And then there was one … remaining unsigned 2020 Dodgers draftee.
The Dodgers must really like what they have in Jake Vogel. The 3rd-rounder, reportedly, agreed to a deal that was nearly $1.05 million over slot. It’s the largest signing bonus Billy Gasparino and Andrew Friedman have given a draft prospect after the first round, and the most for a post-2nd-rounder since Dustin May‘s $1 million bonus back in 2016.
Here’s the bonus pool update.
Vogel’s bonus means the Dodgers are probably going to have to go right up to the 5 percent mark to get Beeter to sign.
I’m not concerned about the Dodgers getting Beeter signed. I kinda thought Beeter’s potential bonus and Vogel’s bonus would be flip-flopped, but the math all evens out in the end.
Here are the penalties, should the Dodgers go more than 5 percent over their signing bonus pool.
|Overage (percentage)||Penalty (taxed amount)|
|0-4.99||75 percent tax on overage|
|5-9.99||75 percent tax on overage|
Loss of 2021 1st-round pick
|10-14.99||100 percent tax on overage|
Loss of 2021 1st- &amp; 2nd-round picks
|15-plus||100 percent tax|
Loss of 1st-round picks in 2021 &amp; 2022
The Dodgers can go up to $296,419 (5 percent, less $1) over their allotted slot amount of $5,928,400 without losing a draft pick. No team has ever exceeded this bonus pool since this system was implemented in 2012, and it isn’t going to happen now.
Teams have until Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. Pacific time to sign their draftees.