Downs, Rauch, Webb headline Kentucky free agents

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Brandon Webb; Photo by SD Dirk via Flickr

The World Series will be over by the end of the week and perhaps as early as tonight, meaning the eve of the Hot Stove league is upon us. The always valuable MLBTradeRumors recently released the list of compensation free agents. Compensation rules can get a little complicated depending on where the free agent signs, but extremely simplified version of the rule is Type A free agents are worth a first-round pick while Type B free agents are worth a supplemental-round pick. For a full explanation of the rules check out MLBTR’s breakdown here.

The Hot Stove league will be ripe with Kentucky news this offseason as the state features a number of free agents. I’ve listed them all below by compensation value. You can see the full free-agent list here.

Type A

  • LHP Scott Downs (UK) — Toronto Blue Jays

Type B

  • RHP Jon Rauch (Morehead St.) — Minnesota Twins

No Compensation

  • RHP Brandon Webb (UK) — Arizona Diamondbacks
  • RHP Todd Wellemeyer (Bellarmine) — San Francisco Giants
  • OF Austin Kearns (Lafayette HS) — New York Yankees
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