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