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.
Last Updated: March 13, 2018.
|Player||Option 1||Option 2||Option 3||Option 4 (if nec.)|
|Jesse Biddle||2015||2017||2018 (p)|
|Anyelo Gomez (R5)|
|Jason Hursh||2016||2017||2018 (p)|
|Adam McCreery||2018 (p)|
|Akeel Morris||2016||2017||2018 (p)|
|Ricardo Sanchez||2018 (p)|
|Dan Winkler (R5)|
|Not on 40-man/Non-Roster Invitees|
|Ronald Acuna Jr. (OF)|
|Kolby Allard (P)|
|Rob Brantly (C)||2013||2014||2015|
|Mauricio Cabrera (P)||2015||2016||2017|
|Ezequiel Carrera (C)||2010||2011||2012|
|Christian Colon (IF)||2014||2015||2016|
|William Contreras (C)|
|Jaff Decker (OF)||2013||2014||2015|
|Travis Demeritte (2B)|
|Ray-Patrick Didder (IF)|
|Josh Graham (P)|
|Alex Jackson (C)|
|Luke Jackson (P)||2015||2016||2017|
|Tyler Marlette (C)|
|Cristian Pache (OF)|
|Dustin Peterson (OF)|
|Phil Pfeifer (P)|
|Josh Ravin (P)||2013||2015||2017|
|Austin Riley (3B)|
|Danny Santana (OF)||2013||2014||2015|
|Kade Scivicque (C)|
|Miguel Socolovich (P)||2012||2015||2016|
|Mike Soroka (P)|
|Patrick Weigel (P)|
|Kyle Wright (P)|
(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.
* – In regards to Jacob Lindgren, it’s possible he’s used two options. In 2015, he was optioned to the minors for three months. However, he spent the entire time on the minor league DL. I’m not sure if (1) the player has to be on the active roster for 20 days or (2) Lindgren’s option was rescinded after his injury was found. Even if this does count as an option, he may still have two options left if a third option is used within five active seasons.
** – Chase Whitley is a tough one to grade. I originally had him out-of-options, but others (namely Braves Options Guy and MLB Trade Rumors) didn’t agree. In 2014, his contract is purchased and he’s sent to the minors later, but not for enough days to count as an option. I’m pretty confident he used one in 2015. He’s optioned to the minors and the MLB season begins on the sixth. He’s brought back to the majors on the 28th and later spends the rest of the year on the DL. That gives us a total of, at least, 21 days. In 2016, he’s activated off the DL and optioned on August 17. He’s brought back up on the sixth of September according to MILB.com. However, there was a discrepancy. News sources said he was promoted on the fifth. If that were true, he’d use 19 days during his demotion and it wouldn’t be counted as an option. Whitley is optioned to the minors three times in 2017 for a total of, I believe, 31 days. With that in mind, Chase Whitley definitely used an option in 2015 and 2017. We can also assume 2016 was a day short of his option because he signed a split contract with the Braves, which would imply that he has an option to use.
One final note – I didn’t include Sean Kazmar among the non-roster invitees, but he should be there. MILB and MLB.com transactions for player pages do not go beyond the spring of 2010 so I’m unsure of any options he may have used, though it’s likely he used at least one and possibly all three before 2010.