Dodgers Announce Signing Of Gavin Lux, 18 Picks From 2016 MLB Draft
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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers over the past two days announced the signing of 18 picks selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. Los Angeles had a total of 42 picks in this year’s draft.

The Dodgers’ group of signings includes seven of their top 12 selections in the 2016 Draft, headlined by No. 20 overall pick Gavin Lux, a shortstop out of Indian Trails High School and Academy in Wisconsin.

Lux reportedly signed for $2.317 million, which is only $700 more than the assigned value to his slot.

Also officially in the fold is second-rounder Mitchell White, a right-handed pitcher from Santa Clara University. White’s previously reported signing bonus is $590,800, meaning a savings for the Dodgers as the No. 65 pick had a $993,800 slot value.

Included in the Dodgers’ announced signings are: fourth-rounder DJ Peters, an outfielder from Western Nevada Community College; sixth-rounder Errol Robinson, a shortstop from Ole Miss; seventh-rounder, Lucas Raley, an outfielder from Lake Eerie College; eighth-rounder Andre Scrubb, a right-handed pitcher from High Point University; ninth-rounder Anthony Gonsolin, a right-hander from St. Mary’s College; 14th-rounder Dean Kremer, a right-handed pitcher from UNLV; 15th-rounder Brayan Morales, an outfielder from Hillsborough Community Colllege.

Rounding out the newly signed draft picks: 16th-rounder Darien Tubbs, an outfielder from University of Memphis; 20th-rounder Brock Carpenter, a third baseman from Seattle University; 22nd-rounder Jeff Passchke, a right-handed pitcher from USC; 24th-rounder Saige Jenco, an outfielder from Virginia Tech; 26th-rounder Brandon Montgomery, a second baseman San Jacinto College-North; 27th-rounder Austin French, a left-handed pitcher from Brown University; 28th-rounder Jacob Perkins, a right-handed pitcher from Ferrum College; 31st-rounder Stevie Berman, a catcher from Santa Clara University.

Of the Dodgers’ 42 picks in the 2016 MLB Draft, 23 were pitchers; with 21 being right-handers. A $9,336,500 bonus pool this year is the largest total the Dodgers have had at their disposal since the current system was put in place in 2012.

In reality, Los Angeles can spend up to $9,803,324 to sign their selections from the 2016 MLB Draft. The slight increase comes from clubs being able to exceed their bonus pool allotment by 4.99 percent or less and only face a tax penalty on the overage.