Dodgers Have Over $5.5 Million In Bonus Pool Money For 2017 MLB Draft
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will have $5,517,800 in bonus pool money for the 2017 MLB Draft, per Baseball America. The total is down from last year when the club had over $9 million to sign their draft picks.

However, that’s due to the fact that the Dodgers received two compensation picks in the 2016 Draft for losing Zack Greinke in free agency and failing to sign 2015 supplemental first round draft pick Kyle Funkhouser.

Additionally, the new collective bargaining agreement introduced some changes to the bonus pool money, as the slot values have been redistributed. The value for the No. 1 overall pick has decreased, while the values of picks Nos. 2-54 have increased, and every pick 55 or later has decreased.

The Dodgers will have just north of $5.5 million to spend on their picks within the first 10 rounds of the 2017 Draft. This year they have one selection in each of those rounds.

Their bonus pool allotment will also apply to picks made in rounds 11 or later, should the Dodgers offer the player $125,000 or more, which in the new CBA is up from $100,000 in previous seasons.

Last year, the Dodgers committed at least $125,000 to five different players drafted in round 11 or later. Their first pick in the 2017 Draft is currently positioned at No. 23 overall, which has a $2,573,800 slot value.

The Dodgers’ second-round pick (No. 62 overall) has a $969,600 slot value, while their third round pick (100th overall) has a $511,500 slot value. Team president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has focused on revamping the Dodgers farm system since joining the organization, specifically in the pitching department.