Top 25 All-Time International Bonuses

The
following are the top 25 bonuses ever given to international amateur free agents, according to Baseball America’s research. The list excludes
Cuban defectors, such as Aroldis Chapman.


TOP 25 ALL-TIME INTERNATIONAL SIGNING BONUSES

Player Year Pos Org Age Country Bonus
1. Nomar Mazara

2011 OF

Rangers 16 Dominican Republic $4.95 million
2. Michael Ynoa

2008 RHP

Athletics

16 Dominican Republic $4.25 million
3. Ronald Guzman

2011 OF

Rangers

16 Dominican Republic

$3.45 million
4. Miguel Sano

2009 SS

Twins

16 Dominican Republic

$3.15 million
T-5. Elier Hernandez

2011 OF

Royals

16 Dominican Republic

$3 million
T-5. Gary Sanchez

2009 C

Yankees

16

Dominican Republic

$3 million
7. Adonys Cardona

2010

RHP

Blue Jays

16 Venezuela

$2.8 million
T-8. Luis Heredia

2010

RHP

Pirates

16 Mexico

$2.6 million
T-8. Ariel Ovando

2010

OF

Astros

16 Dominican Republic $2.6 million
10. Rafael Rodriguez

2008

OF

Giants

16

Dominican Republic

$2.55 million
T-11. Yorman Rodriguez

2008

OF

Reds

16

Venezuela

$2.5 million
T-11. Victor Sanchez

2011

RHP

Mariners

16 Venezuela

$2.5 million
13. Wily Mo Pena

1999

OF

Yankees

17 Dominican Republic

$2.44 million
14. Joel Guzman

2001

SS

Dodgers

16 Dominican Republic

$2.255 million
15. Byung-Hyun Kim

1999

RHP

Diamondbacks

20

South Korea

$2.25 million
T-16. Phillips Castillo

2010 OF

Mariners

16 Dominican Republic

$2.2 million
T-16. Renato Nunez

2010 3B

Athletics

16 Venezuela

$2.2 million
T-16. Chin-Hui Tsao

1999

RHP

Rockies

18 Taiwan

$2.2 million
19. Angel Villalona

2006

3B

Giants

16 Dominican Republic $2.1 million
T-20. Juan Duran

2008

OF

Reds 16 Dominican Republic

$2 million
T-20. Guillermo Pimentel

2009

OF

Mariners

16 Dominican Republic $2 million
T-20. Adalberto Mondesi

2011

SS

Royals 16 Dominican Republic

$2 million
T-20. Adys Portillo

2008

RHP

Padres

16 Venezuela

$2 million
24. Jose Vinicio

2009

SS

Red Sox

16 Dominican Republic

$1.95 million
25. Jose Leal

2011

OF

Mariners

16 Venezuela

$1.925 million



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