This information is unofficial and should not be used as fact, but as an educated guess based on what resources I do have. I have removed veterans with at least five years of service time in the majors (they can decline demotions), but have also included several non-roster players who are in the system and of note.
Players whose name appear in italics are out of options and would have to be designated for assignment. A (p) next to the year indicates that the option is pending as an option does not become official until 20 days in the minors have passed. Finally, I’ve added a column that will inform you if a player has been DFA’d and outrighted to the minors. If a player has been, that player can refuse a minor league assignment in the event they are DFA’d again and pass through waivers. Simply put, they can choose free agency over the minors. Players are allowed that option once in their career.
Last Updated: August 18, 2019.
|Player||Option 1||Option 2||Option 3||Option 4|
|Jeremy Walker||2019 (p)||No|
|Johan Camargo||2017||2019 (p)||No|
|Ronald Acuña Jr.||No|
|Not on 40-man/Non-Roster Invitees|
|William Contreras (C)||No|
|Ray-Patrick Didder (IF)||No|
|Josh Graham (P)||No|
|Cristian Pache (OF)||No|
|Wes Parsons (P)||2018||2019||No|
|Phil Pfeifer (P)||No|
(p) = Option pending. 20 days are needed in the minors for an option to be official.
(R5) = Rule 5 player. Will need to satisfy roster requirements (typically spend a season on major league roster) before eligible for demotion short of a trade.