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Top 30 International Bonuses Of 2012

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
PlayerPosOrgAgeCountryBonus
1. Jairo Beras*
OFRangers
17Dominican Republic
$4.5 million
2. Tzu-Wei Lin*
SSRed Sox18Taiwan
$2.05 million
3. Amed Rosario
SS
Mets16Dominican Republic
$1.75 million
4. Jose Castillo
LHP
Rays
16Venezuela$1.55 million
5. Juan Carlos Paniagua
RHPCubs22Dominican Republic
$1.5 million
6. Franklin Barreto
SS
Blue Jays
16Venezuela$1.45 million
7. Amaurys Minier
SSTwins16Dominican Republic
$1.4 million
T-8. Gustavo Cabrera
OF
Giants16
Dominican Republic
$1.3 million
T-8. Luis Torrens
C
Yankees
16
Venezuela
$1.3 million
T-10. Hector Caro
OFIndians
16Dominican Republic
$1.1 million
T-10. Hersin Martinez*
OFMariners17Dominican Republic
$1.1 million
T-12. Carlos Belen
3B
Padres16Dominican Republic
$1.0 million
T-12. Jose Mujica
RHP
Rays16Venezuela
$1.0 million
14. Alex Reyes
RHP
Cardinals18Dominican Republic
$950,000
15. Luiz Gohara
LHP
Mariners16Brazil
$880,000
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T-16. Simon Mercedes*
RHP
Red Sox20Dominican Republic
$800,000
T-16. Alexander Palma
OF
Yankees
16
Venezuela
$800,000
18. Ismael Pena
OF
Diamondbacks
16Dominican Republic
$750,000
19. Richard Urena
SS
Blue Jays16Dominican Republic$725,000
T-20. Sergio Alcantara
SS
Diamondbacks16Dominican Republic
$700,000
T-20. Julio de la Cruz
3B
Pirates
16Dominican Republic$700,000
T-20. Michael de la Cruz
OF
Pirates16Dominican Republic$700,000
T-20. Frandy de la Rosa
SS
Cubs
16Dominican Republic
$700,000
T-20. Euri Minaya
OF
Padres17Dominican Republic
$700,000
25. Yancarlos Baez
SS
Yankees16Dominican Republic$650,000
26. Jose Almonte
RHP
Red Sox16Dominican Republic
$610,000
T-27. Manolo Reyes*
RHP
Yankees22Dominican Republic$600,000
T-27. David Rodriguez
C
Rays16Venezuela
$600,000
T-29. Deivy Grullon
C
Phillies16Dominican Republic$575,000
T-29. Wendell Rijo
SS
Red Sox16Dominican Republic
$575,000
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