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 8/24/14 - 32 games left for Cubs.
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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ah Jesse Rogers writing.
Same guy who asked Alfonseca how long he had the 6 fingers.
Javy Baez 67 games at Iowa before "Manny the Guru" arrived: 206/264/382 with 20/91 BB/K in 272 PA
Javy Baez 37 games at Iowa after "Manny the Guru" arrived: 315/377/769 with 14/39 BB/K in 143 PA
The thing I remember about Rizzo when he first came up is he looked like he was going to drop the bat his grip was so light.
True, but Rizzo changed his swing (lowered his hands I believe) and moved closer to the plate. I believe they also adjusted Soler's lower half, and Bryant is said to have made an adjustment on his own.
I guess what I am fishing for is does it seem likely that he will need to return to AAA next season to fine tune his approach, like Rizzo did?
"He's always going to be a player who has extremes in his game," Cubs president Theo Epstein said Wednesday on "The Carmen & Jurko Show" on ESPN Chicago 1000. "Extreme bat speed, extreme raw power, extreme home run output and probably some extreme swings and misses. And extreme strikeout totals to go with it. That said, whenever he gets to a new level he hits a couple of home runs then gets overwhelmed, they find some of his weaknesses and (they) attack them. He never backs down from a challenge, never shirks away from it. He just works harder and adjusts.
I thought "Manny the Guru" already worked with him, lol.
I'm sure they learned from Castro that you kind of have to let the kids be themselves and figure it out on their own.
HAGSAG: Eloy Jimenez has as much raw power as any player in the Cubs system, but he needs a lot of work both at the plate and in the outfield. I think he will probably move rather slowly (but hopefully steadily) through the pipeline, probably staying at Extended Spring Training and then going to Boise in 2015, then Kane County in 2016, Daytona in 2017, etc.
take his bat from him?
I would think with Mueller teaching him this season and then flying to where ever Baez lives in the off season with Manny in tow and show him Manny's approach to the plate. Even before juicing he had a great eye.
Let him know you have to "key hole" the pitch, just because you can reach it doesn't mean you should.
And wipe all known video tape of Vlad Guerero.
Len- "And with Arietta one out from a perfect game, Ricky is walking to the mound and signaling to the bench for Edwin Jackson. That's peculiar."
Phil, can you evaluate Eloy Jimenez first season? Thanks. Also your thoughts on Conway's work at Boise.
For those of you who have done such things, how would you coach Baez to help cut down on the strike outs?
Exactly AND he does his best 'work' in the first inning. Perfect. A true master of the craft.
Ejax to the bullpen where he can appear 3-4 times a week. Problem solved.
ah, was getting to miss the EJax humor.
I'm with you. Though I will say their later draft picks and trade acquisitions of lower picks look to be pretty high quality. Though yes to prove that they can do what the Cardinals do for instance is still to he seen.
That said I think they'll lose some games with the epic holes in the lineup and getting Doubront and Turner involved. And they can always throw EJax out there if they get desperate.