2023 MLB Draft: Dodgers Pick Brady Smith In 3rd Round

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected pitcher Brady Smith from Grainger High School (Tennessee) with their third-round pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. The Dodgers’ picking Smith was made with the 95th overall selection.

Smith is currently committed to attend Virginia Tech. He’s the second high school pick the Dodgers have made in the 2023 Draft thus far, joining outfielder Kendall George, who was taken at No. 36.

Dodgers director of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino said the team would likely look to the high school ranks during Day 2 of the Draft.

Smith has strong spin rates on his curveball and slider, and has a fastball that can reach 95 mph.

The No. 95 pick in the 2023 MLB Draft has a $705,500 slot value.

The Dodgers have a $7,274,600 bonus pool for this year’s Draft, which ranks 24th overall. Total bonus pool value is calculated by adding the slot values of every pick through the first 10 rounds.

Any bonus amount a player receives that exceeds $125,000 for draft picks made after the 10th round also counts against pool money.

Penalties for exceeding that allotment include a 75% tax on any overage amount that is up to 5% over the pool. If a team goes more than 5% over their pool, they lose their first-round pick in the next year’s draft.

Remaining 2023 Dodgers draft picks

Round 4: 127th overall ($516,800)
Free agency compensation for Tyler Anderson: 136th overall ($473,700)
Free agency compensation for Trea Turner: 137th overall ($469,000)
Round 5: 163rd overall ($364,400)
Round 6: 190th overall ($290,100)
Round 7: 220th overall ($228,000)
Round 8: 250th overall ($189,300)
Round 9: 280th overall ($173,600)
Round 10: 310th overall ($164,600)
Round 11: 340th overall
Round 12: 370th overall
Round 13: 400th overall
Round 14: 430th overall
Round 15: 460th overall
Round 16: 490th overall
Round 17: 520th overall
Round 18: 550th overall
Round 19: 580th overall
Round 20: 610th overall

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