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