Elliott: Six-figure signing bonu$ for Canadians

Jameson Taillon received the largest signing bonus given a Canadian. Born in Lakeland, Fla., and raised in The Woodlands, Tex, his mother Christie Kormendy was born and raised in the Lawrence Park area of Toronto, while his Michael Taillon grew up in St. Andrews West, Ont.

Jameson Taillon received the largest signing bonus given a Canadian. Born in Lakeland, Fla., and raised in The Woodlands, Tex, his mother Christie Kormendy was born and raised in the Lawrence Park area of Toronto, while his Michael Taillon grew up in St. Andrews West, Ont.

Six-figure signing bonuses for Canadians
Year Round Team Position Name Home Town School/Team Bonus
2010 1 Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon, The Woodlands, Tex., The Woodlands HS, $6.5 Million
2016 1 Padres RHP Cal Quantrill, Port Hope, Ont., Stanford University $3,963,045
2002 1 Orioles LHP Adam Loewen, Surrey, BC, Whalley Chiefs/Canadian Jr. National Team $3.2 Million
2015 1 Marlins 1B Josh Naylor, Mississauga, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays $2.5 Million
2014 2 Mariners OF Gareth Morgan, North York, Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian National Jr Team $2 Million

Calgary PBF Redbirds RHP Michael Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) 

Calgary PBF Redbirds RHP Michael Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) 

2015 1 Braves RHP Michael Soroka, Calgary, Alta., Calgary PBF Redbirds/Canadian National Jr. Team $1,974,700
2007 1 Mariners RHP Phillippe Aumont, Gatineau, Que. ABC/Canadian National Jr Team $1.9 Million
2002 1 Rockies LHP Jeff Francis, North Delta, BC, University of British Columbia, $1.85 Million
2008 1 Brewers C Brett Lawrie, Langley, BC, Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team $1.7 Million
2001 28 Cardinals RHP Blake Hawksworth, North Vancouver, BC, Bellevue (WA.) Community College $1.475 million
2017 2 Twins RHP Landon Leach, Pickering, Ont., Toronto Mets/Canadian National Jr Team $1.4 Million
2017 2 Orioles INF Adam Hall, London, Ont., Great Lake Canadians $1.3 Million

Toronto Mets grad Andrew Yerzy

Toronto Mets grad Andrew Yerzy

2016 2 Diamondbacks C Andrew Yerzy, Toronto, Ont., Toronto Mets/Canadian National Jr Team $1,214,100
2000 1 Braves INF Scott Thorman, Cambridge, Ont. Team Ontario/Canadian National Jr Team $1.125 Million
2010 1 Rangers C Kellin Deglan, Langley, BC, Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team $1 Million
1997 1 Padres SS Kevin Nicholson, Surrey, BC, Stetson College, $830,000
2013 3 Mariners OF Tyler O’Neill, Maple Ridge, BC, Langley Blaze, $650,000 

2015 2 Yankees 2nd LHP Jeff Degano, Surrey, B.C. Indiana State $650,000
2002 2 Reds INF Joey Votto, Etobicoke, Ont., Etobicoke Rangers $600,000
2007 1 Reds RHP Kyle Lotzkar Tsawwassen, BC  Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team $594,000
2016 5 Twins RHP Jordan Balazovic, Mississauga, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays $515,000
1997 1 Orioles OF Ntema Ndungidi, Montreal, Que., Academie Baseball Canada, $500,000

2010 16 Yankees LHP Evan Rutckyj, Windsor, Ont. Windsor Selects/Detroit Jet Box $500,000
2015 4 Reds CF Miles Gordon, Oakville, Great Lake Canadians/Canadian Jr. National Team $500,000
2016 4 Diamondbacks RHP Curtis Taylor, Port Coquitlam, BC, University of British Columbia $496,700
2007 1 Blue Jays RHP Trystan Magnuson, Vancouver, BC, University of Louisville $462,500
2014 4 Brewers 4th OF Demi Orimoloye, Orleans, Ont., Ottawa-Nepean Canadians/Canadian Jr. National Team $450,000

Team Ontario grad Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.)

Team Ontario grad Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.)

2005 3 Indians OF Nick Weglarz, Stevensville, Ont., Team Ontario/Canadian National Jr Team $435,000
2006 4 Dodgers INF Kyle Orr, Victoria B.C., Victoria Mariners $435,000
1996 2 Red Sox RHP Chris Reitsma, Calgary, Alta., Calgary Rockiesé Canadian Jr. National Team $425,000
2005 3 Tigers C Chris Robinson, Dorchester, Ont., University of Illinois $422,500
2016 4 Rangers INF Charles Leblanc, Laval, Que. University of Pittsburg Panthers $415,000 

2015 5 Cubs LHP Ryan Kellogg, Whitby, Ont., Arizona State $376,700
1997 1 White Sox RHP Aaron Myette, Surrey, BC, Central Arizona Community College $375,000
2001 3 Braves OF Adam Stern, London, Ont., University of Nebraska $348,000
2007 3 Rockies C Lars Davis, Grande Prairie, Alta., University of Illinois $337,000
2011 4 Blue Jays RHP Tom Robson, Ladner, BC, Langley Blaze, Canadian Jr. National Team $325,000 

1994 32 Mariners LHP Jordan Zimmerman, Carsland, Alta., Blinn Jr. College $300,000
2002 20 Padres C George Kottaras, Markham, Ont., Connors State College $300,000
2004 7 Reds LHP Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette, St. Laurent, Que. Academie Baseball Canadaé Canadian Jr. National Team $300,000
2009 6 Phillies RHP Steven Inch, Edmonton, Alta. Vauxhall Academy/Canadian National Jr Team $300,000
1999 3 Twins C Justin Morneau, New Westminister, BC, North Delta Blue Jays $295,000

Ontario Terriers grad Travis Seabrooke (North Monaghan, Ont.)

Ontario Terriers grad Travis Seabrooke (North Monaghan, Ont.)

2013 5 Orioles LHP Travis Seabrooke North Monaghan, Ont. Ontario Terriers $291,800
2013 10 Cardinals SS Malik Collymore, Mississauga, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays, $275,000
2010 3 Blue Jays OF  Marcus Knecht, North York, Ont., Connors State College $250,000
2014 6 Astros, RHP Brock Dykxhoorn, Goderich, Ont., Central Arizona College $250,000
2016 5 Astros INF Abraham Toro-Hernandez, Greenfield Park, Que.. Seminole State College $250,000.

2004 16 Brewers RHP Alexandre Periard, St-Eustache, Que. Academie Baseball Canada $243,000
2003 4 Braves 3B Jamie Romak, London, Ont., London Badgers $240,000
2004 11 Mariners OF Mike Saunders, Victoria, BC, Victoria Mariners/allahassee College $237,500
2010 4 Padres INF Chris Bisson Orleans, Ont. University of Kentucky $234,000
2007 4 Royals RHP Mitch Hodge Vancouver, BC, White Rock Titons/Canadian National Jr Team $225,000

2016 33 Pirates RHP Austin Shields Dundas, Ont. Great Lake Canadians $205,000
1995 3 Rangers RHP Ryan Dempster, Gibsons, BC $200,000
2004 5 Rangers C Mike Nickeas, Vancouver, BC, Georgia Tech University $200,000
2007 6 Reds RHP Evan Hildebrandt, Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Cardinals/Canadian National Jr Team $200,000
2007 16 Mariners RHP Colin Buckborough, Niagara Falls, Ont., Bullett Proof Prospects/Canadian National Jr Team $200,000

ABC grad RHP Yan Lachapelle (Gatineau, Que.) with the class-A Hagerstown Suns

ABC grad RHP Yan Lachapelle (Gatineau, Que.) with the class-A Hagerstown Suns

1996 3 Blue Jays RHP Yan Lachapelle, Gatineau, Que., Academie du Baseball Canada $185,000
2001 5 Brewers RHP Judd Richardson, Caledon, Ont., U of Miami Ohio $185,000
2016 8 Tigers OF Jacob Robson, Windsor, Ont., Mississippi State $181,600
1993 2 Brewers SS Danny Klassen, Leamington, Ont., John Carroll HS, Port St. Lucie, Fla. $180,000
2010 7 Brewers RHP Joel Pierce, Windsor, Ont. $175,000

2001 5 Mariners 2B John Cole, Kanata, Ont., University of Nebraska $170,000
2003 5 Yankees RHP Cory Stuart, White Rock, BC, University of British Columbia $170,000
2016 9 Tigers INF Daniel Pinero, Toronto, Ont. University of Virginia $169,600
2001 5 Dodgers RHP Steve Nelson, Cole Harbour, N.S., Dartmouth Mooseheads $165,000
2005 7 Marlins RHP Chris Leroux, Mississauaga, Ont., Winthrop University $152,000

1997 2 Indians RHP Robbie Vael, Surrey, B.C., Eastern Utah $150,000
2008 16 Jays OF Mike Crouse, Port Moody, B.C. North Shore Twins/Canadian National Jr Team $150,000
2009 15 Dodgers 3B Jeff Hunt, Cambridge, Ont., Intercounty Terriers/Canadian National Jr Team $150,000
2010 10 Astros LHP Evan Grills  Whitby, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian National Jr Team $150,000
2010 32 Rangers RHP Steve McKinnon  Duncan, BC, Nanaimo Pirates/Canadian National Jr Team $150,000

Oakville Royals grad Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.)

Oakville Royals grad Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.)

2010 16 Jays OF Dalton Pompey, Mississauga, Ont., Oakville Royals/Canadian National Jr Team $150,000
2011 8 Brewers C Dustin Houle, Langley, BC, Langley Blaze//Canadian National Jr Team $150,000
2011 11 Reds RHP Vaughn Covington, Vancouver, BC, Vancouver Cannons/Canadian National Jr Team $150,000
2009 5 Cubs SS Wes Darvill, Langley, B.C. Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team $144,200
2012 7 Brewers LHP David Otterman, Vancouver, BC, University of British Columbia $141,700 

2017 7 Dodgers RHP Zach Pop, Brampton, Ont., University of Kentucky $147,500
2008 11 Rays RHP Brad Furdal  Ancaster, Ont., Inter County Terriers/Canadian Jr Team $140,000
1995 24 Blue Jays LHP Mark Curtis, St. Albert, Alta., Penscaola Jr. College $135,000
2015 34 Phillies OF Ben Pelletier, Varennes, Que..Patriotes Rive Sud/Score International $135,000
2008 16 Reds OF Carter Morrison, Langley, BC, Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team $132,000
2006 7 Twins 1B Jonathan Walterbury, Whitby, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays $128,500

2003 48 Mets SS Jonathan Malo, St-Roch-de-l’Achigan, Que., Northeastern Oklahoma A&M $125,000
2009 8 Brewers OF Chad Stang, Surrey, B.C. Midland College  $125,000
2017 12 Astros RF Jonathan Lacroix, Montreal, Que., Seminole State College $125,000  
2001 6 Blue Jays SS Lee Delfino, Pickering Ont., East Carolina University $122,500
2006 7 Blue Jays OF Jonathan Baksh, Mississauga Ont., Florida Tech University $122,500
2007 6 Mets RHP Guillaume Leduc, Boucherville, Que., Academie Baseball Canada $120,000

Ontario Blue Jays grad RHP Adam Hawes (Victoria Harbour, Ont.)

Ontario Blue Jays grad RHP Adam Hawes (Victoria Harbour, Ont.)

2003 40 Twins RHP Adam Hawes, Victoria Harbour, Ont., Connors State Jr. College $118,000
1993 2 Expos RHP Martin Mainville, Montreal, Que., Academie Baseball Canada $115,000
2000 6 Expos RHP Shawn Hill, Georgetown, Ont., Team Ontario $115,000
2011 15 Cubs C Justin Marra, Toronto, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays $110,000
2004 7 Brewers RHP Craig Langille, Bedford, NS, Dartmouth Juniors $107,000

2003 4 Giants RHP Brooks McNiven, Vernon, BC, University of British Columbia $105,000
2007 35 Pirates RHP Tom Boleska, Burlington, Ont., High Point University $100,000
2008 16 Brewers RHP Stosh Wawrzasek, Langley, BC, Langley Blaze/Candian National Jr Team $100,000
2010 34 Reds SS Brandon Dailey, Brantford, Ont., Ontario Terriers/Canadian National Jr Team $100,000
2011 26 Blue Jays SS Justin Atkinson, North Surrey BC, Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team $100,000

2012 6 Pirates 3B Pirates Eric Wood, Pickering, Ont. Blinn College $100,000
2012 15 Yankees RHP Dayton Dawe, London, Ont., Ontario Terriers $100,000
2012 26 Blue Jays RHP Nathan DeSouza, Milton, Ont. Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian National Jr Team $100,000
2013 13 Mariners 3B Lachlan Fontaine, North Vancouver, BC North Shore Twins $100,000
2015 10 Blue Jays C Owen Spiwak, Mississauga, Ont. Odessa College $100,000

Langley Blaze grad RHP Jake Polanic (Langley, BC). Photo: Christian J. Stewart. 

Langley Blaze grad RHP Jake Polanic (Langley, BC). Photo: Christian J. Stewart. 

2016 11 Diamondbacks RHP Jake Polancic, Langley, BC, Langley Blaze $100,000
2016 22 White Sox RHP Bryan Saucedo, Toronto, Ont. Davenport University $100,000
2016 23 Diamondbacks 1B Luke Van Rycheghem, Kent Bridge, Ont., Ontario Blue Jays $100,000
2017 13 Nationals OF Eric Senior, Toronto, Ont., Midland College $100,000
2017 23 Indians RHP Jordan Scheftz, North York, Ont., Central Florida $100,000