Minor League Free Agents 2016

Fourteen players selected in the first three rounds of the 2010 draft are free for the first time to choose their next employer after becoming minor league free agents on Nov. 7.

The group includes (with original drafting organization) first-rounders Michael Choice (Athletics), Alex Wimmers (Twins), Kellin Deglan (Rangers) and Cito Culver (Yankees); supplemental first-rounders Matt Lipka (Braves), Taylor Lindsey (Angels), Asher Wojciechowski (Blue Jays), Drew Vettleson (Rays) and Peter Tago (Rockies); second-rounder Stetson Allie (Pirates); and third-rounders Rob Brantly (Tigers), Pat Dean (Twins), Leon Landry (Dodgers) and Sean Coyle (Red Sox)

In the case of these 14 players, they qualified for minor league free agency because they signed a minor league Uniform Player Contract in 2010 and have not been released from the terms of that UPC.

Teams can renew a player's UPC six times—for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons, in the case of 2010 draft picks—before the player either is declared a minor league free agent or his club adds him to the 40-man roster. In rare cases, the two sides agree to a successor minor league contract for 2017, as the Twins did with 2010 second-rounder Niko Goodrum in October.

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 534-player free agent listing you see below.

Free agents are listed alphabetically by position, with closing minor league level in parentheses.


Arizona Diamondbacks (25)
RHP:
Palmer Betts (R), Charles Brewer (AA), Billy Buckner (AAA), Matt Buschmann (AAA), Matt Capps (AAA), Edward Concepcion (SS), Terry Doyle (AA), Edgar Garcia (AAA), Cole Johnson (AA), Ryan Kussmaul (AA), Jay Muhammad (R), Blake Perry (Hi A), Luis Ramirez (AA), Markus Solbach (Hi A), Jency Solis (Hi A)
LHP: Angelo Almonte (DSL), Hector Hernandez (Lo A)
C: Dan Rohlfing (AAA), Mark Thomas (AAA)
1B: Justin Chigbogu (SS)
3B: Travis Denker (AA), Ed Lucas (AAA), Carlos Rivero (AAA)
SS: Robelys Reyes (Hi A)
OF: Todd Glaesmann (AAA)


Atlanta Braves (11)
RHP:
Maikel Cleto (AAA), Brandon Cunniff (AAA), Casey Kelly (AAA), Victor Mateo (AAA), Rob Wooten (AAA), Madison Younginer (AAA)
C: Willians Astudillo (AA)
3B: Jordan Pacheco (AAA)
SS: Daniel Castro (AAA), Sean Kazmar (AAA)
OF: Matt Lipka (AAA)


Baltimore Orioles (26)
RHP:
Pedro Beato (AAA), Bobby Bundy (AAA), David Hale (AAA), Ivan Hernandez (AA), Genison Reyes (Hi A), David Richardson (AA), Janser Severino (Hi A), Jason Stoffel (AAA)
LHP: Jeff Beliveau (AA), Andy Oliver (AAA), Edgar Olmos (AAA)
C: Zach Booker (AAA), Wynston Sawyer (AA)
1B: Joey Terdoslavich (AA)
2B: Corban Joseph (AAA), Garabez Rosa (AA)
3B: Michael Almanzar (AAA), Ronarsy Ledesma (Lo A)
SS: Ozzie Martinez (AAA), Sharlon Schoop (AA), Sammie Starr (Lo A)
OF: Xavier Avery (AAA), Chris Dickerson (AA), L.J. Hoes (AAA), Zach Kapstein (Hi A), Quincy Latimore (AA)


Boston Red Sox (19)
RHP:
Mario Alcantara (Hi A), Mitch Atkins (AA), Keith Couch (AA), William Cuevas (AAA), Jacob Dahlstrand (AA), Roman Mendez (AAA)
C: Dan Butler (AAA), Ali Solis (AAA), David Sopilka (Hi A)
1B: Cody Decker (AA), Nate Freiman (AA), Chris Marrero (AAA)
3B: Chris Dominguez (AAA)
SS: Jose Vinicio (AAA)
OF: Brennan Boesch (AAA), Ryan LaMarre (AAA), Carlos Mesa (Hi A), Henry Ramos (AA), Rainel Rosario (AA)


Chicago Cubs (19)
RHP:
Andury Acevedo (AAA), Frank Batista (AAA), Cole Brocker (AA), Aaron Crow (AAA), Stephen Fife (AAA), Miguel Mejia (AAA), Starling Peralta (AA), Drew Rucinski (AAA)
LHP: Scott Barnes (AAA), Brian Matusz (AAA), Joe Thatcher (AAA)
C: Tim Federowicz (AAA), David Freitas (AA)
2B: Logan Watkins (AAA)
SS: Kris Negron (AAA)
OF: Lane Adams (AAA), Kelly Dugan (AA), Matt Murton (AAA), Juan Perez (AAA)


Chicago White Sox (21)
RHP:
Miguel Chalas (AAA), Matt Heidenreich (AA), John Holdzkom (AAA), Colin Kleven (AA), Euclides Leyer (AA), Kameron Loe (AAA), Matt Lollis (AAA), Joselo Pinales (DSL), Peter Tago (AA), Jacob Turner (AAA), Chris Volstad (AAA)
LHP: Yojensy Arias (DSL)
C: Brett Hayes (AAA)
SS: Marcus Lemon (AA), Andy Parrino (AAA)
OF: Jason Bourgeois (AAA), Tony Campana (AAA), Slade Heathcott (AAA), Eudy Pina (AA), Josh Richmond (AA), J.B. Shuck (AAA)


Cincinnati Reds (20)
RHP:
Caleb Cotham (AAA), Dayan Diaz (AAA), Drew Hayes (AAA), Matt Magill (AAA), Tim Melville (AAA), A.J. Morris (AAA), El’Hajj Muhammad (AA), Kevin Shackelford (AAA), Pedro Villarreal (AAA)
C: Chris Berset (AAA), Rafael Lopez (AAA)
2B: Ronald Bueno (AA), Ray Chang (AA), Hernan Iribarren (AAA)
3B: Jermaine Curtis (AAA)
SS: Carlos Triunfel (AAA)
OF: Juan Duran (Hi A), Donald Lutz (AAA), Yorman Rodriguez (AAA), Kyle Waldrop (AAA)


Cleveland Indians (12)
RHP:
Trevor Foss (Lo A), Shawn Haviland (AAA), Craig Stammen (AAA), Casey Weathers (AA)
LHP: T.J. House (AAA)
C: Luke Carlin (SS), Alex Monsalve (AA), Adam Moore (AAA), Guillermo Quiroz (AAA), Omir Santos (SS)
2B: Justin Toole (AA)
OF: Michael Choice (AAA)


Colorado Rockies (18)
RHP:
Christian Bergman (AAA), Simon Castro (AAA), Nelson Gonzalez (AAA), Johendi Jiminian (AAA)
LHP: Yoely Bello (Hi A), Carlos Hernandez (AA), Tyler Matzek (AA), Pat McCoy (AAA)
C: Jackson Williams (AA)
1B: Ben Paulsen (AAA)
2B: Cesar Galvez (AAA), Rafael Ynoa (AAA)
3B: Chris Nelson (AAA)
SS: Jeff Bianchi (AAA), Wilson Soriano (AA), Joey Wong (AAA)
OF: Alex Castellanos (AA), Rosell Herrera (AA)


Detroit Tigers (16)
RHP:
Yordy Cabrera (Hi A), Edgar de la Rosa (Hi A), Preston Guilmet (AAA), David Martinez (AA), Dustin Molleken (AAA), Thad Weber (AA)
LHP: Drake Britton (AAA), Cesar Ramos (AAA), Tommy Shirley (AA)
1B: Chad Huffman (AAA)
2B: Tyler Bortnick (Hi A), Corey Jones (AA), Jordany Valdespin (AAA)
SS: Pedro Ciriaco (AAA)
OF: Wynton Bernard (AA), Alex Fernandez Jr. (R)


Houston Astros (5)
RHP:
Cesar Valdez (AAA)
LHP: Eury de la Rosa (AAA), Evan Grills (AAA)
C: Roberto Pena (AA)
2B: Chan Moon (AAA)


Kansas City Royals (12)
RHP:
Clayton Mortensen (AAA), Aroni Nina (AA), Benino Pruneda (AAA), Nick Tepesch (AAA)
LHP: John Lannan (AAA)
1B: Balbino Fuenmayor (AAA)
2B: Irving Falu (AAA), Angel Franco (AAA), Steve Tolleson (AAA)
SS: Orlando Calixte (AAA), Dusty Coleman (AAA)
OF: Carlos Garcia (AA)


Los Angeles Angels (22)
RHP:
Geoff Broussard (AAA), Jose Feliz (DSL), Nate Fury (AA), D.J. Johnson (AA), Kyle Kendrick (AAA), Yunesky Maya (AAA), Zach Nuding (AA), Jhonny Polanco (Lo A), Josh Roenicke (AAA), Eury Sanchez (Lo A), David Trexler (R)
LHP: Chris Jones (AAA), Jose Molina (AA), Brett Oberholtzer (AAA), Edward Paredes (AA)
C: Webster Rivas (Hi A), Ryan Scott (Lo A)
2B: Angelo Amendolare (Hi A), Sean Coyle (AA)
SS: Anthony Phillips (AA)
OF: Austin Cousino (AAA), Jabari Henry (AA)


Los Angeles Dodgers (26)
RHP:
Logan Bawcom (AAA), Lisalverto Bonilla (AAA), Daniel Corcino (AA), Alfredo Figaro (AAA), Seth Frankoff (AAA), Felipe Gonzalez (Hi A), Jeremy Kehrt (AA), Josh Kimborowicz (R), Sam LeCure (AAA), Gus Schlosser (AA), Tim Shibuya (Hi A)
LHP: Alex Burgos (Hi A), Jeff Malm (AA), Jordan Schafer (AAA)
C: Shawn Zarraga (AAA)
1B: Lars Anderson (AA), Josmar Cordero (AAA), Dalton DiNatale (AA)
2B: Brandon Hicks (AAA), Noah Perio (Hi A)
3B: Zach Walters (AAA)
SS: Drew Maggi (AAA)
OF: Corey Brown (AAA), Alex Hassan (AAA), Rico Noel (AAA), Will Venable (AAA)


Miami Marlins (21)
RHP:
Dylan Axelrod (AAA), Ryan Chaffee (AAA), Kendry Flores (AAA), Trey Lambert (Lo A), Juancito Martinez (Hi A), Asher Wojciechowski (AAA)
LHP: Cory Luebke (AAA), Matt Tracy (AA), Jose Velez (Hi A)
C: Francisco Arcia (AAA), Stephen McGee (AAA), Adrian Nieto (AAA)
1B: Chris Curley (AA)
2B: Danny Muno (AA), James Roberts (AA), Garrett Weber (AA), Sutton Whiting (SS)
SS: Elliot Soto (AAA)
OF: Ronnie Mitchell (AA), Junior Sosa (Hi A), Kenny Wilson (AA)


Milwaukee Brewers (16)
RHP:
Yhonathan Barrios (AAA), Hiram Burgos (AAA), Tim Dillard (AAA), Brooks Hall (AAA), Austin Ross (AAA), Ben Rowen (AAA), Daniel Tillman (AA), Kender Villegas (Hi A)
C: Rene Garcia (AA), Michael McKenry (AAA), Josmil Pinto (AAA)
1B: Andy Wilkins (AAA)
3B: Tom Belza (AA), Garin Cecchini (AAA)
OF: Ramon Flores (AAA), Shane Peterson (AAA)


Minnesota Twins (18)
RHP:
Jason Adam (AA), Omar Bencomo (AAA), Edward Mujica (AAA), Neil Ramirez (AAA), Marcus Walden (AAA), Alex Wimmers (AAA)
LHP: Logan Darnell (AAA), Pat Dean (AAA), Nick Greenwood (AAA)
C: Carlos Paulino (AAA), Yeison Perez (DSL), Jairo Rodriguez (AA)
2B: James Beresford (AAA), Tommy Field (AAA), Aderlin Mejia (Hi A)
SS: Heiker Meneses (AAA), Wilfredo Tovar (AAA)
OF: Reynaldo Rodriguez (AAA)


New York Mets (18)
RHP:
Tyler Herron (AAA), Rainy Lara (AA), Domingo Tapia (Hi A), Zach Thornton (AAA), Josh Zeid (AAA)
LHP: Andrew Barbosa (AA), Duane Below (AAA), Gabriel Feliz (SS), Darin Gorski (AAA), Chase Huchingson (AAA)
C: Adrian Abreu (Lo A), Jeff Glenn (AAA), Raywilly Gomez (AA)
1B: Marc Krauss (AAA)
3B: Eric Campbell (AAA)
SS: Derrik Gibson (AA), Niuman Romero (AAA)
OF: Roger Bernadina (AAA)


New York Yankees (10)
RHP:
Tyler Cloyd (AAA), Claudio Custodio (SS), Gabe Encinas (R)
C: Santiago Nessy (Hi A), Eddy Rodriguez (AAA), Sebastian Valle (AA)
2B: Jose Rosario (AAA)
SS: Cito Culver (AAA), Jonathan Diaz (AAA)
OF: Cesar Puello (AAA)


Oakland Athletics (12)
RHP:
Andres Avila (AAA), Angel Castro (AAA), Ryan Doolittle (AAA), Aaron Kurcz (AAA), Eduard Santos (AAA)
LHP: Colt Hynes (AAA)
C: Bryan Anderson (AAA)
1B: Michael Soto (Lo A)
2B: Wade Kirkland (AA), Tyler Ladendorf (AAA), Colin Walsh (AAA)
SS: Josh Rodriguez (AAA)


Philadelphia Phillies (7)
RHP:
Greg Infante (AAA)
LHP: Anthony Vasquez (AAA)
C: Gabriel Lino (AA)
1B: Jake Fox (AA)
3B: Carlos Alonso (AAA)
SS: K.C. Serna (AA)
OF: Christian Marrero (AA)


Pittsburgh Pirates (10)
RHP:
Juan Diaz (R), Jason Erickson (Lo A), Justin Masterson (AAA), Jhondaniel Medina (AAA), Drew Rossi (R)
LHP: Jim Fuller (AAA), Kelvin Marte (AAA), Rinku Singh (Hi A)
OF: Stetson Allie (AA), Danny Ortiz (AAA)


St. Louis Cardinals (13)
RHP:
Jhonatan Escudero (SS), Silfredo Garcia (Hi A), Jeremy Hefner (AAA), Deck McGuire (AAA), J.C. Sulbaran (AA), Gerwuins Velazco (SS), Tyler Waldron (AAA)
LHP: Justin Wright (AAA)
C: Mike Ohlman (AAA)
1B: Efren Navarro (AAA), Jonathan Rodriguez (AA)
2B: Jose Fernandez (Hi A)
OF: David Washington (AAA)


San Diego Padres (19)
RHP:
Luis Diaz (Hi A), Derek Eitel (AAA), Daniel McCutchen (AA), Aaron Northcraft (AAA), Carlos Pimentel (AA), Seth Rosin (AAA)
LHP: Tim Berry (AA), Frank Garces (AAA), Jeff Ibarra (AA), Daniel Moskos (AAA)
C: Miguel Del Castillo (Lo A), Jason Hagerty (AAA), Hunter Redman (SS), Ricardo Valenzuela (Hi A)
2B: Taylor Lindsey (AA)
3B: Diego Goris (AAA), Mike Olt (AA), Gabriel Quintana (AA)
OF: Luis Tejada (AA)


San Francisco Giants (23)
RHP:
Jose Casilla (AA), Preston Claiborne (AA), Jake Dunning (AAA), Austin Fleet (AAA), Jean Machi (AAA), Nestor Molina (AAA), Jose Reyes (Lo A), Pedro Rodriguez (AA)
LHP: Matt Reynolds (AAA), Alex Torres (AAA)
C: Jeff Arnold (AA), Travis Higgs (AAA), Steven Lerud (AA), Miguel Olivo (AAA), Tony Sanchez (AAA)
1B: Travis Ishikawa (AAA), Angel Villalona (AA)
SS: Kyle Drabek (Hi A)
OF: Junior Arias (Lo A), Darren Ford (AAA), Robbie Garvey (Hi A), Ryan Lollis (AAA), Carlos Moncrief (AAA)


Seattle Mariners (26)
RHP:
Geovanny Acosta (DSL), Al Alburquerque (AAA), Bryan Evans (AA), Mayckol Guaipe (AAA), Osmer Morales (Hi A), Ramon Morla (Hi A), Dillon Moyer (SS), Kevin Munson (AAA), Isaac Sanchez (AA), Kyle Schepel (AA), Forrest Snow (AAA)
LHP: Joselito Cano (SS), Danny Hultzen (AA), Brandon Sisk (AA), Kraig Sitton (AAA)
C: Rob Brantly (AAA), Ryan Casteel (AA), P.J. Jones (AAA)
2B: Luis Benoit (DSL)
3B: Patrick Brady (AA), Renny Osuna (AA)
SS: Benji Gonzalez (AA)
OF: Mike Baxter (AAA), Leon Landry (AA), Ismael Pena (R), Ryan Strausborger (AAA)


Tampa Bay Rays (18)
RHP:
Jose Alonzo (SS), Andrew Bellatti (AA), Jaye Chapman (AA), Casey Coleman (AAA), Parker Markel (AAA), Alex Smith (Hi A), Tyler Sturdevant (AAA)
LHP: Adam Kolarek (AAA), Justin Marks (AAA), Jonny Venters (Hi A), Adam Wilk (AAA)
C: Mayo Acosta (SS), Armando Araiza (AA), J.P. Arencibia (AAA), Jake DePew (AA), Wilmer Dominguez (SS)
SS: Juniel Querecuto (AAA)
OF: Eury Perez (AAA)


Texas Rangers (25)
RHP:
Dario Beltre (Lo A), Austin Bibens-Dirkx (AAA), Scott Carroll (AA), Anthony Carter (AAA), Carlos Fisher (AAA), Jefri Hernandez (AA), Francisco Mendoza (AAA), Jose Monegro (AA), David Perez (AA)
LHP: Neal Cotts (AAA), Juan Grullon (AA), Eric Jokisch (AAA), Victor Payano (AAA), Jimmy Reyes (AAA), Jack Snodgrass (AA)
C: Nevin Ashley (AAA), Carson Blair (AAA), Alex Burg (AAA), Kellin Deglan (AA), Carlos Maldonado (AA), Kevin Torres (Hi A)
2B: Edwin Garcia (AA)
SS: Luis Mendez (AAA)
OF: Alexei Bell (AA), Darin Mastroianni (AA)


Toronto Blue Jays (26)
RHP:
Dustin Antolin (AAA), Jason Berken (AAA), Scott Copeland (AAA), Wilmer Font (AA), Bobby Korecky (AAA), Casey Lawrence (AAA), Gregor Mora (Lo A), Gustavo Pierre (Lo A), Murphy Smith (AAA), John Straka (AA)
LHP: John Anderson (AA)
C: Wilkin Castillo (AAA), Luis Hurtado (AAA), Erik Kratz (AAA), Ryan Lavarnway (AA)
1B: Casey Kotchman (AAA), Jesus Montero (AAA)
2B: David Adams (AAA), Andy Fermin (Hi A), Dickie Joe Thon (Hi A)
3B: Matt Dominguez (AAA)
SS: Alexi Casilla (AAA), Jio Mier (AAA)
OF: Domonic Brown (AAA), Junior Lake (AAA), Melky Mesa (AAA)


Washington Nationals (20)
RHP:
Michael Brady (AA), Erik Davis (AAA), Justin De Fratus (AAA), Paolo Espino (AAA), Neil Holland (Hi A), Mitch Lively (AA), Sam Runion (AA), Boone Whiting (Hi A)
LHP: Aaron Laffey (AAA)
C: Devin Ivany (AA), Brian Jeroloman (AAA), Andruth Ramirez (Hi A), Adderling Ruiz (SS)
2B: Steve Lombardozzi (AAA), Jose Lozada (AAA)
SS: Jason Martinson (AAA)
OF: Matt den Dekker (AAA), Kevin Keyes (AA), Narciso Mesa (Hi A), Drew Vettleson (Hi A)

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