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First Year Player Draft Round One

June 9, 2016.
1. Mickey Moniak, OF, PHI
2. Nick Senzel, 3B, CIN
3. Ian Anderson, RHP, ATL
4. Riley Pint, RHP, COL
5. Corey Ray, OF, MIL
6. A.J. Puk, LHP, OAK
7. Braxton Garrett, LHP, MIA
8. Cal Quantrill, RHP, SDN
9. Matt Manning, RHP, DET
10. Zach Collins, C, CHA
11. Kyle Lewis, OF, SEA
12. Jason Groome, LHP, BOS
13. Joshua Lowe, 3B, TBA
14. Will Benson, OF, CLE
15. Alex Kirilloff, OF, MIN
16. Matt Thais, C, LAA
17. Forrest Whitley, RHP, HOU
18. Blake Rutherford, OF, NYA
19. Justin Dunn, RHP, NYN
20. Gavin Lux, SS, LAN
21. TJ Zeuch, RHP, TOR
22. Will Craig, 3B, PIT
23. Delvin Perez, SS, SLN
24. Hudson Sanchez, SS, SDN
25. Eric Lauer, LHP, SDN
26. Zach Burdi, RHP, CHA
27. Cory Sedlock, RHP, BAL
28. Carter Kieboom, SS, WAS
29. Dane Dunning, RHP, WAS
30. Cole Ragans, LHP, TEX
31. Anthony Kay, LHP, NYN
32. Will Smith, C, LAN
33. Dylan Carlson, OF, SLN
34. Dakota Hudson, RHP, SLN


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First Year Player Draft - June 9-11

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Hot Stove League Contracts

2015-2016

Check the Hot Stove League sections now for our projections of Free Agent Contract Values for the 2015-2016 offseason, including David Price, Ben Zobrist, Zach Greinke, and more, all using our proprietary SPRO system, telling you what they should be paid.
Example: Mark Buehrle, 3 years, $38,259,000.

Re-Signed with Club

Week of February 29

Kolton Wong signs 5 year $25,500,000 with Cardinals.

SPRO Analysis - St. Louis overpays for Wong. Boy, that's a tough call, because the numbers may prove fine. But we're not a fan of going this far out with good, but marginal talent, after 2 years of service time. The percentage of deals like this that work out isn't high enough for us. SPRO 2 years $3,135,000.

Salvador Perez signs 5 year $52,500,000 with Royals.

SPRO Analysis - Kansas City pays market value for Perez. This deal added three years to his current and is right on the money for the money per year. We're uncomfortable with the fifth year. SPRO 4 years $41,672,000.

Re-Signed with Club

Week of February 22

Dexter Fowler signs 1 year $8,000,000 with Cubs, including option for 2nd year at $9m with $5m buyout.

SPRO Analysis - Chicago Cubs pay market value for Fowler. So essentially he's getting a one year deal for $13m or a 2 year deal for $17m. Okay, a bit high for one, a bit low for two. SPRO 2 years $20,826,000.

Re-Signed with Club

Week of February 15

Jesse Chavez wins ARBITRATION HEARING for 1 year $4,000,000 with Blue Jays.

SPRO Analysis - Toronto overpays for Chavez. SPRO 1 year $3,144,000.

Jake Diekman signs prior to ARBITRATION HEARING for 1 year $1,255,000 with Rangers. SPRO Analysis - Texas pays market value for Diekman. SPRO 1 years $1,172,000.

Robbie Ross signs prior to ARBITRATION HEARING for 1 years $1,250,000 with Red Sox.

SPRO Analysis - Boston overpays for Ross. Slight. SPRO 1 year $901,000.

DJ LeMahieu signs extension prior to ARBITRATION HEARING for 2 years $7,800,000 with Rockies. Year One $3m and Year Two $4.8m.

SPRO Analysis - Colorado pays market value for LeMahieu. SPRO 1 years $3,269,000.

Evan Gattis signs extension prior to ARBITRATION HEARING for 1 year $3,400,000 with Rockies, plus option for 2nd year at $5.2m and $100,000 buyout, included above.

SPRO Analysis - Colorado pays market value for Gattis. SPRO 1 years $3,512,000.

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Free Agents

Week of March 7

David Freese signs 1 year $3,000,000 with Pirates.

SPRO Analysis - Pittsburgh gets bargain in Freese. SPRO 1 year $5,916,000.

Pedro Alvarez signs 1 year $5,750,000 with Orioles, plus $1.5m incentives.

SPRO Analysis - Baltimore gets bargain in Alvarez. With the incentives, it's right in the ballpark, but Alvarez is taking that risk. Good deal for the club. SPRO 1 year $7,993,000.

Free Agents

Week of February 29

Austin Jackson signs 1 year $5,000,000 with White Sox.

SPRO Analysis - Chicago White Sox get bargain in Jackson. Spring Training sale. SPRO 1 year $8,133,000.

Ian Desmond signs 1 year $8,000,000 with Rangers.

SPRO Analysis - Texas gets bargain in Desmond. One of those odd cases with the QA, at first, being offered when it shouldn't, but working out for Washington in the end. SPRO 1 year $11,553,000. Though Desmond really should have gotten more than one year.

Free Agents

Week of February 22

Yovani Gallardo signs 3 year $35,000,000 with Orioles, plus $13m option with $2m buyout.

SPRO Analysis - Baltimore pays market value for Gallardo. SPRO 4 year $52,163,000.

Free Agents

Week of February 15

Mike Minor signs 2 year $7,250,000 contract with Royals, plus $1.65m incentives in 2016, $4.5m incentives in 2017. Also includes option for 3rd year at $10m with $1.25m buyout.

SPRO Analysis - Kansas City gets bargain in Minor. SPRO 2 years $12,555,000.

Juan Uribe signs 1 year $5,000,000 contract with Indians.

SPRO Analysis - Cleveland gets bargain in Uribe. SPRO 1 year $6,212,000.

Ryan Webb signs 1 year $1,000,000 contract with Rays, plus $500,000 incentives.

SPRO Analysis - Tampa Bay gets bargain in Webb. It's bargain basement time. SPRO 1 years $2,588,000.

Signed with Club

Week of February 8

Aroldis Chapman signs prior to ARBITRATION HEARING for 1 years $11,325,000 with Yankees.

SPRO Analysis - NY Yankees pay market value for Chapman. SPRO 1 years $10,872,000.

Mike Moustakis signs prior to ARBITRATION HEARING for 2 years $14,300,000 with Royals.

SPRO Analysis - Kansas City pays market value for Moustakis. SPRO 2 years $14,076,000.

Brandon Belt signs prior to ARBITRATION HEARING for 1 year $6,200,000 with Giants.

SPRO Analysis - San Francisco pays market value for Belt. A bit on the high side, but within 10%. SPRO 1 year $5,601,000.

Mitch Moreland signs prior to ARBITRATION HEARING for 1 year $5,700,000 with Rangers.

SPRO Analysis - Texas overpays for Moreland. SPRO 1 year $3,908,000.

Jason Castro loses ARBITRATION HEARING to CLUB. Signs 1 year $5,000,000 with Astros.

SPRO Analysis - Houston pays market value for Castro. SPRO 1 year $5,163,000.

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