POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 2-15-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
Lars Anderson, 1B
John Baker, C
Emilio Bonifacio, IF-OF
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Chris Coghlan, OF
Casey Coleman, RHP
Aaron Cunningham, OF
Charlie Cutler, C
Paolo Espino, RHP
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Carlos Gutierrez, RHP
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Tommy Hottovy, LHP
Walter Ibarra, INF
Ryan Kalish, OF
Mitch Maier, OF
Darnell McDonald, OF
Jonathon Mota, INF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Ryan Roberts, INF
Jose Rosario, RHP
Jonathan Sanchez, LHP
Brian Schlitter, RHP
Ryan Searle, RHP
Jeudy Valdez, INF
Chris Valaika, INF
Casper Wells, OF
Eli Whiteside, C
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:
Carlos Figueroa, INF
Humberto Garcia, INF
Chang-Yong Lim, RHP
Alan Oaks, RHP
Yomar Pacheco, RHP
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP
Orbandy Rodriguez, 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.
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I saw Shoulders play LF last year for Kane County in one game, and I agree he looked okay out there. He's a big, strong-looking kid, has had some offensive success, and can draw a walk, but it also seemed to me he has a slow bat. It's be great to see that name in an MLB lineup, but it looks as if a whole lot of people in the Cub organization are ahead of him.
Isn't he 17 years old by now? Bring him up.
What's interesting for me is that the Cubs remind me a bit of the Blackhawks as they emerged and built a core of homegrown talent. The Cubs haven't emerged yet, but it's a lot easier for me to root for these guys than the late Hendry teams that were made of journeymen. This team has too many journeymen, too, but I have a feeling we'll see a kid come up by mid summer.
Thanks for the reports, AZ Phil! Any thoughts on where Jimenez ends up playing this year? Does he stay in extended spring training? Will he see any A ball this year, or will it be exclusively Rookie league?
Puff piece on Bryant.
Wow. That's even crazier than it sounded on first read! And he's just a kid still. As if Cubs fan need another hitting prospect to get geeked about, but I think I might have just gone there on JImenez.
Phil, do you think Concepcion has any chance at all?
Memories of Glenallen Hill...
Thank you Phil. Reason I asked is because he is from my hometown. As always, I appreciate your insight. I am really hoping that they leave those gates unlocked for extended spring training!
CUBSTER: Because of his inability to get a work visa due to birth certificate issues, JCP got a late start on the 2013 season and really didn't get it together until Instructs.
I think he probably projects as a future late-inning power reliever, although he appears to have the stamina to be a starter if he can improve his change-up.
His stuff is really electric and sometimes he has difficulty with command.
BIG SKY: Anthony Giansanti can play 3B-2B-1B-LF-RF and he also learned to catch a couple of years ago to add to his versatilty (although he does not have the skills to be a frontline catcher).
He is the prototypical minor league "supersub," and he will probably have that role at either Daytona or Tennessee (wherever he is needed) in 2014.
FWIW, the exact same 20 players who were MIA at Minor League Camp on Thursday were also MIA on Friday.