2021 MLB Draft: Dodgers sign 3rd-rounder Peter Heubeck, 5 others

Peter Heubeck

We’re six days (Aug. 1, 2 p.m.) from the deadline for teams to sign their 2021 MLB Draft picks, and the Dodgers have done all the heavy lifting in terms of signing their draftees.

1Maddux Bruns$2,424,600$2,2000,000$224,600
3Peter Heubeck$577,000$1,272,000($695,000)
4Nick Nastrini$430,800$500,000($69,200)
5Ben Casparius$318,200$247,500$70,700
6Emmet Sheehan$247,000$244,500$2,500
7Ryan Sublette$194,400$150,000$44,400
8Ben Harris$162,700$197,500($34,800)
9Lael Lockhart$149,800$2,500$147,300
10Michael Hobbs$142,200$2,500$139,700
Total$4,646,700$4,816,500 ($169,800)

Heubeck (write-up here) ended up getting almost $700,000 over his slot-recommended amount, which equates to late-2nd-round money. For instance, the Cubs’ slot amount at No. 56 was $1,276,400, so the Dodgers did well to get a Top 60 prospect at pick No. 101. He, Nastrini and Harris are the only three draftees to sign for over their slot-recommended amount so far.

They also signed 18th-rounder Damon Keith out of Cal Baptist.

His $125,000 won’t count against the bonus pool. If it were even a dollar over that, it would. That goes for all players selected in Rounds 11-20. The only other guys I can see getting over-slot money are Justin Wrobleski (11th round), Antonio Knowles (13th round), Michael Sirota (16th round) and Gabe Emmett (18th round). I don’t expect the Dodgers to sign all their outstanding draft picks, but it may only be one or two at this rate.

The Dodgers can go up to 5 percent (less $1) over their $4,646,700 bonus pool, or $232,334. They have roughly $60,000 left before hitting that 105% mark. That extra amount probably isn’t going to land Sirota, but it might be able to land one of the JC guys (Knowles, Emmett), while Wrobleski will probably sign for around slot. If the Dodgers aren’t going to get any of their remaining draftees to sign for $125,000 or less, they could just end up giving the extra 60 grand to Wrobleski.p

To date, the Dodgers have reportedly signed 12 of their 19 selections (12th-rounder Ronan Kopp being the one not listed above, but he posted on Instagram).

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.