Chicago Cubs Draft Tracker

Regular updates on the signing status of draftees selected by the Chicago Cubs in the MLB First-Year Player Draft

2017 Chicago Cubs Draft Class & Signings

Important Dates
06/12/17 - 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft begins, 7:00 PM ET.
06/13/17 - Round 3 through Round 10, 1:00 PM ET.
06/14/17 - Round 11 through Round 40, 12:00 PM ET.
07/07/17 - Draftee signing deadline; 5:00 PM ET.*

* Generally, a selected player with college eligibility remaining may sign with the Club that selected the Player from the time of the selection until the second or third Friday of July. A selected Player with no college eligibility remaining may sign up until the start of the Closed Period. The Closed Period begins at 12:01 AM ET of the seventh day prior to the start of the First-Year Player Draft.

2017 CHICAGO CUBS BONUS POOL SLOT VALUES

Round
Player
Value
Bonus
+/-
1
Brendon Little
$2,373,300
$2,200,000
+$173,300
1+
Alex Lange
$2,184,300
$1,925,000
+$259,300
2
Cory Abbott
$901,900
$901,900
$0
3
Keegan Thompson
$511,900
$511,900
$0
4
Erich Uelmen
$382,300
$382,300
$0
5
Nelson Velazquez
$285,800
$400,000
-$114,200
6
Jeremiah Estrada
$222,600
$1,000,000
-$777,400
7
Ricky Tyler Thomas
$175,500
$175,500
$0
8
Austin Filiere
$148,500
$148,500
$0
9
Chris Carrier*
$137,500
$5,000
+$132,500
10
Brian Glowicki*
$131,300
$5,000
+$126,300
Draftees selected after rounds 1-10, who receive more than a $125,000 signing bonus, will be added to the above chart.
 
2017 Bonus Pool Allotment
$7,454,900
2017 Limit without Draft Pick Penalty
$7,827,645
 2017 Bonus Pool Spending
$7,655,100
 2017 Remaining Overage without Draft Pick Penalty
$172,545
 2017 Bonus Pool +/-
-$200,200
Updated: July 8, 2017 at 4:14 PM PT
 
 
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Selection
Player
Position
School
State
Class
DOB
BA
Twitter
Bonus
Source
01.0027
Brendon Little
LHP
State College of Florida
FL
J2
08/11/96
36
-
$2,200,000
01.0030+
Alex Lange
RHP
Louisiana State
LA
JR
10/02/95
34
$1,925,000
02.0067
Cory Abbott
RHP
Loyola Marymount
CA
JR
09/20/95
149
$901,900
03.0105
Keegan Thompson
RHP
Auburn
AL
SR
03/13/95
124
$511,900
04.0135
Erich Uelmen
RHP
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
CA
JR
05/19/96
273 
$382,300
05.0165
Nelson Velazquez
OF
PJ Education School
PR
HS
12/26/98
202
$400,000
06.0195
Jeremiah Estrada
RHP
Palm Desert HS
CA
HS
11/01/98
121
$1,000,000
07.0225
Ricky Tyler Thomas
LHP
Fresno State
CA
JR
12/22/95
227
$175,500
08.0255
Austin Filiere
3B
MIT
MA
JR
09/01/95
-
$148,500
09.0285
Chris Carrier*
OF
Memphis
TN
SR
04/18/95
-
$5,000
10.0315
Brian Glowicki*
RHP
Minnesota
MN
SR
10/19/94
-
$5,000
11.0345
Rollie Lacy
RHP
Creighton
NE
JR
07/17/95
-
$125,000
12.0375
Ben Hecht
RHP
Wichita State
KS
JR
05/31/95
-
$125,000
13.0405
Austin Upshaw
IF
Kennesaw State
GA
JR
07/28/96
-
$100,000
14.0435
Luis Vazquez
SS
Alberto Melendez Torres School
PR
HS
10/10/99
-
-
15.0465
Jared Young
2B
Old Dominion
VA
JR
07/09/95
-
-
16.0495
Brandon Hughes
CF
Michigan State
MI
JR
12/01/95
240
$125,000
17.0525
Peyton Remy
RHP
Central Arizona College
AZ
J1
08/20/96
-
$125,000
18.0555
Casey Ryan*
RHP
Hawaii
HI
SR
05/20/94
-
$3,000
19.0585
Chris Singleton
CF
Charleston Southern
SC
JR
07/05/96
-
$100,000
20.0615
Brendan King*
RHP
College of the Holy Cross
MA
SR
07/08/94
-
$1,000
21.0645
Sean Barry*
RHP
San Diego
CA
SR
05/22/95
-
$5,000
22.0675
Skyler Messinger
SS
Niwot High School
CO
HS
11/01/98
-
-
23.0705
Brady Miller
RHP
Western Oregon
OR
JR
04/04/96
-
-
24.0735
Braxton Light
RHP
Wallace State CC
AL
J2
10/13/95
-
$50,000
25.0765
Mitch Stophel*
RHP
King University
TN
SR
11/09/94
-
$1,000
26.0795
Bryce Bonnin
RHP
Barbers Hill HS
TX
HS
10/11/98
73
-
27.0825
Darius Vines
RHP
Oxnard
CA
J1
04/30/98
-
-
28.0855
Kier Meredith
CF
Robert B. Glenn HS
NC
HS
09/12/99
215
-
29.0885
Jacob Steffens*
RHP
Santa Clara
CA
SR
06/24/94
-
-
$3,000
30.0915
Cameron Balego*
IF
Mercyhurst
PA
SR
06/12/95
-
$1,000
31.0945
Ramsey Romano
IF
Cal State Long Beach
CA
JR
05/10/95
494
$10,000
32.0975
Hunter Ruth
RHP
Buchholz HS
FL
HS
05/25/99
135
-
-
33.1005
Joe Donovan
C
Westmont HS
IL
HS
01/20/99
-
-
-
34.1035
Andrew Karp
RHP
Florida State
FL
JR
09/30/95
253
-
-
35.1065
Ben Ramirez
SS
Eastlake HS
CA
HS
12/02/98
259
-
36.1095
Tanner Allen
CF
UMS Wright Prep School
AL
HS
06/05/98
-
-
-
37.1125
Alex Cornwell
LHP
Maranatha HS
CA
HS
05/09/99
498
-
38.1155
Russell Smith
LHP
Midlothian HS
VA
HS
09/10/98
455
-
39.1185
Cooper Coldiron
IF
Houston
TX
JR
09/09/94
-
-
40.1215
Jeffrey Passantino
RHP
Lipscomb
TN
JR
09/25/95 
-
$10,000
* No college eligibility remaining.
+ Compensation for Dexter Fowler, who signed with the Cardinals. St. Louis forfeited its first-round pick.
Grey - Speculative or unclear; more information required.
Dark Blue - Official confirmation player has signed by Cubs or MLB source.
Blue - Unofficial confirmation player has signed by media or player.
Dark Green - Primary; player indicates likely to sign.
Light Green - Secondary; media or other source indicates player likely to sign.
Purple - Failed physical, complication.
Orange - Indication player may not sign.
Red - Player unsigned as of July 7 deadline.

THE BONUS POOL EXPLAINED

Under the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), each team receives an allotted bonus pool equal to the sum of the slot values of that club's selections in the first ten rounds of the annual First-Year Player Draft. The more picks a team has in the first ten rounds, and the earlier the picks are in those rounds, the larger the bonus pool total.


The signing bonuses for a team's selections in the first ten rounds, plus any bonus greater than $125,000 for a player taken after the first ten rounds, will apply toward the bonus pool total. If a player selected in the first ten rounds does not sign, the associated slot value is removed from the team’s bonus pool total.


* A team that spends between 0 and 5 percent over its allotted pool total will receive a 75 percent penalty on the overage.

* A team that spends between 5 and 10 percent over its allotted pool total will receive a 75 percent penalty on the overage and the loss of a first round pick in the next succeeding draft.

* A team that spends between 10 and 15 percent over its allotted pool total will receive a 100 percent penalty on the overage and the loss of a first and second round pick in the next succeeding draft.

* A team that spends 15 percent or more over its allotted pool total will receive a 100 percent penalty on the overage and the loss of first round picks in the next two succeeding drafts.

* A team that exceeds its allotted pool total, but does not possess the draft picks subject to forfeiture as a result of being penalized in a prior year, will forfeit the designated draft picks in the next draft in which it possesses the relevant picks.

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