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Dodgers 2023 MLB Draft tracker

The Dodgers signed 19 of 22 picks

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The MLB Draft in 2023 was in Seattle, and the Dodgers had 22 picks in the 20-round draft, stretched over three days from July 9-11 at Lumen Field, home of the Seahawks.

Kendall George, a high school outfielder out of Texas, was the Dodgers’ first pick at No. 36th overall. The speedy outfielder, who has a college commitment to Arkansas, is just the fourth high school position player drafted by the Dodgers with their first pick since 2000, along with James Loney, Corey Seager, and Gavin Lux.

Los Angeles drafted six high school players, including four in the first eight rounds and two of their first three picks. The Dodgers drafted seven hitters in the first two days of the draft, and nine of their 10 picks on Day 3 were pitchers.

The Dodgers had 22 picks in 20 rounds because they received extra compensatory picks for Tyler Anderson and Trea Turner signing elsewhere as free agents after declining qualifying offers from Los Angeles. Those two extra picks for the Dodgers came just after the fourth round, at 136th and 137th overall.

The Dodgers also used their 20th-round pick on former Clemson and current Oregon State quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, with the hopes he might one day to decide to turn back to pitching.

Recommended slot values for every pick through the first 10 rounds make up each team’s total draft bonus pool. For the Dodgers this year, their bonus pool is just over $7.27 million, a 72-percent increase over last year.

For picks after the 10th round, or any undrafted free agents, any signing bonus amount above $150,000 counts against the bonus pool.

2023 Dodgers draft picks

Round Pick Pos Player B/T Age* School Slot value Signed?
Round Pick Pos Player B/T Age* School Slot value Signed?
1^ 36 OF Kendall George L/L 18 Atascocita HS (TX) $2,362,700 $1,847,500
2 60 3B Jake Gelof R/R 21 Virginia $1,336,900 $1,334,400
3 95 RHP Brady Smith R/R 18 Grainger HS (TN) $705,500 $703,000
4 127 LHP Wyatt Crowell L/L 21 Florida State $516,800 $647,500
Comp 136 OF Dylan Campbell R/R 20 Texas $473,700 $497,500
Comp 137 RHP Eriq Swan R/R 21 Middle Tenn. St. $469,000 $466,500
5 163 1B Joe Vetrano L/L 21 Boston College $364,400 $397,500
6 190 SS Bryan González R/R 17 Beltran Academy HS (PR) $290,100 $397,500
7 220 RHP Patrick Copen R/R 21 Marshall $228,000 $225,500
8 250 OF Jaron Elkins R/R 18 Goodpasture Christian HS (TN) $189,300 $407,500
9 280 RHP Ryan Brown R/R 20 Ball State $173,600 $171,100
10 310 SS Sam Mongelli R/R 22 Sacred Heart U $164,600 $47,500
11 340 RHP Carson Hobbs R/R 21 Samford $150,000
12 370 RHP Noah Ruen R/R 20 Tyler JC (TX) $247,500
13 400 RHP Alex Makarewich R/R 21 Northwestern State $150,000
14 430 RHP Jaxon Jelkin R/R 20 South Mountain CC (AZ) No
15 460 SS Jordan Thompson R/R 21 LSU $197,500
16 490 LHP Javen Coleman L/L 21 LSU No
17 520 LHP Luke Fox L/L 21 Duke $197,500
18 550 LHP Sterling Patick L/L 18 South Hills HS (CA) $347,500
19 580 RHP Spencer Green R/R 18 Richland HS (WA) $150,000
20 610 RHP DJ Uiagalelei R/R 22 Oregon State
Total $7,274,600 +258,400 (3.55%)
^Dodgers first-round pick moved down 10 slots, from 26th to 36th, due to high payroll *age as of June 30, 2023