The Dodgers announced Wednesday that five players chosen in the amateur draft last week have signed contracts: Second-round pick Alex Verdugo, fifth-round pick Jared Walker (3B, McEachern HS, GA), ninth-rounder Matthew Campbell (RHP, Clemson), 32nd-rounder Scott De Jong (1B, Felician College, NJ) and 37th-rounder Karch Kowalczyk (RHP, Valparaiso, IN).
In addition, third-round draft pick John Richy announced that he had signed with the Dodgers via Twitter and Instagram.
Verdugo ($914,600), Richy ($534,400), Walker ($296,700) and De Jong all signed for the draft-slot value assigned by Major League Baseball, according to a source. Kowalczyk and Campbell ($144,300) signed for less than their assigned slot values, so the Dodgers saved a little money toward their draft spending allotment — reportedly just under $5 million.
The newly signed players began reporting to the Dodgers’ Camelback Ranch facility in Glendale, Arizona yesterday.