I believe the highest asking price for a drafted player is $12 mil for a "probably won't sign guy". I had a "probably won't sign" pitcher I drafted w/ the 3rd pick many seasons ago. It took about 4 or 5 attempts before he finally agreed to sign at his asking price, which was approx. $11.5 mil IIRC. At the 2nd pick, with a "may sign if the deal is right" he's probably going to ask for around $8 mil, if he agrees to sign. The original slot offer will be a shade below $4 mil. Who is his agent? If its his mother, the probably won't sign at all, if he has an agent, but comes back and says he's going to take the D1 scholarship, he should allow you to offer a slot offer again. Sometimes he'll change his mind and be willing to sign, sometimes he won't. As I said w/ that #3 pick, it took about 4-5 cycles, which w/ the waiting for an answer was roughly a month of real time. Its all a % game, if you had infinent time to wait (which you don't since at some point the season ends and rolls over) so I think anyone w/ an agent will eventually agree to sign either at slot or at a higher rate.