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

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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.

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

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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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Round Player Slot Bonus Difference
1 Grant Holmes $1,980,500 Not Signed N/A
2 Alex Verdugo $914,600 $914,600 $0
3 John Richy $534,400 $534,400 $0
4 Jeff Brigham $396,300 $396,300 $0
5 Jared Walker $296,700 $296,700 $0
6 Brock Stewart $222,200 Signed Unknown
7 Trevor Oaks $166,600 $161,600 -$5,000
8 Hunter Redman $154,500 Not Signed N/A
9 Matt Campbell $144,300 $20,000 -$124,300
10 Colin Hering $137,600 $5,000 -$132,600
Total 2014 Draft $4,947,700 $2,328,600 -$261,900

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Round Player Slot Bonus Difference
11 A.J. Vanegas $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
12 Kameron Uter $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
13 Ryan Taylor $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
14 Kelvin Ramos $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
15 Joe Broussard $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
16 Devan Ahart $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
17 Tyler Wampler $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
18 Clint Freeman $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
19 Gary Cornish $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
20 Brian Wolfe $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
21 Ivan Vela $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
22 Bubby Rossman $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
23 Andrew Godbold $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
24 Jimmy Allen $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
25 Matt Jones $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
26 Deion Ulmer $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
27 Harlan Richter $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
28 Bill Bereszniewicz $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
29 Christian Trent $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
30 Brant Whiting $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
31 Derrick Sylvester $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
32 Scott De Jong $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
33 Carson Baranik $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
34 Hunter Bross $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
35 Tanner Chauncey $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
36 Kyle Kocher $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
37 Karch Kowalczyk $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
38 Caleb Ferguson $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
39 Jeff Bain $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
40 Sam Moore $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
Total 2014 Draft 0 Over Limit Unknown Unknown


155 comments
nsxtasy
nsxtasy

Why would someone whose slot bonus is well over $100K sign for a bonus of only $20K or $5K?

KMT59
KMT59

Morning All....Happy Fathers day to all you Dads out there...Especially you new ones

DBrim
DBrim moderator

That was fun

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

@Louis C.K. yes. You need 6 full years of service time to become a free agent unless you can get it written into your contract like Kuroda

Superba
Superba

@Lobo So cool that he can't put his arms down. 

PagansOedipalComplex
PagansOedipalComplex

It was worked out before so they can save money to go overslot. And the options are either take 5 Grand and try to work yourself up, or go play for the Sugarland skeeters

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

@nsxtasy "You'll get to be teammates with Grant Holmes! Sign for less, please"

"YAY OKAY!!"

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@nsxtasy Also, their "true talent" or whatever was probably much lower

PagansOedipalComplex
PagansOedipalComplex

Eric Stephen says he's not a free agent until he accrues 6 years of service time which hopefully isn't until 2017

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

@Louis C.K. @TellMyWifeISaidHello There's two dates. One is "push back service time by a year," which is about 2-3 weeks into the season. The other is "don't let this guy be a Super 2," which is usually June.

Superba
Superba

@DBrim @nsxtasy That has to be a fun conversation.  "Well, we picked you in the 10th, but you really aren't that good.  So we'll pay you like we drafted you in the 30th. Welcome to the Dodgers."  

PagansOedipalComplex
PagansOedipalComplex

Average third baseman both defensively and offensively, who are also youngish, are pretty valuable, even more so when your team likes to trade for players like Michael Young

Lobo
Lobo

@Mike Petriello @Lobo @PagansOedipalComplex Turner provides some decent value though.  He's not at all a bad bench piece to have for the next three years.  Especially given how awful our other infield bench options are

Lobo
Lobo

@Louis C.K. @Lobo @PagansOedipalComplex However much he could get through arbitration.  He just has the right to decide to go through arbitration instead of taking the money he's guaranteed by the contract

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

@PagansOedipalComplex Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining about his performance this year. I'm just aware that he was non-tendered and couldn't find a major league deal this winter.