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1998 FREE AGENTS

From the Mid-West Winter League Commissioner Office…

The following list of players have been filed for Mid-West Baseball League Free Agency based on the Usage Rules, according to the Mid-West Baseball League League Guide.  Also listed below is a list of players who have decided to retire at the end of the 1997 Mid-West Winter League Season.

C.  POST SEASON WAIVERS/ FREE AGENCY

1)    Upon conclusion of the Playoffs, and before cutting down to the 20/21/22/23 man Off-season Rosters, all players who have not met the usage requirements will be released from their teams and placed into the MWWL Pre-Season Draft.

(a)   Position Players with at least 100 PA during the MLB season who do not at least reach 50% of their MLB usage during the MWWL Regular Season in the American League, or  45% of their MLB usage during the MWWL Regular Season in the National League, are released.

(b)  Pitchers with at least 25 IP or during the MLB season who do not at least reach 50% of their MLB batters faced during the MWWL Regular Season in the American League or 45% of their MLB batters faced during the MWWL Regular Season in the National League, are released.

CARD PLAYER MWWL LG B-T BIRTHDAY AGE mlb S/B POS
1 Castillo, Frank BDB Nw R-R 4/1/1969 28   2005 P
1 Brantley, Jeff CAL Aw R-R 9/5/1963 33   2001 P
1 Osborne, Donovan CAL Aw B-L 6/21/1969 28   2004 P
1 Polcovich, Kevin CAL Aw R-R 6/28/1970 27   1998 P
1 Cooke, Steve CBL Ae R-L 1/14/1970 27   1998 P
1 Mahomes, Pat CBL Ae R-R 8/9/1970 26   2003 P
1 Smith, Pete CBL Ae R-R 2/27/1966 31   1998 P
1 Pisciotta, Marc CHI Ac R-R 8/7/1970 26   1999 P
1 Bullinger, Jim CIN Nc R-R 8/21/1965 31   1998 P
1 Graves, Danny CIN Nc R-R 8/7/1973 23   2006 P
1 Pavlik, Roger CIN Nc B-R 10/4/1967 29   1998 P
1 Bailey, Roger CRH Aw R-R 10/3/1970 26   1997 P
1 Cloude, Ken CRH Aw R-R 1/9/1975 22   1999 P
1 Moody, Eric CRH Aw R-R 1/6/1971 26   1997 P
1 Prieto, Ariel DET Ac R-R 10/22/1969 27   2001 P
1 Robertson, Rich DEW Ae R-R 10/14/1944 52   1971 P
1 Tatis, Ramon DEW Ae L-L 5/2/1973 24   1998 P
1 Walker, Jamie DEW Ae L-L 7/1/1971 26   2009 P
1 Worrell, Todd DEW Ae R-R 9/28/1959 37   1997 P
1 Sanders, Scott HAM Ne R-R 3/25/1969 28   1999 P
1 Plantenberg, Erik MGH Ne B-L 10/30/1968 28   1997 P
1 Watson, Allen MGH Ne L-L 11/18/1970 26   2000 P
1 Lira, Felipe MIC Nc R-R 4/26/1972 25   2001 P
1 Boskie, Shawn NEW Ae R-R 3/28/1967 30   1998 P
1 Myers, Mike NEW Ae L-L 6/26/1969 28   2005 P
1 Wolcott, Bob NEW Ae R-R 9/8/1973 23   1999 P
1 Worrell, Tim NEW Ae R-R 7/5/1967 30   2006 P
1 Wright, Jamey NEW Ae R-R 12/24/1974 22   2014 P
1 Harris, Reggie SCS Ne R-R 8/12/1968 28   1999 P
1 Maddux, Mike SRB Ne L-R 8/27/1961 35   2000 P
1 Eldred, Cal VAL Nc R-R 11/24/1967 29   2005 P
1 Fernandez, Osvaldo VAL Nc R-R 11/4/1968 28   2001 P
1 Roa, Joe VAL Nc R-R 10/11/1971 25   2004 P
1 Smiley, John VAL Nc L-L 3/17/1965 32   1997 P
1 Swift, Bill VAL Nc R-R 10/27/1961 35   1998 P
1 Busby, Mike WGE Nw R-R 12/27/1972 24   1999 P
1 Eshelman, Vaughn WGE Nw L-L 5/22/1969 28   1997 P
1 Haney, Chris WGE Nw L-L 11/16/1968 28   2002 P
1 Rodriguez, Frank WGE Nw R-R 12/11/1972 24   2001 P
2 Steinbach, Terry CAL Aw R-R 3/2/1962 35   1999 C
2 Parent, Mark FFS Ae R-R 9/16/1961 35   1998 C
2 Haselman, Bill FWP Aw R-R 5/25/1966 31   2003 C
2 Fabregas, Jorge HLW Ac L-R 3/13/1970 27   2002 C
2 Berryhill, Damon LBT Nw B-R 12/3/1963 33   1997 C
2 Molina, Izzy VAL Nc R-R 6/3/1971 26   2002 C
2 Lampkin, Tom WGE Nw L-R 3/4/1964 33   2002 C
3 Valdez, Mario BDB Nw L-L 11/19/1974 22   2001 1B
3 Martin, Norberto CAL Aw R-R 12/10/1966 30   1999 2B
3 Fielder, Cecil CHI Ac R-R 9/21/1963 33   1998 1B
3 Stocker, Kevin CHI Ac B-R 2/13/1970 27   2000 SS
3 Perez, Tomas DET Ac B-R 12/29/1973 23   2008 2B+
3 Blowers, Mike FFS Ae R-R 4/24/1965 32   1999 3B+
3 Lemke, Mark HAM Ne B-R 8/13/1965 31   1998 2B+
3 Stahoviak, Scott HWE Ac L-R 3/6/1970 27   1998 1B
3 Franco, Matt MGH Ne L-R 8/19/1969 27   2003 1B
3 Seitzer, Kevin MGH Ne R-R 3/26/1962 35   1997 3B
3 Duncan, Mariano MIC Nc R-R 3/13/1963 34   1997 2B+
3 Halter, Shane MIC Nc R-R 11/8/1969 27   2004 SS+
3 McGuire, Ryan MIC Nc L-L 11/23/1971 25   2002 1B+
3 Meares, Pat MIC Nc R-R 9/6/1968 28   2001 SS
3 Murray, Eddie MIC Nc B-R 2/23/1952 45   1997 1B
3 Perez, Eduardo MIC Nc R-R 9/11/1969 27   2006 1B+
3 Bell, David NEW Ae R-R 9/14/1972 24   2006 3B+
3 Paquette, Craig NEW Ae R-R 3/28/1969 28   2003 3B+
3 DiSarcina, Gary POR Aw R-R 11/19/1967 29   2000 SS
3 Arias, Alex SCS Ne R-R 11/20/1967 29   2002 SS+
3 Vitiello, Joe SCS Ne R-R 4/11/1970 27   2003 1B
3 Branson, Jeff SRB Ne L-R 1/26/1967 30   2001 3B+
3 Colbrunn, Greg VAL Nc R-R 7/26/1969 27   2004 1B
3 Garcia, Carlos VAL Nc R-R 10/15/1967 29   1999 2B+
3 Howard, David VAL Nc B-R 2/26/1967 30   1999 SS+
3 Miller, Orlando VAL Nc R-R 1/13/1969 28   1997 SS
3 Snopek, Chris VAL Nc R-R 9/20/1970 26   1998 2B
4 Pride, Curtis CBL Ae L-R 12/17/1968 28   2006 OF
4 Carr, Chuck CHI Ac B-R 8/10/1967 29   1997 OF
4 Mashore, Damon CHI Ac R-R 10/31/1969 27   1998 OF
4 Barron, Tony CRH Aw R-R 8/17/1966 30   1997 OF
4 Mouton, James DET Ac R-R 12/19/1968 28   2001 OF
4 Otero, Ricky DEW Ae B-R 4/15/1972 25   1997 OF
4 Sierra, Ruben HAM Ne B-R 10/6/1965 31   2006 OF
4 Sanders, Deion MGH Ne L-L 8/9/1967 29   2001 OF
4 Incaviglia, Pete MIC Nc R-R 4/2/1964 33   1998 OF
4 Lennon, Patrick MIC Nc R-R 4/27/1968 29   1999 OF
4 Mieske, Matt POR Aw R-R 2/13/1968 29   2000 OF
4 Mouton, Lyle POR Aw R-R 5/13/1969 28   2001 OF
4 Johnson, Lance SCS Ne L-L 7/6/1963 34   2000 OF
4 Myers, Rod SCS Ne L-L 1/14/1973 24   1997 OF
4 Voigt, Jack SLS Nc R-R 5/17/1966 31   1998 OF+
4 Gilkey, Bernard VAL Nc R-R 9/24/1966 30   2001 OF
4 Ashley, Billy WGE Nw R-R 7/11/1970 27   1998 OF
PLAYERS WHO HAVE RETIRED AFTER THE 1997 MID-WEST WINTER LEAGUE SEASON
CARD PLAYER MWWL LG B-T BIRTHDAY AGE mlb S/B POS
6 Harkey, Mike BDB Nw R-R 10/25/1966 54   1997 P
6 Tartabull, Danny BDB Nw R-R 10/30/1962 58   1997 OF
6 Chavez, Anthony CAL Aw R-R 10/22/1970 50   1997 P
6 Ericks, John CAL Aw R-R 6/16/1967 53   1997 P
6 Fernandez, Sid CAL Aw L-L 10/12/1962 58   1997 P
6 Obando, Sherman CAL Aw R-R 1/23/1970 51   1997 OF
6 Brito, Tilson CBL Ae R-R 5/28/1972 48   1997 2B
6 Karkovice, Ron CBL Ae R-R 8/8/1963 57   1997 C
6 Encarnacion, Angelo CHI Ac R-R 4/18/1969 51   1997 C
6 Dishman, Glenn CIN Nc R-L 11/5/1970 50   1997 P
6 Anthony, Eric DET Ac L-L 11/8/1967 53   1997 OF
6 Bielecki, Mike DET Ac R-R 7/31/1959 61   1997 P
6 Crawford, Joe FFS Ae L-L 5/2/1970 50   1997 P
6 Jackson, Danny FFS Ae R-L 1/5/1962 59   1997 P
6 Janzen, Marty FFS Ae R-R 5/31/1973 47   1997 P
6 Ruffin, Bruce FFS Ae B-L 10/4/1963 57   1997 P
6 Veres, Randy FFS Ae R-R 11/25/1965 55   1997 P
6 Alberro, Jose FWP Aw R-R 6/29/1969 51   1997 P
6 Coleman, Vince FWP Aw B-R 9/22/1961 59   1997 OF
6 Gallego, Mike FWP Aw R-R 10/31/1960 60   1997 2B+
6 Slaught, Don FWP Aw R-R 9/11/1958 62   1997 C
6 Valenzuela, Fernando FWP Aw L-L 11/1/1960 60   1997 P
6 Beckett, Robbie HAM Ne R-L 7/16/1972 48   1997 P
6 Blazier, Ron HAM Ne R-R 7/30/1971 49   1997 P
6 Menhart, Paul HAM Ne R-R 3/25/1969 52   1997 P
6 Brandenburg, Mark HLW Ac R-R 7/14/1970 50   1997 P
6 Cooper, Scott HLW Ac L-R 10/13/1967 53   1997 3B
6 Cummings, John HLW Ac L-L 5/10/1969 51   1997 P
6 Greene, Tommy HLW Ac R-R 4/6/1967 54   1997 P
6 Smith, Lee HLW Ac R-R 12/4/1957 63   1997 P
6 Berblinger, Jeff HWE Ac R-R 11/19/1970 50   1997 2B
6 Williamson, Antone HWE Ac R-R 7/18/1973 47   1997 1B
6 Garcia, Ramon LBT Nw R-R 12/9/1969 51   1997 P
6 Perez, Mike LBT Nw R-R 10/19/1964 56   1997 P
6 Mercedes, Henry MIC Nc R-R 7/23/1969 51   1997 C
6 Plantier, Phil MIC Nc L-R 1/27/1969 52   1997 OF
6 Daulton, Darren SCS Ne L-R 1/3/1962 59   1997 C
6 McDonald, Ben SCS Ne R-R 11/24/1967 53   1997 P
6 Naehring, Tim SCS Ne R-R 2/1/1967 54   1997 SS
6 Sandberg, Ryne SCS Ne R-R 9/18/1959 61   1997 2B+
6 Tettleton, Mickey SCS Ne B-R 9/16/1960 60   1997 C+
6 Heredia, Wilson SLS Nc R-R 3/30/1972 49   1997 P
6 Clark, Terry SRB Ne R-R 10/18/1960 60   1997 P
6 Gagne, Greg SRB Ne R-R 11/12/1961 59   1997 SS
6 Adams, Willie STO Nw R-R 10/8/1972 48   1997 P
6 Burke, John STO Nw B-R 2/9/1970 51   1997 P
6 VanLandingham, William STO Nw R-R 7/16/1970 50   1997 P
6 Franklin, Micah WGE Nw B-R 4/25/1972 48   1997 OF
6 Pulliam, Harvey WGE Nw R-R 10/20/1967 53   1997 OF
6 Robinson, Kenny WGE Nw R-R 11/3/1969 51   1997 P

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