Top 10 All-Time International Bonuses

According to Baseball America’s research, the following are the top 10 bonuses of all-time handed to an international amateur player. This list does not count Cuban players such as Jose Contreras, who played in that country’s highest level, as amateurs.

TOP 10 ALL-TIME INTERNATIONAL SIGNING BONUSES

Player Year Pos Org Age Country Bonus
1. Michel Inoa 2008 RHP Athletics 16 Dominican Republic $4.25 million
2. Rafael Rodriguez 2008 OF Giants 16 Dominican Republic $2.55 million
3. Yorman Rodriguez 2008 OF Reds 16 Venezuela $2.5 million
4. Wily Mo Pena 1999 OF Yankees 17 Dominican Republic $2.44 million
5. Joel Guzman 2001 SS Dodgers 16 Dominican Republic $2.255 million
6. Byung-Hyun Kim 1999 RHP Diamondbacks 20 South Korea $2.25 million
7. Chin-Hui Tsao 1999 RHP Rockies 18 Taiwan $2.2 million
8. Angel Villalona 2006 3B Giants 16 Dominican Republic $2.1 million
T-9. Juan Duran 2008 OF Reds 16 Dominican Republic $2 million
T-9. Adys Portillo 2008 RHP Padres 16 Venezuela $2 million

 

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