2005 Draft: Bonus Bonanza
- Top 20 Bonuses Ever
From Borchard to Guthrie
- Evolution Of The Bonus Record
The free agent snafus of 1996 created bonus numbers that may not be seen again for decades.
- First-Round Bonuses From 1989-1997
Ben McDonald received $350,000 as the No. 1 overall pick 15 years ago. By 1993, no first-round pick received less then that figure.
- 1998 Bonuses -- First 100 Picks
As the 97th overall pick, the Yankees gave Drew Henson a cool $2 million
- Bonuses, first 10 rounds
1999 Josh Hamilton, Josh Beckett and Eric Munson all topped the $3 million mark
2000 Bonuses dip, other than Joe Borchard's record-breaking $5.3 million
2001 At least $4 million for each of the first five picks
2002 Made famous in "Moneyball"
2003 For the first time since 1999, no bonus tops $4 million
bonuses stay in line; many records late