Los Angeles Dodgers 2022 MLB Draft Signing Bonuses Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers added a plethora of new talent to the organization during the 2022 MLB Draft despite not making their first selection until No. 40. The pick dropped 10 spots as a result of the club exceeding the luxury tax threshold during the 2021 season.

The Dodgers took University of Louisville catcher Dalton Rushing with the selection and slightly went over the slot to sign him. The only other player the team went above the slot to sign is sixth-round pick Logan Wagner.

The Dodgers signed all but one of their 19 selections ahead of the Aug. 1 deadline, with the lone exception being 20th-round pick Carter McCulley, a shortstop out of Pensacola Catholic High School.

Because he was selected after the 10th round and will attend a two-year college, McCulley is eligible to sign with the Dodgers for up to $250,000 until a week prior to the 2023 MLB Draft.

The Dodgers went into this year’s Draft with a bonus pool of just $4,223,800, which ranked last among all 30 teams. Bonus pools are calculated by adding the slot values of every pick through the first 10 rounds.

MLB made a change this year to remove a $20,000 limit for signing bonuses given to undrafted players. However, any amount over $125,000 counted against a team’s bonus pool.

Of the Dodgers’ 19 draft picks, 12 were position players. The club also signed six undrafted free agents.

Dodgers 2022 MLB Draft signing bonuses

Dalton Rushing: $1,959,390 (pick value: $1,951,900)

Alex Freeland: $580,200 (pick value: $582,700)

Nick Biddison: $382,500 (pick value: $435,200)

Sean McLain: $322,900 (pick value: $325,400)

Logan Wagner: $600,000 (pick value: $253,400)

Christopher Campos: $197,500 (pick value: $199,900)

Taylor Young: $2,500 (pick value: $169,700)

Brandon Neeck: $27,500 (pick value: $156,600)

Simon Reid: $2,500 (pick value: $149,600)

Kyle Nevin: $397,500

Jacob Meador: $125,500

Chris Newell: $147,500

Jose Izarra: $125,000

Nicolas Perez: $132,500

Jared Karros: $125,000

Cameron Decker: $187,500

Chris Alleyne: $125,000

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