Top 20 2008 International Signing Period Bonuses




Following are the top 20 bonuses paid to players during the 2008 international signing period. Though the Reds gave Dominican outfielder Juan Duran $2 million and the Braves signed Panamanian catcher Christian Bethancourt for $600,000, those bonuses came before July 2, the first date of the international signing period.

TOP 20 INTERNATIONAL SIGNING PERIOD BONUSES
Player Pos Org Age Country Bonus
1. Michel Inoa RHP
Athletics
16  Dominican Republic
$4.25 million
2. Rafael Rodriguez OF
Giants
16
Dominican Republic $2.55 million
3. Yorman Rodriguez OF
Reds
16
Venezuela
$2.5 million
4. Adys Portillo RHP
Padres
16
Venezuela $2 million
5. Luis Domoromo OF
Padres
16
Venezuela $1.25 million
T-6. Roberto De La Cruz 3B
Cardinals
16
Dominican Republic
$1.1 million
T-6. Julio Morban OF
Mariners
16
Dominican Republic $1.1 million
8. Alvaro Aristy SS
Padres
16 Dominican Republic $1 million
9. Gian Carlos Arias SS
Yankees
16 Dominican Republic $950,000
10. Ramon Flores
OF
Yankees
16 Venezuela $775,000
11. Jose Valdivia RHP
Mariners
16 Nicaragua
$726,000
12. Alex Monsalve C
Indians
16 Venezuela $715,000
13. Oscar Perez C
Red Sox
16  Venezuela $712,500
14. Gustavo Pierre SS
Blue Jays
16 Dominican Republic $700,000
15. Jackson Valera 3B
Yankees
16 Venezuela $675,000
16. Yeicok Calderon OF
Yankees
16 Dominican Republic $650,000
T-17. Carlos Perez
LHP
Braves
16 Dominican Republic $600,000
T-17. Aderlin Rodriguez
3B
Mets
16 Dominican Republic
$600,000
19. Jose Ozoria
SS
Indians
16 Dominican Republic $575,000
20. Santo Franco
RHP
Cardinals
16 Dominican Republic $570,000