A.J. Vanegas

Dodgers sign 2014 draft picks Vanegas, Uter, Jones + $200,900 over slot

The Dodgers have now signed 31 out of 40 picks from the 2014 MLB Draft after agreeing to terms with 11th rounder A.J. Vanegas for $100,000, 12th rounder Kameron Uter for $200,000, and 25th rounder Matt Jones.

Hunter Redman, the team’s eighth-rounder, signed for $124,500 under slot, thus freeing up money for the team to go over slot on a few later draft picks. Vanegas signed for the maximum allowed without counting against the bonus pool for rounds 11-40, but the team went $100,000 over on Uter. That decision means the Dodgers are now $200,900 total over the cap at $5,148,600. Assuming they wish to stay out of losing a draft pick in 2015, the Dodgers have $46,484 left to spend against the bonus pool.

Only nine picks remain unsigned, and one of those has declared his intentions to forgo professional ball for now. So that leaves eight players to potentially reach agreements with before the July 18 deadline, and I’m not sure many (if any) more sign.


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)
Dodgers sign 10 more 2014 draft picks, including Taylor, Freeman, Wolfe, Vela, Allen
Dodgers sign 2014 first-round pick Grant Holmes
Dodgers sign 2014 draft picks Redman, Bereszniewicz, Whiting, Baranik


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


Round Player Slot Bonus Difference
1 Grant Holmes $1,980,500 $2,500,000 +$519,500
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 $190,000 -$30,200
7 Trevor Oaks $166,600 $161,600 -$5,000
8 Hunter Redman $154,500 $30,000 -$124,500
9 Matt Campbell $144,300 $20,000 -$124,300
10 Colin Hering $137,600 $5,000 -$132,600
Total 2014 Draft $4,947,700 $5,048,600 +$100,900


Round Player Slot Bonus Difference
11 A.J. Vanegas $100,000 Limit $100,000 $0
12 Kameron Uter $100,000 Limit $200,000 +$100,000
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 Will Not Sign None
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 Signed Unknown
26 Deion Ulmer $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
27 Harlan Richter $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
28 Bill Bereszniewicz $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
29 Christian Trent $100,000 Limit Not Signed N/A
30 Brant Whiting $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
31 Derrick Sylvester $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
32 Scott De Jong $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
33 Carson Baranik $100,000 Limit Signed Unknown
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 1 Over Limit $300,000 +$100,000

Chad Moriyama


I like writing about balls stuff.


There are 4 players whom we absolutely cannot afford to lose to an injury, and none of the 4 are named Hanley.



Ghost of Dang88
Ghost of Dang88

ugh I guess I'm taking one for the team with Hanley *pulls down pants


At first I was all... "IDGI..."


ohhhh. snap.


anyone use WiDi? 

Casey Goldman
Casey Goldman

Do y'all think baseball teams will reach a point where they schedule DL trips for injury prone and over 30 players to keep them fresh?  I wonder if taking someone like Ramirez and giving him two weeks in May and two weeks in August to stretch, run and recuperate from the grind would make him less susceptible to injuries and have more energy for the long haul.



you can do that in other sports but for baseball, seeing live pitching cannot be replaced with BP.

it screws up their hitting too much.


Drank was just suggesting to Conman to make a gif.



my Safari on the iPad mini with retina has crashed more in the last weekend than it has all year. I feel your pain.


Also, you can't DL yet because has hasn't missed a week of action yet. That's the dodger way.