Los Angeles Dodgers 2023 MLB Draft Signing Bonuses Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers added a slew of new talent during the 2023 MLB Draft despite not making their first selection until No. 36. The pick dropped 10 spots as a result of the team exceeding the luxury tax threshold by more than $40 million during the 2022 season.

The Dodgers took outfielder Kendall George out of the University of Arkansas with the selection and went under slot to sign him. L.A. inked seven of their first 12 picks to below-slot deals.

The Dodgers signed all but three of their 22 selections prior to the deadline, with the only exceptions being Jaxon Jelkin (14th round), Javen Coleman (16th) and DJ Uiagalelei (20th).

The Dodgers went into this year’s Draft with a bonus pool of $7,274,600, which ranked 24th among teams. The total consists of the recommended slot values for every pick through the first 10 rounds.

For picks after the 10th round and the potential additions of undrafted free agents, any signing bonus amount above $150,000 will count against the bonus pool.

Dodgers 2023 MLB Draft signing bonuses

Kendall George: $1,850,000 (pick value: $2,360,000)
Jake Gelof: $1,330,000 (pick value: $1,340,000)
Brady Smith: $703,000 (pick value: $705,500)
Wyatt Crowell: $647,500 (pick value: $516,800)
Dylan Campbell: $497,500 (pick value: $473,700)
Eriq Swan: $466,500 (pick value: $469,000)
Joe Vetrano: $397,500 (pick value: $364,400)
Bryan González: $397,500 (pick value: $290,100)
Patrick Copen: $225,500 (pick value: $228,000)
Jaron Elkins: $407,500 (pick value: $189,300)
Ryan Brown: $171,100 (pick value: $173,600)
Sam Mongelli: $47,500 (pick value: $164,600)
Carson Hobbs: $150,000
Noah Ruen: $247,500
Alex Makarewich: $150,000
Jordan Thompson: $197,500
Luke Fox: $197,500
Sterling Patick: $347,500
Spencer Green: $150,000

2023 Dodgers draft picks not signed

Jaxon Jelkin (committed to University of Houston)
Javen Coleman (returning to Louisiana State University)
DJ Uiagalelei (committed to Oregon State University)

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