Friday, October 11, 2013

Minor League Free Agent All-Star Team

Every winter general managers around baseball scour the free agent pool for what they believe might be a diamond in the rough or just cheap organizational depth. I used Cot's Baseball Contracts to handpick a 25-man roster of players that were signed to minor league contracts for the 2013 season. I think they would have outscored the Marlins and outpitched the Astros. Check it out...

Catcher:
  • Yorvit Torrealba/COL .240/.580, 61 G, 10 R, 8 DBL, 16 RBI, -0.5 WAR
  • Humberto Quintero/PHI/SEA .237/.642, 46 G, 8 R, 5 DBL, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 0.6 WAR
Infield:
  • Lyle Overbay/NYY .240/.688, 142 G, 43 R, 24 DBL, 14 HR, 59 RBI, 0.2 WAR
  • Jeff Baker/TEX .279/.905, 74 G, 21 R, 8 DBL, 11 HR, 21 RBI, 0.7 WAR
  • Donnie Murphy/CHC .255/.849, 46 G, 23 R, 8 DBL, 11 HR, 23 RBI, 1.0 WAR
  • Josh Satin/NYM .279/.781, 75 G, 23 R, 15 DBL, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 1.2 WAR
  • Munenori Kawasaki/TOR .229/.634, 96 G, 27 R, 6 DBL, 5 TRPL, 24 RBI, 7 SB, 1.3 WAR
  • Ed Lucas/MIA .256/.647, 94 G, 43 R, 14 DBL, 4 HR, 28 RBI, 1.5 WAR
Outfield:
  • Marlon Byrd/NYM/PIT .291/.847, 147 G, 75 R, 35 DBL, 5 TRPL, 24 HR, 88 RBI, 5.0 WAR
  • Ryan Raburn/CLE .272/.901, 87 G, 40 R, 18 DBL, 16 HR, 55 RBI, 2.1 WAR
  • JB Shuck/LAA .293/.697, 129 G, 60 R, 20 DBL, 39 RBI, 8 SB, 0.9 WAR
  • Matt Tuiasosopo/DET .244/.765, 81 G, 26 R, 7 DBL, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 0.6 WAR
  • Ryan Sweeney/CHC .266/.772, 70 G, 19 R, 13 DBL, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 0.4 WAR
Starting Rotation:
  • Scott Kazmir/CLE 10-9, 29 GS, 158 IP, 162 K, 4.04/1.32, 1.1 WAR
  • Samuel Deduno/MIN 8-8, 18 GS, 108 IP, 67 K, 3.83/1.35, 1.5 WAR
  • Carlos Torres/NYM 4-6, 33 G, 9 GS, 86.1 IP, 75 K, 3.44/1.11, 0.9 WAR
  • Chad Gaudin/SFG 5-2, 30 G, 12 GS, 97 IP, 88 K, 3.06/1.25, 1.3 WAR
  • Erik Bedard/HOU 4-12, 32 G, 26 GS, 151 IP, 138 K, 4.59/1.48, 0.9 WAR
Bullpen:
  • Kevin Gregg/CHC 2-6, 62 G, 62 IP, 56 K, 33 SV, 3.48/1.37, 0.5 WAR
  • LaTroy Hawkins/NYM 3-2, 72 G, 70.2 IP, 55 K, 13 SV, 12 HLD, 2.93/1.15, 0.5 WAR
  • Neal Cotts/TEX 8-3, 58 G, 57 IP, 65 K, 11 HLD, 1.11/0.95, 2.6 WAR
  • Chad Qualls/MIN 5-2, 66 G, 62 IP, 49 K, 15 HLD, 2.61/1.23, 1.8 WAR
  • Blake Parker/CHC 1-2, 49 G, 46.1 IP, 55 K, 7 HLD, 2.72/1.17, 0.7 WAR
  • Jamey Wright/TBR 2-2, 66 G, 70 IP, 65 K, 6 HLD, 3.09/1.20, 0.9 WAR
  • Francisco Rodriguez/MIL/BAL 3-2, 48 G, 46.2 IP, 54 K, 10 SV, 5 HLD, 2.70/1.20, 1.2 WAR
Lineup:
1. JB Shuck/CF
2. Josh Satin/1B
3. Marlon Byrd/RF
4. Ryan Raburn/LF
5. Jeff Baker/DH
6. Donnie Murphy/3B
7. Ed Lucas/2B
8. Munenori Kawasaki/SS
9. Humberto Quintero/C

Notes:
This team is extremely versatile, with almost every infielder being able to play multiple positions (Overbay being the exception).  The bullpen would have been one of the best in MLB in 2013.

3 comments:

Brian Abramson said...

Imagine that move to freedom and see the walls come a tumblin closeby down.Paid tryouts worked in little league.Colleges got fired with time verses pros who would have been without them.Face to face about tryouts or imagine too many things are otherwise money solveable.

Brian Abramson said...

thirteen strikes in a row from the mound with fastest pitch ever thrown is not just minors.It's also not delayed colleges didnt scholarship.Changing occupations to remove time beaters denying.

Brian Abramson said...

Imagine that move to freedom and see the walls come a tumblin closeby down.Paid tryouts worked in little league.Colleges got fired with time verses pros who would have been without them.Face to face about tryouts or imagine too many things are otherwise money solveable.