a part of his pregame preparation. Castillo wants to remind himself before every start to emulate the way Martinez carried himself on the mound.“[He] was always competing, never giving up no matter what the situation was,” Castillo told Sporting News. “I study his pitching a lot, and he seems to me like every time he came and pitched in the big leagues, year by year, he comes with more mound presence, more confidence in himself, so I tried to copy that.”Watching Martinez every five days helps to remind Castillo that every pitch, every inning and every batter is a battle he needs to win. Tucker Barnhart, who has caught most of Castillo’s starts not only this season but since he came up two seasons ago, saw right away the supreme mound presence Castillo had, even as a rookie.Barnhart made his debut with Cincinnati in 2014, when he was catching a staff of Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake and Homer Bailey. Guys who had been there, done that already. They had seen any sort of scenario possible on a baseball field and carried themselves accordingly. Surprisingly, Barnhart said, Castillo was the same way from the moment he came up.“For a guy that hasn’t been in those situations at all at the big league level to be able to just basically roll out of bed and be that way was really cool,” Barnhart said. “The one thing for me that’s always been extremely impressive about Luis is that nothing seems to really rattle him. That’s kind of stayed constant from the moment he got to the big leagues.“He just seems to say, ‘The hell with it, I’m going to get the next guy.’ It’s really impressive and it’s really fun to catch.”MLB DRAFT 2019: Complete, round-by-round resultsThis season, Castillo is using that confidence to put together a Cy Young-caliber season. Through his first 13 starts, he has a 2.38 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 75.2 innings. His strikeout rate is way up from 2018 and his ERA way down, and this is without a significant change to his mechanics or approach. Castillo’s pitch mix is tweaked from last year, a change that’s also at least partially due to greater self-confidence.In 2018, Castillo used his changeup about 26 percent of the time, and so far this season he’s upped that to nearly 31 percent.“That has been my pitch since I came up,” Castillo said. “That’s my best pitch. And I just, I don’t know, I just feel better throwing it down in the zone or more often, and it’s been working fine.”His changeup has a slightly higher whiff rate this year, up to about 29 percent from 26.8 percent a season ago. And opposing hitters, who have never done well against Castillo’s best pitch — they batted just .198 against it in 2018 — are doing even worse than before. So far this season, they’re managing a meager .145.“It gives guys another thing they have to worry about. He’s been able to pitch up in the zone more than he has in the past,” Barnhart said. “Using it more in fastball counts, which makes it even more difficult for guys to pigeon-hole him into a fastball.”Castillo’s slider has gotten better and his command of his fastball has developed as well, Barnhart said. As a result, he’s been able to tweak how he uses his other pitches as well. For instance, he’s more comfortable working higher in the zone. In 2018, Castillo threw 62 pitches, or about 2.2 percent of the total he threw for the year, in the area just above the strike zone, according to Statcast. This year, that’s up to 6.6 percent. It’s still a relatively small difference, but it matters because it affects how hitters have to gameplan. They are less able to eliminate an area of the zone when he’s more willing to put his pitches there.“Last year, we were using the fastball up but not as much as this year,” Castillo said. “Having different spots in the zone where you can make your pitches better makes you better.”It’s also helped that Castillo has a full year of experience. He took some lumps in 2018, sure, but there’s a lot to be said for getting to run the course of a full season in the majors. Players get a chance to see more of what baseball might throw at them and learn how they have to respond. Succeeding at the highest level of any professional sport demands confidence. But sometimes, having it has to be preceded by success.Luis Castillo has always had it. Or, at least, he’s done a good job of coming across that way. His on-the-mound demeanor has impressed his teammates since he debuted with the Reds in late June 2017. To some extent, Castillo’s confidence has come from being very good at what he does, but he also attributes his mound demeanor to watching and learning from fellow Dominican and Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez. “It helps a lot having the experience I had last year, pitching all year here in the big leagues, and it makes it easier for me because you can know more of who you’re facing,” Castillo said. “And that prepares you better to come this year and do the job that I’m doing.”Castillo will have some competition for the Cy Young in the National League — the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu has one of the strongest cases so far — but there’s no doubting his growth as a pitcher. Castillo is the ace of a staff that added veterans Sonny Gray and Tanner Roark to the mix, but it’s not just because of his performance. Castillo’s confidence, learned in part from watching Martinez on YouTube, carries weight with the other pitchers in Cincinnati. When asked where his strong sense of mound presence comes from, reliever Robert Stephenson couldn’t help but chime in from his locker.“Tell him because you’re nasty,” Stephenson said.last_img read more

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Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Heat continue to discuss deal for Thunder star

first_img Paul George-to-Clippers official as Thunder GM drops subtle hint at tampering The two teams have talked about “potential combinations of players,” according to the report. Miami is hoping to hold onto center Bam Adebayo and guard Tyler Herro — who it selected with the No. 13 pick in the 2019 draft — the report says.Westbrook “welcomes the idea” of the Thunder trading him, according to an earlier report from ESPN, and the Heat are a destination that “appeals” to him. Related News The Thunder finished 2018-19 with a 49-33 record and fell to the Trail Blazers in five games in the first round of the playoffs. The Rockets have also been linked to a potential deal for Westbrook.The Heat acquired wing Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade with the 76ers this summer, as well. The Heat appear to still be pursuing Russell Westbrook.Miami and the Thunder continue to discuss a deal for the 30-year-old star, according to a report from the Miami Herald. The sides, however, have “competing financial interests,” which could hold up a trade, the report says. The Thunder seem to be entering a rebuild after sending Paul George to the Clippers last week in exchange for five first-round selections, two pick swaps, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari. Kawhi Leonard then signed a max deal with Los Angeles.Oklahoma City also traded forward Jerami Grant to the Nuggets earlier this week and received another first-round pick in return.🎥 COMING SOON TO PEPSI CENTER… #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/WVb2JMpLQQ— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) July 8, 2019Westbrook was originally selected by the Thunder with the No. 4 pick in the 2008 draft and he has spent all 11 of his NBA seasons with the franchise. He has made eight All-Star teams and averaged 23.0 points over 821 career games.Westbrook agreed to a five-year, $205 million extension with Oklahoma City in September 2017.last_img read more

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Ezekiel Elliott contract update: Cowboys, running back not close on deal, report says

first_imgHow close is this Zeke deal to getting done? A source informed told me, “close? Nope.” So, what are the sticking points? The guarantee? Length? “Everything” #ZekeWatch— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 31, 2019The report comes after ESPN noted Tuesday that the negotiations have been progressing slowly, but if they “continue on the same track,” Elliott could become the highest paid running back in the league. Elliott, who has spent his entire career with the Cowboys after being selected fourth overall in the 2016 draft, officially became a holdout Friday when he did not report for the opening of Cowboys’ training camp in Oxnard, California. Related News NFL free agency rumors: Cowboys sign Alfred Morris amid Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout Jones added: “It’s going to do no good to address this situation every day, but we will be working on (a contract) behind the scenes.”Elliott is set to earn a base salary of $3.9 million for 2019, and the team last month picked up the fifth-year option of his rookie contract that will pay him $9.1 million for 2020.He earned his second rushing title in three years with 1,434 yards on a league-high 304 carries with six touchdowns last season, while adding 77 receptions for 567 yards with three touchdowns. The Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott aren’t close to reaching an agreement on a new contract, even though the 24-year-old running back plans to hold out until he has a new deal that he’s happy with.  NFL Network reported Wednesday that the two sides are far apart on “everything,” including the length of the deal and guarantees. center_img He has two years remaining on his rookie contract, and reportedly is seeking a record-setting deal that would exceed Todd Gurley’s four-year, $57.5 million deal with the Rams.The Cowboys said during the offseason that they are hopeful to reach a new deal and keep Elliott long term, however, Dallas’ executives also have reiterated that it’ll take time to reach an agreement. Cowboys executive vice president and CEO Stephen Jones and coach Jason Garrett fielded questions last week about their running back’s absence, insisting Dallas is focused only on the players who showed up to training camp. “We are focused on the guys who are here,” Garrett said. “We’re not going to focus on the business of football.” Jerry Jones says Cowboys could win Super Bowl without rushing champion Ezekiel Elliottlast_img read more

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Jalen Ramsey says he used to DM girlfriends of opponents before games

first_imgJalen Ramsey is one of the best trash talkers in the league, but even he admits he took it too far sometimes.In a recent appearance on the “Bussin’ With The Boys” podcast with Taylor Lewan and Will Compton, Ramsey admits he was “grimy” in college with his tactics to get inside opponents’ heads. He says he used to slide into the direct messages of opponents’ girlfriends back when he was at Florida State. Ramsey said he quit this tactic when he reached the NFL because he didn’t want to mess with players who had wives.”Somebody get shot over talking about somebody’s wife,” Ramsey said.Another reason why Ramsey quit doing it is because he’s matured more now that he’s been in the league. He’s still a heavy trash talker, but there’s a different way of carrying yourself in the NFL compared to college, and Ramsey has clearly realized this. MORE: Why the Cowboys are SN’s pick to win Super Bowl 54“Say I was playing like a big receiver at whatever school, I would look up his Instagram and see his girlfriend and I’d probably go slide in her DMs. Before the game. You know we get to the game, he probably know about it, maybe he don’t. But either he know about it or he don’t, but either way I’m bringing it up in the game,” Ramsey said.last_img read more

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Džumhur in the quarterfinals of ITF Tournament in Antalya

first_imgThe best ranked BiH tennis player Damir Džumhur reached the quarterfinals of the ITF Futures Series Tournament in Antalya.Twenty one year old player, in the second round won against Shuichi Sekiguchi from Japan with 6:1, 6:4.In doubles category Džumhur will together with Aldin Šetkić try to pass to the semi-finals in a match against the Brazilian pair Augusto Laranja/Pedro Zerbinilast_img

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Four goals of Džeko among the best of Manchester City

first_imgBiH football player Edin Džeko had a very successful May playing for Manchester City, reports sportsport.baAfter Mancini stopped coaching Manchester City, Džeko got more space to play, and he used that to make several beautiful goals, and his four goals are listed among the best goals of Manchester City for the May.The four goals are the one scored against West Brom, Reading and 2 goals against Chealsea.last_img

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BH Female Basketball Players ended the European Championship with no Defeat

first_imgWomen national basketball team of B&H up to 20 years of age ended the European Championship of the B division in Podgorica with a maximum achievement of nine victories.The team selected by the selector Mara Lakić-Brčaninović confirmed the domination at the European Championship winning against the selection of Austria with a result of 81:51, for the 9th victory in a row.B&H won a gold medal in Podgorica and qualified for the elite European A division, on the way defeating the teams of Greece, Montenegro, Sweden, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Israel, Romania, Great Britain and Austria.On this championship, the national team of B&H was led by Marica Gajić, a member of the WNBA team Washington Mystics, who ended the competition as the second best scorer and the best rebounder.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)last_img read more

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4.67 Million BAM for EYOF 2019 provided

first_imgA meeting on the topic EYOF 2019 was held in the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, with the aim of solving the request by the European Olympic Committee which requires from the organizers of the Festival to provide financial guarantee for organizational budget amounting to 12.000.000 BAM.During the meeting, key documents were presented, undoubtedly showing the readiness of pertinent ministries for the organization of this most significant sport event since the Olympic Games in 1984.Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH first undertook concrete measures through the Council of Ministers of BiH, which reached a Decision on allocation of funds for EYOF 2019 amounting to 1.900.000 BAM during four years.Moreover, a pleasant surprise at yesterday’s meeting was the addressing by the Minister in the Sarajevo Canton Mirvad Kurić and the Decision by the Government of the Sarajevo Canton which gave a guarantee for the amount of 1.320.000 BAM, also for four years of organization.By the Decision of the Assembly, the City of Sarajevo allocated the amount of 950.000 BAM, and the City of East Sarajevo the amount of 500.000 BAM.Mentioned financial guarantees are a clear indicator to the European Olympic Committee that BiH, i.e. the pertinent ministries for sport, are making evident efforts towards completing the financial construction of the Project. Participation fees for every participant in the Festival, amounting to circa 2.500.000 BAM, should also be added to these budgets.Entity ministries of sport also gave support and should provide 1.500.000 BAM each. These guarantees are expected soon.Minister of Culture and Sports of FBiH Zora Dujmović assumed the obligation to notify the FBiH Government and demand concrete, not principled support, while the Minister of Civil Affairs of BiH Adil Osmanović added and clearly stated the commitment of the FBiH Government led by Prime Minister Novalić to support this largest sports project in BiH since the Olympics in 1984.Minister of Family, Youth and Sports of Republika Srpska Jasmina Davidović sent a written apology for not being able to attend the meeting. The letter also included the principle consent by the Ministry for participation in financial and organizational support for this Project, which represents another confirmation of the Decision by the National Assembly of RS on the support for the EYOF project.President of the Olympic Committee of BiH Marijan Kvesić warned about the seriousness of the situation, short deadlines, as well as the data that the mentioned provided guarantees and report of the company EYOF 2019 Ltd. will be analyzed in detail at today’s meeting of the Executive Board of the European Olympic Committee which is to be held in Tarragona, Spain.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Journey to perform in Sumner County August 24

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Ken · 373 weeks ago When tickets go on sale and are they at the casino only? Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 373 weeks ago If you hope to see Steve Perry on vocals, you are out of luck. He left the band in the 90s. I’m sure his replacement is pretty good. Like when INXS replaced their lead singer. That went well. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Not A Patron · 373 weeks ago What a joke of a show. Figures they would bring in a 40 year old band. Report Reply 1 reply · active 373 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Ken · 373 weeks ago Maybe you don’t like 40 year old band but there is a lot of us old timers that grow up with them all. 40 years old bands are much better then the stupid rappers are today. So stay home and lets us have our yippee and bring back memories. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Be Positive · 373 weeks ago I think it is great that the Kansas Star Arena is bringing in performers that are well known. It may not be the original Journey, but still a fun night out and close to home for people in the county. Daughtry and Tim McGraw are not 40 year old bands. Possibly, this venue is just trying to bring in a variety of music types. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 373 weeks ago Look at it this way…the band can get the Senior Citizens Discount at the buffet. Report Reply 1 reply · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 372 weeks ago I like you, guest! Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The rock group Journey will be performing in concert at the Kansas Star Arena on Saturday, August 24.Journey is an American rock group with hits like “Wheel in the Sky,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Open Arms,” “Separate Ways” and the seminal anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’.”Since the group’s formation in 1973, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. Journey is best known for hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Wheel in the Sky,” “Anyway You Want It,” and “Faithfully.”last_img read more

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