Top 15 All-Time International Bonuses





According to Baseball America's research, the following are the top 15 bonuses of all-time handed to an international amateur player, although with a three-way tie at No. 15 the list extends to 17 players. This list does not count Cuban players who competed at the country's top level as amateurs, such as Jose Contreras.

TOP 15 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. Adonis Cardona
2010 RHP
Blue Jays
16 Venezuela $2.8 million
5. Ariel Ovando
2010 OF Astros 16 Dominican Republic $2.6 million
6. Rafael Rodriguez
2008 OF Giants 16
Dominican Republic
$2.55 million
7. Yorman Rodriguez
2008
OF Reds 16 Venezuela $2.5 million
8. Wily Mo Pena
1999 OF Yankees 17 Dominican Republic $2.44 million
9. Joel Guzman
2001 SS Dodgers 16 Dominican Republic $2.255 million
10. Byung-Hyun Kim
1999
RHP
Diamondbacks 20
South Korea
$2.25 million
T-11. Phillips Castillo
2010 OF Mariners 16 Dominican Republic $2.2 million
T-11. Chin-Hui Tsao
1999
RHP
Rockies 18 Taiwan
$2.2 million
T-11. Renato Nunez
2010 3B Athletics 16 Venezuela $2.2 million
14. Angel Villalona
2006 3B
Giants 16 Dominican Republic $2.1 million
T-15. Guillermo Pimentel
2009 OF Mariners 16 Dominican Republic $2 million
T-15. Adys Portillo
2008 OF
Padres 16 Venezuela $2 million
T-15. Juan Duran
2008 OF Reds 16 Dominican Republic $2 million