- 2nd round, 42th overall — $1,771,100 slot value
- 3rd round, 77th overall — $805,600 slot value
- 4th round — $549,000 slot value
- 5th round, 136th overall — $410,100 slot value
After selecting Vanderbilt SS Austin Martin yesterday — represented by Scott Boras and likely to sign in excess of the slot value of of $6,180,700 — it’ll be interesting to see how the Jays draft today. With a day to have got some sense of the demands, will they play things straight up and take players who will require full slot to sign, or they they consciously make a pick or picks to create some slot room. When you only get five picks total, punting has a much higher opportunity cost.
With the 5% cushion on their overall pool of $9,716,500 that gives the Jays another $485,825 to work with. If they don’t want to punt any picks, one strategy could be to simply the other four guys, and then make a ~$6.66-million of all the remaining room and dare Boras and Martin to turn it down. But either way, we should get some idea by later today.