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Checking in on the 2015 First-Rounders

We’re now a month removed from the 2015 draft, and while there are a few contracts that have yet to be signed, most first-round picks have been inked, and the majority are already playing in various leagues across the minor leagues. Let’s take a look at how each is performing.

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Remaining Bonus Pool For Each MLB Team

Here’s a breakdown of what each team has spent so far, how much they have left, and where the money went to (round-by-round). The highest bonuses given in each round are highlighted, and list is ordered in order of which team has spent the most on their 2015 draft picks.

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$1 million+ Signing Bonus Database

Here you’ll find all signing bonuses of $1 million and higher. 65 bonuses meeting that fit that criteria have been announced. Also included is the percentage of each team’s pool money for the first ten rounds that was spent on each pick. To date, the highest bonus has gone to college shortstop Dansby Swanson ($6.5 million), while…

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Andy MacPhail Brings Drafting Savvy to Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Phillies, in the midst of their worst season since 1972, have brought on board long-time baseball executive Andy MacPhail. MacPhail, who has served in some capacity or another for more than 30 years, will serve as a special advisor to current team president Pat Gillick, before taking over the role at the end…