2018 MLB Pro Player Auction List
League Office Releases List MLB Pro Auction Players
The 2018 Winter Meetings Player Auction takes place from Sunday, January 7th to Wednesday, January 10th,
The Player Auction will be done in two parts – Part 1: Sunday — Part 2: Tuesday
The auctioneer will determine how many players are auctioned in a night and how many will be auctioned in total.
- When the auction begins, one player will be posted in the chat room at a time. The players and order will be determined by the auctioneer. The bidding will start at $250,000
- Bids are only allowed in increments of $50k, and that is also the minimum increase. Please post your team’s abbreviation when bidding (for example: “MIA $350k”, “CLE $250k”, “NYY 3.5M”).
- Once the bidding dies down, the top bidder will be awarded the player after final “going once, going twice, gone” style bidding opportunity is given.
*Boston 2B Will Middlebrooks
*Boston LF Kyle Blanks
*Boston Jose Campos AAA
*Chicago White Sox RP Bill Bray
*Chicago White Sox LF Charlie Blackmon
*Chicago White Sox LF Matt Clark
Cincinnati RP- Edward Mujica
Cincinnati RP- Edwin Carl
Cincinnati SS- Jorge Martinez
*Cleveland LeVon Washington (AAA)
*Cleveland Tony Thompson (AAA)
*Cleveland Victor Black
Colorado SS Jose Iglesias – ELITE defensive shortstop. is worth 1-2 war on defense alone, great utility infielder or starting SS if you are in a rut.
Colorado RF Tyler Massey – 4th OF type. Is young and has proven his worth with the bat, potentially worth a gamble.
Colorado OF Corey Dickerson – Clubhouse leader. Great for a rebuild.
Houston CF Rich G. Baker (AA) 22-yr old with elite power and gold glove defense in LF ready for ML
Houston RP Paris Shewey (AAA) LH reliever who can be a solid specialist
Houston CL Manuel Mata (AAA) 40 saves and a 1.45 ERA out of the RH
LA Angels RP Melvin Blake RH specialist
LA Dodgers SP Jair Jurrjens (MLB) Jair was a nice piece for the Dodgers in 2017 but with new additions to the pitching staff he will have to be relegated to the bullpen. Putting him up for auction so that he has the opportunity to start elsewhere. Plus a bonus for NL teams, he can really swing the bat.
LA Dodgers RP Nick Tropeano (AAA) Nick appeared only in one game for the Dodgers in 2017, spending most of his time putting up nice numbers at AA Tulsa. While he has started his entire minor league career, he’s probably destined for the bullpen.
Milwaukee 1B Chris Marrero (MLB) Produced at least 1.5 WAR over the last three years, hit nearly 20 HR on a down season, plenty of potential as a bat.
Milwaukee OF Hunter Pence (MLB) Hunter is going to be a solid fourth outfielder for you. Under contract at a reasonable rate for two seasons, Pence will be a hard-worker for a playoff team. Produced 0.8 WAR over just 42 games in Milwaukee, still got kick left in him.
Pittsburgh RP Ryan Kussmaul High strikeout/high BB reliever
Pittsburgh DH/C Jim Monk Showed promise in short bursts in the majors a year ago with the bat, but poor with the glove.
*San Diego Padres SP Kyle McPherson – Can be RP/SP in a pinch. Three solid pitches. Very popular nationally if you need a fan rating boost.SP Kyle McPherson – Can be RP/SP in a pinch. Three solid pitches. Very popular nationally if you need a fan rating boost.
*San Diego Padres RP Blaine Howell – Effective LOOGY out of the pen. No room for him on the big club.
*San Diego Padres 1B David Chester – Great defense and power. Could hit many bombs in a smaller park.
*St. Louis Cardinals RP Enrique Diaz
*St. Louis Cardinals 1B Yonder Alonso
*St. Louis Cardinals Nelvin Fuentes
Tampa Bay SS Dorssys Paulino Solid SS prospect! Shuttled around a bit in 2017, but settled in at SA with .306/.387/.476 line
Tampa Bay RF Drew Vettelson Got a nice boost into 18 and solid ratings, .299/.374/.401 in 180ish AAA PA in ’17
Tampa Bay MR Aaron Dott – LHRP struggled in 16.2 ML innings, but was lights out in AAA Durham, 2.02 FIP
Washington P Tyson Ross
Washington OF J.P. Ramirez
Washington OF Kole Calhoun
*Late Submission – Will be auctioned subject to time being available for auctioneer on the second night of auctions.