Top 25 All-Time International Bonuses

The following list is the top 25 international amateur bonuses of all-time. The list does not include Cuban defectors. The bonus for Pirates righthander Luis Heredia, previously reported as $2.6 million, has been updated after Baseball America learned that he signed for $3 million from Veracruz of the Mexican League.


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. Jairo Beras

2012 OF

Rangers

17 Dominican Republic $4.5 million
3. Michael Ynoa

2008 RHP

Athletics

16 Dominican Republic

$4.25 million
4. Ronald Guzman

2011 OF

Rangers

16 Dominican Republic

$3.45 million
5. Miguel Sano

2009 SS

Twins

16 Dominican Republic

$3.15 million
T-6. Luis Heredia

2010 RHP

Pirates

16

Mexico

$3 million
T-6. Elier Hernandez

2011

OF

Royals

16 Dominican Republic

$3 million
T-6. Gary Sanchez

2009

C

Yankees

16 Dominican Republic

$3 million
9. Adonys Cardona

2010

RHP

Blue Jays

16 Venezuela

$2.8 million
10. Ariel Ovando

2010

OF

Astros

16

Dominican Republic

$2.6 million
11. Rafael Rodriguez

2008

OF

Giants

16

Dominican Republic

$2.55 million
T-12. Yorman Rodriguez

2008

OF

Reds

16 Venezuela

$2.5 million
T-12. Victor Sanchez

2011

RHP

Mariners

16 Venezuela

$2.5 million
14. Wily Mo Pena

1999

OF

Yankees

17 Dominican Republic

$2.44 million
15. Joel Guzman

2001

SS

Dodgers

16

Dominican Republic

$2.255 million
16. Byung-Hyun Kim

1999

RHP

Diamondbacks

20

South Korea

$2.25 million
T-17. Phillips Castillo

2010 OF

Mariners

16 Dominican Republic

$2.2 million
T-17. Renato Nunez

2010

3B

Athletics

16 Venezuela

$2.2 million
T-17. Chin-Hui Tsao

1999

RHP

Rockies

18 Taiwan $2.2 million
20. Angel Villalona

2006

3B

Giants 16 Dominican Republic

$2.1 million
21. Tzu-Wei Lin

2012

SS

Red Sox

18 Taiwan $2.05 million
T-22. Juan Duran

2008

OF

Reds 16 Dominican Republic

$2 million
T-22. Guillermo Pimentel

2009

OF

Mariners

16 Dominican Republic

$2 million
T-22. Adalberto Mondesi

2011

SS

Royals

16 Dominican Republic

$2 million
T-22. Adys Portillo

2008

RHP

Padres

16 Venezuela

$2 million

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