The minor league free agency season has begun and there were 20, now former Cincinnati Reds who chose to test the minor league free agent waters. Here is the list:
|OF||Junior Felix Arias|
|RHP||Jose De La Torre|
The biggest name on the list is Sam LeCure. Perhaps the biggest prospect on the list is Junior Arias. The outfielder has several quality tools to work with, but he’s struggled to put them all together. With that said, his plus speed plays well on the bases and in center field. His struggles come at the plate, where he has tools but his unrefined pitch recognition skills leave him unable to consistently use the natural ability with the bat.
Veteran minor leaguers Marquez Smith, Hernan Iribarren, Irving Falu, Jermaine Curtis, Ray Chang, Chris Dominguez, Collin Balester, Jose Cisnero, Jose De La Torre and Miguel Celestino all decided to see if another team would be interested in their services.
Originally signed by the Reds out of the draft or on the international market, Sammy Diaz, Yovan Gonzalez, Juan Silva, Junior Morillo and Jacob Johnson also decided to see if there is another organization that would be interested in their services.
There was also one player that retired, officially: Joe Jocketty, who spent time with the Billings Mustangs in 2015 and got very limited playing time.