If anybody has heard yet, that Cliff Lee guy signed with the Phillies. The Rangers, who had hoped the ace left hander would stay in the Lone Star State, chose otherwise, leaving a big hole in the Texas rotation. So there has been plenty of talk about signing Rafael Soriano and pitching him in the 9th thus sending Neftali Feliz to the rotation. Like Rich Harden, who is the centric of this entry, Feliz has tremendous stuff. Would it really make sense to put a closer who was dominant through 70-80 innings in a rotation where he would pitch 200 innings and have all of the opposing hitters get used to his fastball and curve? Or does it make sense to keep him in the closer role where he can empty everything out in one inning?
Well Rich Harden is apparently in talks with his former team, the Swingin’ A’s on what would most likely be a one year deal with plenty of incentives. The real question is, will he be starting or relieving?
Personally, Rich Harden is one of my favorite pitchers. He can’t stay healthy, but when he is healthy, he’s sometimes unhitable. Other times, he doesn’t miss bats and gets in to lots of trouble with opposing hitters. So like someone like Clay Hensley for example, does moving to the pen take pressure off of not only you, but your manager, and your teamates. I could see Harden succeeding in the 5th spot in the A’s rotation, but there are definetly some pros about possibly setting up for Andrew Bailey. In fact, say the aformentioned Feliz pitched in the rotation this year and pitches quite well, can Harden join a teams rotation in ’12 after expierence in the pen and pitch a decent 180 innings? I’m not sure, but the problem again for Harden has not been the fact that he can’t pitch well, it’s about staying healthy. In 2008, he was dominant. It would be great to see him get back to that form, but for now, I think a place like Oakland, even though things didn’t end well, would be a fine fit for him unlike Colorado or any other team in the west. I thought a la Clay Hensley, the Marlins would be a great fit on a minor league deal and a chance to make the rotation, but it looks like he’s close to a deal with the A’s. Let’s just hope that Rich Harden can be Rich Harden again.
By Dave Gershman
There has been a ton of talk about Greinke this off-season, and there has been even more talk about the kind of return he’d demand. Well a pitcher of Greinke’s caliber is likely to bring back several potential superstars in return. Personally, I think he’d bring back at least two top 50 prospects, and two more top 100 prospects. From talking to scouts, writers, and other experts, that is very in line with Dayton Moore’s fruitful beliefs in what he’d get from other teams for the young ace.
Something that many don’t realize, Zack Greinke had a fine season in 2010, despite a 10-14 record and an ERA over 4. Also keep in mind, that many internet junkies will suggest that Chris Narveson had a better season based on wins than the Greinkmeister, but not exactly. Zack was extremely unlucky this year. The Royals defense and offense on Greinke’s starts were horrid. He was 11th in MLB among pitchers in WAR this year (5.2) and was 20th among qualified pitchers in FIP (3.34). His slider and change up were also extremely effective in ’10.
So what will Zack Greinke bring back you ask? Well here’s what I expect. From looking at the returns of Roy Halladay and Adrian Gonzalez who were under contract for one season at the time of their trade, their respective teams acquired Kyle Drabek, Brett Wallace, and Travis D’Arnaud and Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, and Reymond Fuentes. Both of those are somewhat even in my opinion. So would it make sense to say that a Zack Greinke return would require that, plus a prospect and a half in terms of value? Say Casey Kelly and co. were still on the Red Sox. I guess what I am refering to as equal value for Greinke would be the afformentioned A-Gon return, plus either Jacoby Ellsbury and Jason Rice or Jose Iglesias and Ryan Kalish. Again, just using that as an example. So what would that translate to?
Cubs: Andrew Cashner, Brett Jackson, Hak-Ju Lee, and Chris Archer
Dodgers: Dee Gordon, Trayvon Robinson, Allen Webster, and Kenley Jansen
Rangers: Derek Holland, Engel Beltre, and Jurrickson Profar
Some who I’ve approached about those potential offers have said the Royals would need more in return, and some have said that would be an overpayment. The former are the majority. I guess the big question is, with Greinke’s mental state, would a new team motivate him 80% more than the 2010 Royals did? I certainly think so. According to Rany Jazayerli, a Royals expert, In Greinke’s magical 2009 campaign, he got off to a great start large in part because of his fellow teamates, who were exceptional throughout the first month and a half of the season. Then the Royals started to play as well as an under-12 softball team, and Greinke was underperforming a great deal. And then in mid-august when he realized that he was in the Cy Young mix, he stepped it up enough to compile the best September ERA in Baseball. So I do think motivation plays a factor when it comes to teams banking on his mental state to be much better on a new team; I think he will perform fine and feel much more comfortable.
The rumors are still dwindling and Cliff Lee is still on the market. As long as he is still a free agent, Zack Greinke is still a Kansas City Royal. There are strong indications that Greinke will be traded very soon, thus to add to the flux of impressive minor league talent in the higher levels of the organization. No doubt about it, the ongoing Greinke rumors and potential trade of Zack, will be extremely exciting.
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The off-season is still really in it’s early stages, but the Mets have been connected to pretty much every relief pitcher on the market. They signed D.J. Carrasco which I think will turn out to be a tremendoud signing; Mets relievers did a horrible job in the middle to late innings in ’10.
I’m thinking the Mets should consider Jesse Crain for the later innings on a multi-year deal. Not only is there not much to lose, but if Crain continues to dwindle on the market due to being a Type A, his price will eventually come down as we soon approach the magical day of the first day of Spring Training.
Among other choices, are Grant Balfour and our good friend Pedro Feliciano. But I think Crain fits the bill. A big ballpark for a strikeout and fly ball pitcher will do the Mets wonders as they attemp to patch up the later innings and not blow a win for Johan, Pelf, or Niese.
Keep in mind, he won’t be any less effective than Joaquin Beniot over his respective three years.
Just a thought, but I’d like the to see if the Mets will consider Crain, who is a great guy and a tremendous hard throwing late inning reliever.
These are 20 facts that you didn’t know. Trust me, you definetly didn’t know. Not that these are in any order, but you can rank them for yourself. I think all are equally interesting. Enjoy!
Matt Kemp had a -0.24 UZR in 2010. Horrible season for Matt Kemp. I’m not going to say that Ned Colletti and the Dodgers management pressure didn’t have anything to do with this, but if he didn’t have that final week surge, he might be jealous of Melky Cabrera’s season.
Alexi Casilla has had the last AB of the regular season 2 out of the last 3 seasons. Good news is the one of those was a walk off that got his team, the Twins, in to the postseason, but the other was a game ending fly out that got the White Sox in to the postseason.
Ray King holds the record for most consecutive games without issuing an intentional walk. One of my favorite pitchers of all time. Not that this stat is found in record books or in the Hall of Fame, but I thought you’d be interested in knowing this.
Joe Inglett threw a knuckle ball at 54 MPH this season, and recorded an out. According to Fangraphs, this is true, but he can thank his incredible pitching staff for making that possible.
Darren Oliver was the first American league pitcher to pitch to a National league batter not including the world series or All-Star game. Ironically, this game was a matchup between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants.
The 1990 Twins executed 2 triple plays in a game. If anybody was wondering, I don’t think Bengie Molina was on the opposing team. Perhaps the turf at the Metrodome helped the Twins fielders out.
Johnny Burnett, in 1932, got 9 hits in a game. Cesar Izturis should take note. Even though this game was 18 innings, 9 hits is nearly impossible. I guess they didn’t believe in intentional walks back then.
Zack Greinke in 2010 was 11th in WAR among qualified pitchers. His value is extremely high which is something people don’t realize. He is in line to bring at least 2 superstar players back to KC plus two other extremely good young players.
The only time in history that two sets of siblings played in the same infield in the same game were the Larkin’s and the Boone’s in the mid 90′s. On a side note, Al Leiter was once scheduled to face his brother on the Phillies, Marc, but a rainout thought differently
The Texas Rangers selected both Anthony Ranaudo and Drew Pomeranz in the 2007 draft, both of whom obviously did not sign. Most of that draft for the Rangers was used to acquire Cliff Lee, Christian Guzman, and Bengie Molina. I do have a feeling though that signing Pomeranz and Ranuado would have been a tad smart.
Before every game, umpires must rub around 6 dozen balls to get rid of the shine off the balls. This is obviously so Ken Macha wont march out of the dugout and ask the umpires, who are apparently shoe polish experts, to determine if there is polish on the ball, which isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Justin Upton, Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Reynolds B.J. Upton, and David Wright all played for the same high school team at the same time. That’s like 8474683 home runs every game right?
The Cleveland Indians’ 1999 draft produced only 3 players who have gone on to play Major League Baseball; Jeff Baker, Fernando Cabrera, and Ben Francisco. All of the others are what we call “duds” and this draft was widely considered the worst draft by a single team in MLB history.
B.J. Upton’s real name is “Melvin Emmanuel Upton.” This is just me, but M.E. Upton doesn’t exactly have that ring to it.
Kila Ka’aihue has a brother in the A’s organization, Kala Ka’aihue. Kala was a dominant minor league first baseman back in 2006 but everything went downhill from there
When Charlie Kerfeld, whose uniform number was 37, learned that Jim Deshaies had signed for $110,000 in 1987. He asked for and received $110,037.37 plus 37 boxes of orange Jell-O.
A “shuuto”, a Japanese gyroball type pitch, is a backward slider, which is horrible for the elbow but used prominently by japanese pitchers. Dice-K apparently throws one, as does Hisashi Iwakuma. Japanese pitchers though have 10 pitches in their arsenal though I wouldn’t be surprised to see even more have a history of throwing one.
As part of his contract, Tim Beckham had to personalize every Baseball that he signs. On the other hand, Hanley Ramirez is not allowed to sweetspot any ball he signs.
Ryan Ludwick and Cody Ross are the only two players in Major League Baseball who bat right and throws left. You would expect there to be more, but I bet there are more left handed batters who throw right.
Kauffman Stadium has the second largest jumbo-tron in sports. Which venue has the largest? Well your going to have to figure it out yourself, I don’t give answers away like that, but it rhymes with Schmallas Schmowboys Stadium.
Lots of talk has been centered around the Marlins bullpen. Personally, I think Leo Nunez has to go.
Some ideas that came to mind involve the Marlins shopping him for a young CF or 3B prospect with less upside than most but ceiling of a solid regular.
I first thought of Ryan Kalish and Ben Revere. Both of whom have their value high enough.
Kalish could be available due to the fact that he is blocked. He profiles as a potential 15 HR, 25 SB, .290/.360 type of guy.
Revere will hit less home runs but hit for a higher average and steal more bases.
Both players are solid defensively. Leo Nunez on the other hand is undervalued due to his horrid back to back Septembers. Not only is he a potential closer, but he has proven that until the aforementioned evil month, he can come out back to back nights and either close the game out or set up the closer while sitting at 95 MPH.
He is also under team control for several more years despite getting a raise which could total out to be $4.5MM.
This is all just speculation but I’d be surprised if Nunez is with the Marlins come Spring Training.
However, I do expect them to pursue someone like Joe Beimel or Tim Byrdak. Both of whom are lefties who can mentor young southpaw, Michael Dunn, which is what the Marlins are hoping to get done, no pun intended.
Also keep in mind that Joe Beimel has been highly effective as a reliever in his career. Not once has he had a particularly bad season.
Let me know what you think!
This is an interview with Darian Sandford, a prospect in the Kansas City Royals organization. Last year, Darian played outstanding in his first season in pro ball. He is also a really good guy, someone who gives back and cares about his fans. He did a great job with this interview, so I hope you like the interview with my buddy, Darian Sandford.
Me: Talk to me about what it was like starting off your pro career with a very, very well.
Darian: Starting my career off pretty well makes me feel more confident but i am still disapponted in how i played overall because i have a lot to improve in to get to where i really want to be.
Me: What was it like to get drafted by your home town team and were you hoping the Royals would draft you all along? Also, did you expect to get taken in the 47th round? or higher?
Darian: It feels good to get drafted by the team in my state even though i grew up in st.louis and watched the cardinals i still supported the royals because they are not that far away. I was very excited the royals drafted but still kinda of upset i went so late but that just motivates me because i have always been the underdog being a small guy and coming from a small school.
Me: Talk to me about some of the people who have helped you be where you’re at right now.
Darian: I have had plenty of people help me out my parents have helped me the most because they supported me when i didnt have a job in the summers like my friends did in order to support my dream and also my college coaches who helped spread the word about my talents
Me: You were once telling me how watching video of yourself motivates you and improves your game. Have you seen any video of yourself from Surprise this past year?
Darian: I havent seen any game footage of myself yet but during instructs the hitting coaches vieo taped my swing and that helped me alot with studying to better my swing.
Me: Who are some of your favorite teamates at Park Ritter and are any of them currently in pro ball as well?
Darian: Some of my favorite teammates at Park were my teammates Mike and Gabe they arent currently in pro ball because they are still in college but they helped me when i wanted extra work those are my boys.
Me: In my opinion, your speed is the key to your success. What do you do that makes you such an awesome baserunner?
Darian: Besides being blessed by God with pretty good speed i try to learn pitchers tendencies and Rusty helped me alot in instructs because before i started learning pitchers and what are good counts to run on i jus took off the first pitch and let my speed get the bags but now putting my mind with my speed i think i can one day be the greatest baserunner in history. I want to be the most exciting and agressive baserunner in baseball for the fans to enjoy and look forward to coming to a ball game and watching me get on base
Me: You just got a really good job working with kids in KC, is the player-fan relationship something that means a lot to you and something that you will always have at a higher or the highest level?
Darian: I love kids and i believe that players should interact more with fans and the higher i go im going to try to be more out going with fans and go out in public and meet as many fans as possible because fans are your support and without the fans the game wouldnt be as awesome as it is today
Me: What do you think about Yordano Ventura?
Darian: Ventura will be a big leaguer soon to have the arm he has once he developes his other pitches he will be awesome im just glad he is on my team .
Me: What are your expectations for next season?
Darian: My expectations for next year are pretty simple if im in full season ball i want to hit over 300 have at least 100 bags and help win a championship
Darian: All my fans are my favorite fans including you Dave LOl
Lately, we’ve been spoiled by watching Baseball’s top young arms dominate Major League offense’s in the late innings. Incredibly enough, some of those top young arms were scrubby AA infielders or back up catchers not too long ago. I really wonder, what makes a position player a good pitcher or even a bad pitcher for that matter? First and foremost, Kenley Jansen and Jason Motte are two former catchers and Kenley caught in the WBC as recently as 2009. I don’t by any means think that soemone like Ryan Budde can become a strikeout machine on a Major League mound, but then again, if you had told me that some of these guys like Motte, a former catcher in his own right, were throwing 97 MPH strikes at a young age AFTER converting, well thats just crazy isn’t it? The stories of Motte and Jansen are bit contrary to the other since Motte broke his left thumb and was never able to hit for average and Kenley was turned in to a reliever because of his strong catchers arm, but there must be some way to determine these random hitters at a young age and whether or not they can remain a position player much less throw hard off a mound.
According to Baseball America’s Jim Callis, Tyrell Jenkins, a two sport star is an incredible athlete and is a good comparison to a great athlete (much like Carlos Marmol and Sergio Santos): “Athleticism matters a lot with pitchers. The more athletic the pitcher, the more likely that he’ll be able to repeat his delivery, which should result in better consistency with his pitches and command. Athleticism also should lead to a sounder delivery with less effort, which should help keep a pitcher healthier in the long run.” So by reading that quote from Jim Callis in one of his “Ask BA’s,” can somebody like Carlos Marmol, a good athlete, a former infielder, but as good of a hitter as the worst hitter on the planet show signs that he may be able to pitch in the long run? Or is there some other way to determine future pitchers? Back in ’08, Sergio Santos and Steve Singleton pretty much teamed up to see which left side of the infield infielder was worse. Apparently size matters, as seen with Santos and Jansen, but not for Tony Pena Jr. What a funny story Tony Pena Jr. is, of course the Royals would lose 19-4 right? Well in the late innings of that game, Tony performed mop up for the great Trey Hillman, he dominated the Tigers in that inning throwing 2 really good curveballs and hitting 90+ on the gun. It was then that he was (obviously) released by the Royals and signed to a Minor League deal by the Giants in the not too distant future. Brian Anderson, a similar story, couldn’t hit any better than yours truly, but threw hard from the outfield. He had a fine season pitching for the O-Royals.
So as you can see, from the few players I examined, 3 infielders, 1 outfielder, and 2 catchers. Of course thats the case right? My opinion, anytime you can play your position well and make good throws from wherever you are playing, you have a chance to at least be decent off a mound. I don’t think just anybody can be a pitcher. But it obviously takes a good athlete as Callis said. Also keep in mind, our good friend Matt Bush. He’s someone to watch next season. The two things that all of these players have in common though, they have really good stuff, and their respective organizations saw that they had a pitcher inside of them, and it obviously turned out well. If only we could determine who could be the next Carlos Marmol, Kenley Jansen, or Jason Motte. I have my money on a Rangers prospect named Michael Thomas, but he just converted in to a pitcher. Interestingly enough, he is a former catcher, which seemed to be the theme of most position player turned pitchers.
Me: Do you ever think about what it would be like to play alongside Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and other current Phillies stars?
Me: Favorite current Major Leaguer?
Me: Do you think minor leaguers should be evaluated by sabermetrics and what are your thoughts on advanced stays as such?
Me: Do you ever try to emulate your former idols when in the batters box? If so who.
Me: Talk about the season you guys had and how awesome it was to dominate A ball.
When Singleton came up, for the first month, month and a half, he was easily the best hitter in baseball I thought. Whenever he came up to bat I made it my business to get up off the bench or stop whatever I was doing in the dugout and watch his at bat. It was like he could do nothing wrong. It seemed as If everything was in slow motion to him the way he was taking pitches, and then when he did get a pitch he liked it was crazy how hard he was hitting the ball. Hagerstown infielders said 1 day that whenever he came up to hit they all took a few extra steps back because of how hard he was hitting the ball. I can’t wait to watch him put on a show for a full season and drive me in all year long.
Here is the list of every player eligible for the 2010 Rule 5 Draft. This list is made up from many hours of sifting through every team’s affiliates. The one thing I took from this, most teams with good farm systems, had fewer amounts of players eligible. Take the Phillies for example, they had a bunch of eligibles, but certainly not the Orioles who have a much less deeper farm system than the Phillies. I guess this is because most of the good systems have younger, better prospects and the ones that need to be protected are on the 40-Man Roster. The bolded players are the ones who are especially worth keeping an eye on. I will also do a Mock Draft next week. The order of this list is in order from the AL East ending with the NL West. Keep in mind that many teams will not even pick a player, although I can guarantee that this Rule 5 Draft is much deeper than previous Rule 5 Drafts. By the way here is a fun fact. The most recent player who a team sent back to their original team that would make you say, “WHAT!”, is Ivan Nova. The Padres sent Ivan Nova back to the Yankees in the spring of ’09. Interesting right? If I had to pick one sleeper, I’m stuck between several, Doug Arguello would probably be my pick. One thing that I noticed about these Rule 5′ers is that if a player in AAA is 26 years old and a player in High-A is 21 years old, and the two have the same stats, the team might go for the former due to the expierence and amount of time spent at the higher level, nevertheless, there are some very exciting players on this list. I hope you enjoy!
Orioles: Wynn Pelzer, Ryan Adams, Daniel Figueroa, Tyler Henson, Brett Bordes, Pedro Beato, Billy Rowell, Tim Bascom, Steve Johnson, Pat Egan, Brandon Cooney, Chad Thall, Brandon Waring, Robbie Widlansk, Ryohei Tanaka, Carlos Rojas, Matthew Tucker, Armando Gabino, Mitch Adkins, Adam Donachie, Blake Davis, Paco Figueroa, Rhyne Hughes, John Mariotti, Will Startup, Nathan Nery, Brian Ward, Miguel Abreu, Jason White
Red Sox: Bubba Bell, Ryne Miller, Ronald Bermudez, Daniel Turpen, Cesar Cabral, Yeiper Castillo, Chih-Hsien Chiang, Caleb Clay, Bryce Cox, Zach Daeges, Mitch Dening, Kyle Fernandes, Miguel Gonzalez, Jorge Jimenez, Kris Johnson, Ryan Khoury, Anatanaer Batista, TJ Large, Will Latimer, Ryne Lawson, Santo Luis, Wilson Matos, Blake Maxwell, Adam Mills, Pedro Perez, Kelvin Pichardo, Wilfred Pichardo, Jason Place, Eammon Portice, Ryne Reynoso, Jason Rice, Aaron Bates, Manny Rivera, Matt Sheely, Nate Spears, Jon Still, Will Vazquez
Yankees: George Kontos, Edwar Gonzalez, Kevin Whelan, Eric Wordekemper, Kei Igawa, Lance Pendelton, Wilkin Arias, Wilkin De La Rosa, Luis Nunez, Grant Duff, Adam Olbrychowski, Tim Norton, Austin Krum, Damon Sublett, Justin Snyder, Alan Horne, Philip Bartleski, Craig Heyer, Ronny Marte, Francisco Santana, Abraham Almonte, Noel Castillo, Zoilo Almonte, Bradley Suttle, Jose Pirela, Walter Ibarra, Jose Gil, Michael Solbach, Jonathan Ortiz, Francisco Gil, Richard Martinez, Kelvin Perez, Jose Toussen, Jairo Heredia, Emerson Landoni, Kelvin Castro, Gabriel Tatis, Francisco Rondon
Blue Jays: Brad Emaus, Adam Loewen, Jonathan Diaz, Adam Calderone, Randy Boone, Luis Sanchez, B.J. Lamura, Dumas Garcia, Ricardo Nanita, Callix Crabbe, Vince Bongiovanni, Jamie Vermillya, Scott Campbell, Al Quintana, Danny Perales, Ronald Uviedo, Matt Liuzza, Chad Beck, C.J. Ebarb, Concepcion Rodriguez, Sean Shoffit, Juan Hernandez, Frank Gailey
Rays: Aneury Rodriguez, Paul Phillips, Brian Baker, Craig Albernaz, Henry Wrigley, Rayner Oliveros, Heath Rollins, Matt Fields, Shawn O’Malley, John Matulia, Chris Andujar, Delvis Mavarez, Jairo De La Rosa, Will Kline, Ryan Royster, Stephen Vogt, Matthew Sweeney
Mets: Nick Carr, Eddie Kunz, Jose De La Torre, Ryan Coultas, John Lujan, Elvin Ramirez, D.J. Wabick, Hector Pellott, Emmanuel Garcia, Robert Carson, Raul Reyes, Orlando Tovar, Jean Luc Blaquiere, Michael Fisher, Marcos Tabata, Luis Nieves
Phillies: Joe Savery, D’Arby Myers, Tuffy Goosewich, Nate Bump, Tyson Brummett, Chance Chapman, Edgar Garcia, Tim Kennelly, Fidel Hernandez, Derek Mitchell, Michael Durant, Drew Rundle, Keoni Ruth
Nationals: Erik Arnesen, Jeff Mandel, Brad Meyers, Josh Wilkie, Michael Martinez, Seth Bynum, Brian Bixler, Boomer Whiting, Jesus Valdez, Tim Pahuta, Josh Johnson, Adam Fox, Jhonatan Solano, Zech Zinicola, Cory Van Allen, Ryan Tatusko, Jack Spradlin, Hassan Pena, Adrian Alaniz, Josh Philabaum, Daniel Lyons, Nick Arata, Jose Lozada, Robert Jacobson, Bill Rhineheart, Nicolas Moresi
Braves: Michael Broadway, Todd Redmond, J.C. Boscan, Barbaro Canizarez, Dan Nelson, Brent Clevlen, Wilkin Ramirez, Antoan Richardson, Brett Butts, Yeliar Castro, Jaye Chapman, Tim Gustafson, Shawn McGil, Mauro Gomez, Donnell Lineras, Willie Cabrera, Chad Rogers, Michael Jones, Geraldo Rodriguez, Scott Diamond
Marlins: Jay Buente, Wade Korpi, Dallas Trahern, Brett Sinkbiel, Miguel Fermin, John Raynor, Jeff Allison, Jeff Andrelyczyk, Todd Doolittle, A.J. Battisto, Kris Harvey, Garrett Parcell, Brad Stone, Graham Taylor, Ryan Curry, Kevin Mattison, Corey Madden, Ben Lasater, Thomas Hickman
Tigers: L.J. Gagnier, Fu-Te Ni, Luis Marte, Zach Simons, Thad Weber, Brendan Wise, Andy Bouchie, Max St. Pierre, Michael Bertram, Justin Henry, Maxwell Leon, Cesar Nicholas, Shawn Roof, Christopher White, Brooks Brown, Ramon Garcia, Matt Hoffman, Jon Kibler, Jay Voss, Jeff Kunkel, Diek Scram, Brent Wyatt, Kyle Peter, Wilfredo Ramirez
Royals: Edgar Osuna, Luis Mendoza, Federico Castaneda, Mario Santiago, Paulo Orlando, Eduardo Paulino, Cody Clark, Irving Falu, Kurt Merkins, Rowdy Hardy, Ben Swaggerty, Mario Lisson, Anthony Seratelli, Jamie Romak, Nick Van Stratten, Manauris Baez, Eddie Basurto, Harold Mozingo, Rene Oriental, Patrick Norris, Nicolas Francis, Matthew Morizio, Victor Marte, Luis Mendoza, Bryan Bullington, Brian Anderson, Gaby Hernandez
Twins: Ryan Mullins, Danny Lehmann, Toby Gardenhire, Brendan Harris, Erik Lis, Brandon Roberts, Dustin Martin, Brian Dinkleman, Mike McCardell, Tyler Robertson, Jeff Howell, Alexander Soto, Chris Cates, Juan Portes, Steve Singleton, Mark Dolenc, Michael Tarsi, Deibenson Romero, Yangervis Solarte, Kyle Waldrop
White Sox: Robert Hudson, Brandon Hynick, Garrett Johnson, Kyle McColluch, Derek Rodriguez, Brian Omogrosso, Miguel Socolovich, Robert Hudson, Ricky Brooks, Angel Garcia, Matt Long, Duente Heath, Johnnie Lowe, Henry Mabee, Michael Richard, C.J. Retherford, Jim Gallagher, John Shelby, Dylan Axelrod, Logan Johnson, Gary Paiml, Seth Loman
Indians: Hector Ambriz, Paulo Espino, Jose Flores, Connor Graham, Adam Miller, Yohan Pino, Danny Salazar, Carlton Smith, Steven Wright, Doug Pickens, Juan Aponte, Jerad Head, Wes Hodges, Beau Mills, Josh Rodriguez, Karexon Sanchez, Ronald Rivas, John Drennen, Chad Huffman, Matt McBride, Preston Mattingly, Jason Smit
Reds: Dallas Buck, Tom Cochran, Jerry Gil, Matt Klinker, Joseph Krebs, Mike Costanzo, Daniel Dorn, Eric Eymann, Michael Griffin, James Avery, Scott Carroll, Lee Tabor, Travis Webb, Chris Denove, Miguel Rojas, Andrew Bowman, Daniel Guerrero, Jeff Jeffords, Justin Reed, Jordan Hotchkiss, Jeremy Horst, Ismael Guillon
Cubs: Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Hung-Wen Chen, J.R. Mathes, Jake Muyco, Blake Parker, Chris Robinson, Jonathon Mota, Matt Camp, Marquez Smith, Ty Wright, Ryan Buchter, Marco Carillo, Jeremy Papelbon, Steve Clevenger, Blake Lalli, Matt Spencer, David Patton, Craig Siegfried, Smaily Borges
Brewers: Tim Dilliard, Marco Estrada, Alex Periard, Donavan Hand, Brendan Katin, Brae Wright, Robert Hinton, Chris Cody, Casey Baron, Patrick Arlis, Dayton Buller, Anderson De La Rosa, Taylor Green, Anderson Machado, Chris Nowak, Chuck Kaufield, Lee Haydel, Darren Byrd, Corey Frerichs, Mike Ramlow, Sean McCraw, Brock Kjeldgaard, Matt Cline
Pirates: Dustin Molleken, Doug Bernier, Andenson Chourio, James Skelton, Adam Davis, Jose De Los Santos, Michael Dubee, Miles Durham, Casey Erickson, Shelby Ford, Corey Hamman, Derek Hankins, Craig Hansen, Jared Hughes, Melkin Laureano, Rodolfo Cardona, Jean Machi, Matt McSwain, Kevin Melillo, Jim Negrych, Greg Picart, Jeremy Powell, Milver Reyes, Kris Watts, Casey Erickson, Eric Fryer
Astros: Jose Altuve, Colin DeLome, Drew Locke, Koby Clemens, Doug Arguello, Lou Santangelo, Carlos Quevedo, Sergio Perez, Daniel Meszaros, John Curtis, German Duran, Oswaldo Navarro, Wladimir Sutil, Brandon Barnes, Jared Wells, Bubbie Buzachero, Brad James, Michael Afronti, Kody Kirkland, James Van Ostrand, Freddy Parejo
Cardinals: Brandon Dickson, Charlie Fick, Tyler Norrick, Pete Parise, Steven Hill, Donavon Solano, Daryl Jones, Nick Stavinoha, Adam Ottavino, Amaury Cazana, James Rapoport, Shane Robinson, Andrew Brown, D’Marcus Ingram, Jared Bogany, Domnit Bolivar, Cody Rauschenberger,
Rangers: Mark Hamburger, Carlos Pimentel, Geuris Grullon, Beau Jones, Kasey Kiker, Joseph Ortiz, Chad Tracy, Davis Stoneburner, Marcus Lemon, David Paisano, Michael Ballard, Brennan Garr, Ben Snyder, Danny Gutierrez, Chris Mobley, Jonathan Green, Mitch Hilligoss, Guilder Rodriguez, Rene Osuna, Hector Nelo, Doug Hogan, Curtis Gradoville, Joseph Ortiz
Mariners: Mario Martinez, Matt Lawson, Edward Seco, Kyle Parker, Jarrett Grube, Jose Yepez, Johan Limonta, Jarrett Grube, Nick Hill, Steven Richard, Mumba Rivera, Robert Rohrbaugh, Leury Bonilla, Joseph Dunigan, Oqui Diaz, Cheynne Hahn, Jacob Wild, Luis Nunez, Kuo Hui Lo, Denny Almonte, Ronny Morla
A’s: Anthony Recker, Jared Lansford, Michael Benacka, Jon Hunton, Jeff Baisley, Corey Wimberly, Gary Daley, Derrick Gordon, Danny Satner, Neil Wagner, Jermaine Mitchell, Yusef Carter, Lance Sewell, Josh Horton
Angels: Tommy Mendoza, Barrett Browning, Paul McAnulty, Michael Anton, Robert Fish, Jeremy Haynes, Jay Brossman, Ryan Mount, Abel Nieves, Rian Kiniry, Matt Meyer, Jose Perez, Alberto Rosario, Luis Jimenez, Darwin Perez, Angel Castillo
Diamondbacks: Ed Roemer, Mark Hallberg, Evan Frey, Josh Ellis, Bryan Henry, Cyle Hankerd, Leo Rosales, Andrew Berger, Matt Torra, Clay Zavada, Jason Urquidez, Cesar Valdez, Ed Easely, Eric Groff, Josh Ellis, Kyler Newby, Tom Lane, Reid Mahon, Sean Coughlin, Bryan Byrne, Chris Rahl, Billy Spottiswood, Christian Beltre, Josh Ford
Rockies: Andy Graham, Alan Johnson, Andrew Johnston, Greg Smith, Mike Paulk, Warren Schaeffer, Chris Frey, Craig Baker, Brandon Durden, Sean Jarrett, Keith Weiser, Lars Davis, Radhames Nazario, Matt Repec, Scott Beerer, Jeff Kindel, Michael Mitchell, David Christensen, Scott Robinson, Brian Rike, Johnny Bowden, Josh Sullivan, Michael Marbry, Kenneth Durst, Isaiah Froneberger, Orlando Sandoval
Giants: Brett Pill, Mike McBride, Tyler Graham, Ben Copeland, Matt Yourkin, Daryl Maday, Adrian Martin, Felix Romero, Tyler LaTorre, Nestor Rojas, Brad Boyer, Andy D’Alessio, Ryan Lormandio, Eric Stolp, Brian Anderson, Hector Correa, Joel Weeks, James Simmons
Padres: Nick Schmidt, Aaron Breit, Matt Buschmann, Nathan Culp, Steven Faris, Colt Hynes, Alexis Lara, Anthony Contreras, Andy Parino, Quentin Berry, Craig Cooper, Hayden Beard, Nick Schumaker, Daniel Robertson, Danny Payne
Dodgers: Justin Miller, James Adkins, Tim Sexton, Jaime Pedroza, Matt Wallach, Bobby Blevins, Jesse Mier, Alex Garabedian, Jaime Ortiz, Gorman Erickson, Eric Thompson, Justin Sellers, Josh Wall, Scott Van Slyke, David Pfeiffer, Esteban Lopez, Cody White, Jesus Castillo, Matthew Sartor, Blake Bannon, Gari Tavarez, Marlon Urriola, Pedro Guerrero, Rafael Ynoa, Geison Aguasviva, Alfredo Silverio, Francisco Felix, Elian Herrera, Mario Alvarez, Jesus Rodriguez, Thomas Melgarejo, Eduardo Perez, Miguel Sanfler, Keyter Collado, Luis Vasquez, Johan Garcia, Gabriel Gutierrez, Christian Lara, Alberto Bastardo