Draft pick Tom Windle to sign with Dodgers, according to report + expert questions Day 2 picks

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Leading off with the good news, 2013 second-round pick Tom Windle is set to sign with the Dodgers for slot money ($987,000) next week, according to Darren Wolfson.

Always good to get guys locked up early, especially if they’re in your top two and you can keep them within range of the slot total. Should make it easier to get all 10 picks in the bonus pool rounds inked.

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As you read earlier, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the work the Dodgers did on Day 2 of the draft. Apparently neither was ESPN‘s Christopher Crawford.

Questionable value

I wasn’t in love with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first two picks on Thursday night, and that trend continued into Friday. Arizona’s Brandon Dixon probably doesn’t have the offensive upside to stay at third, and may have to move across the diamond as well. Some believe that Arizona prepster Cody Bellinger will develop power at the next level, but that’s asking a lot from a 6-foot-4, 180-pound first baseman. I think the best value of their selections today was Brandon Trinkwon (UC Santa Barbara), a good defensive player who projects as a utility infielder in the big leagues. You generally don’t want your best value in rounds 3-10 to be a utility infielder.

Okay, so I’m not alone on an island in thinking that it was odd how the Dodgers grabbed a bunch of guys who project as fringe players to fill out their bonus pool.

Who knows? Anything can happen as guys develop, but it certainly looks as if most project them as depth more than potential impact guys. Maybe that was plan after watching the 2013 roster?

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