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Yes, that exactly what it means. After examining the chart, in the mid rounds 7-10, about 1/4 of the signees were paid exactly what the slot value said. High school picks could sometimes negotiate a much higher # in order to convince him to give up his college scholarship. College grads were often give a much small signing bonus, knowing that they had no other alternative if they wanted to take this shot at a MLB career but based on the # of draft picks alone, the chance of making th big show is pretty small after the 6-7th round. I’m just amazed that there are about 1,200 kids drafted every year. It seems to take a little bit of the aura out of it.