POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 8-14-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Marcos Mateo, RHP
Eli Whiteside, C
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
Lars Anderson, 1B
Alberto Cabrera, RHP
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Charlie Cutler, C
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Ryan Kalish, OF
Jonathon Mota, INF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Jose Rosario, RHP
NOTE: Hunter Cervenka will be eligible to be a Rule 55 minor league 6YFA post-2014 if he signed a 2008 contract when he signed his "first contract" with the Boston Red Sox on 8-15-2008. However, if he was “Signed for Future Service“ (first contract was a 2009 contract), he will not be eligible to be a Rule 55 minor league 6YFA until post-2015.
SECOND CONTRACT MINOR LEAGUE FA:
Humberto Garcia, INF
Yeiker Lovera, RHP
Nate Maldonado, C
Manny Ramirez, OF
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP
Julio Sanchez, RHP
Roberto Vahlis, C
1. If an ARTICLE XX-B MLB FREE-AGENT signs a minor league contract at least ten days prior to MLB Opening Day, and then is either not released by 12 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day prior to MLB Opening Day or added to an MLB Active List (25-man roster) or MLB Disabled List by 3 PM (Eastern) on MLB Opening Day, the player automatically receives a $100,000 retention bonus, and the player can unilaterally opt-out of the minor league contract on June 1st if he has not been added to an MLB Active List (25-man roster) or an MLB Disabled List by that date.
2. A minor league player eligible to be an ARTICLE XX-D FREE-AGENT who accepts an Outright Assignment and defers free-agency until the end of the season is not eligible to be a free-agent if the player is added back to an MLB 40-man roster by the end of the MLB regular season. If the player is not added back to a 40-man roster by the end of the MLB regular season, the player can file for free-agency beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up through October 15th.
2. A minor league player eligible to be an MLB RULE 55 FREE-AGENT is not eligible to be a FA if the player is added to his club’s 40-man roster by 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day following the conclusion of the World Series.
Updated through 8/21/14 - about 37 games left
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
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Has the idea of a draft lottery been discussed for the top 8 picks? Similar to NBA. It just seems that with the way the Cubs and Astros etc have approached their rebuilds that something like that would at least come up for discussion.
That's why comp with him isn't any other hitter, but Wild Thing.
EDIT: Not because Wild Thing did anything freaky with his ankle, just that the swing is insane.
Thanks - yeah, a couple of names there I am familiar with. Depth Anxiety is turning me into an even worse poster than I was.
Decent hitting....good starting pitching from
Tyler Skulina (promoted)
k.hendricks intentionally walked...dude wut.
-edit- yahoo gameday error...K...that makes more sense.
Just crazy - definitely a young man's swing. A lot of veterans would start running into ankle issues pretty quick.
His back foot does some weird s*** too.
Crazy how Baez rolls onto side of his left ankle on most swings.
Why are the KC Cougars 40 over? It isn't their hitting. Once again, I'm getting depth anxiety and not knowing who I should be keeping track of. Must be some good pitching over there.
Bring him up so we can find out.
EJax is in a league of his own ... he transcends even Cubbery. I didn't think that was possible.
So, he's a bust, right?
when you can be replaced by a guy with a 5.77/1.60 ERA/WHIP in late-August and it makes sense...that's cubbery in action.
Good points. I'm actually a Baez über optimist. Mueller is going to do wicked stuff with those wrists, if only because he will wish he had had them. You don't want to "correct" a swing at this level, generally, but they will have to because, like housing prices a few years ago, that's just not sustainable. It's a hard thing for the coaches. They could have one of the best power hitters in baseball on their hands, or a total bomb. It's going to be very interesting, and their depth makes it not matter so much.
Billy McKinney is now 20 yrs old.
Will be interesting to see if Baez is part of off season trade rumors, then you will know for sure what brain trust thinks of Baez.