The Los Angeles Dodgers signed 18 of their 19 selections in the 2022 MLB Draft by the deadline last week, along with adding six undrafted players to the organization.
The 2022 Dodgers draft was headlined by taking Dalton Rushing out of the University of Louisville in the second round (40th overall pick). Dodgers vice president of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino believes Rushing has the ability to stick at catcher, but also enough athleticism to change positions if needed.
The Dodgers only had one selection within the first two rounds of the 2022 Draft due to their first pick dropping 10 spots as a result of exceeding the luxury tax threshold in 2021. The Dodgers lost their second- and fifth-round picks but recouped the latter selection due to Corey Seager rejecting the qualifying offer and signing with the Texas Rangers.
Furthermore, the Dodgers’ $4.2 million bonus pool 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.
The lone 2022 Draft pick the Dodgers failed to sign was 20th-round selection Carter McCulley from Pensacola Catholic High School. He’s committed to attend Pensacola State College.
Of the Dodgers’ 19 draft picks, 12 were position players.
Dodgers 2022 MLB Draft picks
C: Dalton Rushing (Round 2, Pick 40)
SS: Alex Freeland (Round 3, Pick 105)
OF: Nick Biddison (Round 4, Pick 135)
SS: Sean McLain (Round 5, Pick 165)
3B: Logan Wagner (Round 6, Pick 195)
P: Christoper Campos (Round 7, Pick 225)
2B: Taylor Young (Round 8, Pick 255)
P: Brandon Neeck (Round 9, Pick 285)
C: Simon Reid (Round 10, Pick 315)
OF: Kyle Nevin (Round 11, Pick 345)
P: Jacob Meador (Round 12, Pick 375)
OF: Chris Newell (Round 13, Pick 405)
SS: Jose Izarra (Round 14, Pick 435)
SS: Nico Perez (Round 15, Pick 465)
P: Jared Karros (Round 16, Pick 495)
P: Payton Martin (Round 17, Pick 525)
3B: Cameron Decker (Round 18, Pick 555)
OF: Chris Alleyene (Round 19, Pick 585)
Undrafted free agents signed
P: Connor Godwin
P: Carter Lohman
P: Livan Reinoso
P: Lucas Wepf
P: Christian Ruebeck
P: Liam Doolan
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