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Bonus information by Year

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YearBonus RecordsBonus TotalBonus TopTop Bonus $Top Pick of Draft
2021566292,238,090Jack Leiter7,922,000Henry Davis [Pittsburgh Pirates]
2020160235,457,829Spencer Torkelson8,416,300Spencer Torkelson [Detroit Tigers]
2019960316,513,984Adley Rutschman8,100,000Adley Rutschman [Baltimore Orioles]
2018874292,362,602Casey Mize7,500,000Casey Mize [Detroit Tigers]
2017453262,314,870Hunter Greene7,230,000Royce Lewis [Minnesota Twins]
2016610263,195,110Nick Senzel6,200,000Mickey Moniak [Philadelphia Phillies]
2015496238,086,730Dansby Swanson6,500,000Dansby Swanson [Arizona Diamondbacks]
2014381201,691,620Carlos Rodon6,582,000Brady Aiken [Houston Astros]
2013439207,735,880Kris Bryant6,708,400Mark Appel [Houston Astros]
2012453196,723,200Byron Buxton6,000,000Carlos Correa [Houston Astros]
2011405218,566,550Gerrit Cole8,000,000Gerrit Cole [Pittsburgh Pirates]
2010380184,320,900Bryce Harper6,250,000Bryce Harper [Washington Nationals]
2009380181,791,450Stephen Strasburg7,500,000Stephen Strasburg [Washington Nationals]
2008372174,704,900Tim Beckham6,150,000Tim Beckham [Tampa Bay Rays]
2007355141,722,800Matt Wieters6,000,000David Price [Tampa Bay Rays]
2006361146,689,200Andrew Miller3,550,000Luke Hochevar [Kansas City Royals]
2005313133,776,500Justin Upton6,100,000Justin Upton [Arizona Diamondbacks]
2004313135,172,000Stephen Drew4,000,000Matt Bush [San Diego Padres]
2003313122,860,500Delmon Young3,700,000Delmon Young [Tampa Bay Rays]
2002284127,918,500B.J. Upton4,600,000Bryan Bullington [Pittsburgh Pirates]
2001296137,565,649Mark Prior4,600,000Joe Mauer [Minnesota Twins]
2000285124,612,500Joe Borchard5,300,000Adrian Gonzalez [Florida Marlins]
199911699,341,000Josh Hamilton3,960,000Josh Hamilton [Tampa Bay Rays]
19989283,648,500Corey Patterson3,700,000Pat Burrell [Philadelphia Phillies]
19975251,477,500Matt Anderson2,505,000Matt Anderson [Detroit Tigers]
19965235,892,500Bobby Seay3,000,000Kris Benson [Pittsburgh Pirates]
19956134,782,100Darin Erstad1,575,000Darin Erstad [California Angels]
19946230,249,500Josh Booty1,600,000Paul Wilson [New York Mets]
19937125,172,700Darren Dreifort1,300,000Alex Rodriguez [Seattle Mariners]
19923113,788,000Jeff Hammonds975,000Phil Nevin [Houston Astros]
1991248,769,500Brien Taylor1,550,000Brien Taylor [New York Yankees]
1990306,884,000Todd Van Poppel500,000Chipper Jones [Atlanta Braves]
1989244,626,500John Olerud575,000Ben McDonald [Baltimore Orioles]
19883585,000Andy Benes235,000Andy Benes [San Diego Padres]
1987121,850,000Jack McDowell165,000Ken Griffey [Seattle Mariners]
19864317,500Jeff King180,000Jeff King [Pittsburgh Pirates]
1985263,075,000Bobby Witt179,000B.J. Surhoff [Milwaukee Brewers]
19841150,500Shawn Abner150,500Shawn Abner [New York Mets]
19831135,000Kurt Stillwell135,000Tim Belcher [Minnesota Twins]
19821135,000Shawon Dunston135,000Shawon Dunston [Chicago Cubs]
19813235,000Terry Blocker127,500Mike Moore [Seattle Mariners]
19801152,500Darryl Strawberry152,500Darryl Strawberry [New York Mets]
19792268,000Todd Demeter208,000Al Chambers [Seattle Mariners]
19783342,000Bob Horner162,000Bob Horner [Atlanta Braves]
19773409,500Danny Ainge300,000Harold Baines [Chicago White Sox]
19762135,000Floyd Bannister100,000Floyd Bannister [Houston Astros]
197522960,875Danny Goodwin125,000Danny Goodwin [California Angels]
19742180,000Bill Almon90,000Bill Almon [San Diego Padres]
19734205,000David Clyde65,000David Clyde [Texas Rangers]
19723228,000Scott McGregor80,000Dave Roberts [San Diego Padres]
19712158,750Ed Kurpiel83,750Danny Goodwin [Chicago White Sox]
19702102,000Mike Ivie75,000Mike Ivie [San Diego Padres]
1969188,000Jeff Burroughs88,000Jeff Burroughs [Washington Senators]
19685299,000Lloyd Allen75,000Tim Foli [New York Mets]
19678333,000Ron Blomberg65,000Ron Blomberg [New York Yankees]
19665340,000Ken Brett85,000Steve Chilcott [New York Mets]
196521830,000Rick Monday100,000Rick Monday [Kansas City Athletics]
57 record(s)

Top 50 All-Time Signing Bonuses

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  • #Player NameYearBonusTeam NamePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    1Spencer Torkelson20208,416,300Detroit Tigers1B-3B6-1215RR1999-08-26Petaluma,CA
    2020-  1-   1-DET
    AAA2018-2021
    2Adley Rutschman20198,100,000Baltimore OriolesC-1B6-2216BR1998-02-06Portland,OR
    2019-  1-   1-BAL
    AAA2017-2021
    3Gerrit Cole20118,000,000Pittsburgh PiratesP6-4220RR1990-09-08Newport Beach,CA
    2011-  1-   1-PIT
    MLB2013-20212009-2021
    4Jack Leiter20217,922,000Texas RangersP6-0195RR2000-04-21Summit,NJ
    2021-  1-   2-TEX
    NCAA2020-2021
    5Bobby Witt20197,787,400Kansas City RoyalsSS-3B6-1190RR2000-06-14Colleyville,TX
    2019-  1-   2-KCA
    AAA2019-2021
    6Bubba Starling20117,500,000Kansas City RoyalsCF-RF6-4215RR1992-08-03Gardner,KS
    2011-  1-   5-KCA
    MLB2019-20202012-2021
    7Casey Mize20187,500,000Detroit TigersP6-3220RR1997-05-01Springville,AL
    2018-  1-   1-DET
    MLB2020-20212016-2021
    8Stephen Strasburg20097,500,000Washington NationalsP6-5235RR1988-07-20San Diego,CA
    2009-  1-   1-WAS
    MLB2010-20212007-2021
    9Hunter Greene20177,230,000Cincinnati RedsP6-3195RR1999-08-06Los Angeles,CA
    2017-  1-   2-CIN
    AAA2017-2021
    10Andrew Vaughn20197,221,200Chicago White SoxLF-1B5-11208RR1998-04-03Satna Rosa,CA
    2019-  1-   3-CHA
    MLB2021-20212017-2021
    11Joey Bart20187,025,000San Francisco GiantsC-dh6-2238RR1996-12-15Buford,GA
    2018-  1-   2-SFN
    MLB2020-20212016-2021
    12Brendan McKay20177,005,000Tampa Bay RaysP-DH6-2220LL1995-12-18Darlington,PA
    2017-  1-   4-TBA
    MLB2019-20192015-2021
    13Austin Martin20207,000,825Toronto Blue JaysCF-SS6-0170RR1999-03-23Jacksonville,FL
    2020-  1-   5-TOR
    AA2018-2021
    14Kyle Wright20177,000,000Atlanta BravesP6-4215RR1995-10-02Huntsville,AL
    2017-  1-   5-ATL
    MLB2018-20212015-2021
    15Jackson Jobe20216,900,000Detroit TigersP6-2190RR2002-07-30Irving,TX
    2021-  1-   3-DET
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    16Royce Lewis20176,725,000Minnesota TwinsSS-2B6-1185RR1999-06-05Aliso Viejo,CA
    2017-  1-   1-MIN
    AA2017-2019
    17Jordan Lawlar20216,713,300Arizona DiamondbacksSS6-2185RR2002-07-01Carrollton,TX
    2021-  1-   6-ARI
    Rk2021-2021
    18Kris Bryant20136,708,400Chicago Cubs3B-LF6-5230RR1992-01-04Las Vegas,NV
    2013-  1-   2-CHN
    MLB2015-20212011-2021
    19MacKenzie Gore20176,700,000San Diego PadresP6-3195LL1999-02-24Whiteville,NC
    2017-  1-   3-SDN
    AAA2017-2021
    20Max Meyer20206,700,000Miami MarlinsP6-0185LR1999-03-12Woodbury,MN
    2020-  1-   3-MIA
    AAA2018-2021
    21J.J. Bleday20196,670,000Miami MarlinsRF-LF6-3205LL1997-11-10Danville,PA
    2019-  1-   4-MIA
    AA2017-2021
    22Asa Lacy20206,670,000Kansas City RoyalsP6-4215LL1999-06-02Kerrville,TX
    2020-  1-   4-KCA
    A+2018-2021
    23Marcelo Mayer20216,664,000Boston Red SoxSS6-3185LR2002-12-12Chula Vista,CA
    2021-  1-   4-BOS
    Rk2021-2021
    24Carlos Rodon20146,582,000Chicago White SoxP6-3250LL1992-12-10Miami,FL
    2014-  1-   3-CHA
    MLB2015-20212012-2021
    25Dansby Swanson20156,500,000Arizona DiamondbacksSS6-1190RR1994-02-11Marietta,GA
    2015-  1-   1-ARI
    MLB2016-20212013-2021
    #Player NameYearBonusTeam NamePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    26Henry Davis20216,500,000Pittsburgh PiratesC6-2195RR1999-09-21Bedford,NY
    2021-  1-   1-PIT
    A+2019-2021
    27Nick Madrigal20186,411,400Chicago White Sox2B-DH5-8175RR1997-03-05Elk Grove,CA
    2018-  1-   4-CHA
    MLB2020-20212016-2021
    28Danny Hultzen20116,350,000Seattle MarinersP6-2195LL1989-11-28Bethesda,MD
    2011-  1-   2-SEA
    MLB2019-20192009-2019
    29Mark Appel20136,350,000Houston AstrosP6-4195RR1991-07-15Houston,TX
    2013-  1-   1-HOU
    AAA2010-2021
    30Donavan Tate20096,250,000San Diego PadresCF-LF6-2184RR1990-09-27Cartersville,GA
    2009-  1-   3-SDN
    A+2010-2016
    31Bryce Harper20106,250,000Washington NationalsRF-DH6-3210LR1992-10-16Las Vegas,NV
    2010-  1-   1-WAS
    MLB2012-20212011-2021
    32Nick Senzel20166,200,000Cincinnati RedsCF-2B6-1205RR1995-06-29Atlanta,GA
    2016-  1-   2-CIN
    MLB2019-20212014-2021
    33Riley Greene20196,180,700Detroit TigersCF-RF6-3200LL2000-09-28Orlando,FL
    2019-  1-   5-DET
    AAA2019-2021
    34Tim Beckham20086,150,000Tampa Bay RaysSS-3B6-0188RR1990-01-27Griffin,GA
    2008-  1-   1-TBA
    MLB2013-20192008-2021
    35Mickey Moniak20166,100,000Philadelphia PhilliesCF-RF6-2195LR1998-05-13Encinitas,CA
    2016-  1-   1-PHI
    MLB2020-20212016-2021
    36Justin Upton20056,100,000Arizona DiamondbacksLF-DH6-2205RR1987-08-25Chesapeake,VA
    2005-  1-   1-ARI
    MLB2007-20212006-2021
    37Pedro Alvarez20086,000,000Pittsburgh Pirates3B-1B6-2225LR1987-02-06New York,NY
    2008-  1-   2-PIT
    MLB2010-20182006-2018
    38Matt Wieters20076,000,000Baltimore OriolesC6-5235BR1986-05-21Charleston,SC
    2007-  1-   5-BAL
    MLB2009-20202005-2020
    39Dustin Ackley20096,000,000Seattle Mariners2B-LF6-1182LR1988-02-26Winston-Salem,NC
    2009-  1-   2-SEA
    MLB2011-20162007-2018
    40Eric Hosmer20086,000,000Kansas City Royals1B-DH6-4226LL1989-10-24Cooper City,FL
    2008-  1-   3-KCA
    MLB2011-20212008-2021
    41Anthony Rendon20116,000,000Washington Nationals3B-2B5-11170RR1990-06-06Houston,TX
    2011-  1-   6-WAS
    MLB2013-20212009-2021
    42Byron Buxton20126,000,000Minnesota TwinsCF-DH6-2190RR1993-12-18Baxley,GA
    2012-  1-   2-MIN
    MLB2015-20212012-2021
    43Tyler Kolek20146,000,000Miami MarlinsP6-5260RR1995-12-15Shepherd,TX
    2014-  1-   2-MIA
    A2014-2019
    44Alex Bregman20155,900,000Houston Astros3B-SS6-0192RR1994-03-30Albuquerque,NM
    2015-  1-   2-HOU
    MLB2016-20212013-2021
    45Alec Bohm20185,850,000Philadelphia Phillies3B-1B6-5218RR1996-08-03Lincoln,NE
    2018-  1-   3-PHI
    MLB2020-20212016-2021
    46Emerson Hancock20205,700,000Seattle MarinersP6-4213RR1999-05-31Cairo,GA
    2020-  1-   6-SEA
    AA2018-2021
    47Jameson Taillon20105,600,000Pittsburgh PiratesP6-5230RR1991-11-18The Woodlands,TX
    2010-  1-   2-PIT
    MLB2016-20212011-2021
    48David Price20075,600,000Tampa Bay RaysP6-6215LL1985-08-26Nashville,TN
    2007-  1-   1-TBA
    MLB2008-20212005-2021
    49Brendan Rodgers20155,500,000Colorado Rockies2B-SS6-0204RR1996-08-09Lake Mary,FL
    2015-  1-   3-COL
    MLB2019-20212015-2021
    50Jacob Turner20095,500,000Detroit TigersP6-4205RR1991-05-21St. Charles,MO
    2009-  1-   9-DET
    MLB2011-20182010-2018
    50 record(s)