Minor League Free Agent List

Baseball America has listed the 561 minor leaguers who filed for free agency on November 6th.

This list will take a while to sift through, but on first glance, I’m intrigued by:

Flamethrower Jose Capellan;
Free-swinging, AAAA outfielder John-Ford Griffin, though he bats left and has no use for the Mets;
Onetime Met Jason Anderson, who throws about a thousand miles an hour;
Former top pitching prospect John Van Benschoten, who shares my birthday and Thurman Munson’s alma mater;
Former Yankee prospect Sean Henn, a big lefty who may blossom late;
Victor Santos, a kid I recruited out of high school and coached;
Kiko Calero, who appeared healthy in 2008 and would be paint for the bullpen wall;
Joel Guzman, once the crown jewel of the Dodgers’ organization;
Victor Diaz, the former Met who hit 25 homers and drove in 107 runs in AAA last season.

These are the Mets’ minor leaguers who filed:

RHP: Josmar Carreno (VSL), Nate Field (AAA), Nelson Figueroa (AAA), Joe Hietpas (AA), Casey Hoorelbeke (AA), Tim Lavigne (AA), Ruddy Lugo (AAA), Ivan Maldonado (AAA), Tim McNab (AAA), Brian Rogers (AA), Jose Sanchez (AA), Jose Santiago (AAA), Sendy Vasquez (Hi A)
LHP: Eude Brito (AAA), Willie Collazo (AAA)
C: Salomon Manriquez (AA), Gustavo Molina (AAA), Salvador Paniagua (AA)
2B: Andy Green (AAA), Peeter Ramos (AA)
3B: Abraham Nunez (AAA)
SS: Anderson Machado (AAA)
OF: Brian Burgamy (Hi A), Ambiorix Concepcion (AA), Casey Craig (Lo A), Victor Mendez (Hi A), Val Pascucci (AAA), John Rodriguez (AAA)

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