MLB player signings: 2013

Updated through Aug. 27

Sugar Land Skeeters starter Michael Nix (pictured above with York in 2011) signed with the White Sox June 6 (YDR File). He led the Atlantic League with a 1.81 ERA.

Sugar Land Skeeters starter Michael Nix (pictured above with York in 2011) signed with the White Sox June 6. He led the Atlantic League with a 1.81 ERA.

PLAYER-BY-PLAYER BREAKDOWN

The following list details the Atlantic League players who had their contracts purchased by major league organizations or professional leagues outside the U.S. during the 2013 Atlantic League season. The league sells player contracts to MLB organizations and foreign leagues during the regular season. No money changes hands if a player signs with a MLB organization during the Atlantic League’s spring training or after the Atlantic League’s season ends. The players’ minor league assignment is listed in parenthesis.
Note: Players signed during the preseason are listed, but they do not count toward the league or team total.

Mike Colla struck out 47 in nine starts with Bridgeport before earning a contract with the Tampa Bay Rays (AP Photo).

Mike Colla struck out 47 in nine starts with Bridgeport before earning a contract with the Tampa Bay Rays (AP Photo).

BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH

Mike Colla, RHP
Telling stat: 9 GS, 3.83 ERA
Signed: Tampa Bay Rays (Double-A Montgomery), June 6

Kanekoa Texeira*, RHP
Telling stat: 3.18
Signed: Cincinnati Reds (Triple-A Louisville), July 4

Tommy Mendonca (above left) posted a .419 OBP in eight games with Camden (AP Photo).

Tommy Mendonca (above left) posted a .419 OBP in eight games with Camden (AP Photo).

CAMDEN RIVERSHARKS

Marquez Smith, 3B
Telling stat: signed in spring training
Signed: Cincinnati (High-A Bakersfield), April 14

Erik Hamren*, RHP
Telling stat: signed in spring training
Signed: Atlanta Braves (Double-A Mississippi), April 18

Tommy Mendonca, 3B
Telling stat: .419 OBP, 8 Gs
Signed: Philadelphia Phillies (Double-A Reading), May 11

Paddy Matera, 2B
Telling stat: .304 BA
Signed: Cleveland Indians (High-A Carolina), June 4

Ryan Quigley, RHP
Telling stat: team-low 1.36 ERA
Signed: San Diego Padres (High-A Lake Elsinore), July 12

Kalian Sams, OF
Telling stat: played five games, going 10-for-15
Signed: Texas Rangers (Triple-A Round Rock), Aug. 8

Tim Dillard returned to the Brewers organization after just six appearances with Lancaster in 2013 (AP Photo).

Tim Dillard returned to the Brewers organization after just six appearances with Lancaster in 2013 (AP Photo).

LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS

Tim Dillard*, RHP
Telling stat: 7 IP, 0 R, 5 Ks, 0 BB
Signed: Milwaukee Brewers (Triple-A Nashville), May 3

Joe Mather*, OF
Telling stat: 13 Gs, 2 HRs
Signed: Cincinnati Reds (Double-A Pensacola), May 4

Greg Golson*, OF
Telling stat: played one game
Signed: Atlanta Braves (Triple-A Gwinett), July 30

Jason Urquidez, RHP
Telling stat: 0.25 ERA
Signed: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Triple-A Salt Lake), Aug. 6

Blake Gailen, OF
Telling stat: league-leading 35 doubles, 65 walks
Signed: Toronto Blue Jays (Triple-A Buffalo), Aug. 23

LONG ISLAND DUCKS

Ben Broussard*, 1B
Telling stat: 8 HRs, .302 BA, 44 Gs
Signed: Kansas City Royals (Triple-A Omaha), July 4

Eric Niesen, LHP
Telling stat: 3.23 ERA, 39 Ks, 39 IP
Signed: Red Sox (Triple-A Pawtucket), July 9

Dontrelle Willis*, LHP
Telling stat: 2.57 ERA
Signed: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Triple-A Salt Lake), Aug. 4

Joash Brodin, OF
Telling stat: .376 OBP, .307 BA
Signed: Arizona Diamondbacks (Single-A Visalia), Aug. 14

Former Mariners outfielder Mike Wilson posted a .406 OBP in 23 games with Somerset before signing with the Padres (AP Photo).

Former Mariners outfielder Mike Wilson posted a .406 OBP in 23 games with Somerset before signing with the Padres (AP Photo).

SOMERSET PATRIOTS

Mike Wilson*, OF
Telling stat: .406 OBP
Signed: San Diego Padres (Triple-A Tucson), May 15

Erik Arnesen, RHP
Telling stat: 30 2/3 IP, 27 Ks
Signed: Oakland A’s (Double-A Midland), May 16

Mitch Atkins*, RHP
Telling stat: 39 Ks, 43 IP
Signed: Atlanta Braves (Double-A Mississippi), June 3

Luis Montanez*, OF
Telling stat: 52 Gs, 63 Hs
Signed: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Double-A Arkansas), June 20

Jake Fox*, 1B
Telling stat: league-leading 25 HRs and 82 RBIs
Signed: Arizona Diamondbacks (Triple-A Reno), Aug. 11

SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Cyle Hankerd, OF
Telling stat: league-leading 22 HRs
Signed: Los Angels of Anaheim (Double-A Arkansas), July 22

Daryl Thompson*, RHP
Telling stat: 10-5, 3.17 ERA
Signed: New York Mets (Triple-A Las Vegas), Aug. 18

Former big league pitcher Sean Gallagher appeared in just four games for Sugar Land before being signed by the Colorado Rockies (AP Photo).

Former big league pitcher Sean Gallagher appeared in just four games for Sugar Land before being signed by the Colorado Rockies (AP Photo).

SUGAR LAND SKEETERS

Sean Gallagher*, RHP
Telling stat: 4 GS, 2.05 ERA
Signed: Colorado Rockies (Double-A Tulsa), May 14

Dustin Martin, OF
Telling stat: 30 Gs, 22 Rs
Signed: Arizona Diamondbacks (Double-A Mobile), May 22

Chase Lambin, 2B
Telling stat: .305 BA, 24 Gs
Signed: Kansas City Royals (Triple-A Omaha), May 30

Michael Nix, RHP
Telling stat: league-leading 1.81 ERA
Signed: Chicago White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte), June 6

Dustin Richardson*, LHP
Telling stat: 1.04 ERA
Signed: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Triple-A Salt Lake), June 14

Jason Bergmann*, RHP
Telling stat: 0.30 ERA
Signed: Toronto Blue Jays (Triple-A Omaha), July 5

Matt Wright, RHP
Telling stat: League leader in victories (10) and ERA (2.63)
Signed: Arizona Diamondbacks (Triple-A Reno), July 6

Jason Lane*, LHP
Telling stat: 2.80 ERA, 0.913 WHIP
Signed: San Diego Padres (Triple-A Tucson), July 21

Ryan Langerhans*, OF
Telling stat: 36 Gs, .283 BA
Signed: Toronto Blue Jays (Triple-A Buffalo), Aug. 22

Josh Judy appeared in 12 games as a reliever for the Indians in 2011. After spending all last season in Triple-A with the Reds, he earned a contract with the Angels after just four appearances with York in 2013. (AP Photo)

 YORK REVOLUTION

Josh Judy*, RHP (pictured above)
Telling stat: Signed after just four appearances, 5Ks/4IP
Signed: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Double-A Arkansas), May 2

Johan Limonta, 1B
Telling stat: 12 RBIs, 16 Gs
Signed: San Diego Padres (Double-A San Antonio), May 7

Matt Fox*, RHP
Telling stat: 5 Gs, 1.59 ERA
Signed: New York Mets (Triple-A Las Vegas), May 14

Andy Gonzalez*, SS
Telling stat: .273 BA, 21 Gs
Signed: Philadelphia Phillies (Double-A Reading), May 30

Eric Patterson*, SS
Telling stat: Team-best 13 homers
Signed: Milwaukee Brewers (Double-A Huntsville), July 12

Andy Marte*, 3B
Telling stat: Third in the league with 19 homers, 74 RBIs, batted .301
Signed: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Triple-A Salt Lake), Aug. 4

* — Denotes prior major league experience.

Johan Limonta turned down an offer from the Mexican League to remain in the Atlantic League, and he signed with the Padres after just 16 games with York in 2013 (YDR File).

Johan Limonta turned down an offer from the Mexican League to remain in the Atlantic League, and he signed with the Padres after just 16 games with York in 2013 (YDR File).

TEAM-BY-TEAM BREAKDOWN

The number of players signed by major league organizations broken down by their former Atlantic League teams.
Bridgeport: 2
Camden: 4 (not including two players signed in spring training)
Lancaster: 5
Long Island: 4
Somerset: 5
Southern Maryland: 2
Sugar Land: 9
York: 6

MONTH-BY-MONTH BREAKDOWN

The number of players signed by major league organizations during the 2013 season.
April: 0 (not including two players signed in Atlantic League spring training, where no money changes hands between At. League and MLB)
May: 12
June: 6
July: 10
Aug: 9

MAJOR LEAGUE BREAKDOWN

The number of Atlantic League players signed by major league organizations in 2013.
Angels: 7
Athletics: 1
Blue Jays: 2
Braves: 2 (not including one signing in preseason)
Brewers: 2
Diamondbacks: 4
Indians: 1
Mets: 2
Padres: 4
Phillies: 2
Rangers: 1
Rays: 1
Reds: 2 (not including one signing in preseason)
Red Sox 1
Rockies: 1
Royals: 3
White Sox: 1

POSITION-BY-POSITION BREAKDOWN

The players signed by major league organizations according to their position in 2013.

Pitchers: 18 (14 RHP, 4 LHP, and not including one RHP signed in preseason)
Catchers:
First basemen: 3
Second baseman: 2
Shortstops: 2
Third basemen: 2 (not including one signed in preseason)
Outfielders: 10
Designated hitters:
Utility:

Brian Burgamy was the Revs top hitter when he left in midseason for the Mexican League (YDR File).

Brian Burgamy was the Revs top hitter when he left in midseason for the Mexican League (YDR File).

INTERNATIONAL BREAKDOWN

The number of players signed by leagues located outside the United States through 2013.
Mexico: 11 (Yunesky Sanchez, Som, April 30; Anderson Hernandez, Som, May 14; Jerry Owens, Lanc, May 28; Brian Burgamy, Yk, June 5; Nick Green, Yk, June 7; Horacio Ramirez, Lanc, June 23; Steve Moss, SL, July 1; Chris Walker, Cam, July 6; Kelvin Villa, Bpt, July 7; Ryan Mulhern, SMd, N/A; Danny Perales, LI, N/A)
Taiwan: 3 (Ty’Relle Harris, Bpt, June 10; David Harden, Som, Aug. 8; Nick Green, Yk, Aug. 8)
Korea: N/A
Japan: N/A

PRESEASON MOVEMENT

The number of players signed during Atlantic League spring training when no money is exchanged between organizations and the Atlantic League.
Braves: 1
Reds: 1