Dodgers sign first-round draft pick Grant Holmes.

The Dodgers signed first-round draft pick Grant Holmes on Tuesday. The pitcher from Conway (South Carolina) High School received less than $2.51 million and more than $2.4 million to sign, well above the $1.98 million slot value for the 22nd overall pick.

Holmes said Monday that his fastball has been clocked between 94 and 96 mph. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder struck out 82 batters in 40 innings as a senior, posting a 4-1 record with a 0.35 ERA while earning Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year honors.

Holmes’ mother broke the news on Twitter:


The Dodgers have signed 22 of their 40 draft picks, including six of their top 10 selections.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.