Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pittsburgh's Minor League Free Agents, Past & Present...

Matt Eddy of Baseball America compiled the list of minor league free agents, those souls with six years on the farm and no 2014 contract in place. We cribbed his list for guys that have passed through the Pirate organization:

Pitchers: Nate Adcock (Arizona - AAA), Tim Alderson (Baltimore - AAA), Chad Beck (Toronto - AA), Joe Beimel (Atlanta - AAA), Sean Gallagher (Colorado - AAA), Daniel McCutchen (Baltimore - AA), Evan Meek (Texas - AAA) and Jonathan Sanchez (LAD - AAA).

Position Players: Brian Bixler (NYM - AAA), Luke Carlin (LAA - AAA), Jeff Clement (Minnesota - AAA), Argenis Diaz (Detroit - AAA), Josh Fields (Philadelphia - AAA), Jake Fox (Arizona - AAA), Gorkys Hernandez (KC - AA), Brian Jeroloman (Washington - AA), Andy Marte (LAA - AAA), Jason Michaels (Washington - AAA), Xavier Nady (Colorado - AAA), Yamaico Navarro (Baltimore - AAA), Jim Negrych (Toronto - AAA), Ray Olmedo (Minnesota - AAA), Ronny Paulino (Detroit - AAA), Clint Robinson (Toronto - AAA), Josh Rodriguez (NYM - AA), Jamie Romak (St. Louis - AAA) and Drew Sutton (Boston - AAA).

Others You Should Know: Matt LaPorta, Stu Pomeranz, Jeremy Hermeda, Reid Brignac, Micah Owings, Corey Patterson, and Mike Fontenot.

The Pirate MLFA are:

Pitchers: David Bromberg (Altoona), Brooks Brown (Indy), Dan Cevette (Altoona), Erik Cordier (Indy), Jason Erickson (Bradenton), Graham Godfrey (Indy), Jared Goedert (Indy), Doug Mathis (Indy), Jhonathan Ramos (Altoona), Luis Sanz (Altoona), Atahualpa Severino (Indy), Kyle Waldrop (Indy) and Kurt Yacko (Jamestown).

Position Players: Brian Bocock (Indy), Russ Canzler (Indy), Brett Carroll (Indy), Ivan De Jesus Jr. (Indy), Francisco Diaz (WV), Miles Durham (WV), Darren Ford (Indy), Devin Ivany (Bradenton), Lucas May (Indy), Anthony Norman (Bradenton), Miguel Perez (Altoona), Ali Solis (Altoona) and Oscar Tejeda (Altoona).

There are only a couple of keepers on the list. Bromberg looks to be a capable MLB insurance policy for the pen, while Ramos and Sanz have shown unrealized promise. Unfortunately for DeJesus, he's limited to second because of his range, and the inability to play short takes him out of the middle infield reserve mix.

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