The Dodgers formally announced the signing of ten more draft picks, including first-rounder Gavin Lux, who agreed to terms yesterday.
The other signings include Santa Clara University pitcher Mitchell White (second round), Western Nevada Community College outfielder DJ Peters (fourth round), Lake Erie College outfielder Luke Raley (seventh round), St. Mary’s College pitcher Anthony Gonsolin (ninth round), Hillsborough Community College outfielder Brayan Morales (15th round), Virginia Tech outfielder Saige Jenco (24th round), Texas Tech pitcher Chandler Eden (25th round), Brown University pitcher Austin French (27th round) and Ferrum College pitcher Jacob Perkins (28th round).
Officially, the Dodgers have announced contracts with seven of their first 11 draft picks. Their third-round pick, high school pitcher Dustin May, and their fifth-round pick, college pitcher Devin Smeltzer, are thought to have contract agreements in place as well. Only the 32nd and 36th overall picks, Louisville catcher Will Smith and Vanderbilt pitcher Jordan Sheffield, remain without contract agreements among the Dodgers’ first 11 draft picks.
It’s worth noting that White, the 65th overall pick, received $590,800 — the exact slot bonus recommended for the 101st pick, which the Dodgers also owned and used on May. But the Dodgers reportedly agreed to give May $1 million, well above the recommendation.
Also worth noting:
With the announcement of his signing, @unlvbaseball RHP Dean Kremer becomes the first Israeli to sign with an MLB club.
— Shotgun Spratling (@ShotgunSprD1) June 18, 2016
The Dodgers have officially signed 18 of their 42 draft picks total.