The Dodgers have finalized an agreement with their first-round draft pick, infielder Corey Seager of Northwest Cabarrus High in Concord, N.C.
Seager will receive a bonus of $2.35 million, according to people familiar with the deal who spoke under the condition of anonymity because it isn’t expected to be announced until Saturday. Seager was selected with the 18th overall pick, which was designated a slot value of $1.95 million by the commissioner’s office.
The Dodgers could have gone up to $2,506,437 on Seager without losing a draft pick, so they went well over slot to sign him, and cut it a bit close.
For second rounder Paco Rodriguez, this basically means that he has to sign for slot or close to it.