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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 09 November 2009 16:05

MLBThe Major League Baseball Players Association today released the Elias rankings for all 183 players that have been deemed to be "potential" free agents for the 2009-10 off-season.

The term “potential” pertains to contract provisions with allow options, for either the player or club, to exercise. For example, Manny Ramirez is one such player. He exercised his player option for the 2010 to allow him to remain with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Some clubs have exercised options to release players. An example would be J.J. Putz with the New York Mets.

The Elias rankings are important in determining draft pick compensation, should a player sign with another team (a player that files for free agency can resign with their former club. Case in point, Alex Rodriguez who resigned with the Yankees in 2007)

Players are ranked as A, B, or no ranking what so ever.

Clubs that sign a Type A free agent then give their 1st-round pick to the player’s former club. The exception would be unless the pick ranks within the top 15, in which case a 2ndround pick goes to the former club. That club also gets an extra pick between the first and second rounds.

If a club loses a Type B free agent to another team, that club then gets an extra "sandwich" pick.

The rankings are based upon player stats as collected by Elias.

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RANKING PLAYER POSITION TEAM
B Garret Anderson OF AT
A Mike Gonzalez RP AT

Tim Hudson SP AT
B Adam LaRoche 1B AT

Greg Norton 1B/OF AT
A Rafael Soriano RP AT
B Doug Davis SP AZ

Scott Schoeneweis RP AZ

Chad Tracy 1B AZ

Brandon Webb SP AZ

Danys Baez RP BA

Mark Hendrickson SP/RP BA

Chad Moeller C BA
B Melvin Mora 3B BA

Rocco Baldelli OF BO
A Jay Bay OF BO

Paul Byrd SP BO

Alex Gonzalez SS BO
A Victor Martinez C BO
B Jason Varitek C BO
A Billy Wagner RP BO
B Tim Wakefield SP BO

Chris Woodward 3B BO

Chad Fox RP CC
A John Grabow RP CC
A Kevin Gregg RP CC
B Rich Harden SP CC

Reed Johnson OF CC
B Ramon Hernandez C CI

Kip Wells SP CI

Jamey Carroll 2B/3B/0F CL

Tomokazu Ohka SP/RP CL
B Joe Beimel RP CO
A Rafael Betancourt RP CO

Jose Contreras SP CO

Alan Embree RP CO

Josh Fogg SP/RP CO

Jason Giambi 1B CO

Matt Herges RP CO
B Jason Marquis SP CO

Juan Rincon RP CO
B Yorvit Torrealba C CO

Ramon Castro C CWS
A Octavio Dotel RP CWS
A Jermaine Dye OF CWS

Scott Podsednik OF CWS

Adam Everett SS DE

Aubrey Huff 1B/3B DE
B Brandon Lyon RP DE
A Placido Polanco 2B DE
B Fernando Rodney RP DE

Jarrod Washburn SP DE
B Kiko Calero RP FL

Brendan Donnelly RP FL

Ross Gload 1B/OF FL
B Nick Johnson 1B FL

Aaron Boone 1B/3B HO
B Doug Brocail RP HO

Darin Erstad 1B/OF HO

Mike Hampton SP HO
A LaTroy Hawkins RP HO

Jason Michaels OF HO
A Miguel Tejada SS HO
A Jose Valverde RP HO

Bruce Chen SP/RP KC

Coco Crisp OF KC
B Miguel Olivo C KC

Jamey Wright RP KC

Bob Abreu OF LAA

Kelvim Escobar SP LAA
A Chone Figgins 3B LAA
B Vladimir Guerrero OF/DH LAA
A John Lackey SP LAA
A Darren Oliver RP LAA

Robb Quinlan 1B/3B/OF LAA

Brad Ausmus C LAD
B Ron Belliard 2B LAD

Juan Castro 2B/SS LAD
B Jon Garland SP LAD
A Orlando Hudson 2B LAD

Mark Loretta 1B/2B/3B LAD

Doug Mientkiewicz 1B LAD

Eric Milton SP LAD
B Guillermo Mota RP LAD
B Will Ohman RP LAD
B Vicente Padilla SP LAD
A Manny Ramirez OF LAD

Jason Schmidt SP LAD

Jim Thome DH/1B LAD

Jeff Weaver SP LAD
A Randy Wolf SP LAD
B Michael Cameron OF MI

Frank Catalanotto OF MI

Craig Counsell 2B/3B/SS MI
B Jason Kendall C MI
B Braden Looper RP MI
B Felipe Lopez 2B/3B/SS/OF MI

Corey Patterson OF MI

Claudio Vargas SP/RP MI
B Dave Weathers RP MI
A Orlando Cabrera SS MN

Joe Crede 3B MN

Ron Mahay RP MN
B Carl Pavano SP MN

Mike Redmond C MN

Alex Cora 2B/SS NYM
B Carlos Delgado 1B NYM

Elmer Dessens RP NYM

Ramon Martinez 2B/SS NYM

J.J. Putz RP NYM

Brian Schneider C NYM

Gary Sheffield OF NYM
B Fernando Tatis 1B/3B/OF NYM
A Johnny Damon OF NYY

Jerry Hairston Jr 2B/3B/SS/OF NYY

Eric Hinske 1B/OF NYY

Hideki Matsui OF NYY

Jose Molina C NYY
B Xavier Nady OF NYY
B Andy Pettitte SP NYY

Bobby Crosby SS OA
B Justin Duchscherer SP OA

Nomar Garciaparra 1B OA

Adam Kennedy 2B OA

Brett Tomko SP OA

Paul Bako C PH

Miguel Cairo IF PH
B Scott Eyre RP PH

Pedro Feliz 3B PH
A Cliff Lee SP PH

Pedro Martinez SP PH

Brett Myers SP PH
B Chan Ho Park SP PH

Matt Stairs OF PH

Henry Blanco C SD
B Brian Giles OF SD

Miguel Batista SP/RP SE
B Erik Bedard SP SE
B Adrian Beltre 3B SE

Russ Branyan 1B SE

Endy Chavez OF SE

Ken Griffey Jr. DH/OF SE

Mike Sweeney 1B/DH SE

Jack Wilson SS SE

Rich Aurilia 1B/3B SF
B Bob Howry RP SF
B Randy Johnson SP SF
A Bengie Molina C SF

Brad Penny SP SF

Juan Uribe 2B/3B/SS SF
B Randy Winn OF SF

Rick Ankiel OF SL
B Mark De Rosa 3B SL
B Troy Glaus 3B SL

Khalil Greene SS/3B SL
A Matt Holliday OF SL

Jason LaRue C SL
B Joel Pineiro SP SL

John Smoltz SP SL

Todd Wellemeyer SP SL
B Chad Bradford RP TB

Carl Crawford OF TB

Jason Isringhausen RP TB

Troy Percival RP TB
B Brian Shouse RP TB
B Russ Springer RP TB
B Gregg Zaun C TB

Joaquin Benoit RP TE

Hank Blalock 3B TE
B Marlon Byrd OF TE

Eddie Guardado RP TE

Andruw Jones OF TE
B Ivan Rodriguez C TE

Omar Vizquel SS TE
B Rod Barajas C TO

John McDonald 3B/SS TO

Kevin Millar OF178 TO
A Marco Scutaro 2B/SS TO

Josh Bard C WA

Livan Hernandez SP WA

Austin Kearns OF WA

Ron Villone RP WA

Dmitri Young 1B WA

Source: MLBPA


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