Of the 53 draft millionaires from 2011, 30 received more than what their pick value would have been this year, as did an additional 55 players in the top 10 rounds. Seventy-nine players after round 10 signed for bonuses in excess of $100,000.Read More HERE
It won't be known for certain until July 13—the signing deadline has been moved up a month—how much the limitations will restrict clubs from signing players. After the changes were announced, the initial reaction from club officials and agents was that prominent high school prospects would be more likely to attend college than they had been previously.
Ten weeks later, scouting directors contacted by Baseball America weren't nearly as pessimistic. The AL director doesn't anticipate that significantly fewer top prepsters will turn pro.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
♦ Teams Will Adjust To New Draft Rules (baseballamerica.com)