Major League Baseball Compensation List

The compensation for 2010 free agents and potential free agents based on the 2009-10 rankings, compiled by the Elias Sports Bureau. The ranking standards were established jointly by the Player Relations Committee and MLB Players Association, to determine what draft choices are used as compensation for free agents under the 1981, 1985, 1996, 2002 and 2006 labor agreements between the Major League Baseball Players Association and the major league clubs.

Type A players are among the top 20 percent at their grouping and Type B players are among 21-40 percent in their grouping. A team losing a Type A or Type B free agent to another club receives amateur draft pick(s) as compensation. (SP: starting pitcher; RP: relief pitcher):

Type A

ATLANTA – Derrek Lee, 1B

BOSTON – Adrian Beltre, 3B; Victor Martinez, C

CINCINNATI – Ramon Hernandez, C; Arthur Rhodes, RP

COLORADO – Jorge De La Rosa, SP

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Paul Konerko, 1B; A.J. Pierzynski, C; Manny Ramirez, OF

DETROIT – Magglio Ordonez, OF

MINNESOTA – Matt Guerrier, RP; Carl Pavano, SP

N.Y. YANKEES – Derek Jeter, SS; Andy Pettitte, SP; Mariano Rivera, RP

PHILADELPHIA – Jayson Werth, OF

SAN DIEGO – Miguel Tejada, 3B

TAMPA BAY – Grant Balfour, RP; Carl Crawford, OF; Rafael Soriano, RP; Dan Wheeler, RP

TEXAS – Frank Francisco, RP; Vladimir Guerrero, DH; Cliff Lee, SP; Bengie Molina, C

TORONTO – Scott Downs, RP; Jason Frasor, RP

WASHINGTON – Adam Dunn, 1B

Type B

ARIZONA – Aaron Heilman, RP; Adam LaRoche, 1B

BALTIMORE – Kevin Millwood, SP; Koji Uehara, RP

BOSTON – Felipe Lopez, 3B; Mike Lowell, 1B; Jason Varitek, C

CINCINNATI – Orlando Cabrera, SS

COLORADO – Octavio Dotel, RP

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – J.J. Putz, RP

DETROIT – Johnny Damon, DH; Gerald Laird, C

L.A. DODGERS – Rod Barajas, C; Hiroki Kuroda, SP; Vicente Padilla, SP; Scott Podsednik, OF

L.A. ANGELS – Hideki Matsui, DH

MILWAUKEE – Trevor Hoffman, RP

MINNESOTA – Jesse Crain, RP; Brian Fuentes, RP; Orlando Hudson, 2B; Jon Rauch, RP

N.Y. METS – Pedro Feliciano, RP

N.Y. YANKEES – Lance Berkman, 1B; Javier Vazquez, SP; Kerry Wood, RP

PHILADELPHIA – Chad Durbin, RP

SAN DIEGO – Kevin Correia, SP; David Eckstein, 2B; Jon Garland, SP; Yorvit Torrealba, C

SAN FRANCISCO – Aubrey Huff, 1B; Juan Uribe, SS

TAMPA BAY – Joaquin Benoit, RP; Randy Choate, RP; Brad Hawpe, OF; Carlos Pena, 1B; Chad Qualls, RP

TORONTO – John Buck, C; Kevin Gregg, RP; Miguel Olivo, C