Elliott: Warmoth, Pearson move into top 10, Hechavarria No. 1

By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network
This year’s first round signs by the Toronto Blue Jays cracked the all-time, top 10 signing bonuses that the Jays have handed out.

North Carolina SS Logan Warmoth was given a $2,888,300 bonus -- above the slot value of $2,795,200 -- to move into fourth spot over-all. He was selected 22nd over all last month.

Free-agent Cuban SS Adeiny Hechavarria remains atop of the pile after he was given $4 Million in 2010, followed by RHP Jeff Hoffman who went ninth over all in 2014 signing for a bonus of $3,080,800.

RHP Nate Pearson, of Central Florida Junior College, went 28th last month, earning a bonus of $2,452,900. 

A partial list ...

Top dollars to Jays bonus babies
(Includes year, round drafted (over-all pick) and free-agent status (FA)

SS Adeiny Hechavarria 2010 (FA) $4 M
OF Vlad Guerrero, Jr. $3.9 M
RHP Jeff Hoffman 2014 1st (9th) $3,080,800    
C Max Pentecost 2014 1st (11th) $2,888,300
SS Logan Warmoth 2017 1st (22nd) $2,820,200
RHP Adonys Cardona 2010 (FA) $2.8 M

RHP Nate Pearson, 2017 1st (28th) $2,452,900
LHP Ricky Romero 2005 1st (6th) $2.4 M
RHP T.J. Zeuch 2016 1st (21st) $2.175 M
SS Felipe Lopez 1998 1st (8th) $2 M
RHP Deck McGuire, 2010 1st (11th) $2 M

Daniel Norris

Daniel Norris

LHP Daniel Norris, 2011 2nd (74th) $2 M
LHP Matt Smoral, 2012 1st (50th) $2 M
RHP Jon Harris , 2015 1st (29nd) $1,944,800
OF Gabe Gross 2001 1st (17th) $1.865 M
SS Russ Adams 2002 1st (14th) $1.785 M 

OF D.J. Davis 2012 1st (17th) $1.75 M
OF Travis Snider 2006 1st (14th) $1.7 M
SS Aaron Hill 2003 1st (13th) $1.675 M
RHP Kevin Comer 2011 1st (57th) $1.65 M
OF Vernon Wells 1997 1st (5th) $1.6 M

LHP David Purcey 

LHP David Purcey 

LHP David Purcey 2004 1st (16th) $1.6 M
1B David Cooper 2008 1st (18th) $1.5 M
RHP Roberto Osuna 2011 FA $1.5 M
C Hagen Danner, 2017 2nd (61st) $1.5 M
SS Dickie Joe Thon 2010 5th (156th) $1.5 M

RHP Billy Koch 1996 1st (4th) $1.45 M
3B Kevin Ahrens 2007 1st (16th) $1.44 M
RHP Eric Pardinho 2017 FA $1.4 M
RHP Chad Jenkins 2009 1st (20th) $1.359 M
C J.P.  Arencibia 2007 1st (21st) $1.3275 M

Bo Bichette, son of Dante Bichette at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater. Photo: Eddie Michels. 

Bo Bichette, son of Dante Bichette at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater. Photo: Eddie Michels. 

INF Bo Bichette 2016 2nd (66th) $1.1 M
LHP Zach Jackson 2004 1st (32nd) $1.017 M
OF Jake Marisnick 2009 3rd (104) $1 M
OF Jacob Anderson 2011 1st (35th) $990,000
RHP Roy Halladay 1995 1st (17th) $975,000

OF Miguel Negron 2000 1st (18th) $950,000
RHP Dustin McGowan 2000 1st (33rd) $950,000
SS Joe Lawrence 1996 1st (16th) $907,500
OF Jacob Anderson 2011 1st (35th) Chino $990,000
OF J.B. Woodman 2016 2nd (57th) $975,000 

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OF Alexis Rios 1999 1st (19th) $845,000
RHP Asher Wojciechowski 2010 1st (41st) $815,400
LHP Brett Cecil 2007 1st (38th) $810,000
LHP Griffin Murphy 2010 2nd (61st) $800,000
C Guillermo Quiroz, 1998 FA $800,000

RHP Peter Bauer 1998 2nd (45th) $800,000
OF Dwight Smith Jr. 2011 1st (53rd) $800,000
SS Christian Lopes 2011 7th (229th) $800,000
RHP Aaron Sanchez 2010 (34th) $775,000
SS Joesphang Bernhardt 1997 FA $770,000

3B Balbino Fuenmayor 2006 (FA) $750,000
SS Miguel Hiraldo, 2017, FA $750,000.
3B Matt Dean 2011 13th (409th) $737,500
LHP Diegomar Markwell 1996 FA $705,000
RHP Jose Pett 1992 FA $700,000