2020 MLB Draft: Dodgers sign 2nd-rounder Landon Knack

Oh, does he now?

The Dodgers have now signed two-thirds of their 2020 MLB Draft selections after inking 2nd-rounder Landon Knack on Monday.

Even though it isn’t officially official, it’s all but.

Yay, Knackers!

Word is he’ll be added to the 60-man roster for the 2020 season. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll see game action, but at least he’ll get to train and practice with his fellow (mostly) prospects. There’s an outside chance he sees LA, depending how things go … if things go.

Here’s the bonus pool update.

1Bobby Miller$2,424,600$2,200,000$224,600
2Landon Knack$1,157,400$715,000$442,400
2cbClayton Beeter$1,003,300unsigned?
3Jake Vogel$581,600unsigned?
4Carson Taylor$434,300$400,000$34,300
5Gavin Stone$327,200$100,000$227,200

As expected, the two remaining unsigned Dodger draftees comes down to Beeter and Vogel. Both will sign, it’s just a matter of time.

I don’t think there’s much of a chance Vogel sees Los Angeles in this weird season, but Beeter has a very good chance of doing so. Once he signs, I’m sure he’ll be a candidate for the 60-man roster (which currently sits at 51).

Bonus Pool

The Dodgers have saved almost $950,000 against the pool. That’s all going toward signing Beeter and Vogel.

Here are the penalties, should the Dodgers go more than 5 percent over their signing bonus pool.

Overage (percentage)Penalty (taxed amount)
0-4.9975 percent tax on overage
5-9.9975 percent tax on overage
Loss of 2021 1st-round pick
10-14.99100 percent tax on overage
Loss of 2021 1st- & 2nd-round picks
15-plus100 percent tax
Loss of 1st-round picks in 2021 & 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.

About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.