Minor League Free Agents 2015

Ten players selected in the first three rounds of the 2009 draft are free for the first time to choose their next employer after becoming minor league free agents on Nov. 6.

The group includes (with original drafting organization in parentheses) first-rounders Donavan Tate (Padres), Matt Hobgood (Orioles), Jio Mier (Astros) and Tim Wheeler (Rockies); supplemental first-rounder Vic Black (Pirates); second-rounders Garrett Gould (Dodgers), David Holmberg (White Sox) and Kelly Dugan (Phillies); and third-rounders Jerry Sullivan (Padres) and Wade Gaynor (Tigers).

In the case of these 10 players, they qualified for minor league free agency because they: (1) signed a minor league Uniform Player Contract (UPC) in 2009, 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 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons, in the case of 2009 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. (In rare cases, the two sides agree to a successor minor league contract for 2016.)

Major League Baseball grants free agency to all eligible players—major and minor league alike—five days after the conclusion of the World Series. 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, 84 percent of free agents finished on either Triple-A (AAA) or Double-A (AA) rosters.


Arizona Diamondbacks (16)
RHP:
Gabriel Arias (AA), Caleb Clay (AAA), Edgar Garcia (AA), Blayne Weller (AAA)
LHP: Hector Hernandez (Lo A), Justin Marks (AAA)
C: Blake Lalli (AAA), Matt Pagnozzi (AAA)
1B: Nick Evans (AAA)
2B: Gerson Montilla (Hi A), Fidel Pena (Hi A)
SS: Walter Ibarra (AAA), Raul Navarro (AA), Cody Ransom (AAA), Danny Worth (AAA)
OF: Nick Buss (AAA)


Atlanta Braves (16)
RHP:
Jake Brigham (AAA), Carlos Fisher (AAA), Justin Jackson (Hi A), Tyler Jones (AA), Sugar Ray Marimon (AAA), Vin Mazzaro (AAA), Jorge Reyes (AA), Greg Ross (AA)
LHP: Andrew Barbosa (AA), Greg Smith (AAA)
C: Jose Yepez (AAA)
3B: Kevin Ahrens (AA)
SS: Sean Kazmar (AAA)
OF: Robby Hefflinger (AA), Cedric Hunter (AAA), Mycal Jones (AAA)


Baltimore Orioles (33)
RHP:
Jesse Beal (Hi A), Pedro Beato (AAA), Bobby Bundy (AA), Matt Buschmann (AAA), Terry Doyle (AAA), Eddie Gamboa (AAA), Matt Hobgood (AA), Kenn Kasparek (AA), Williams Louico (Lo A), Jose Mateo (AA), Mikey O’Brien (Hi A), Marcel Prado (AA), Andrew Robinson (AA), Jason Stoffel (AA), Elih Villanueva (AAA)
LHP: Mike Belfiore (AAA), Sean Bierman (Hi A), Pat McCoy (AAA), Andy Oliver (AAA), Ronan Pacheco (Hi A), Jhonathan Ramos (AA), Cody Wheeler (Hi A)
C: Zach Booker (AAA), Shawn McGill (AA), Pedro Perez (Hi A), Rossmel Perez (AAA), Joel Polanco (AA)
1B: Brandon Snyder (AA)
2B: Derrik Gibson (AAA), Sharlon Schoop (AAA)
OF: Julio Borbon (AAA), Sean Halton (AAA), Anthony Hewitt (Hi A)


Boston Red Sox (22)
RHP:
Dayan Diaz (AAA), Luis Diaz (AA), Shawn Haviland (AAA), Kyle Kaminska (AA), Jean Machi (AAA), Zeke Spruill (AAA), Jess Todd (AAA), Madison Younginer (AAA)
C: Luis Martinez (AAA), Humberto Quintero (AAA), Matt Spring (AAA)
2B: Joe Thurston (AA)
3B: Dustin Lawley (AA), Mario Martinez (Hi A), Carlos Rivero (AAA), Oscar Tejeda (AA)
SS: Dreily Guerrero (Hi A)
OF: Keury de la Cruz (AA), Carlos Peguero (AAA), Jonathan Roof (AAA), Dave Sappelt (AA), Blake Tekotte (AA)


Chicago Cubs (16)
RHP:
Daniel Bard (AAA), Fernando Cruz (AAA), Jae-Hoon Ha (SS), Blake Parker (AAA), Felipe Paulino (AAA), Carlos Pimentel (AAA), Andres Santiago (AA)
LHP: Jeffry Antigua (AA), Drake Britton (AAA), Ryan Buchter (AAA)
C: Luke Carlin (AAA)
2B: Emilio Bonifacio (AAA), Jonathan Mota (AA), Chris Valaika (AAA)
SS: Wes Darvill (AA)
OF: Adron Chambers (AAA)


Chicago White Sox (19)
RHP:
Tim Crabbe (AA), Jesse Crain (AAA), Kyle Drabek (AAA), Raul Fernandez (AA), Arcenio Leon (AAA), Brad Penny (AAA)
C: Adrian Nieto (AA), Dallas Tarleton (AA)
1B: Chris Jacobs (AA), Neftali Soto (AAA)
2B: Drew Garcia (AAA), Michael Johnson (AA), Tony Thomas (AA)
3B: Chris Curley (AAA)
SS: Justin Sellers (AAA)
OF: Tyler Colvin (AAA), Christian Marrero (AA), Matt Tuiasosopo (AAA), Dayan Viciedo (AAA)


Cincinnati Reds (21)
RHP:
Nate Adcock (AAA), Miguel Celestino (AAA), Jose Cisnero (AA), Jose de la Torre (AAA), Jacob Johnson (AA)
LHP: David Holmberg (AAA), Junior Morillo (Lo A), Patrick Schuster (AA)
C: Yovan Gonzalez (AA)
2B: Ray Chang (AA), Sammy Diaz (Hi A), Irving Falu (AAA), Hernan Iribarren (AAA)
3B: Jermaine Curtis (AAA), Chris Dominguez (AAA), Marquez Smith (AA)
SS: Kris Negron (AAA), Wendell Soto (Hi A)
OF: Junior Arias (Hi A), Jason Bourgeois (AAA), Juan Silva (AAA)


Cleveland Indians (18)
RHP:
Charles Brewer (AA), Jarrett Grube (AAA), Trey Haley (AAA), Carlos Marmol (AAA), Dustin Molleken (AAA), Zach Nuding (AA), Tyler Sturdevant (AAA), Casey Weathers (AA)
C: Martin Cervenka (Lo A), Alex Monsalve (Hi A), Adam Moore (AAA), Ryan Ortiz (AA), Omir Santos (SS)
2B: Kevin Howard (SS)
3B: Ryan Rohlinger (AAA), Justin Toole (AA)
SS: Audy Ciriaco (AAA)
OF: Carlos Moncrief (AA)


Colorado Rockies (20)
RHP:
Huascar Brazoban (SS), Richard Castillo (AA), Bryan Evans (AA), Leuris Gomez (AAA), Jose Ortega (AA), Boone Whiting (AAA), Julian Yan (R)
LHP: Carlos Hernandez (AAA), John Lannan (AAA), Rudy Owens (AAA), Kraig Sitton (AA)
2B: Brock Bond (AAA), Charlie Culberson (AAA), Angelys Nina (AAA), Jose Rivera (AAA)
SS: Joey Wong (AA)
OF: Jeremy Barfield (AAA), Roger Bernadina (AAA), Tyler Massey (AA), Tim Wheeler (AAA)


Detroit Tigers (18)
RHP:
Alberto Cabrera (AAA), Juancito de la Cruz (DSL), Rafael Dolis (AAA), Derek Hankins (AA), Tim Melville (AAA), Melvin Mercedes (AAA), Ross Seaton (Lo A), Miguel Vargas (VSL), Thad Weber (AAA), Josh Zeid (AAA)
C: John Murrian (AA)
1B: Mike Hessman (AAA)
2B: Alexi Casilla (AAA)
3B: Wade Gaynor (AA), Francisco Martinez (Hi A)
SS: Alberto Gonzalez (AAA)
OF: Jiwan James (Hi A), Trayvon Robinson (AAA)


Houston Astros (2)
RHP:
R.J. Alaniz (AA)
SS: Jio Mier (AAA)


Kansas City Royals (20)
RHP:
Brian Broderick (AAA), Paul Clemens (AA), Roman Colon (AA), Clayton Mortensen (AAA), Benino Pruneda (AA), Felix Santiago (DSL), J.C. Sulbaran (AAA), Robinson Yambati (Hi A)
LHP: Buddy Baumann (AAA), Chris Dwyer (AAA), Troy Patton (AAA)
C: J.C. Boscan (AAA), Ryan Eigsti (AA)
1B: Casey Kotchman (AAA)
2B: Rafael Furcal (AA)
3B: Alex Liddi (AA)
SS: Ramon A. Castro (AAA), Angel Franco (AAA), Gabriel Noriega (AAA)
OF: Mitch Maier (AAA)


Los Angeles Angels (21)
RHP:
Geovanny Acosta (DSL), Daniel Hurtado (Lo A), Jeremy McBryde (AAA), Cesar Melendez (DSL), Drew Rucinski (AAA), Alex Sanabia (AAA), Eduard Santos (AA), Albert Suarez (AA)
LHP: Mike Antonini (AA), Jeff Malm (R), Ryan Verdugo (AAA), Adam Wilk (AAA)
C: Jose Gil (AAA), Raywilly Gomez (AA), Zac Livingston (AAA)
2B: Luis Hernandez (AAA), Drew Maggi (AA)
OF: Blake Gailen (AA), Grant Green (AAA), Roger Kieschnick (AAA), Jared Mitchell (AAA)


Los Angeles Dodgers (29)
RHP:
Daniel Corcino (AA), Chad Gaudin (AAA), Juan Gonzalez (AAA), Garrett Gould (AA), Jairo Heredia (AA), Juan Jaime (AAA), Deck McGuire (AAA), Luis Meza (Hi A), Steve Smith (AA), Daniel Tillman (AA), Ramon Troncoso (AAA), Matt West (AAA)
LHP: Ramon Benjamin (AA), Ryan Dennick (AA), Jose Molina (Hi A), Dustin Richardson (AAA)
C: Ralph Henriquez (AAA), Webster Rivas (AA), Ali Solis (AAA), Shawn Zarraga (AAA)
2B: Elliot Johnson (AAA)
3B: Buck Britton (AAA), Jarek Cunningham (AA), Daniel Mayora (AA)
SS: Faustino Oguisten (R), Nate Samson (AAA)
OF: Brian Burgamy (AA), Kyle Jensen (AAA), Travis Witherspoon (Hi A)


Miami Marlins (24)
RHP:
Hunter Adkins (Hi A), Lay Batista (AA), Ryan Chaffee (AAA), Jorge De Leon (AAA), Ryan Hafner (Lo A), Josh Hodges (AA), Brandon Koch (R), Eduar Quinonez (Lo A), Ryan Reid (AAA)
LHP: Travis Blackley (AAA), Tyler Robertson (AAA), Pat Urckfitz (AAA), Fabian Williamson (AA)
C: Brandon Bantz (AAA), Joel Jimenez (Hi A), Chadd Krist (AA)
1B: Kila Ka’aihue (AAA), Felix Munoz (Hi A)
2B: David Adams (AA)
SS: Terrence Dayleg (AA), Juan Diaz (AAA)
OF: Eudy Pina (AA), Vinny Rottino (AAA), Kenny Wilson (AA)


Milwaukee Brewers (20)
RHP:
Manny Barreda (AA), Tim Dillard (AAA), Preston Guilmet (AAA), Johnny Hellweg (AAA), Jim Henderson (AAA), Josh Roenicke (AAA), Rob Wooten (AAA)
LHP: Jeremy Horst (AAA), Jarret Martin (Lo A)
C: Juan Centeno (AAA), Robinzon Diaz (AAA), Sandy Martinez (DSL)
1B: Matt Clark (AAA)
2B: Pete Orr (AAA), Hainley Statia (AAA)
3B: Taylor Green (Hi A)
SS: Hernan Perez (AAA)
OF: Josh Fellhauer (AA), Matt Long (AAA), Logan Schafer (AAA)


Minnesota Twins (15)
RHP:
Michael Bowden (AAA), Mark Hamburger (AAA), B.J. Hermsen (AA), D.J. Johnson (AA), Lester Oliveros (AAA), Adrian Salcedo (AA)
C: Allan de San Miguel (AAA)
2B: James Beresford (AAA), Jose Martinez (AAA)
SS: Argenis Diaz (AAA)
OF: Xavier Avery (AAA), Eric Farris (AAA), Danny Ortiz (AAA), Wilkin Ramirez (AAA), Shannon Wilkerson (AA)


New York Mets (23)
RHP:
Martires Arias (Lo A), Vic Black (AAA), John Church (AAA), Jake Kuebler (Hi A), Cody Satterwhite (AAA), Jon Velasquez (AA), Edioglis Villasmil (SS)
LHP: Darin Gorski (AAA), Scott Rice (AAA), Alex Torres (AAA)
C: Albert Cordero (AA), Anthony Recker (AAA), Dan Rohlfing (AAA)
1B: Brandon Allen (AAA), Vince Belnome (AA), Zach Lutz (AAA), Brock Peterson (AA)
2B: Brooks Conrad (AAA)
3B: Jonathan Galvez (AA), Josh Rodriguez (AA)
SS: Wilfredo Tovar (AAA)
OF: Joe Benson (AA), Gilbert Gomez (AA)


New York Yankees (16)
RHP:
Andury Acevedo (AAA), Scottie Allen (AA), Joel de la Cruz (AAA), Diego Moreno (AAA), Wilking Rodriguez (AAA), Cesar Vargas (AAA)
LHP: Jose De Paula (AAA), Aaron Dott (AA)
C: Francisco Arcia (AA), Juan Graterol (AAA), Kyle Higashioka (AAA)
3B: Cole Figueroa (AAA)
SS: Ali Castillo (AAA), Jose Rosario (AA)
OF: Ericson Leonora (Hi A), Rico Noel (AAA)


Oakland Athletics (16)
RHP:
Tim Atherton (AA), Parker Frazier (AA), Dawrin Frias (SS), Brock Huntzinger (AAA), Jonathan Joseph (AA), Nathan Long (AAA), Kevin Whelan (AAA)
LHP: Omar Duran (SS), Jim Fuller (AAA)
C: Carson Blair (AAA)
1B: Anthony Aliotti (AA)
2B: Conner Crumbliss (AA), Ryan Roberts (AAA)
3B: Alden Carrithers (AAA), Brent Morel (AAA)
SS: Gabriel Santana (Lo A)


Philadelphia Phillies (19)
RHP:
Jason Berken (AAA), Steven Inch (Hi A), Colin Kleven (AA), Ethan Martin (AA), Jonathan Pettibone (AAA), Stephen Shackleford (AA)
LHP: Anthony Vasquez (AAA)
C: Willians Astudillo (Hi A), Rene Garcia (AA), Koyie Hill (AA)
2B: Brodie Greene (AA), Tyler Henson (AAA), Tyler Pastornicky (AAA), Cord Phelps (AAA)
SS: Edgar Duran (AAA)
OF: Russ Canzler (AAA), Jordan Danks (AAA), Kelly Dugan (AAA), Destin Hood (AA)


Pittsburgh Pirates (20)
RHP:
Felipe Gonzalez (AA), Frank Herrmann (AAA), Jeff Inman (AAA), Brad Lincoln (AAA), Adam Miller (AAA), A.J. Morris (AAA), Clario Perez (AA), Robert Stock (R), Blake Wood (AAA)
LHP: Jeremy Bleich (AAA), Zack Dodson (AAA), Matt Ford (AA), Charlie Leesman (AAA)
C: Wilkin Castillo (AAA), Francisco Diaz (Lo A), Sebastian Valle (AA)
3B: Andy Vasquez (AA)
SS: Gustavo Nunez (AAA)
OF: John Bowker (AAA), Junior Sosa (Hi A)


St. Louis Cardinals (10)
RHP:
Keith Butler (Hi A), Marcus Hatley (AAA)
LHP: Nick Greenwood (AAA)
C: Ed Easley (AAA), Jose Gonzalez (Hi A), Travis Tartamella (AAA)
1B: Xavier Scruggs (AAA)
SS: Pete Kozma (AAA)
OF: Jeremy Hazelbaker (AAA), Rafael Ortega (AAA)


San Diego Padres (25)
RHP:
Juan Arias (DSL), Jordan Hershiser (Hi A), Daniel McCutchen (AAA), James Needy (AA), Aaron Northcraft (AAA), Adys Portillo (Hi A), Chris Smith (AAA), Jerry Sullivan (AAA), Cecil Tanner (R)
LHP: Eury de la Rosa (AA), Jason Lane (AAA), Caleb Thielbar (AAA)
C: Miguel Del Castillo (Hi A), Griff Erickson (AA), Tim Federowicz (AAA), Adolfo Reina (AA)
1B: Cody Decker (AAA)
2B: Benji Gonzalez (AAA)
SS: Hector Gomez (AAA), Mike McCoy (AAA), Ramiro Pena (AAA)
OF: Luis Domoromo (AA), Tyson Gillies (AA), Jake Goebbert (AAA), Donavan Tate (Hi A)


San Francisco Giants (23)
RHP:
Alfredo Aceves (AAA), Tommy Hanson (AAA), Raymundo Montero (Lo A), Armando Paniagua (SS), Curtis Partch (AAA), Edwin Quirarte (AAA)
LHP: Kelvin Marte (AA), Clay Rapada (AAA), Ricky Romero (AAA), Nik Turley (AAA)
C: Gabriel Cornier (Hi A), Jackson Williams (AAA)
2B: Brandon Hicks (AAA), Skyler Stromsmoe (AA)
SS: Juan Ciriaco (AA), Carlos Triunfel (AAA), Ydwin Villegas (AA)
OF: Engel Beltre (AA), Darren Ford (AAA), Jesus Galindo (AA), Jeff Kobernus (AAA), Ryan Lollis (AAA), Juan Perez (AAA)


Seattle Mariners (19)
RHP:
Oliver Garcia (AA), Moises Hernandez (AA), Luis Jimenez (DSL), J.C. Ramirez (AAA), Kyle Schepel (AAA), Richard Vargas (AA), Chien-Ming Wang (AAA)
LHP: Joselito Cano (SS), Anthony Fernandez (AA), Jimmy Gillheeney (AA), Lucas Luetge (AAA)
C: Carlton Tanabe (Hi A)
1B: Ji-Man Choi (AAA), Patrick Leyland (Lo A), Aderlin Rodriguez (AA)
3B: Leury Bonilla (AAA), Jordy Lara (AA)
OF: Arby Fields (Lo A), Burt Reynolds (Lo A)


Tampa Bay Rays (17)
RHP:
Jose Dominguez (AAA), Ely Echarry (SS), Bradin Hagens (AAA), Matt Lollis (AA), Jhan Marinez (AAA), Jim Miller (AAA)
LHP: Jeff Beliveau (AAA), Scott Diamond (AAA), Robert Zarate (AAA)
C: Mayo Acosta (AAA), Wilmer Dominguez (AAA)
2B: Jake Elmore (AAA), Hector Guevara (Hi A)
SS: Hak-Ju Lee (AAA), Leonardo Reginatto (AA)
OF: Corey Brown (AAA), Jose Constanza (AAA)


Texas Rangers (23)
RHP:
Robert Coello (AAA), Jefri Hernandez (AA), Phil Irwin (AAA), Jason Knapp (AA), David Martinez (AAA), Jose Monegro (Hi A), Eddy Morrobel (DSL), Stolmy Pimentel (AAA), Chad Smith (AAA), Dakota Watts (Hi A), Ross Wolf (AAA)
LHP: Edwar Cabrera (AAA), Chad James (AA), Luis Parra (AA)
C: Cam Maron (Hi A), Jonathan Meyer (Lo A), Kevin Torres (Hi A), J.T. Wise (AA)
3B: Alex Burg (AAA), Ed Lucas (AAA)
SS: Edwin Garcia (Lo A), Guilder Rodriguez (AA), Beamer Weems (AAA)


Toronto Blue Jays (28)
RHP:
Dustin Antolin (AA), Austin Bibens-Dirkx (AA), Derek Blacksher (Hi A), Greg Burke (AAA), Cory Burns (AA), Lendy Castillo (Hi A), Scott Copeland (AAA), Greg Infante (AA), Mike Lee (AA), Murphy Smith (Hi A)
LHP: Andrew Albers (AAA), John Anderson (AAA), Scott Barnes (AA), Colt Hynes (AAA), Luis Perez (AA)
C: Luis Hurtado (AA), George Kottaras (AAA), Sean Ochinko (AAA)
2B: Ty Kelly (AAA), Ryan Schimpf (AAA)
SS: Kevin Nolan (AA)
OF: Chris Dickerson (AAA), Danny Dorn (AAA), Cole Garner (AA), Caleb Gindl (AAA), Brad Glenn (AAA), Alex Hassan (AAA), Melky Mesa (AAA)


Washington Nationals (21)
RHP:
Tim Alderson (AA), Bruce Billings (AAA), Paul Demny (AA), Rob Gilliam (AA), Juan Gutierrez (AAA), Jeff Howell (Hi A), Connor Overton (AAA), Kevin Perez (Lo A), Sam Runion (AAA)
LHP: Richard Bleier (AAA), Matt Purke (AA)
C: Dan Butler (AAA), Brian Jeroloman (AA), Steve Lerud (AAA)
2B: Cutter Dykstra (AA)
3B: Mario Lisson (AAA), Scott Sizemore (AAA)
SS: Josh R. Johnson (AAA)
OF: Tony Gwynn Jr. (AAA), Darin Mastroianni (AAA), Derrick Robinson (AA)

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