Cubs International Signings

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A year-by-year list of Cubs signings of amateur international talent...a work in progress.

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[edit] 2013


RHP Armando Rivera (Cuba): $3.1M [1]
OF Eloy Jimenez (Dominican Republic): $2.8M plus $250K college scholarship
SS Gleybar Torres (Venezuela): $1.77M
RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (Chinese Taipei): $1.625M
RHP Jefferson Mejia (Dominican Republic): $850K
RHP Erling Moreno (Colombia): $650K
C Johan Matos (Dominican Republic): $270K

[edit] 2012

OF Jorge Soler (Cuba) 9 years/$30M
RHP Kyuji Fukijawa (Japan): 2/$9.5M
RHP Chang Yong-Lim (South Korea): 2/$5M major/minor split deal
LHP Gerardo Concepcion (Cuba): 5/$6M
RHP Juan Carlos Panigua (Dominican Republic): $1.5M [2]
SS Frandy De La Rosa (Dominican Republic): $700K
SS Danny Gutierrez (Venezuela): $185K
RHP Ramon Valera (Venezuela): $170K
RHP Wagner Disla (Dominican Republic): $100K
RHP Oscar de la Cruz (Dominican Republic): $85K
RHP Luis Hernandez (Dominican Republic): $80K
LHP Jose Morel (Dominican Republic): $80K
Sources: Baseball America [3] & NSBB Forum [4]

[edit] 2011

C Mark Malave (Venezuela): $1.6 M
SS Luis Acosta (Dominican Republic): $1.1M
3B Ricardo Marcano (Venezuela): $400K
LHP Christopher Pieters (Curacao): $350K
LHP Carlos Rodriguez (Venezuela): $120K
LHP Frank Del Valle (Cuba): $800K
OF Yasiel Balaguert (Cuba): $400K
RHP Carlos Martinez (Cuba): $250K
RHP Pedro Araujo (Dominican Republic): $100K
OF Elieser Bonne (Cuba)
INF Roney Alcala (Venezuela):
Sources: Baseball America [5] & NSBB Forum [6]

[edit] 2010

OF Rubi Silva (Cuba): $1.1M
RHP Jin-Yeong Kim (South Korea) $850K
C Yaniel Cabezas (Cuba): $500K
SS Carlos Penalver (Venezuela): $550K
3B Jeimer Candelario (Dominican Republic): $500K
OF Jeffrey Baez (Venezuela): $350K
SS Francisco (Daniel) Sanchez (Dominican Republic): $350K
RHP Juan Yasser Serrano (Cuba): $250K
C Alberto Mineo (Italy): $225K
LHP Angel Mejias (Venezuela)
RHP Alexander Santana (Dominican Republic)
SS Antonio Gonzalez (Dominican Republic)
RHP Gilberto Abreu (Dominican Republic)
Sources: NSBB Forum [7]

[edit] 2009


C Willson Contreras (Venezuela): $850K
OF Kyung-Min Na (South Korea): $725K
OF Dong-Yub Kim (South Korea): $550K
RHP Tzu-An Wang (Taiwan): $300K
IF Pin-Chieh Chen (Taiwan): $300K
RHP Yao-Lin Wang (Taiwan): $300K
Sources: NSBB Forum [8]

[edit] 2008

INF Hak-Ju Lee (South Korea): $725K
RHP Su-Min Jung (South Korea): $510K
C/OF Jae-Hoon Ha (South Korea): $225K
LHP Cody Hams (Australia): $150K
OF Sean Williams (Australia): $150K
3B Joel Altagracia (Dominican Republic): $140K
RHP Adam Spencer (Australia): $130K
SS Carlos Henry (Dominican Republic): $110K
INF Arismendy Alcantara (Dominican Republic)
Sources: NSBB Forum [9]

[edit] 2007

OF Kosuke Fukudome (Japan): 4/$48M
RHP Dae-Eun Rhee (South Korea): $525K
IF Junior Lake (Dominican Republic): $500K
RHP Esmailin Caridad (Dominican Republic via Japan): $175K
RHP Hung-Wen Chen (Taiwan): $200K
RHP Yohan Gonzalez (Dominican Republic):
RHP Ryan Searle (Australia): rumored bonus of $100,000
RHP Jose Tineo (Dominican Republic):

[edit] 2006

RHP Larry Suarez (Venezuela): $850K
SS Starlin Castro (Dominican Republic): $45K
Sources: NSBB Forum [10]

[edit] 2005

RHP Alberto Cabrera (Dominican Republic):
RHP Alex Maestri (Italy):

[edit] 2004

RHP Rafael Dolis (Dominican Republic):
C Welington Castillo (Dominican Republic):

[edit] 2001

OF Felix Pie (Dominican Republic):
RHP Jae Kuk Ryu (South Korea):
RHP Juan Mateo (Dominican Republic):

[edit] 1999

1B Hee-Seop Choi (South Korea):
C Carlos Marmol (Dominican Republic):
SS Ronny Cedeno (Venezuela):
RHP Angel Guzman (Venezuela):
LHP Renyel Pinto (Venezuela):
C Jose Reyes (Dominican Republic):

[edit] 1998

LHP Felix Sanchez (Dominican Republic):

[edit] 1997

RHP Carlos Zambrano (Venezuela):
RHP Juan Cruz (Dominican Republic):

[edit] 1996

RHP Francis Beltran (Dominican Republic):

[edit] Footnotes

  1. http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2013/03/cubs-sign-armando-rivero-for-3-1-million-bonus/
  2. http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2012/07/cubs-sign-juan-carlos-paniagua-for-1-5-million/
  3. "International Reviews: Chicago Cubs". http://www.baseballamerica.com/online/prospects/international-affairs/2013/2614761.html
  4. http://www.northsidebaseball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=59431
  5. "International Review: NL Central" http://www.baseballamerica.com/online/prospects/international-affairs/2012/2613153.html
  6. http://www.northsidebaseball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=59431
  7. http://www.northsidebaseball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=59431
  8. http://www.northsidebaseball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=59431
  9. http://www.northsidebaseball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=59431
  10. http://www.northsidebaseball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=59431
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