2008 Baseball First-Round Signing Bonuses

Updated: February 16, 2009, 10:44 PM ET
Associated Press

The signing bonuses for the first-round selections in the 2008 amateur baseball draft: (x-major league contract):

1. Tampa Bay, Tim Beckham, ss, Griffin (Ga.) HS., $6.15 million

2. Pittsburgh, Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Vanderbilt, $6 million

3. Kansas City, Eric Hosmer, 1b, American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla., $6 million

4. x-Baltimore, Brian Matusz, lhp, San Diego,$3,472,500, 4-year contract

5. San Francisco, Buster Posey, c, Florida State, $6.2 million

6. Florida, Kyle Skipworth, c, Patriot HS, Riverside, Calif., $2.3 million

7. x-Cincinnati, Yonder Alonso, 1b, Miami, $4.55 million, 5-year contract

8. Chicago White Sox, Gordon Beckham, ss, Georgia, $2.6 million

9. Washington, Aaron Crow, rhp, Missouri, failed to sign

10. Houston, Jason Castro, c, Stanford, $2.07 million

11. Texas, Justin Smoak, 1b, South Carolina, $3.5 million

12. Oakland, Jemile Weeks, 2b, Miami, $1.91 million

13. St. Louis, Brett Wallace, 3b-1b, Arizona State, $1.84 million

14. Minnesota, Aaron Hicks, of-rhp, Woodrow Wilson HS, Long Beach, Calif., $1.78 million

15. L.A. Dodgers, Ethan Martin, rhp-3b, Stephens County HS, Taccoa, Ga., $1.73 million

16. Milwaukee, Brett Lawrie, c, Brookswood SS, Langley, B.C., $1.7 million

17. Toronto, David Cooper, 1b, California, $1.5 million

18. N.Y. Mets (from Atlanta, Tom Glavine), Ike Davis, 1b-of, Arizona State, $1,575,000

19. Chicago Cubs, Andrew Cashner, rhp, TCU, $1.54 million

20. Seattle, Joshua Fields, rhp, Georgia, $1.75 million

21. Detroit, Ryan Perry, rhp, Arizona., $1.48 million

22. N.Y. Mets, Reese Havens, ss, South Carolina, $1,419,000

23. San Diego, Allan Dykstra, 1b, Wake Forest, $1.15 million

24. Philadelphia, Anthony Hewitt, of-ss, Salisbury (Conn.) HS., $1.38 million

25. Colorado, Christian Friedrich, LHP, Eastern Kentucky, $1.35 million

26. Arizona, Daniel Schlereth, lhp, Arizona, $1.33 million

27. Minnesota (from L.A. Angels, Torii Hunter), Carlos Gutierrez, rhp, Miami, $1.29 million

28. N.Y. Yankees, Gerrit Cole, rhp, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS, failed to sign

29. Cleveland, Lonnie Chisenhall, ss, Pitt CC, $1.1 million

30. Boston, Casey Kelly, rhp-ss, Sarasota (Fla.) HS, $3 million


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