Early first-round draft surprises
Astros make Carlos Correa No. 1 pick; Mark Appel slides to Pirates at No. 8
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Major League Baseball has a new draft bonus system in place this year, and scouting directors, advisers, potential picks and their parents have spent the past few months wondering what impact it might have on the process of talent procurement. How would teams navigate the new restrictions and use their draft budgets to maximum effect? And how would the limits affect the concept of "signability," the negotiating dance required to ensure that a draft pick actually suits up and ...
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