Top 25 All-Time International Bonuses




The following list is the top 25 international amateur bonuses of all-time. The list does not include Cuban defectors. The bonus for Pirates righthander Luis Heredia, previously reported as $2.6 million, has been updated after Baseball America learned that he signed for $3 million from Veracruz of the Mexican League.

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. Jairo Beras
2012 OF
Rangers
17 Dominican Republic $4.5 million
3. Michael Ynoa
2008 RHP
Athletics
16 Dominican Republic
$4.25 million
4. Ronald Guzman
2011 OF
Rangers
16 Dominican Republic
$3.45 million
5. Miguel Sano
2009 SS
Twins
16 Dominican Republic
$3.15 million
T-6. Luis Heredia
2010 RHP
Pirates
16
Mexico
$3 million
T-6. Elier Hernandez
2011
OF
Royals
16 Dominican Republic
$3 million
T-6. Gary Sanchez
2009
C
Yankees
16 Dominican Republic
$3 million
9. Adonys Cardona
2010
RHP
Blue Jays
16 Venezuela
$2.8 million
10. Ariel Ovando
2010
OF
Astros
16
Dominican Republic
$2.6 million
11. Rafael Rodriguez
2008
OF
Giants
16
Dominican Republic
$2.55 million
T-12. Yorman Rodriguez
2008
OF
Reds
16 Venezuela
$2.5 million
T-12. Victor Sanchez
2011
RHP
Mariners
16 Venezuela
$2.5 million
14. Wily Mo Pena
1999
OF
Yankees
17 Dominican Republic
$2.44 million
15. Joel Guzman
2001
SS
Dodgers
16
Dominican Republic
$2.255 million
16. Byung-Hyun Kim
1999
RHP
Diamondbacks
20
South Korea
$2.25 million
T-17. Phillips Castillo
2010 OF
Mariners
16 Dominican Republic
$2.2 million
T-17. Renato Nunez
2010
3B
Athletics
16 Venezuela
$2.2 million
T-17. Chin-Hui Tsao
1999
RHP
Rockies
18 Taiwan $2.2 million
20. Angel Villalona
2006
3B
Giants 16 Dominican Republic
$2.1 million
21. Tzu-Wei Lin
2012
SS
Red Sox
18 Taiwan $2.05 million
T-22. Juan Duran
2008
OF
Reds 16 Dominican Republic
$2 million
T-22. Guillermo Pimentel
2009
OF
Mariners
16 Dominican Republic
$2 million
T-22. Adalberto Mondesi
2011
SS
Royals
16 Dominican Republic
$2 million
T-22. Adys Portillo
2008
RHP
Padres
16 Venezuela
$2 million