These would seem to be some of the likely candidates, listed by major league team with their former Independent affiliations in parenthesis:
Arizona--RHP Brian Sweeney (Lafayette, IN, Heartland League, and Somerset, NJ, Atlantic League, although he did not appear in regular season games for the latter).
Baltimore--RHP Chris Jakubauskas (Lincoln, NE, American Association; Orange County, Golden League; Florence, KY and Ohio Valley, Frontier League); LHP Alberto Castillo (Newark and Camden, NJ, and Road Warriors, Atlantic League; Schaumburg, IL, Northern League).
Oakland--RHP Mike Benacka (River City, Frontier League).
San Francisco--OF Justin Christian (Southern Maryland, Atlantic League; River City, Frontier League); LHP Justin Dowdy (Wichita, KS, and Shreveport, LA, American Association; Alexandria, LA, United League; Calgary, CA, Northern League; Rockford, IL, Frontier League).
Seattle--RHP Scott Patterson (Lancaster, PA, Atlantic League; Gateway, Frontier League).
We invite readers to help us watch for others who show up in major league games with this information sent to RWirz@aol.com.
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