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Dodgers Draft Recap: 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft and Signing Results

Taking a look at all the new Dodgers!

BATON ROUGE, LA - MARCH 28: Tulane Green Wave third baseman Kody Hoese (15) fields a ball during a baseball game between the Tulane Green Wave and LSU Tigers on March 28, 2017, at Alex Box Stadium, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Dodgers’ draft class is complete after the Dodgers have agreed to terms with 25 of their 41 draft selections!

According to most lead prospect and draft evaluators and experts, the Dodgers had quite the draft, led by two first-rounders in third baseman Kody Hoese and infielder Michael Busch.

Let’s take a look at the entire draft:

Round 1: 3B Kody Hoese, Tulane

The Dodgers afforded the full draft slot of $2.74 million to the hopeful third baseman of the future in Los Angeles. The 21-year-old showed out at Tulane this year, posting a .391 batting average.

Round 1: 1B/2B Michael Busch, UNC

Busch was signed for the full-slot at $2.31 million. He projects as a power bat and is capable of playing both first and second base. The 21-year-old infielder bats from the left side.

Round 2: RHP Jimmy Lewis, Lake Travis HS (TX)

The Dodgers went down to the wire with Lewis, waiting until July 9 to sign him. Lewis is one of the only high-school draftees in the Dodgers’ class at just 18 years old. The slot is valued at $793,000 and the Dodgers appear to have given him the entire value.

Round 3: RHP Ryan Pepiot, Butler

The Dodgers signed Pepiot for $547,000 which is slightly lower than the $571,400 draft slot value. Here is a look at his MLB Pipeline scouting report:

Round 4: 3B Brandon Lewis, UC Irvine

The Dodgers took a local boy in Lewis, a 20-year-old third baseman. The Dodgers afforded him $372,500 which is short of the $430,800 slot value.

Round 5: RHP Jack Little, Stanford

The Dodgers gave the right-handed pitcher the full $321,100 slot and for good reason. Little had a monstrous age-21 season for Stanford.

Round 6: RHP Aaron Oschenbein, Eastern Kentucky

Oschenbein, the oldest Dodgers selection at 23 years of age, was fantastic as a redshirt junior in 2019, posting 90 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings of work to go along with a 0.83 ERA and ten saves.

Round 7: RHP Nick Robertson, James Madison

Robertson, 20, was given $177,500 as a signing bonus, just short of the full slot.

Round 8: OF Ryan Ward, Bryant

Ward, 21, is a left-handed hitting outfielder and received $160,900 in signing bonus money. Ward seems to allergic to the strikeout after striking out just ten times in 56 games as a redshirt sophomore.

Round 9: LHP Alec Gamboa, Fresno CC

The 22-year-old JuCo product was signed for $17,500, well under slot.

Round 10: SS Zac Ching, Virginia Commonwealth

The 22-year-old shortstop received the lowest signing bonus of any draftee at $2,500.

Round 11: RHP Logan Boyer, San Diego State

Boyer, 21, signed for an over-slot amount of $297,500, well over the $125,000 value. This is a guy the Dodgers value immensely, valued by the willingness to go well over double the recommended slot value.

Round 12: LHP Mitchell Tyranski, Michigan State

Tyranski is a 21-year-old southpaw who was signed for $125,000.

Round 13: LHP Jacob Cantleberry, Missouri-Columbia

Cantleberry, 21, signed for $125,000.

Round 14: LHP Sean Mellen, Northeastern

Mellen, a 21-year-old lefty received $125,000.

Round 15: OF Joe Vranesh, St. Mary’s

Vranesh, 21, signed for $125,000.

Round 17: OF Brandon Wulff, Stanford

A teammate of fifth-round selection Jack Little, Wulff is one of the Dodgers’ oldest draftees. He was signed for $75,000.

Round 18: LHP Jeff Belge, St. John’s

Belge, a 21-year-old native of Syracuse, New York signed for the full $125,000 slot.

Round 22: SS Jimmy Titus, Bryant

A college teammate of eighth-round selection Ryan Ward, Titus is a 21-year-old outfielder who signed for $125,000.

Round 23: RHP Cyrillo Watson, Illinois

Watson, 21, signed for $125,000.

Round 26: RHP Mark Mixon, Miami

Signed for $125,000, Mixon is 22 years of age.

Round 32: OF Danny Sinatro, Washington State

Sinatro is a 21-year-old center fielder. He signed for $100,000.

Round 33: 3B Julio Carrion, Chipola

Carrion is a 20-year-old infielder. He signed for $125,000.

Round 35: OF Justin Washington, Savannah State

Washington, 22, is a center fielder. He signed for $50,000.

Round 38: C Tyler Ryan, University of the Pacific

Ryan, 23, signed for $5,000 in slot money and is the only catcher the Dodgers signed. No surprise there.

Overall

Welcome to the new Dodgers!

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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