2013 MLB Draft: Cleveland Indians Draft Resources

The 2013 MLB Draft will be held from June 6-8 - Mike Stobe

Here's what you need to know in order to follow the 2013 Draft. This post will be updated as needed through the draft and afterwards

General Info

Here comes the Draft: New talent, excitement on deck | MLB.com: News

The Draft will take place over three days:

  • Thursday, June 6: Draft Preview @ 6 PM (MLB Network), Rounds 1-2/Competitive Balance Rounds @ 7 PM (MLB Network)
  • Friday, June 7: Rounds 3-10 @ 1 PM (MLB.com)
  • Saturday, June 8: Rounds 11-40 @ 1 PM (MLB.com)

Draft Order | 2013 First-Year Player Draft | MLB.com: Events

To start with, here's the draft order. The Indians have the #5 overall selection, but won't pick again until #79 because they gave up their second round pick and competitive balance pick when they signed Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher.

Round Pick Player Pos. Exp. School Slot Value Actual Bonus
1 5 Clint Frazier OF High School Loganville HS, GA $3,787,000
3 79 $692,200
4 111 $463,600
5 141 $347,100
6 171 $259,900
7 201 $194,800
8 231 $158,300
9 261 $147,800
10 291 $138,100
Totals $6,188,000

I couldn't find any details about the assigned value of each pick, but I imagine that will be released as we get closer to the draft. Keep in mind that the assigned value of each pick is not important, but the total assigned value is. The Indians could for example pay their first round selection more than the assigned value and make up for it in the 8th-10th rounds by drafting college seniors.

Draft Bonus Pools Rise 8.2 Percent - BaseballAmerica.com

Here's the bonus pools for the first 10 rounds. Starting last season, there is a soft bonus cap in place for the top 10 rounds. Clubs may go over the bonus cap, but the penalties for doing so are rather severe, as Jason detailed:

- A team that exceeds its budget by less than 5% is subject to a 75% tax on the overage.

- A team that exceeds its budget by 5-10% is subject to a 75% tax on the overage and the loss of their 1st round pick in the following season.

- A team that exceeds its budget by 10-15% is subject to a 100% tax on the overage and the loss of their 1st and 2nd round picks in the following season.

- A team that exceeds its budget by more than 5% is subject to a 100% tax on the overage and the loss of their 1st round pick for the following two seasons.

The Indians' pool is $6,188,800.

MLB determines each club's bonus pool by first assigning each pick a value, then totaling up all the values in the first ten rounds per club. Again, because the Indians gave up their second round pick and compensation round pick, their pool is low for a team that had the fifth-worst record in MLB last season.

General News/Analysis

Draft Archives - BaseballAmerica.com (Paid)

In my opinion this is the best coverage out there. A good portion of the analysis is behind a paywall, however.

MLB Bonus Baby (Baseball Draft) - Minor League Ball

Minor League Ball has an entire section dedicated to the draft, complete with mock drafts and regional profiles.

2013 MLB Draft - The Crawfish Boxes

Houston's SBN blog has done an outstanding job covering the MLB Draft, and has done several rankings, profile dozens of prospects, and quite a bit more.

Draft Central | 2013 First-Year Player Draft | MLB.com: Events

MLB.com's coverage

Rankings

I dislike mock drafts, especially for baseball, since drafting for current major-league or even organizational need is a fool's errand. Yes, if all things are equal, then the club will draft by need, but most of the time you should see teams drafting the best available player, or perhaps drafting according to their bonus pool strategy.

2013 Top 250 Draft Prospects (May 17) - BaseballAmerica.com

BA's top 250 prospects. Viewing the list is free, but you need to have subscription to view the scouting reports.

BaseballAmerica.com: Draft Preview Database

BA's final draft database now has 500 players and scouting reports.

2013 MLB Draft: Matt Garrioch's Draft Board - Minor League Ball

Matt Garrioch's top 400 draft prospects

TCB Draft Board: April - The Crawfish Boxes

TCB ranks the top 10 players available in the draft, which is of interest to Indians fans since Cleveland will be picking 5th.

2013 Prospect Watch | MLB.com: News

Jonathan Mayo's top 100 prospects

Mock Draft 2.0: Shades Of Gray - BaseballAmerica.com

The exception to the rule, as Callis gives a rather detailed look at what each organization is thinking. He has the Indians taking college 3B Colin Moran.

Mock Draft 4.0: The Final Countdown - BaseballAmerica.com

Callis has the Indians selecting 3B Colin Moran in his final mock draft.

2013 Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft Round ONE - Minor League Ball

The results of the community mock draft at Minor League Ball. The Indians picked college 3B Colin Moran.

2013 Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft Round Three - Minor League Ball

In the third round, the Indians picked college RHP Andrew Mitchell

2013 Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft Round Four - Minor League Ball

In the fourth round, the Indians picked high school OF William Abreu

State Report: Ohio - BaseballAmerica.com

Here are the local prospects.

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