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Minor League Free Agents 2011

Major League Baseball granted free agency to 537 minor league players on Nov. 2, five days after Game Seven of the World Series heralded the end of the 2011 season. The number of players in this year's free agent class is consistent with totals from 2010 (533 players) and ’09 (536). You can find past free agent classes archived on our blog.

Update: Sort all 600-plus free agents by position, organization or level with out new Minor League Free Agent Tracker. (Nov. 7)

Typically, MLB deems a minor league player a free agent if one of two conditions is met. (A minor league player is one not on a 40-man roster.) In many cases, his initial signing team simply has used all six of its contract renewals. We can illustrate this concept using the example of Orioles 2005 third-rounder Brandon Erbe, who signed weeks after that draft. Baltimore exercised contract renewals for Erbe for the maximum of six years—for the 2006, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10 and ’11 seasons. To retain him for 2012 they would have had to add him to the 40-man roster—or in his case re-add him to the roster.

In other cases, a player's one-year minor league contract, signed either during the 2011 season or in the offseason, has expired. These players are no longer bound to their signing organization with contract renewals. They simply go year to year on one-year pacts. To cite examples, the Nationals signed veterans Matt Antonelli and Michael Aubrey to such deals last offseason.

New this year, BA subscribers can track players' career transactions and statistics by using our spiffed-up Player Finder pages.

Arizona Diamondbacks (16)
RHP:
Gaby Hernandez (AAA), Kyler Newby (AAA), Brian Stokes (AAA), Jason Urquidez (AAA)
LHP: Clay Zavada (AA)
C: Josh Ford (AA), Robby Hammock (AAA), Lucas May (AAA), Mark Reed (Hi A)
1B: Juan Miranda (AAA), Andy Tracy (AAA)
2B: Tony Abreu (AAA)
SS: Angel Berroa (AAA), Ed Rogers (AAA)
OF: Jon Mark Owings (Hi A), Michael Restovich (AAA)

Atlanta Braves (18)
RHP:
Mike Broadway (AA), Yeliar Castro (AA), Kenshin Kawakami (AA), Stephen Marek (AAA), Steven Shell (AAA)
C: Wilkin Castillo (AAA)
1B: Mauro Gomez (AAA), Nick Lobanov (R)
2B: Ruben Gotay (AAA)
3B: Shawn Bowman (AA), Diory Hernandez (AAA), Dan Nelson (AAA)
SS: Ed Lucas (AA)
OF: Chris Carter (AAA), Jeff Fiorentino (AAA), Antoan Richardson (AAA), Geraldo Rodriguez (Hi A), Matt Young (AAA)

Baltimore Orioles (21)
RHP:
Jose R. Diaz (AA), Brandon Erbe (SS), Armando Gabino (AA), Chris Jakubauskas (AAA), Raul Rivero (AA), Chorye Spoone (AA), Mark Worrell (AAA)
LHP: Michael Ballard (AA), Nick Bierbrodt (AAA), Chris George (AAA), James Houser (AAA), Will Startup (Hi A)
C: Zach Booker (AAA), Adam Donachie (AAA), Jhonatan Javier (DSL), Steve Lerud (AA)
1B: Rhyne Hughes (AAA)
3B: Brendan Harris (AAA)
SS: Carlos Rojas (AAA)
OF: Miguel Abreu (Hi A), Kieron Pope (Lo A)

Boston Red Sox (16)
RHP:
Matt Fox (AAA), T.J. Hose (Hi A), Blake Maxwell (AA), Matt Rusch (AA)
LHP: Kyle Fernandes (AA), Tommy Hottovy (AAA), Royce Ring (AAA), Greg Smith (AAA)
C: Jeff Howell (AA), Mark Wagner (AA)
3B: Ryan Khoury (AA), Hector Luna (AAA), Alex Valdez (AA)
SS: Brent Dlugach (AAA), Vladimir Frias (Hi A)
OF: Brett Carroll (AAA)

Chicago Cubs (13)
RHP:
Justin Berg (AAA), Austin Bibens-Dirkx (AAA), Marco Carrillo (AA), Robert Coello (AAA), Angel Guzman (Hi A), Dylan Johnston (Lo A), Carlton Smith (AAA), Alvaro Sosa (Lo A), Jeff Stevens (AA)
C: Mario Mercedes (AAA), Chris Robinson (AAA)
1B: John Urick (Hi A)
3B: Scott Moore (AAA)

Chicago White Sox (12)
RHP:
Joe Bisenius (AAA), Kyle Cofield (AAA), Freddy Dolsi (AA), Jhonny Nunez (AAA), Derek Rodriguez (AA), Miguel Socolovich (AAA), Matt Zaleski (AAA)
LHP: Leyson Septimo (AAA)
C: Jason Bour (AA), Jared Price (AAA)
1B: Ian Gac (Hi A)
2B: Gookie Dawkins (AAA)

Cincinnati Reds (17)
RHP:
James Avery (AA), Jerry Gil (AAA), Tim Gustafson (AA), Justin Lehr (AA), Ruben Medina (Hi A), Chris Mobley (AA), Doug Salinas (Hi A)
C: Corky Miller (AAA), James Skelton (AAA)
1B: Carlos Mendez (Hi A)
2B: Jose Castro (AAA), Jose Gualdron (Hi A)
3B: Eric Campbell (AA), Mike Costanzo (AAA)
OF: Quintin Berry (AAA), David Cook (AAA), Michael Griffin (AAA)

Cleveland Indians (12)
RHP:
Joe Martinez (AAA), Adam Miller (AA), Jason Rice (AAA)
LHP: Jeremy Sowers (AA)
C: Juan Apodaca (AA), Michel Hernandez (AA), Raul Padron (AA), Paul Phillips (AAA)
1B: Nick Johnson (AAA)
2B: Cristo Arnal (AAA), Argenis Reyes (AAA)
OF: John Drennen (AA)

Colorado Rockies (23)
RHP:
Billy Buckner (AAA), Matt Daley (AAA), Alan Johnson (AAA), Blake Johnson (AAA), Andrew Johnston (AAA), John Maine (AAA), Sean White (AAA)
LHP: Eric Stults (AAA), Joe Torres (AAA)
C: Jose Gonzalez (Hi A), Jose Morales (AAA)
1B: Jorge Cantu (AAA), Mike Paulk (AAA)
2B: Hernan Iribarren (AAA), Max Leon (SS)
3B: Matt Macri (AAA)
SS: Jesus Merchan (AAA)
OF: Scott Beerer (AAA), Joe Mather (AAA), Leonardo Reyes (SS), Orlando Sandoval (Hi A), Bronson Sardinha (AA), Willy Taveras (AAA)

Detroit Tigers (13)
RHP:
Enrique Gonzalez (AAA), Orlando Villarroel (VSL), Brendan Wise (AAA)
LHP: Che Abad (DSL), David Purcey (AAA)
C: Andy Bouchie (AA), Omir Santos (AAA), Max St. Pierre (AAA)
1B: Scott Thorman (AAA)
3B: Robert Morillo (DSL)
SS: William Bergolla (AA)
OF: Ryan Hamme (Lo A), Jeff Salazar (AAA)

Florida Marlins (31)
RHP:
Jeff Allison (AA), Alex Caldera (Lo A), Todd Doolittle (AAA), Kris Harvey (AA), Miguel Mejia (Lo A), Adalberto Mendez (AAA), Chris Sampson (SS), Zach Simons (AAA), Dallas Trahern (AA), Adam Veres (Lo A), Sean Watson (Lo A), Kyle Winters (Lo A)
LHP: Darin Downs (AAA), Victor Garate (AAA)
C: Brad Davis (AAA), Miguel Fermin (AAA), Luke Montz (AA), Clint Sammons (AAA)
2B: Joe Bonadonna (Lo A), Tim Torres (AAA), Ramon Vazquez (AAA)
3B: Mike Cervenak (AAA), Neil Sellers (AA)
SS: Jeff Dominguez (Hi A), Chris Gutierrez (AA)
OF: Chris Aguila (AAA), Jose Duarte (Hi A), Josh Kroeger (AAA), Jorge Padilla (AAA), Sergio Pedroza (Hi A), Alex Romero (AAA)

Houston Astros (16)
RHP:
Erick Abreu (AA), Sammy Gervacio (AAA), Brad James (AA), Ross Wolf (AAA)
LHP: Kristian Bueno (SS), Ryan Rowland-Smith (AAA), Andy Van Hekken (AAA)
C: J.R. Towles (AAA)
1B: Koby Clemens (AAA)
2B: Jose Vallejo (AAA)
3B: Jhonny Medrano (Lo A), Oswaldo Navarro (AAA)
SS: Anderson Hernandez (AAA), Wladimir Sutil (AA)
OF: Luis Durango (AAA), Drew Locke (AAA)

Kansas City Royals (8)
RHP:
Henry Barrera (AA), Willy Lebron (AAA), Zach Miner (AAA), Julio Pimentel (Hi A), Jeff Suppan (AAA)
1B: Jamie Romak (AA)
3B: Joaquin Arias (AAA), Mario Lisson (AA)

Los Angeles Angels (14)
RHP:
Bear Bay (AAA), Jason Bulger (AAA), Eric Junge (AAA)
C: Cole Armstrong (AAA), Anel de los Santos (AA), Orlando Mercado (AA), Kevin Richardson (AAA)
2B: Matt Cusick (AA), P.J. Phillips (Hi A)
3B: Jeff Baisley (AAA), Freddy Sandoval (AAA)
SS: Gil Velazquez (AAA)
OF: Paul McAnulty (AAA), Kevin Melillo (AAA)

Los Angeles Dodgers (23)
RHP:
Roman Colon (AAA), Roy Corcoran (AAA), Tim Corcoran (AAA), Francisco Felix (AAA), John Housey (AAA), Jon Link (AAA), Joey Newby (AAA), Jesus Rodriguez (AA), Travis Schlichting (AAA), Oscar Villarreal (AAA)
LHP: Alberto Bastardo (R), Randy Keisler (AAA), David Pfeiffer (AAA)
C: Damaso Espino (AAA), Jessie Mier (Lo A)
1B: John Lindsey (AAA)
2B: Eugenio Velez (AAA)
3B: Corey Smith (AA)
SS: Christian Lara (Lo A), Ivan Ochoa (AAA), Wilberto Ortiz (Hi A)
OF: Brad Coon (AAA), Preston Mattingly (Lo A)

Milwaukee Brewers (18)
RHP:
Darren Byrd (AA), Mark DiFelice (AAA), Sean Green (AAA), Robert Hinton (AA), Justin James (AAA), Zach Segovia (AAA)
LHP: Sam Narron (AAA), Mitch Stetter (AAA), Chase Wright (AA)
C: Patrick Arlis (AAA), Shawn Riggans (AA)
1B: Erick Almonte (AAA)
SS: Andy Gonzalez (AAA), Anderson Machado (AAA), Juan Sanchez (Hi A), Josh Wilson (AAA)
OF: Jordan Brown (AAA), Brendan Katin (AAA)

Minnesota Twins (12)
RHP:
Andy Baldwin (AAA)
LHP: Dusty Hughes (AAA), Chuck James (AAA), Jake Stevens (AAA)
C: Allan de San Miguel (AA), Jair Fernandez (AAA)
1B: Jeff Bailey (AAA)
2B: Toby Gardenhire (AAA), Yangervis Solarte (AA)
3B: Chase Lambin (AAA)
SS: Paul Kelly (Hi A)
OF: Brandon Roberts (AAA)

New York Mets (25)
RHP:
Manny Alvarez (AAA), Boof Bonser (AAA), Ricky Brooks (AA), Jose de la Torre (AAA), John Lujan (AAA), Brian Sweeney (AAA), Gabriel Zavala (R)
LHP: Gustavo Chacin (AAA), Justin Hampson (AAA), Taylor Tankersley (AAA)
C: Raul Chavez (AAA), Salomon Manriquez (AAA), Dusty Ryan (AA)
1B: Valentino Pascucci (AAA), Stefan Welch (Hi A)
SS: Jose Coronado (Hi A), Luis Figueroa (AAA), Chin-lung Hu (AAA), Jonathan Malo (AA), Niuman Romero (AA)
OF: Bubba Bell (AAA), Jason Botts (AAA), Jesus Feliciano (AAA), Brahiam Maldonado (AA), Fernando Perez (AAA)

New York Yankees (21)
RHP:
Francisco Castillo (Hi A), Noel Castillo (Hi A), Grant Duff (AA), Logan Kensing (AAA), Jeff Marquez (AA), Kelvin Perez (Lo A), Mark Prior (AAA), Josh Schmidt (AA), Kanekoa Texeira (AA), Eric Wordekemper (AAA)
LHP: Wilkins Arias (AA), Steve Garrison (AA), Brad Halsey (AA), Kei Igawa (AA), Jose Quintana (Hi A), Josh Romanski (Hi A)
C: P.J. Pilittere (AAA)
1B: Mike Lamb (AAA)
SS: Doug Bernier (AAA), Luis Nunez (AAA)
OF: Jordan Parraz (AAA)

Oakland Athletics (12)
RHP:
Jason Bergmann (AA), Fernando Cabrera (AAA), Vinnie Chulk (AAA), Scott Deal (Hi A), Gabe DeHoyos (AAA), Jared Lansford (AAA), Jamie Richmond (Hi A)
LHP: Lenny DiNardo (AAA), Brad Kilby (AAA), Polin Trinidad (AA)
C: Mitch Canham (AA)
3B: Adam Heether (AAA)

Philadelphia Phillies (31)
RHP:
Brian Bass (AAA), Eddie Bonine (AAA), Nate Bump (AAA), Dave Bush (AAA), Joe Esposito (AA)
LHP: Ryan Edell (AAA), Ryan Feierabend (AAA), Derrick Loop (AA), Tommy Palica (Hi A), Juan Perez (AAA), Les Walrond (AA)
C: Tim Kennelly (AA), Torre Langley (Hi A), Jeff Lanning (Lo A)
1B: Tagg Bozied (AAA), Jeff Larish (AAA)
2B: Josh Barfield (AAA), Ozzie Chavez (AA), Paco Figueroa (AA), Kevin Frandsen (AAA), Fidel Hernandez (AA), Steve Singleton (AA)
OF: Brent Clevlen (AA), Terry Evans (AA), Chris Frey (AA), Cyle Hankerd (Hi A), Chris Lubanski (AA), Scott Podsednik (AAA), Mike Spidale (AA), Rich Thompson (AAA), Delwyn Young (AAA)

Pittsburgh Pirates (24)
RHP:
Jose Ascanio (AAA), Anthony Claggett (AA), Nelson Figueroa (AAA), Sean Gallagher (AAA), Kevin Hart (AAA), Aaron Heilman (AAA), Steven Jackson (AAA), Brett Sinkbeil (AA), Tyler Yates (AAA)
LHP: Dan Meyer (AAA), Garrett Olson (AAA), Justin Thomas (AAA), Aaron Thompson (AAA), Donald Veal (Hi A)
C: Jhoanel Jimenez (DSL), Rudy Pena (AA), Milver Reyes (Hi A), Travis Scott (AA)
1B: Jeff Clement (AAA), Gerlis Rodriguez (Hi A)
2B: Corey Wimberly (AAA)
3B: Andy Marte (AAA), Brandon Wood (AAA)
SS: Greg Picart (AA)

St. Louis Cardinals (7)
RHP:
Jeff Lyman (AA)
LHP: Rich Rundles (AAA)
2B: Freddie Bynum (AAA), Eric Duncan (AA), Donovan Solano (AA)
OF: Daryl Jones (AA), Nick Stavinoha (AAA)

San Diego Padres (15)
RHP:
Greg Burke (AAA), Samuel Deduno (AAA), Will Inman (AAA), Craig Italiano (AA), Jon Leicester (AAA), Luis Perdomo (AAA)
C: Guillermo Quiroz (AAA)
2B: Anthony Contreras (AAA), Jarrett Hoffpauir (AAA)
3B: Pedro Feliz (AAA)
SS: Jesus Lopez (AAA), Steve Tolleson (AAA)
OF: Bobby Kielty (AAA), Drew Macias (AAA), Carlos Sosa (AA)

San Francisco Giants (17)
RHP:
Wilber Bucardo (SS), Casey Daigle (AAA), Osiris Matos (AAA), Scott Munter (AAA), Ronnie Ray (AAA), Craig Whitaker (AAA)
LHP: Justin Dowdy (AAA), Geno Espineli (AAA), Alex Hinshaw (AA), Chuck Lofgren (AA), Wilmin Rodriguez (AA)
C: Max Ramirez (AAA)
1B: Brad Eldred (AAA), Wes Hodges (AA), Travis Ishikawa (AAA)
3B: Jose Flores (Hi A)
SS: Sharlon Schoop (AA)

Seattle Mariners (18)
RHP:
Jason Buursma (Hi A), Moises Hernandez (AA), Stephen Kahn (Hi A), Scott Patterson (AAA), Chaz Roe (AAA)
LHP: Fabio Castro (AAA), Luke French (AAA), Jose Jimenez (Hi A), Edward Paredes (AA), Nate Robertson (AAA), Edlando Seco (Lo A), Chris Seddon (AAA)
C: Jose Hernandez (R), Jose Yepez (AAA)
1B: Luis A. Jimenez (AAA)
2B: Cesar Fuentes (Lo A)
SS: Jetsy Extrano (SS), Sean Kazmar (AAA)

Tampa Bay Rays (12)
RHP:
Brian Baker (AA), Joe Bateman (AAA), Lance Cormier (AA), Richard de los Santos (AAA), Deivis Mavarez (Hi A), Paul Phillips (AA), Adam Russell (AAA), Matt Torra (AAA)
2B: J.J. Furmaniak (AAA)
3B: Daniel Mayora (AAA)
SS: Rey Olmedo (AAA)
OF: John Matulia (AAA)

Texas Rangers (19)
RHP:
Omar Beltre (AAA), Manny Corpas (AAA), Adalberto Flores (AA), Derek Hankins (AAA), Merkin Valdez (AAA)
LHP: Doug Arguello (AAA), Zach Jackson (AAA), Beau Jones (AAA)
C: Kevin Cash (AAA), Robinzon Diaz (AAA)
1B: Brad Nelson (AAA)
2B: Travis Adair (Hi A), Matt Kata (AAA)
3B: Esteban German (AAA)
SS: Andres Blanco (AAA), Luis Cruz (AAA), Nick Green (AAA)
OF: Doug Deeds (AAA), David Paisano (AA)

Toronto Blue Jays (27)
RHP:
Winston Abreu (AAA), Thomas Berryhill (R), Vince Bongiovanni (Hi A), Kyle Davies (AAA), Clint Everts (AA), Chad Gaudin (AAA), Rey Gonzalez (AA), David Johnson (AAA), B.J. Lamura (AA), Mike MacDonald (AAA), Harold Mozingo (Hi A), Justin Phillabaum (Hi A), Yohan Pino (AA), Robert Ray (AAA)
LHP: Jesse Carlson (AAA), Willie Collazo (AA), Sean Henn (AAA)
C: Ryan Budde (AAA)
1B: Ryan Shealy (AAA)
2B: Callix Crabbe (AA), Manny Mayorson (AAA)
3B: Craig Stansberry (AA)
OF: Jason Lane (AAA), Adam Loewen (AAA), Ricardo Nanita (AAA), Danny Perales (AA), Javan Williams (R)

Washington Nationals (26)
RHP:
Luis Atilano (AA), Jimmy Barthmaier (AA), Sam Brown (Lo A), J.D. Martin (AAA), Carlos Martinez (AA), Shairon Martis (AA), Garrett Mock (AAA)
LHP: Oliver Perez (AA)
C: Devin Ivany (AA), Carlos Maldonado (AAA), Brian Peacock (Hi A), Miguel Perez (AA)
1B: Michael Aubrey (AAA)
2B: Tug Hulett (AAA)
3B: Matt Antonelli (AAA), Adam Fox (AA), Tim Pahuta (AA)
SS: Seth Bynum (AAA), Josh R. Johnson (AA)
OF: Gregor Blanco (AAA), Buck Coats (AA), Leonard Davis (AA), Jeff Frazier (AAA), Archie Gilbert (AA), Jonathan Tucker (AA), Jesus Valdez (AAA)

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