The Los Angeles Dodgers held three of the first 36 picks in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, four within the top 65, and 42 overall selections in 40 rounds over the three-day event.
While the bulk of their picks in the 2016 Draft were pitchers — 23 in total (including 21 right-handers) — the Dodgers selected high school shortstop Gavin Lux with their top overall pick (No. 20).
The Dodgers this year have a bonus pool of $9,336,500 to spend. That figure is ninth-highest among all clubs, and most the Dodgers’ have had at their disposal under the system that was implemented in 2012.
They reportedly went over slot to sign third-round pick (No. 101 overall) Dustin May, a right-hander out of Northwest High School in Texas.
Fourth-round pick D.J. Peters reportedly also agreed to terms, though the value of his signing bonus was not released.
It also appears Brandon Montgomery, drafted in the 26th round, signed with the Dodgers, per a posting to his Twitter account:
So blessed to get this opportunity! Thank you lord! pic.twitter.com/Or1ryUUy3x
— ⚾Brandon Montgomery⚾ (@BrandonMonty12) June 15, 2016
According to Jim Callis of MLB.com, Dodgers second-round selection Mitchell White signed for under slot value:
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 16, 2016
White went 3-6 with a 3.72 ERA in 15 starts during his redshirt sophomore season with Santa Clara. He led the Broncos in starts (15), innings pitched (92.0), strikeouts (118) and strikeouts per nine innings (11.54) this season.
Shortstop Errol Robinson, drafted in the sixth round out of Ole Miss shared news of his signing with the Dodgers, via his Instagram account:
The slot value for the No. 191 overall pick was set at $247,900. Per Josh Norris of Baseball America, Robinson signed for slightly above slot value:
Dodgers sixth-rounder SS Errol Robinson signs for $250K. From @OleMissBSB
— Josh Norris (@jnorris427) June 15, 2016
According to his Instagram account, right-hander Jeff Paschke, the Dodgers’ 22nd-round pick out of USC, also signed:
In continuing with the theme of draft picks taking to social media to announce their signing, 20th-round selection Brock Carpenter shared his news on Instagram:
The Dodgers have not yet announced any signings. They can spend up to $9,803,324 to sign their selections from the 2016 MLB Draft, given clubs only being subject to a tax penalty if exceeding their allotted bonus pool by 4.99 percent or less.