With the 2023 MLB Draft in the books, the next step is getting the new draftees signed so it’s time to roll out the annual Signing Table. With the advent of hard slotting and now a much shorter draft, much of the intrigue has been removed as most signings occur very soon afterwards. Nonetheless, it’s tradition and more importantly a handy summary and reference in the future, so here is the 2023 Bluebird Banter Draft signing table.
As previously, the ranking is the average of various sources: Perfect Game (top 500), Prospects Live (top 500), ESPN (Kiley McDaniel, top 300), MLB.com (Jon Mayo and Jim Callis, top 250) and FanGraphs (181 names). It also shows how many lists on which the draftee was included, since the average will be biased upwards by non-inclusion on a list vs. being ranked too low for inclusion.
UPDATE 7/26: The Blue Jays signed 16 of their 19 draft picks, spending $7,856,285 in reported draft bonuses. They exceeded their slot allocation by $326,485, literally 5% on the nose, resulting in overage tax of $244,864 to bring total draft-related spending to $8,101,049.