2023 MLB Draft: Dodgers Pick Jake Gelof In 2nd Round

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected third baseman Jake Gelof from the University of Virginia with their second-round pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. The pick was made with the 60th overall selection.

Gelof broke the University of Virginia home run record and is considered to have a good power swing. He was ranked the No. 35 prospect by MLB Pipeline for this year’s Draft class.

Gelof’s brother, Zack, was taken by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2021 Draft, also at 60th overall.

The No. 60 pick in the 2023 MLB Draft comes with a $1,336,900 slot value. The Dodgers have a $7,274,600 bonus pool for the 2023 Draft, which is 24th overall. A 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.

The Dodgers theoretically can spend nearly $7.63 million on draft pick bonuses and only face a monetary penalty.

With their first pick in the 2023 Draft, the Dodgers took outfielder Kendall George from Atascocita High School (Texas) at No. 36 overall. He was taken No. 36 overall, and in Competitive balance round A. The Dodgers’ first pick in the 2023 MLB Draft was moved back 10 spots as a result of exceeding the luxury tax threshold by more than $40 million during the 2022 season.

Day 2 of the 2023 MLB Draft for rounds 3-10 begins at 11 a.m. PT on Monday, July 10, and will stream on ESPN+, MLB.com and the MLB app. The final rounds, Nos. 11-20, are being held Tuesday, also at 11 a.m. PT, with coverage again on ESPN+, MLB.com and MLB app.

2023 Dodgers draft picks remaining

Round 3: 95th overall ($705,500)
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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