JeffBrigham

Dodgers sign 2014 draft picks Jeff Brigham (4th) & Trevor Oaks (7th)

JeffBrigham

The Dodgers have signed 12 of their 40 picks from the 2014 draft, with eight of those being selected within the top 10 rounds and thus counting against the bonus pool of $4,947,700. The team recently inked fourth-rounder Jeff Brigham and seventh-rounder Trevor Oaks.

Saving on bonus money is going to be key for the Dodgers draft, simply because Grant Holmes is going to command more than slot. The assumption is that the team is saving money at the tail-end of the bonus pool and that they’ll probably end up going close to five percent over the limit to get a deal with Holmes done. At the end of the day, I would be surprised if he’s able to pass up in excess of two million dollars to sign.

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Dodgers 2014 MLB Draft Picks

Dodgers select RHP Grant Holmes at No. 22 in the 2014 MLB Draft
Dodgers select OF Alex Verdugo in the 2nd round of the 2014 MLB Draft
Dodgers take John Richy, Jeff Brigham, Jared Walker in rounds 3-5 of 2014 MLB Draft
Dodgers take Stewart, Oaks, Redman, Campbell, Hering in rounds 6-10 of 2014 MLB Draft
Dodgers picks Vanegas, Freeman, Allen highlight rounds 11-25 of the 2014 MLB Draft
Dodgers picks Sylvester, Bain, Moore highlight rounds 26-40 of the 2014 MLB Draft

Dodgers sign 10 picks from 2014 draft, including Verdugo, Richy, Walker, De Jong, Kowalczyk

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Draft Bonus Pool Reminder

All money paid to picks in the first 10 rounds count toward the bonus pool of $4,947,700. Players selected from rounds 11-40 can be paid up to $100,000 without affecting the bonus pool, but whatever amount given over $100,000 counts against the bonus pool.

So what’s the penalty for going over?

Up to 4.999% over ($5,195,084) the team pays a 75% tax on the amount over. Up to 9.999% over ($5,442,469) the team pays the 75% tax on the amount over and loses next year’s first-round pick. Up to 14.999% over ($5,689,854) the team pays a 100% tax on the amount over and loses next year’s first-round and second-round picks. From 15% ($5,689,855) and up the team pays the 100% tax on the amount over and loses the first-round pick for the next two years.

So basically the Dodgers can use up to $5,195,084 on this year’s bonus pool draft picks without losing anything significant aside from money.

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RoundPlayerSlotBonusDifference
1Grant Holmes$1,980,500Not SignedN/A
2Alex Verdugo$914,600$914,600$0
3John Richy$534,400$534,400$0
4Jeff Brigham$396,300$396,300$0
5Jared Walker$296,700$296,700$0
6Brock Stewart$222,200SignedUnknown
7Trevor Oaks$166,600$161,600-$5,000
8Hunter Redman$154,500Not SignedN/A
9Matt Campbell$144,300SignedUnknown
10Colin Hering$137,600SignedUnknown
Total2014 Draft$4,947,700$2,303,600-$5,000

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RoundPlayerSlotBonusDifference
11A.J. Vanegas$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
12Kameron Uter$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
13Ryan Taylor$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
14Kelvin Ramos$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
15Joe Broussard$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
16Devan Ahart$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
17Tyler Wampler$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
18Clint Freeman$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
19Gary Cornish$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
20Brian Wolfe$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
21Ivan Vela$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
22Bubby Rossman$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
23Andrew Godbold$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
24Jimmy Allen$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
25Matt Jones$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
26Deion Ulmer$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
27Harlan Richter$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
28Bill Bereszniewicz$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
29Christian Trent$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
30Brant Whiting$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
31Derrick Sylvester$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
32Scott De Jong$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
33Carson Baranik$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
34Hunter Bross$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
35Tanner Chauncey$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
36Kyle Kocher$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
37Karch Kowalczyk$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
38Caleb Ferguson$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
39Jeff Bain$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
40Sam Moore$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
Total2014 Draft0 Over LimitUnknownUnknown