Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Minor League Releases: 3/28

This is the part I hate. Particularly when I've had the pleasure of interviewing (and getting to know) six of the names on the list. Tyler Brunnemann is, apparently, being picked up by the Angels organization. I hope to see the rest get an opportunity with another affiliate as well.

LHP Steve Naemark - Released 3/28
RHP Jose Montero - Released 3/28
1B/OF Ryan Bottger - Released 3/28
RHP Kyle Westwood - Released 3/28
RHP Tyler Brunnemann - Released 3/28
RHP Austin Chrismon - Released 3/28
C Brian Holberton - Released 3/28
LHP Jordan Mills - Released 3/28
OF Sean McMullen - Released 3/28
RHP Samil de los Santos - Released 3/21

I wish each and every one of them the best of luck.

UPDATE 3/31: Per Evan Drellich, IF Joe Sclafani, RHP Travis Ballew, and RHP Jake Buchanan have also been released. Buchanan has agreed to a Minor League deal with the Cubs.

UPDATE 4/2: After scouring the transactions pages of all the affiliates on MiLB.com, RHPs Zac Grotz and Michel Martinez were released.


  1. Bottger, Chrismon, Holberton, Mills.... I think they still had potential and wish they could have hung on. Brunneman - after all he has been thru to get where he was he has nothing to be ashamed of... he defied the odds, beat disease, and was a terrific prospect. Wish I knew the rest of the story on some of these.

  2. Thanks Rich!! Wish us luck as Angels!!

  3. I was looking forward to following Steve Naemark this year. Oh well.

  4. Good luck guys in the future. Unfortunately system is starting to get backlogged with young talent and no room for advancement.