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Top 25 All-Time International Bonuses

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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
PlayerYearPosOrgAgeCountryBonus
1. Nomar Mazara
2011OF
Rangers16Dominican Republic$4.95 million
2. Michael Ynoa
2008RHP
Athletics16Dominican Republic$4.25 million
3. Ronald Guzman
2011OF
Rangers
16Dominican Republic
$3.45 million
4. Miguel Sano
2009SS
Twins
16Dominican Republic
$3.15 million
T-5. Elier Hernandez
2011OF
Royals16Dominican Republic$3 million
T-5. Gary Sanchez
2009C
Yankees
16
Dominican Republic
$3 million
7. Adonys Cardona
2010
RHPBlue Jays16Venezuela$2.8 million
T-8. Luis Heredia
2010RHP
Pirates16Mexico
$2.6 million
T-8. Ariel Ovando
2010
OF
Astros16Dominican Republic$2.6 million
10. Rafael Rodriguez
2008
OF
Giants16Dominican Republic
$2.55 million
T-11. Yorman Rodriguez
2008
OF
Reds16
Venezuela
$2.5 million
T-11. Victor Sanchez
2011
RHP
Mariners
16Venezuela
$2.5 million
13. Wily Mo Pena
1999
OF
Yankees17Dominican Republic$2.44 million
14. Joel Guzman
2001SS
Dodgers
16Dominican Republic
$2.255 million
15. Byung-Hyun Kim
1999RHP
Diamondbacks20South Korea
$2.25 million
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T-16. Phillips Castillo
2010OF
Mariners16Dominican Republic
$2.2 million
T-16. Renato Nunez
20103BAthletics16Venezuela
$2.2 million
T-16. Chin-Hui Tsao
1999RHP
Rockies
18Taiwan
$2.2 million
19. Angel Villalona
20063B
Giants16Dominican Republic$2.1 million
T-20. Juan Duran
2008
OF
Reds16Dominican Republic
$2 million
T-20. Guillermo Pimentel
2009OF
Mariners16Dominican Republic$2 million
T-20. Adalberto Mondesi
2011
SS
Royals16Dominican Republic
$2 million
T-20. Adys Portillo
2008RHP
Padres16Venezuela
$2 million
24. Jose Vinicio
2009
SS
Red Sox16Dominican Republic$1.95 million
25. Jose Leal
2011OF
Mariners16Venezuela
$1.925 million

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