One of the staples of the Hot Stove League is the minor league contract. Teams hand them out to aging veterans, players coming off injuries, guys looking for one last shot to extend their careers, stuff like that. Now that we're just over one-third of the way through the season, let's discuss some players who've made the most of their opportunity.
Here's some notable performances:
- Livan Hernandez: 3.88 ERA in 11 starts coming into tonight for the Mets.
- Omar Vizquel: .345-.379-.455 in 60 plate appearances while playing short, second, and even some third for the Rangers.
- Juan Uribe: .296-.317-.435 in 121 plate appearance for the Giants. He's played all over the infield.
- Adam Kennedy: .328-.406-.525 in 140 plate appeances for the A's after signing with the Rays.
Who do you think has been the best player after signing a minor league deal this past offseason? Anyone I miss?