Dodgers sign 10 more 2014 draft picks, including Taylor, Freeman, Wolfe, Vela, Allen


The Dodgers recently signed 10 more of their 2014 draft picks and have now inked 22 of their 40 picks, 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 agreed with 13th rounder Ryan Taylor, 14th rounder Kelvin Ramos, 17th rounder Tyler Wampler, 18th rounder Clint Freeman, 20th rounder Brian Wolfe, 21st rounder Ivan Vela, 22nd rounder Bubby Rossman, 24th rounder Jimmy Allen, 26th rounder Deion Ulmer, and 31st rounder Derrick Sylvester.

Most importantly, the bonuses of the Dodgers’ ninth and tenth round selections were revealed, and the team saved a combined $256,900 compared to slot value, which should allow them to go over slot on first-rounder Grant Holmes who probably expected to go quite a bit higher in the draft.

Given that sixth-rounder Brock Stewart and eighth-rounder Hunter Redman were not ranked by any draft publication, at least one of them should also come in well under slot, freeing up even more money.


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


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.


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$144,300$20,000-$124,300
10Colin Hering$137,600$5,000-$132,600
Total2014 Draft$4,947,700$2,328,600-$261,900


11A.J. Vanegas$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
12Kameron Uter$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
13Ryan Taylor$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
14Kelvin Ramos$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
15Joe Broussard$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
16Devan Ahart$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
17Tyler Wampler$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
18Clint Freeman$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
19Gary Cornish$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
20Brian Wolfe$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
21Ivan Vela$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
22Bubby Rossman$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
23Andrew Godbold$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
24Jimmy Allen$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
25Matt Jones$100,000 LimitNot SignedN/A
26Deion Ulmer$100,000 LimitSignedUnknown
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 LimitSignedUnknown
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