Matt Eddy of Baseball America has the complete list of minor league free agents released two days ago by their teams. It's the most comprehensive list, and if you want to check out all of the names released, follow the link.
Most of the names are players who you won't know, but there are some former prospects on the list, some of whom may be intriguing pickups for other teams. Below are the players who are former, or in some cases still, prospects.
- Erik Cordier (ATL): The former second-round pick (2004) still has an upper-90's fastball but has never had the strikeout numbers to go with it (just 6.9 per nine innings in his minor league career). He's going to be 27 next season and has missed two full seasons (one with Tommy John Surgery), but as long as he can still hit 95-plus MPH with his fastball, someone will continue to give him opportunities to pitch.
- Adrian Cardenas (CHC): Cardenas has hit everywhere he's ever been, with the exception of his 67 plate appearance stint in the major leagues this season. He doesn't hit for much power and draws only a moderate amount of walks, but he could hit .300 in his sleep. He can also play both second and third base, and can handle left field if need be as well. His versatility and ability to hit will get him plenty of opportunities.
- Andrew Brackman (CIN): The former Yankeee first-rounder made a cameo in the majors in 2011, but 2012 saw him back in High-A ball and struggling to compete there. He's never struck out as many batters as his power arsenal of stuff would suggest. Some team will likely take a chance on him, thinking they can correct his flaws, but he's running out of chances.
- Harold Garcia (PHI): Garcia is a very similar player to Cardenas, with slightly less hitting acumen but slightly better plate discipline. He's had injury issues, however, and missed all of 2012. He'll get another shot because he can hit and play two infield positions (2B and 3B).
- Johermyn Chavez (SEA): It looked like the Mariners had stolen Chavez from the Blue Jays in a trade after his 32 home run 2010 season, but Chavez was never able to replicate those power numbers against more advanced pitching, making his strikeout numbers unacceptable.