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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
PlayerYearPosOrgAgeCountryBonus
1. Michael Ynoa2008RHPAthletics16Dominican Republic$4.25 million
2. Miguel Sano2009SSTwins16Dominican Republic$3.15 million
3. Gary Sanchez
2009C
Yankees16Dominican Republic
$3 million
4. Adonys Cardona
2010RHP
Blue Jays
16Venezuela$2.8 million
T-5. Luis Heredia
2010RHPPirates16Mexico$2.6 million
T-5. Ariel Ovando
2010OFAstros16
Dominican Republic
$2.6 million
7. Rafael Rodriguez
2008
OFGiants16Dominican Republic$2.55 million
8. Yorman Rodriguez
2008OFReds16Venezuela$2.5 million
9. Wily Mo Pena
1999
OF
Yankees17Dominican Republic$2.44 million
10. Joel Guzman
2001
SS
Dodgers16Dominican Republic
$2.255 million
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11. Byung-Hyun Kim
1999
RHP
Diamondbacks20
South Korea
$2.25 million
T-12. Phillips Castillo
2010
OF
Mariners
16Dominican Republic
$2.2 million
T-12. Renato Nunez
2010
3B
Athletics16Venezuela$2.2 million
T-12. Chin-Hui Tsao
1999RHP
Rockies18Taiwan
$2.2 million
15. Angel Villalona
20063B
Giants16Dominican Republic$2.1 million
T-16. Juan Duran
2008OF
Reds16Dominican Republic
$2 million
T-16. Guillermo Pimentel
2009OFMariners16Dominican Republic$2 million
T-16. Adys Portillo
2008RHP
Padres16Venezuela$2 million
19. Jose Vinicio
2009SS
Red Sox16Dominican Republic$1.95 million
20. Miguel Cabrera
1999
SS
Marlins16Venezuela$1.9 million

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