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Old 10-30-2001, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default 6-Year Minor League Free Agents

Baseball America listed 580 minor league players that have been declared free agents as of October 15, according to the 6-year renewal pact. This pact requires a player to either be placed on a team's 40-man roster or be declared a free agent after 6 years of minor league service.
Many, including Brad Clontz of Atlanta, have major league service. Most have none.
The team with the most players declared free agents is the Yankees with 37, the fewest is the Blue Jays with 8, including former Angel phenom, Jason Dickson.
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Old 10-30-2001, 10:43 PM   #2
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There's no doubt there's a wealth of young talent out there who are eager to make a name for themselves. I bet you there are more than a few diamonds in the rough out there - the hard part is separating the players with potential from the duds. Very few players were born and destined to be a star.
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Out of those 580 I would say 10 will be future Hall of Famers
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Originally posted by bama4256
Out of those 580 I would say 10 will be future Hall of Famers
Really? I think that's a high figure. I'd venture to say 0-2 will be hall of famers. Some of those players could be a major league contributer, but not on a Hall of Fame level. I'm sure you could find a decent 5th starter or a good middle reliever. But the HOF talents aren't going to be sitting there as a Minor league free agent, in my opinion.
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