Top 20 All-Time International Bonuses

The following are the top 20 bonuses ever given to international amateur free agents, according to Baseball America’s research. The list excludes Cuban defectors who have competed at their country’s highest level, such as Aroldis Chapman.


TOP 20 ALL-TIME INTERNATIONAL SIGNING BONUSES

Player Year Pos Org Age Country Bonus
1. Michael Ynoa 2008 RHP Athletics 16 Dominican Republic $4.25 million
2. Miguel Sano 2009 SS Twins 16 Dominican Republic $3.15 million
3. Gary Sanchez

2009 C

Yankees 16 Dominican Republic

$3 million
4. Adonys Cardona

2010 RHP

Blue Jays

16 Venezuela $2.8 million
T-5. Luis Heredia

2010 RHP Pirates

16 Mexico $2.6 million
T-5. Ariel Ovando

2010 OF Astros 16

Dominican Republic

$2.6 million
7. Rafael Rodriguez

2008

OF Giants 16 Dominican Republic

$2.55 million
8. Yorman Rodriguez

2008

OF Reds

16 Venezuela $2.5 million
9. Wily Mo Pena

1999

OF

Yankees 17 Dominican Republic $2.44 million
10. Joel Guzman

2001

SS

Dodgers

16

Dominican Republic

$2.255 million
11. Byung-Hyun Kim

1999

RHP

Diamondbacks 20

South Korea

$2.25 million
T-12. Phillips Castillo

2010

OF

Mariners

16 Dominican Republic

$2.2 million
T-12. Renato Nunez

2010

3B

Athletics

16 Venezuela

$2.2 million
T-12. Chin-Hui Tsao

1999

RHP

Rockies 18 Taiwan

$2.2 million
15. Angel Villalona

2006 3B

Giants 16 Dominican Republic $2.1 million
T-16. Juan Duran

2008 OF

Reds

16 Dominican Republic

$2 million
T-16. Guillermo Pimentel

2009 OF Mariners 16 Dominican Republic $2 million
T-16. Adys Portillo

2008 RHP

Padres 16 Venezuela $2 million
19. Jose Vinicio

2009

SS

Red Sox

16 Dominican Republic $1.95 million
20. Miguel Cabrera

1999

SS

Marlins 16 Venezuela $1.9 million


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