Minor League Free Agents 2014

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Thirteen players selected in the first three rounds of the 2008 draft are free for the first time to choose their next employer after becoming minor league free agents on Nov. 3.

The group includes (with original drafting organization in parentheses) first-rounder Kyle Skipworth (Marlins) and Allan Dykstra (Padres), supplemental picks Zach Collier (Phillies) and Jeremy Bleich (Yankees); second-rounders Xavier Avery (Orioles), Destin Hood (Nationals), Kenny Wilson (Blue Jays) and Derrik Gibson (Red Sox); and third-rounders Zach Stewart (Reds), Stephen Fife (Red Sox), Kevin Eichhorn (Diamondbacks), Ryan Chaffee (Angels) and Ross Seaton (Astros).

In the case of these 13 players, they qualified for minor league free agency because they: (1) signed a minor league Uniform Player Contract (UPC) in 2008, and (2) have not been released from that UPC, and (3) are not a member of a 40-man roster.

Teams can renew a player’s UPC six times—for the 2009-14 seasons, in the case of 2008 draft picks—before the player either is declared a minor league free agent or his club makes him a major leaguer by adding him to the 40-man roster.

Major League Baseball grants free agency to all eligible players—major and minor league alike—five days after the conclusion of the World Series, and MLB furnished Baseball America with the free agent listing you see below.

Free agents are listed alphabetically by position, with closing minor league level in parentheses. As was the case last year, 86 percent of free agents finished on either Triple-A (AAA) or Double-A (AA) rosters.


Arizona Diamondbacks
RHP:
Eric Brooks (SS), Graham Godfrey (AA), Kameron Loe (AAA), Mark Serrano (AAA), Jess Todd (AAA), Bryan Woodall (AA)
LHP: Kyle Anderson (SS), Spencer Arroyo (Hi A), Jose Jose (Lo A), Joe Paterson (AAA), Clayton Richard (AA), Santos Rodriguez (AA)
C: Blake Lalli (AAA), Dallas Tarleton (AA)
1B: Mike Jacobs (AAA)
2B: Gerson Montilla (AA)
SS: Argenis Diaz (AAA)
OF: Aaron Cunningham (AAA), Dustin Martin (AA)


Atlanta Braves
RHP:
Mitch Atkins (AA), Terry Doyle (AAA), Zach Stewart (AAA)
LHP: Ryan Buchter (AAA),Luis Perez (AAA), Atahualpa Severino (AAA)
C: Steve Lerud (AAA), Anthony Nunez (Hi A)
1B: Rich Poythress (AA)
2B: Donnie Murphy (AAA)
SS: Sean Kazmar (AAA), Ozzie Martinez (AAA), Gustavo Nunez (AA)
OF: Brandon Boggs (AAA), Jose Martinez (Hi A)


Baltimore Orioles
RHP:
Jesse Beal (Hi A), Matt Bischoff (AAA), Robert Coello (AAA), Oliver Drake (AA), Eddie Gamboa (AA), Steven Hensley (AA), Brock Huntzinger (AAA), Steve Johnson (AAA), Evan Meek (AAA), Ramon Ramirez (AAA)
LHP: Nick Additon (AA), Jason Gurka (AA), Chris Jones (AAA), Jorge Rivera (Lo A), Anthony Vasquez (AA)
1B: Chris Marrero (AA)
2B: Buck Britton (AA), Tom DiBenedetto (AA)
3B: David Adams (AA), Michael Almanzar (AAA)
SS: Niuman Romero (AA), Sharlon Schoop (AA)
OF: Ronald Bermudez (AA), Julio Borbon (AAA), Chih-Hsien Chiang (Hi A), K.D. Kang (AA), Francisco Peguero (AAA)


Boston Red Sox
RHP:
Wilfredo Boscan (AA), John Ely (AA), Pete Ruiz (AA), Jose Valdez (AAA), Raynel Velette (Lo A), Brayan Villarreal (AAA)
LHP: Ryan Verdugo (AAA)
C: Carson Blair (AA), Leonel Escobar (Hi A), Eddy Rodriguez (Hi A)
1B: Brandon Snyder (AAA), Stefan Welch (AA)
2B: Justin Henry (AAA)
3B: Mario Martinez (Hi A)
SS: Ivan De Jesus Jr. (AAA), Ryan Dent (AA), Derrik Gibson (AAA), Jonathan Herrera (AAA), Mike McCoy (AAA), Heiker Meneses (AA)
OF: Pete Hissey (AA)


Chicago Cubs
RHP:
Alberto Cabrera (AAA), Lendy Castillo (AA), Eduardo Figueroa (Hi A), Marcus Hatley (AAA), Marcos Mateo (AAA), Carlos Pimentel (AAA), Dae-Eun Rhee (AAA)
C: Charlie Cutler (AA), Nathan Maldonado (Hi A)
1B: Lars Anderson (AA)
2B: Edgar Gonzalez (AAA), Jonathan Mota (AAA), Chris Valaika (AAA)
OF: Manny Ramirez (AAA), Josh Vitters (AAA)


Chicago White Sox
RHP:
David Cales (AA), Parker Frazier (AA), Tommy Hanson (AAA), Terance Marin (AA), Daniel McCutchen (AAA), Nestor Molina (AA), Chien-Ming Wang (AAA), Matt Zaleski (AAA)
LHP: Frank de los Santos (AAA), Nelvin Fuentes (AA), Mauricio Robles (AAA), Juan Rodriguez (DSL), Donnie Veal (AAA)
C: Miguel Gonzalez (AAA)
OF: Christian Marrero (AA), Matt Tuiasosopo (AAA)


Cincinnati Reds
RHP:
Fabio Castillo (AAA), Shane Dyer (AA), Justin Freeman (AAA), Edgar Gonzalez (AAA), Brett Marshall (AAA), Mikey O’Brien (AA), Radhames Quezada (AA)
LHP: Scott Diamond (AAA), Fabian Williamson (AA)
C: Lou Marson (AA), Corky Miller (AAA), Rossmel Perez (AAA)
1B: Mike Costanzo (AAA), Travis Mattair (AA)
2B: Ray Chang (AA), Jake Elmore (AAA), Ruben Gotay (AAA), Hernan Iribarren (AAA)
3B: Juan Silverio (AA), Marquez Smith (Hi A), Neftali Soto (AAA)
SS: Rey Navarro (AAA)
OF: Thomas Neal (AAA)


Cleveland Indians
RHP:
Gabriel Arias (AA), Matt Capps (AAA), Kyle Davies (AAA), Shaun Marcum (AAA), Adam Miller (AAA), J.C. Ramirez (AAA)
LHP: Elvis Araujo (AA)
C: Dusty Brown (AAA), Luke Carlin (AAA), Matt Colantonio (AAA), Chris Gimenez (AAA)
1B: Adam Abraham (AA), Russell Branyan (AAA), David Cooper (AAA), Bryan LaHair (AA)
2B: Ryan Rohlinger (AAA)
SS: Audy Ciriaco (AAA), Jaime Pedroza (AA)
OF: Matt Carson (AAA), Tim Fedroff (AAA)


Colorado Rockies
RHP:
Rafael Betancourt (AAA), Greg Burke (AAA), Leuris Gomez (AAA), Jefri Hernandez (Lo A), Dan Houston (AAA), Mike McClendon (AAA), Josh Roenicke (AAA), R.J. Seidel (AAA), Brett Tomko (AAA)
LHP: Brian Burres (AAA), James Houser (AAA)
C: Jose Gonzalez (AAA), Michael Ramirez (Hi A)
2B: Drew Garcia (AAA), Angelys Nina (AAA)
OF: Delta Cleary (AA),Evan Frey (AAA),David Kandilas (AAA), Francisco Sosa (Hi A)


Detroit Tigers
RHP:
Bryan Augenstein (AA), Kevin Eichhorn (Hi A), Derek Hankins (AAA), Shawn Hill (AAA), Justin Miller (AAA), Jose Ortega (AAA), Wilsen Palacios (AA)
LHP: Duane Below (AAA), Casey Crosby (AAA), Daniel Schlereth (AAA), Will Startup (AA), Jade Todd (Hi A)
C: Craig Albernaz (AA), Moises Beltre (DSL)
1B: Lance Durham (Hi A), Jordan Lennerton (AAA)
2B: Brandon Douglas (AAA), Marcus Lemon (AAA)
3B: Francisco Martinez (AA)
OF: Ben Guez (AAA)


Houston Astros
RHP:
Jose Cisnero (AAA), Paul Clemens (AAA), Murilo Gouvea (Hi A), David Martinez (AAA), Ross Seaton (AAA)
LHP: Rudy Owens (AAA), Pat Urckfitz (AAA)
C: Rene Garcia (AA)
SS: Carlos Perdomo (AA)


Kansas City Royals
RHP:
Sugar Ray Marimon (AAA), Tim Melville (AA), Aroni Nina (AA)
LHP: Noel Arguelles (AA)
C: Juan Graterol (AA), Brett Hayes (AAA)
SS: Brian Bocock (AAA), Angel Franco (AA), Paul Janish (AAA)
OF: Mitch Maier (AA), Edinson Rincon (AA)


Los Angeles Angels
RHP:
Orangel Arenas (AA), Ryan Brasier (AAA), Ryan Chaffee (AA), Caleb Clay (AAA), Jarrett Grube (AAA), Anthony Lerew (AAA), Kyler Newby (AAA), Fernando Nieve (AAA), Chris Volstad (AAA)
LHP: Buddy Boshers (AA), Danny Miranda (Hi A), Dustin Richardson (AAA), Randy Wolf (AAA)
C: Anderson de la Rosa (AA), Zach Zaneski (AA)
SS: Vance Albitz (AAA), Maikol Gonzalez (AA)
OF: Mike Bianucci (AA), Tony Campana (AAA), Roberto Lopez (AAA), Adam Melker (AA)


Los Angeles Dodgers
RHP:
Jeff Bennett (AAA), Bruce Billings (AAA), Drew Carpenter (AAA), Sam Demel (AAA), Stephen Fife (AAA), Bladimir Franco (Hi A), Gustavo Gomez (Hi A), Yeuri Gonzalez (R), Josh Judy (AAA), Danny Keller (Hi A), Jhan Marinez (AA), Mark Pope (Lo A), Juan Rodriguez (Hi A), Andres Santiago (AA), Anthony Slama (AA), Javier Solano (AA), Justin Souza (AAA), Nick Struck (AA)
C: J.C. Boscan (AA), Gorman Erickson (AAA), Johnny Monell (AAA), Alberto Rosario (AA)
1B: Chris Jacobs (Hi A), Brock Peterson (AAA)
3B: Alex Liddi (AA), Daniel Mayora (AA), Jamie Romak (AAA)
SS: Walter Ibarra (AAA), Angel Sanchez (AA), Carlos Triunfel (AAA)
OF: Mike Baxter (AAA), Trayvon Robinson (AAA)


Miami Marlins
RHP:
Bryan Evans (AAA), Miguel Fermin (Hi A), Dustin Moseley (AA), Ramon Oviedo (SS), Micah Owings (AA), Keivi Rojas (R), Alex Sanabia (AAA), Elih Villanueva (AAA)
LHP: Alexander Carreras (SS), James Leverton (AA)
C: Jose Ceballos (Lo A), Wilfredo Gimenez (AA), Luis Sanz (Hi A), Kyle Skipworth (AAA)
3B: Alex Burg (AA), Josh Rodriguez (AAA)
SS: Juan Diaz (AAA)
OF: Joe Benson (AA), Isaac Galloway (AA), Alfredo Silverio (Hi A)


Milwaukee Brewers
RHP:
Billy Buckner (AAA), Jose de la Torre (AAA), Donovan Hand (AAA), Jon Huizinga (Hi A), Jay Jackson (AAA), Arcenio Leon (AAA), Johnnie Lowe (R), Dustin Molleken (AAA)
LHP: Brent Leach (AAA)
C: Robinzon Diaz (AA), Hector Gimenez (AA), Lucas May (AAA), Joey Paciorek (R)
2B: Pete Orr (AAA), Hainley Statia (AA)
SS: Irving Falu (AAA)
OF: Caleb Gindl (AAA), Jeremy Hermida (AAA), Erik Komatsu (AA), Eugenio Velez (AAA)


Minnesota Twins
RHP:
Deolis Guerra (AAA), B.J. Hermsen (AA), Yohan Pino (AAA), Dan Turpen (AA), Virgil Vasquez (AAA)
LHP: Jim Fuller (AA), Edgar Ibarra (AAA)
C: Dan Rohlfing (AAA)
2B: James Beresford (AAA)
3B: Deibinson Romero (AAA), Brandon Waring (AA)
OF: Eric Farris (AAA), Chris Rahl (AAA), Wilkin Ramirez (AAA), Corey Wimberly (AA)


New York Mets
RHP:
Giancarlo Alvarado (AAA), Buddy Carlyle (AAA), Joel Carreno (AAA), Jeremy Hefner (Hi A), Ryan Reid (AAA), Miguel Socolovich (AAA), Ismael Tijerina (Lo A)
LHP: Angel Cuan (Hi A), Dana Eveland (AAA), Scott Rice (AAA)
C: Kai Gronauer (AAA)
1B: Brandon Allen (AAA), Allan Dykstra (AAA)
2B: Anthony Seratelli (AAA)
3B: Brian Burgamy (AA), Josh Satin (AAA)
SS: Dimas Ponce (Lo A)


New York Yankees
RHP:
Andrew Bailey (AAA), Jairo Heredia (AA), David Herndon (AAA)
RHP/LHP: Pat Venditte (AAA)
LHP: Ramon Benjamin (Hi A), Jeremy Bleich (AA), Francisco Rondon (AA), Nik Turley (AAA)
C: Jose Gil (AAA)
1B: Reymond Nunez (Hi A)
2B: Jose Toussen (AA)
3B: Scott Sizemore (AAA)
SS: Carmen Angelini (AAA)
OF: Zoilo Almonte (AAA)


Oakland Athletics
RHP:
Tim Alderson (Hi A), Matt Buschmann (AAA), Manuarys Correa (Hi A), Fernand Cruzado (SS), Jose Flores (AA), Shawn Haviland (AA), Deryk Hooker (AA), Phil Humber (AAA), Jonathan Joseph (Hi A), Jeremy McBryde (AAA), Tim Sexton (AA), Marcus Walden (AA)
LHP: Omar Duran (AA), Frank Gailey (AA), Joe Savery (AAA)
C: Luis Martinez (AAA), Luke Montz (AAA)
2B: Jose Martinez (AAA)
3B: Jefry Marte (AA)
SS: Luis Baez (Lo A), Dusty Coleman (AA), Darwin Perez (AAA)
OF: Jeremy Barfield (AA), Nick Buss (AAA), D’Arby Myers (AA), Kenny Wilson (AA)


Philadelphia Phillies
RHP:
Chris Bootcheck (AA), Brad Lincoln (AAA), B.J. Rosenberg (AAA)
LHP: Matt Hoffman (AA), Greg Smith (AAA)
C: Lars Davis (AAA), Raywilly Gomez (AA), Koyie Hill (AAA), Sebastian Valle (AAA)
1B: Jim Murphy (AAA)
2B: Albert Cartwright (AA), Tyler Henson (AAA), Nate Spears (AAA), Matt Tolbert (AA)
OF: Leandro Castro (AAA), Zach Collier (AA), Brandon Short (Hi A)


Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP:
John Axford (AAA), Jake Brigham (AAA), Emmanuel De Leon (AA), Jeanmar Gomez (AAA), Kenn Kasparek (AA), Josh Kinney (AAA), Kyle McPherson (AAA), Quinton Miller (AA), Wirfin Obispo (AAA), Josh Wall (AAA)
LHP: Rafael Perez (AAA), Jhonathan Ramos (AA), Adam Wilk (AAA)
C: Nevin Ashley (AAA), Francisco Diaz (Lo A), Ralph Henriquez (AA), Carlos Paulino (AA), Rudy Pena (AAA), Miguel Perez (Lo A), Omir Santos (AAA)
2B: Chase d’Arnaud (AAA), Blake Davis (AAA), Tommy Field (AAA)
3B: Jarek Cunningham (AA)
SS: Robert Andino (AAA), Dean Anna (AAA), Greg Picart (Hi A)
OF: Miles Durham (AA), Austin McClune (Hi A), Anthony Norman (AA), Andy Vasquez (AA)


St. Louis Cardinals
RHP:
David Aardsma (AAA), Jose Almarante (AAA), Jeremy Berg (AA)
C: Jesus Montero (Hi A), Audry Perez (AAA)
1B: Curt Smith (AA)
3B: Jermaine Curtis (AAA), Scott Moore (AAA)
SS: Luis Mateo (AAA), Greg Miclat (AAA), Ildemaro Vargas (AA)


San Diego Padres
RHP:
Josh Geer (AA), Luis Hernandez (R), Michael Nix (AAA)
LHP: Jason Lane (AAA)
1B: Cody Overbeck (AA)
2B: Benji Gonzalez (Hi A)
3B: Alex Castellanos (AAA), Jonathan Galvez (AAA)
SS: Brian Bixler (AAA), Niko Gallego (Hi A), Tyler Greene (AAA), Jeudy Valdez (Hi A)
OF: Travis Buck (AAA)


San Francisco Giants
RHP:
Jason Berken (AAA), Mitchell Boggs (AAA), Mike Broadway (AAA), Jorge Bucardo (Hi A), Andrew Carignan (AAA), Jose Casilla (AA), Shane Loux (AAA), Edwin Quirarte (AA), Adam Reifer (AAA), Sandy Rosario (AAA)
LHP: Jose De Paula (AAA)
C: Tyler LaTorre (AA), Jesus Navarro (Hi A), Guillermo Quiroz (AAA), Eliezer Zambrano (AA)
1B: Mark Minicozzi (AAA)
2B: Skyler Stromsmoe (AA)
3B: Mario Lisson (AA)
SS: Nick Noonan (AAA)
OF: Tyler Graham (AA), Javier Herrera (AAA)


Seattle Mariners
RHP:
Blake Beavan (AAA), Moises Hernandez (AA), Luis Jimenez (DSL), Logan Kensing (AAA), Ricardo Pereira (Lo A), Stephen Shackleford (AA)
LHP: Joselito Cano (R), Nick Hill (AA)
3B: Leury Bonilla (AAA), Nate Tenbrink (AAA)
SS: Gabriel Noriega (AAA)
OF: Xavier Avery (AAA), Burt Reynolds (Hi A)


Tampa Bay Rays
RHP:
Mike Colla (AA), Santiago Garrido (AA), Josh Lueke (AAA), Victor Mateo (AA), Doug Mathis (AAA), Eduar Quinonez (Lo A), Bryce Stowell (AAA), Albert Suarez (AA)
LHP: Braulio Lara (AA), Jose Molina (Hi A), Jordan Norberto (AA)
C: Mayobanex Acosta (AA), Ali Solis (AAA)
1B: Wilson Betemit (AAA), Alejandro Segovia (AA)
2B: Mike Fontenot (AAA)
3B: Jonathan Quinonez (Hi A)
SS: Ray Olmedo (AAA)
OF: Justin Christian (AAA), James Darnell (AAA), Jeremy Moore (AAA)


Texas Rangers
RHP:
Alfredo Figaro (AAA), Wilmer Font (AAA), Erik Hamren (AA), Kyle Lotzkar (AA), Francisco Mendoza (AA), Scott Richmond (AAA), Zack Segovia (AAA)
LHP: Pedro Figueroa (AAA), Chad James (Hi A)
C: Kevin Torres (Hi A), J.R. Towles (AAA), J.T. Wise (AA)
2B: Jason Donald (AAA), Brent Lillibridge (AAA)
3B: Alex Buchholz (AAA)
SS: Edwin Garcia (Hi A), Ed Lucas (AAA), Guilder Rodriguez (AAA)
OF: Engel Beltre (AAA), Cory Patton (AAA), Bryan Petersen (AAA)


Toronto Blue Jays
RHP:
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (AA), Randy Boone (AA), Scott Copeland (AAA), Scott Gracey (AA), Justin Jackson (AA), Mike Lee (AA), Radhames Liz (AAA), Sergio Santos (AA)
LHP: Richard Bleier (AA), Tony Davis (Hi A), Efrain Nieves (Hi A)
C: Yusuf Carter (AA), Mike Nickeas (AAA)
1B: Mike McDade (AA), Brett Wallace (AAA)
3B: Jared Goedert (AAA), Andy LaRoche (AAA)
OF: Cory Aldridge (AA), Adron Chambers (AAA), Michael Crouse (AA), Melky Mesa (AA), Ricardo Nanita (AAA)


Washington Nationals
RHP:
Paul Demny (AA), Tyler Herron (AAA), Mitch Lively (AAA), Omar Poveda (AA), Daniel Stange (AAA)
LHP: Zach Kroenke (AA), Aaron Laffey (AAA), Tyler Robertson (AAA)
C: Mitch Canham (AA), Brian Jeroloman (AA), Alex Marquez (Lo A)
2B: Melvin Dorta (AA), Will Rhymes (AAA)
3B: Brandon Laird (AAA), Oscar Tejeda (AA)
OF: Destin Hood (AAA), Quincy Latimore (AAA)

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