Top 30 International Bonuses Of 2012






See also: Top 30 International Amateur Bonuses Of 2011


The following list includes the top 30 international amateur bonuses from 2012. The list does not include players who left Cuba, such as Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes or Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler. The age listed is the player's age when he signed. An asterisk denotes a player signed before July 2, which means the player's bonus will not count against the team's 2012-13 international signing bonus pool. One notable player not listed is Dodgers lefthander Julio Urias, who signed with the Dodgers in a package deal from the Mexico City Red Devils. Baseball America could not verify his bonus.

TOP 30 INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR BONUSES, 2012
Player Pos Org Age Country Bonus
1. Jairo Beras*
OF
Rangers
17 Dominican Republic
$4.5 million
2. Tzu-Wei Lin*
SS
Red Sox
18 Taiwan
$2.05 million
3. Amed Rosario
SS
Mets
16 Dominican Republic
$1.75 million
4. Jose Castillo
LHP
Rays
16 Venezuela
$1.55 million
5. Juan Carlos Paniagua
RHP
Cubs
22
Dominican Republic
$1.5 million
6. Franklin Barreto
SS
Blue Jays
16 Venezuela
$1.45 million
7. Amaurys Minier
SS
Twins
16 Dominican Republic
$1.4 million
T-8. Gustavo Cabrera
OF
Giants
16
Dominican Republic
$1.3 million
T-8. Luis Torrens
C
Yankees
16
Venezuela
$1.3 million
T-10. Hector Caro
OF
Indians
16 Dominican Republic
$1.1 million
T-10. Hersin Martinez*
OF
Mariners
17 Dominican Republic
$1.1 million
T-12. Carlos Belen
3B
Padres
16 Dominican Republic
$1.0 million
T-12. Jose Mujica
RHP
Rays
16
Venezuela
$1.0 million
14. Alex Reyes
RHP
Cardinals
18 Dominican Republic
$950,000
15. Luiz Gohara
LHP
Mariners
16
Brazil
$880,000
T-16. Simon Mercedes*
RHP
Red Sox
20
Dominican Republic
$800,000
T-16. Alexander Palma
OF
Yankees
16
Venezuela
$800,000
18. Ismael Pena
OF
Diamondbacks
16 Dominican Republic
$750,000
19. Richard Urena
SS
Blue Jays
16 Dominican Republic
$725,000
T-20. Sergio Alcantara
SS
Diamondbacks
16 Dominican Republic
$700,000
T-20. Julio de la Cruz
3B
Pirates
16 Dominican Republic $700,000
T-20. Michael de la Cruz
OF
Pirates
16 Dominican Republic $700,000
T-20. Frandy de la Rosa
SS
Cubs
16 Dominican Republic
$700,000
T-20. Euri Minaya
OF
Padres
17 Dominican Republic
$700,000
25. Yancarlos Baez
SS
Yankees
16 Dominican Republic $650,000
26. Jose Almonte
RHP
Red Sox
16 Dominican Republic
$610,000
T-27. Manolo Reyes*
RHP
Yankees
22
Dominican Republic $600,000
T-27. David Rodriguez
C
Rays
16 Venezuela
$600,000
T-29. Deivy Grullon
C
Phillies
16 Dominican Republic
$575,000
T-29. Wendell Rijo
SS
Red Sox
16 Dominican Republic
$575,000