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.

Nov. 20, 2017

A total of 119 Canadians have received six-figure signing bonuses from major-league clubs.

Six-figure signing bonuses for Canadians

Year Round Team Position Name Hometown Province School/Team  Bonus
2010 1 Pirates  RHP  Jameson Taillon  The Woodlands  TX The Woodlands HS  $6,500,000 US
2016 1 Padres  RHP  Cal Quantrill  Port Hope  ON Stanford University  3963045
2002 1 Orioles  LHP  Adam Loewen  Surrey  BC  Whalley Chiefs/Canadian Jr. National Team  3200000
2015 1 Marlins  1B  Josh Naylor  Mississauga  ON Ontario Blue Jays  2500000
2014 2 Mariners  OF  Gareth Morgan  North York  ON Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian National Jr Team  2000000
 

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

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

2015 1 Braves  RHP  Michael Soroka  Calgary  AB Calgary PBF Redbirds/Canadian National Jr. Team  1974700
2007 1 Mariners  RHP  Phillippe Aumont  Gatineau  QC ABC/Canadian National Jr Team  1900000
2002 1 Rockies  LHP  Jeff Francis  North Delta  BC  University of British Columbia  1850000
2008 1 Brewers  C  Brett Lawrie  Langley  BC  Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team  1700000
2001 28 Cardinals  RHP  Blake Hawksworth  North Vancouver  BC  Bellevue (WA.) Community College  1475000
2017 2 Twins  RHP  Landon Leach  Pickering  ON Toronto Mets/Canadian National Jr Team  1400000
2017 2 Orioles  INF  Adam Hall  London  ON Great Lake Canadians  1300000

Toronto Mets grad Andrew Yerzy

Toronto Mets grad Andrew Yerzy

2016 2 Diamondbacks  C  Andrew Yerzy  Toronto  ON Toronto Mets/Canadian National Jr Team  1214100
2000 1 Braves  INF  Scott Thorman  Cambridge  ON Team Ontario/Canadian National Jr Team  1125000
2013 2 Cubs  LHP Rob Zastryzny Edmonton  AB Missouri  $1.100,000
2010 1 Rangers  C  Kellin Deglan  Langley  BC  Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team  1000000
1997 1 Padres  SS   Kevin Nicholson  Surrey  BC  Stetson College  830000

2002 2 Twins RHP Jesse Crain Toronto, University of Houston 650,000
2015 2 Yankees  LHP  Jeff Degano  Surrey  BC  Indiana State  650000
2013 3 Mariners  OF  Tyler O’Neill  Maple Ridge  BC  Langley Blaze  650000
2002 2 Reds  INF  Joey Votto  Etobicoke  ON Etobicoke Rangers  600000
2007 1 Reds  RHP  Kyle Lotzkar  Tsawwassen  BC   Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team  594000

RHP  Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga  Ont.)

RHP  Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga  Ont.)

2016 5 Twins  RHP  Jordan Balazovic  Mississauga  ON Ontario Blue Jays  515000
1997 1 Orioles  OF  Ntema Ndungidi  Montreal  QC Academie Baseball Canada  500000
2015 4 Reds  CF  Miles Gordon  Oakville ON Great Lake Canadians/Canadian Jr. National Team  500000
2010 16 Yankees  LHP  Evan Rutckyj  Windsor  ON Windsor Selects/Detroit Jet Box  500000
2016 4 Diamondbacks  RHP  Curtis Taylor  Port Coquitlam  BC  University of British Columbia  496700

2007 1 Blue Jays RHP Trystan Magnuson  Vancouver  BC  University of Louisville  462500
2010 4 Royals  LHP Kevin Chapman Coral Springs FL Florida $250,000  $475,000                 
2014 4 Brewers  OF  Demi Orimoloye  Orleans  ON Ottawa-Nepean Canadians/Canadian Jr. National Team  450000
1996 2 Red Sox  RHP  Chris Reitsma  Calgary  AB Calgary Rockiesé Canadian Jr. National Team  425000
2005 3 Tigers  C  Chris Robinson  Dorchester  ON University of Illinois  422500
2016 4 Rangers  INF  Charles Leblanc  Laval  QC University of Pittsburgh Panthers  415000

Team Ontario grad Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.)

Team Ontario grad Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, Ont.)

2005 3 Indians  OF  Nick Weglarz  Stevensville  ON Team Ontario/Canadian National Jr Team  435000
2006 4 Dodgers  INF  Kyle Orr  Victoria BC Victoria Mariners  435000
2015 5 Cubs  LHP  Ryan Kellogg  Whitby  ON Arizona State  376700
1997 1 White Sox  RHP  Aaron Myette  Surrey  BC  Central Arizona Community College  375000
2011 7 Cubs  1B Trevor Gretzky Westlake Village CA Oaks Christian HS  $375,000 

2001 3 Braves  OF  Adam Stern  London  ON University of Nebraska  348000
2007 3 Rockies  C  Lars Davis  Grande Prairie  AB University of Illinois  337000
2011 4 Blue Jays RHP  Tom Robson  Ladner  BC  Langley Blaze/Canadian Jr. National Team  325000
2009 6 Phillies  RHP  Steven Inch  Edmonton  AB Vauxhall Academy/Canadian National Jr Team  300000
2004 7 Reds  LHP   Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette  St. Laurent  QC Academie Baseball Canadaé Canadian Jr. National Team  300000 

C George Kottaras (Markham  Ont.)

C George Kottaras (Markham  Ont.)

2002 20 Padres  C  George Kottaras  Markham  ON Connors State College  300000
1994 32 Mariners  LHP  Jordan Zimmerman  Caresland  AB Blinn Jr. College  300000
1999 3 Twins  C  Justin Morneau  New Westminister  BC  North Delta Blue Jays  295000
2013 5 Orioles  LHP   Travis Seabrooke  North Monaghan ON Ontario Terriers  291800
2013 10 Cardinals  SS   Malik Collymore  Mississauga  ON Ontario Blue Jays  275000

2010 3 Blue Jays OF   Marcus Knecht  North York  ON Connors State College  250000
2016 5 Astros INF  Abraham Toro-Hernandez  Greenfield Park  QC Seminole State College  250000
2014 6 Astros RHP  Brock Dykxhoorn  Goderich  ON Central Arizona College  250000
2004 16 Brewers  RHP  Alexandre Periard  St-Eustache  QC Academie Baseball Canada  243000
2003 4 Braves  3B  Jamie Romak  London  ON London Badgers  240000

OF Mike Saunders (Victoria  BC)

OF Mike Saunders (Victoria  BC)

2004 11 Mariners  OF  Mike Saunders  Victoria  BC  Victoria Mariners/Tallahassee College  237500
2007 4 Royals  RHP  Mitch Hodge  Vancouver  BC  White Rock Titons/Canadian National Jr Team  225000
2010 4 Padres  INF  Chris Bisson  Orleans  ON University of Kentucky  234000
2016 33 Pirates  RHP  Austin Shields  Dundas  ON Great Lake Canadians  205000
1995 3 Rangers  RHP  Ryan Dempster  Gibsons  BC  North Shore Twins 200000

2004 5 Rangers  C  Mike Nickeas  Vancouver  BC  Georgia Tech University  200000
2007 6 Reds RHP Evan Hildebrandt  Abbotsford  BC  Abbotsford Cardinals/Canadian National Jr Team  200000
2007 16 Mariners RHP Colin Buckborough Niagara Falls ON Bullett Proof Prospects/Canadian National Jr Team  200000
2015 18 Reds  LHP Isaac Anesty Guelph ON Ontario Blue Jays  $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  QC Academie du Baseball Canada  185000
2001 5 Brewers  RHP  Judd Richardson  Caledon  ON U of Miami Ohio  185000
2016 8 Tigers  OF  Jacob Robson  Windsor  ON Mississippi State  181600
1993 2 Brewers  SS   Danny Klassen  Leamington  ON John Carroll HS, Port St. Lucie, Fla.  180000
2010 7 Brewers  RHP  Joel Pierce  Windsor  ON Tecumseh Thunder 175000

2003 5 Yankees  RHP  Cory Stuart  White Rock  BC  University of British Columbia  170000
2001 5 Mariners  2B  John Cole  Kanata  ON University of Nebraska  170000
2016 9 Tigers  INF  Daniel Pinero  Toronto  ON University of Virginia  169600
2001 5 Dodgers  RHP  Steve Nelson  Cole Harbour  NS  Dartmouth Mooseheads  165000
2005 7 Marlins  RHP  Chris Leroux  Mississauaga  ON Winthrop University  152000

RHP  Robbie Vael (Surrey  BC)

RHP  Robbie Vael (Surrey  BC)

1997 2 Indians  RHP  Robbie Vael  Surrey  BC  Eastern Utah  150000
2011 8 Brewers  C  Dustin Houle  Langley  BC  Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team  150000
2010 10 Astros LHP  Evan Grills Whitby  ON Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian National Jr Team  150000
2011 11 Reds  RHP  Vaughn Covington Vancouver BC Vancouver Cannons/Canadian National Jr Team  150000
2009 15 Dodgers  3B  Jeff Hunt  Cambridge  ON Intercounty Terriers/Canadian National Jr Team  150000

2008 16 Blue Jays OF  Mike Crouse  Port Moody  BC North Shore Twins/Canadian National Jr Team  150000
2010 16 Blue Jays OF  Dalton Pompey  Mississauga  ON Oakville Royals/Canadian National Jr Team  150000
2010 32 Rangers  RHP  Steve McKinnon   Duncan  BC  Nanaimo Pirates/Canadian National Jr Team  150000
2017 7 Dodgers  RHP  Zach Pop  Brampton  ON University of Kentucky  147500
2009 5 Cubs SS Wes Darvill  Langley  BC Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team  144200

LHP   David Otterman (Vancouver  BC)

LHP   David Otterman (Vancouver  BC)

2012 7 Brewers  LHP   David Otterman  Vancouver  BC  University of British Columbia  141700
2008 11 Rays  RHP  Brad Furdal   Ancaster  ON Inter County Terriers/Canadian Jr Team  140000
1995 24 Blue Jays LHP   Mark Curtis  St. Albert  AB Penscaola Jr. College  135000
2015 34 Phillies  OF  Ben Pelletier  Varennes  QC Patriotes Rive Sud/Score International  135000
2008 16 Reds  OF  Carter Morrison  Langley  BC  Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team  132000

2006 7 Twins  1B  Jonathan Walterbury  Whitby  ON Ontario Blue Jays  128500
2009 8 Brewers  OF  Chad Stang  Surrey  BC  Midland College   125000
2017 12 Astros RF  Jonathan Lacroix  Montreal  QC Seminole State College  125000
2003 48 Mets  SS   Jonathan Malo  St-Roch-de-l’Achigan  QC Northeastern Oklahoma A&M  125000
2001 6 Blue Jays SS   Lee Delfino  Pickering  ON East Carolina University  122500

OF  Jonathan Baksh  (Mississauga  Ont.) Floriida Tech.

OF  Jonathan Baksh  (Mississauga  Ont.) Floriida Tech.

2006 7 Blue Jays OF  Jonathan Baksh  Mississauga  ON Florida Tech University  122500
2007 6 Mets  RHP  Guillaume Leduc  Boucherville  QC Academie Baseball Canada  120000
2003 40 Twins  RHP  Adam Hawes  Victoria Harbour  ON Connors State Jr. College  118000
1993 2 Expos  RHP  Martin Mainville  Montreal  QC Academie Baseball Canada  115000
2000 6 Expos  RHP  Shawn Hill  Georgetown  ON Team Ontario  115000

2011 15 Cubs  C  Justin Marra  Toronto  ON Ontario Blue Jays  110000
2004 7 Brewers  RHP  Craig Langille  Bedford  NS  Dartmouth Juniors  107000
2003 4 Giants  RHP  Brooks McNiven  Vernon  BC  University of British Columbia  105000
2012 6 Pirates  3B  Eric Wood  Pickering  ON Blinn College  100000
2011 9 Braves OF Chase Larsson Vancouver BC Cameron University $100,000  

C  Owen Spiwak  (Mississauga  Ont.)

C  Owen Spiwak  (Mississauga  Ont.)

2015 10 Blue Jays C  Owen Spiwak  Mississauga  ON Odessa College  100000
2016 11 Diamondbacks  RHP Jake Polancic Langley  BC Langley Blaze $100,000
2013 13 Mariners  3B  Lachlan Fontaine  North Vancouver  BC  North Shore Twins  100000
2017 13 Nationals OF Eric Senior Toronto ON Midland College $100,000  
2012 15 Yankees  RHP  Dayton Dawe  London  ON Ontario Terriers  100000
 

2017 15 Cubs  INF  Jarred Young Prince George BC Old Dominion University $100,000
2008 16 Brewers  RHP  Stosh Wawrzasek  Langley  BC  Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team  100000
2015 17 Reds  2B JD Salmon-Williams Brampton  ON Ontario Blue Jays  $100,000
2013 20 Reds  C Morgan Lofstrom Kelowna BC Okanagan Athletics/Canadian Junior National Team $100,000
2015 22 Reds RHP Darren Shred Brampton  ON Ontario Blue Jays  $100,000 


 

RHP Bryan Saucedo (Toronto  Ont.)

RHP Bryan Saucedo (Toronto  Ont.)

2017 22 White Sox  RHP Bryan Saucedo Toronto  ON Davenport University $100,000
2016 23 Diamndbacks 1B Luke Van Rycheghem Kent Bridge ON Ontario Blue Jays $100,000
2017 23 Indians  RHP Jordan Scheftz North York  ON Central Florida $100,000  
2011 26 Blue Jays SS   Justin Atkinson  North Surrey  BC  Langley Blaze/Canadian National Jr Team  100000
2012 26 Blue Jays RHP  Nathan DeSouza  Milton  ON Ontario Blue Jays/Canadian National Jr Team  100000
2010 34 Reds  SS  Brandon Dailey  Brantford  ON Ontario Terriers/Canadian National Jr Team  100000
2007 35 Pirates  RHP  Tom Boleska  Burlington  ON High Point University  100000