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2013 MLB Draft: Dodgers sign 11th-round pick Spencer Navin

Navin reportedly tied sixth-round selection Jacob Rhame for the sixth-highest bonus given out by the Dodgers to their 2013 draftees.


The Dodgers have reportedly agreed to terms with Spencer Navin, the catcher out of Vanderbilt who was picked in the 11th round. Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register captured Navin at his Iowa home signing his Dodgers contract.

Navin received a $300,000 bonus per Jim Callis of Baseball America, which means the Dodgers have some maneuvering to do if they want to avoid a loss of a future first-round pick. Any bonus amount over $100,000 after the 10th round gets added to the draft pool, which means $200,000 of Navin's bonus will count against the Dodgers' cap of $5,211,700.

If the Dodgers hit five percent over their bonus pool (or $260,585 over), they will have to forfeit a future first round pick in addition to a 75% tax on the overage amount. If they are over but not at five percent over, they would just have to pay the 75% tax.

With Navin, the Dodgers are at least $423,200 over slot in known deals, and that's without counting whatever overage that fifth-round pick J.D. Underwood signed for.

For the Dodgers to avoid losing a first-round pick, they have to have Brandon Trinkwon, Kyle Farmer and Nick Keener under slot by at least $162,615 plus the Underwood overage.

Here's a look at the Dodgers' draft bonus pool.

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft
Round Player Signed Bonus Slot amount Over (under)
1 Chris Anderson lhp yes $2,109,900 $2,109,900 $0
2 Tom Windle lhp yes $986,500 $986,500 $0
3 Brandon Dixon 3b yes $566,500 $566,500 $0
4 Cody Bellinger 1b yes $700,000 $409,000 $291,000
5 J.D. Underwood rhp yes unknown $306,200 over
6 Jacob Rhame rhp yes $300,000 $229,300 $70,700
7 Brandon Trinkwon ss no $171,900
8 Kyle Farmer c yes unknown $153,600 unknown
9 Henry Yates of yes $5,000 $143,500 ($138,500)
10 Nick Keener rhp no $135,300
Picks 11-40 (bonuses over $100,000): Navin
$0 $200,000
Totals $5,211,700 $423,200 (+8.12%)

The Dodgers have also agreed to terms with a few other late-round picks as well, including 22nd-round RHP Jake Fisher out of the University of Oklahoma, seen here with Dodgers scout Calvin Jones...

...and 38th-round shortstop Dillon Moyer out of UCSD, and son of Jamie Moyer. The younger Moyer will reportedly begin his pro career with rookie league Ogden.