Cubs Amateur International Signings, 2006-2019

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Cubs Amateur International Signings, 2006-2019

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:32 am

7/2/18 - 6/15/19:

Cap of $4,983,500, Cubs have spent $4,600,000


José Lopez, OF, Dominican Republic (age 16) - $1.5 million bonus (BA rank: 27, FG rank: 27, MLB.com rank: 17)
Richard Gallardo, RHP, Venezuela (age 16) - $1 million (BA rank: 6, FG rank: 6, MLB.com rank: 5)
Joel Machado, LHP, Venezuela (age 16) - $850,000 (BA rank: 46, FG rank: 35, MLB.com rank: 28)
Rafael Morel, SS, Dominican Republic (age 16) - $850,000 (BA rank: 47) - Christopher Morel's brother
Yohendrick Pinango, OF, Dominican Republic (age 16) - $400,000
IF Ronny Simon, 18, Dominican Republic
RHP Gabriel Jaramillo, 19, Venezuela
Yonder Montero, RHP, 18, Dominican Republic

7/2/17 - 6/15/18 (Cubs capped at $300,000 due to penalties for passing the signing cap in 2015-16):

Florencio Serrano, RHP, Mexico (age 18) - $1.2 million bonus - only 25% of Mexican players' bonuses are subject to the cap
Luis Verdugo, SS, Mexico (age 17) - $1.2 million - only 25% of Mexican players' bonuses are subject to the cap
Reivaj Garcia, SS, Mexico (age 16) - $500,000 - only 25% of Mexican players' bonuses are subject to the cap
Saul Vazquez, LHP, Mexico (age 17) - $450,000 - only 25% of Mexican players' bonuses are subject to the cap
Manuel Espinoza, RHP, Mexico (age 17) - $400,000 - only 25% of Mexican players' bonuses are subject to the cap
Fabian Pertuz, SS, Colombia (age 17) - $300,000
Alexander Ovalles, OF, Dominican Republic (age 17) - $300,000
Alexander Guerra, C, Cuba (age 21) - $300,000
Brailin Peña, OF, Dominican Republic (age 16) - $225,000
Nestor Heredia, SS, Venezuela (age 17) - $200,000
Widimer Joaquin, 3B (age 17) - $200,000
Jorge Remon, RHP, Panama (age 17) - $180,000
Orlando Zapata, MIF/CF, Venezuela - $160,000
Misael Garcia, LHP, Dominican Republic (age 16) - $150,000
Jonathan Rodriguez, OF, Dominican Republic (age 17) - $150,000
Willy Cabrera, RHP, Dominican Republic (age 17) - $125,000
Carlos Morfa, OF, Dominican Republic (age 17) - $125,000

7/2/16 - 6/15/17 (Cubs capped at $300,000 due to penalties for passing the signing cap in 2015-16):

Manuel Rodriguez, RHP, Mexico, age 20 - $400,000 - only 25% of Mexican players' bonuses are subject to the cap
Jonathan Bruzal, LHP, Venezuela, age 17 - $300,000
Ricardo Verenzuela, CF, Venezuela, age 17, $300,000
Danis Correa, RHP, Colombia, age 17 - $225,000
Josue Huma, SS, Dominican Republic, age 17 - $140,000
Jeinser Brete, IF, Dominican Republic, age 17 - $100,000 - Jeimer Candelario's cousin
Carlos Paula, RHP, Dominican Republic, age 16 - $100,000
Carlos Pacheco, CF, Mexico, age 17 - $100,000
Francisco Garcia, RHP, Mexico - $100,000
Didier Vargas, LHP, Panama - $60,000
Farrold Heredia, LHP, Mexico, age 17 - $50,000
Chi-Feng Lee, RHP, Taiwan - $30,000
Mario Meza, RHP, Mexico, age 26
Albert Hinrio, OF, Dominican Republic
Elias Herrera, RHP, Dominican Republic
Carmelo Alfonzo, OF, Venezuela
Kleiber Carreno, RHP, Venezuela
Yovanny Cruz, RHP, Dominican Republic
Jose Gomez, RHP, Dominican Republic
Vicente King, SS, Dominican Republic
Oswaldo Pina, SS, Venezuela
Denmy Sanchez, RHP, Dominican Republic

7/2/15 - 6/15/16:

Eddy Julio Martinez, OF, Cuba - $3 million
Jonathan Sierra, OF, Dominican Republic - $2.5 million bonus
Aramis Ademan, SS, Dominican Republic - $2 million
Jose Albertos, RHP, Mexico - $1.5 million (only $375,000 counts to the bonus pool since the Mexican League keeps 75% of Mexican amateurs' bonuses)
Henderson Perez, C, Venezuela - $1.25 million
Miguel Amaya, C, Panama - $1 million
Yonathan Perlaza, SS, Venezuela - $1 million
Kwang-Min Kwon, OF, South Korea - $1 million
Christopher Morel, SS, Dominican Republic - $800,000
Isaac Paredes, SS, Mexico - $800,000 (only $200,000 counts to bonus pools)
Yunior Perez, RHP, Dominican Republic - $600,000
Brailyn Marquez, LHP, Dominican Republic - $600,000
Jose Gutierrez, OF, Venezuela - $550,000
Luis Diaz, SS, Dominican Republic - $300,000
Herson Perez, C, Venezuela (age 19) - $250,000 (Henderson Perez' brother)
Faustino Carrera, LHP, Mexico - $250,000 (only $62,500 counts to bonus pools)
Javier Assad, RHP, Mexico - $150,000 (only $37,500 counts to bonus pools)
Kevin Zamudio, C, Mexico - $150,000 (only $37,500 counts to bonus pools)
Orian Nuñez, IF, Dominican Republic - $100,000
Abraham Rodriguez, OF/1B, Panama - $100,000
Fernando Kelli, OF, Dominican Republic - $60,000

7/2/14 - 6/15/15 (Cubs capped at $300,000 due to penalties for passing the signing cap in 2013-14):

Wander Cabrera, LHP, Dominican Republic - $250,000 bonus
Yeiler Peguero, SS, Dominican Republic - $250,000
Emilio Ferrebus, RHP, Venezuela - $250,000
Jose Jules, OF, Dominican Republic - $250,000
Samir Lara, OF, Dominican Republic - $250,000
Fidel Mejia, SS, Dominican Republic - $250,000
Rafael Mejia, 3B, Dominican Republic - $250,000
Riger Fernandez, LHP, Venezuela - $200,000
Francisco Garay, SS, Panama - $200,000
Yovanny Cuevas, OF, Dominican Republic - $200,000
Rafael Narea, SS, Venezuela - $100,000
Tony Rijo, 3B, Dominican Republic - $100,000

7/2/13 - 6/15/14:

OF Eloy Jimenez, Dominican Republic - age 16 - $2.8 million bonus + $250,000 for college
SS Gleyber Torres, Venezuela - age 16 - $1.7 million
RHP Jen-Ho Tseng, Taiwan - age 18 - $1.625 million
RHP Jefferson Mejia, Dominican Republic - age 18 - $850,000
RHP Erling Moreno, Colombia - age 16 - $650,000
C Johan Matos, Dominican Republic - age 16 - $270,000
3B Wladimir Galindo, Venezuela - age 16 - $50,000
RHP Armando Rivero, Cuba, age 25 - $3.1 million - exempt from international pool

7/2/12 - 6/15/13:

International Pool for signings - $2.9 million spent out of $2.9 million available (no penalty besides tax if they spend $3.2 million)

Juan Carlos Paniagua, RHP, Dominican Republic - age 22 - $1.5 million bonus
Frandy De La Rosa, SS, Dominican Republic - age 16 - $700,000
Danny Gutierrez, SS, Venezuela - age 17 - $185,000
Ramon Valera, RHP, Venezeula - age 18 - $170,000
Wagner Disla, RHP, Dominican Republic - age 17 - $100,000
Oscar de la Cruz, RHP, Dominican Republic - age 17 - $85,000
Luis Hernandez, RHP, Dominican Republic - age 17 - $80,000
Jose Morel, LHP, Dominican Republic - age 18 - $80,000
Adbert Alzolay, RHP, Venezuela - age 18 - $10,000

2012 (pre-July 2nd):

Gerardo Concepcion, LHP, Cuba - age 20 - 5 years/$6 million ($3 million signing bonus) - pre July 2nd
Jorge Soler, OF, Cuba - age 20 - 9 years/$30 million - pre July 2nd

2011:

Mark Malave, C, Venezuela - age 16 - $1.6 million bonus
Luis Enrique Acosta, SS, Dominican Republic - $1.1 million
Frank Del Valle, LHP, Cuba - age 21 - $800,000
Ricardo Marcano, 3B, Venezuela, age 16 - $400,000
Yasiel Balaguert, OF, Cuba - age 19 - $400,000
Christian Pieters, LHP, Curacao - age 16 - $350,000
Carlos Martinez, RHP, Cuba - age 20 - $250,000
Jose Paulino, LHP, Dominican Republic - age 16 - $140,000
Carlos Rodriguez, LHP, Venezuela - age 16 - $120,000
Pedro Araujo, RHP, Dominican Republic - age 17 - $100,000

2010:

Rubi Silva, OF, Cuba - $1 million bonus
Jin-Yeong Kim, RHP, South Korea - $850,000
Carlos Penalver, SS, Venezuela - $550,00
Yaniel Cabeza, C, Cuba - $500,000
Jeimer Candelario, 3B, Dominican Republic - $500,000
Jeffrey Baez, OF, Venezuela - $350,000
Francisco (Daniel) Sanchez, SS, Dominican Republic - $350,000
Juan Yasser Serrano, RHP, Cuba - $250,000
Alberto Mineo, C, Italy - $225,000
Angel Mejias, LHP, Venezuela - low 6-figure bonus
Alexander Santana, RHP, Dominican Republic - low 6-figure bonus
Antonio Gonzalez, SS, Dominican Republic - low 6-figure bonus
Gilberto Abreu, RHP, Dominican Republic - low 6-figure bonus
Daury Torrez, RHP, Dominican Republic - $25,000

2009:

Kyung-Min Na, OF, South Korea - $725,000
Dong-Yub Kim, OF, South Korea - $550,000
Tzu-An Wang, RHP, Taiwan - $300,000
Pin-Chieh Chen, IF, Taiwan - $300,000
Yao-Lin Wang, RHP, Taiwan - $300,000
Willson Contreras, C, Venezuela - initial contract with $850,000 bonus was voided

2008:

SS Hak-Ju Lee, South Korea - $725,000 bonus
RHP Su-Min Jung, South Korea - $510,000
C/OF Jae-Hoon Ha, South Korea - $225,000
LHP Cody Hams, Australia - $150,000
OF Sean Williams, Australia - $150,000
3B Joel Altagracia, Dominican Republic - $140,000
RHP Adam Spencer, Australia - $130,000
SS Carlos Henry, Dominican Republic - $110,000

2007:

Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP, South Korea - $525,000 bonus
Hung-Wen Chen, RHP, Taiwan - $200,000
Esmailin Caridad, RHP, Dominican Republic via Japan - $175,000
Junior Lake, SS, Dominican Republic - $110,000
Yohan Gonzalez, RHP, Dominican Republic - 1 of the top 2 Latin American bonuses given by the Cubs in 2007
Ryan Searle, RHP, Australia - rumored bonus of $100,000
Jose Tineo, RHP, Dominican Republic - 5-figure bonus

2006:

Larry Suarez, RHP, Venezuela - $850,000 bonus
Starlin Castro, SS, Dominican Republic - $45,000
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Re: Cubs Amateur International Signings, 2006-2016

Postby CubsWin » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:39 am

Thanks for this, Raisin. I was looking for this the other day. You read my mind. Great work.
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Re: Cubs Amateur International Signings, 2006-2017

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:33 am

Updated with 2016-17 info plus the bonuses for Jose Paulino ($140,000) and Wladimir Galindo ($50,000), which I stumbled on recently.
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Re: Cubs Amateur International Signings, 2006-2018

Postby CubsWin » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:14 pm

We can add Cuban C Alexander Guerra to the list of signees with known bonuses. He got the max the Cubs were allowed to spend ($300,000).

For reference, here's AZ Phil's list of 2018 IFAs:

LAST UPDATED 3-24-2018

* throws or bats left
# bats both

NOTE: Player's listed age is his age when he signed.

PITCHERS: 17
Willy Cabrera (age 17) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'3 210 - SIGNED JULY 2017
* Alejandro Carrillo (age 17) - MEXICO - 5'10 168 - SIGNED JULY 2017
Luis Devers (age 17) - DOMINICAN REPBLIC - 6'3 178 - SIGNED JULY 2017
Moises Diaz (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'0 195 - SIGNED DECEMBER 2017
Manuel Espinoza (age 16) - MEXICO - 6'0 175 - SIGNED JULY 2017
Kelvin Feliz (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'1 164 - SIGNED JULY 2017
Francisco Fermin (age 19) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'4 175 - SIGNED DECEMBER 2017
* Misael Garcia (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'2 196 - SIGNED JULY 2017
* Jesus Gomez (age 18) - SIGNED MARCH 2018
Andy Hernandez (age 18) - SIGNED MARCH 2018
* Johan Lopez (age 19) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'6 200 - SIGNED FEBRUARY 2018
Raidel Orta (age 21) - CUBA - 5'9 180 - SIGNED FEBRUARY 2018
Luis Ramos (age 19) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'5 205 - SIGNED DECEMBER 2017
Jorge Remon (age 16) - PANAMA - 6'2 160 - SIGNED JULY 2017
* Luis Rodriguez (age 17) - MEXICO - 6'1 190 - SIGNED JULY 2017
Florencio Serrano Hr (age 17) - MEXICO - 6'0 175 - SIGNED JULY 2017
* Saul Vazquez (age 17) - MEXICO - 6'1 178 - SIGNED JULY 2017

CATCHERS: 3
Alexander Guerra (age 20) - CUBA - 5'11 240 - SIGNED SEPTEMBER 2017
Miguel Fabrizio (age 16) - VENEZUELA - 5'11 178 - SIGNED AUGUST 2017
Brayan Mancilla (age 18) - VENEZUELA - 5'11 185 - SIGNED DECEMBER 2017

INFIELDERS: 7
# Reivaj Garcia (age 16) - MEXICO - 5'11 175 - SIGNED AUGUST 2017
Nestor Heredia (age 16) - VENEZUELA - 6'1 179 - SIGNED OCTOBER 2017
Widimer Joaquin (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'2 180 - SIGNED JULY 2017
Juan Mora (age 18) - SIGNED MARCH 2018
Fabian Pertuz (age 16 ) - COLOMBIA - 6'0 156 - SIGNED AUGUST 2017
Luis Verdugo (age 16) - MEXICO - 6'0 172 - SIGNED JULY 2017
* Orlando Zapata (age 18) - VENEZUELA - 5'11 160 - SIGNED OCTOBER 2017

OUTFIELDERS: 9
# Josue Fernandez (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'3 180 - SIGNED FEBRUARY 2018
Kelvin Hidalgo (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'3 190 - SIGNED SEPTEMBER 2017
* Kevin Miranda (age 17) - VENEZUELA - 5'11 168 - SIGNED AUGUST 2017 -
Kevin Moreno (age 17) - CUBA - 6'2 180- SIGNED FEBRUARY 2018
Carlos Morfa (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'2 190 - SIGNED AUGUST 2017
* Alexander Ovalles (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'0 190 - SIGNED JULY 2017
* Brailin Pena (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 5'11 160 - SIGNED JULY 2017
Jonathan Rodriguez (age 16) - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 6'2 190 - SIGNED JULY 2017
* Marco Valenzuela (age 17) - MEXICO - 6'1 170 - SIGNED JULY 2017

All of the IFA were "Signed for Future Service" (meaning they signed 2018 contracts).

Pertuz and Verdugo attended AZ Instructs in Mesa last month. The others will be making their pro debut in 2018.
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Re: Cubs Amateur International Signings, 2006-2018

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu May 31, 2018 5:23 pm

Fernando Kelli got a $60k bonus in January 2016 according to the BA 2017 DSL Top 20 Prospects list.
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