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MLB Draft 2017: Dodgers reportedly sign 4th-round pick James Marinan

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The Dodgers have reportedly signed their fourth-round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, right-handed pitcher James Marinan out of Park Vista High School in Florida, per Jim Callis of MLB.com.

The slot value for Marinan’s pick, No. 130 overall, was $401,000, so the Dodgers went $424,000 over slot to sign their only high school selection in the first 10 rounds.

The 6’5 right-hander, who was committed to Miami, was ranked No. 63 overall in our David Hood’s top 200 draft prospects, was ranked No. 58 in the Baseball America top 500, and was ranked No. 65 in the MLB Pipeline top 200. His bonus was a little more in line with picks in this area. For instance, the slot value for the Dodgers’ No. 62 pick — Texas RHP Morgan Cooper — is $1,018,200.

Marinan told Adam Lichtenstein of the Palm Beach Post that he’ll start out in the Arizona rookie league.

UPDATE: Marinan tweeted out a picture of him signing his contract on Wednesday:


The Dodgers have yet to announce any signings, but there have been a few that have trickled though.

Ninth-round pick Connor Strain, a senior right-hander out of Evansville, signed per Rick Semmier of WTHI television, with a bonus of $1,500 per MLB.com. Strain’s slot value was $138,800.

Kentucky announced the Dodgers’ signings of both 10th-round outfielder Zach Reks and 23rd-round shortstop Connor Heady. Reks signed for $1,500, per MLB.com, well below his $131,600 slot value.

Right-handed pitcher Marshall Kasowski, the Dodgers’ 13th-round pick out of West Texas A&M, broke his own signing on Instagram.

Zach Willeman, the Dodgers’ 19th-round pick out of Kent State, has signed per his agent, with the added news that the right-handed pitcher needed Tommy John surgery a week before the draft.

Tyler Adkison, a 32nd-round outfielder out of San Diego State, took to Twitter to announce his signing.

Given the reported bonuses for Marinan, Strain, and Reks, the Dodgers are $156,600 over their allotted slot bonus pool of $5,794,200. You can keep track of all these signings using our Dodgers draft tracker, which will be updated as news happens over the next few weeks.