Originally Posted by DirtySox
The Pirates set a draft record by spending $17,005,700 on bonuses. Including money in big league deals, the Nationals spent $17,602,100. The White Sox spent the least of any team in the draft: $2,756,300 on bonuses.
With their track record in the last decade in both drafting and developing talent, I really don't blame them for not giving out large bonus money that they have little chance of getting a return on.