POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 7-19-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Marcos Mateo, RHP
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
Jonathon Mota, INF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Jose Rosario, RHP
Chris Valaika, INF
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:
Humberto Garcia, INF
Yeiker Lovera, RHP
Nate Maldonado, C
Yomar Pacheco, RHP
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 7/29/14
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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Masterson to Cardinals for OF James Ramsey
Exactly. why skip a step on the development process? It wasn't like Patterson destroyed AA and AAA.
eh...hindsight and all I suppose...but I know there were those that questioned his readiness to leave AAA so quickly.
Patterson doesn't have Daytona on his resume, either. It's tough down there in the FSL--ask Almora and Schwarber. Trying to read Hendry's mind, here's what I get: Patterson is heading to the majors anyway, so why make him slow down at speed bumps?
Well, maybe Schwarber stopped scuffling last night, we'll see, but that was the point of sending him to Daytona when he was barely out of Indiana U. Hoyer on Baez earlier this year:
He's in a big slump. He'll have to figure his way out of it. He'll be stronger for having gone through this.
Yeah....after his 5- start debacle in 2011, and perusing his minor league stats, he should STFU, and stay in the bullpen. 2008, in 25 starts between Daytona and Tennessee, 6-10 with a 5.44 ERA...WHIP of 1.453 10.4 hits/9...6.1 K/9... Yeah no....
I missed this a couple of days ago: James Russell wants to start and has lobbied for it?
It was just one game, but I saw Baez in Round Rock vs Iowa and he looked outstanding at second base.
And yet Olt, with that power, got platooned. Still, I'm glad he's in Iowa and working on hitting without homers.
You've always had your eye on that guy. Captain Happy isn't gonna like those walks. Love him or hate him, Captain Happy has pretty much a zero tolerance policy towards wildness in his relievers.
The only thing comparable I can think of off the top of my head would be Barry Zito's last two years. Over 2012 and 2013 he had a 4.82 ERA and 1.52 WHIP, and his WAR was 0.2 and -2.6 those years. But even there, 2012 was a moderate success with a 15-8 record and that positive WAR. According to Baseball Reference Jackson was -1.2 last year and is already at -1.3 this year. But then again according to FanGraphs, Jackson was valued at 2.0 last year and 0.7 this year, and there are plenty of pitchers behind him.
Shark's line from last night:
6.2 IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2 BB, 7 K. No decision. A's were losing 4-1 (to Scott Feldman) but scored 6 runs in the 9th for a 7-4 win.
John Baker with the WIN.
Better not impact their draft slot next year.
Cubs 2013 7th round draft pick RHRP Scott Frazier made his first game appearance in over five weeks tonight for the AZL Cubs at Riverview Park, and it was not good:
0.1 IP, 0 H, 5 R (1 ER), 5 BB, 1 K, 32 pitches (10 strikes)
Frazier walked the first three men he faced on 13 pitches (the one strike among the 13 was a foul pop up behind home plate that was dropped by catcher Alberto Mineo for an E-2, which is why four of the five runs were unearned).
speaking of suck...with tonight's 0-4 sureouts just got his 300ab on the season and he's an 0-2 away from having a sub-.200 average on the season (to compliment his 16 walks).
Coming into tonight's game, in his 1.5 years as a Cub, EJax had an ERA of 5.29 and a WHIP of 1.50.
Tonight, he was given the ball for his 53rd start in a Cub uniform.
What other pitcher, on what other team, would be allowed to start 53 games with such a godawful performance? It is beyond comprehension.
If he is in the rotation next year, we need to seriously start a campaign to boycott his starts.
that's the * on his career in a nutshell.
aside from the control lapses (of which there are many) he's an awesome pitcher...his control will make/break him. he's not very hittable, gets some silly swings/misses, and he keeps the ball in the park.