A Long List of Different Player Lists

Player lists are important.  MLB and MiLB players get transferred, assigned and moved onto many different lists on any given day.  Even more confusing for Players, a Player can be on more than one list.

Nonetheless and in no particular order, here is a short list of Player Lists you might find your name on:

Active Lists

MLB Active List (40 players)

  • Class AAA Active List (25-26 players)
  • Class AA Active List (25 players)
  • Class A Active List (25 players)
  • Class A Short-Season List (35 players)
  • Rookie Active List (35 players)

Reserve Lists

MLB Reserve List (40 players)

  • Class AAA Reserve List (38 players)
  • Class AA Reserve List (37 players)
  • Class A Reserve List (35 players)
  • Class A Short-Season List (35 players)
  • Rookie Reserve List (35 players)

Voluntarily Retired List

Restricted List

Disqualified List

Ineligible List

Military List

Suspended List

Major League Disabled List

  • 7 Day Disabled List
  • 10 Day Disabled List
  • 60 Day Disabled List

Minor League Disabled and Temporarily Inactive List

  • Regular Disabled List
  • Emergency Disabled List
  • Temporarily Inactive List

Players Signed After Rule 4 Draft

Players Signed for Future Services

Taxi Squads

Designated Players

Re-Signing of Coach or Manager as a Player List

MLB Bereavement and Family Medical Emergency List

Major League Paternity Leave List

Player Lists Management

Of course, the most important list is being on the Club’s active list.  This aside, managing which list you are on at any given time can be confusing for Players to manage.  This is true because each list is hardly public and it changes day to day.

Player Lists During the Offseason

The regular or Championship Season is one thing.  The offseason is a different animal all together.

One of the most important dates to remember is November 20.  By this date, Clubs are required to nail down their active and reserve lists.  Active and reserve lists are important because they impact the Rule 5 draft.  One of the next periods of time most critical to Players is the active list for the regular season.

Thus, watching, knowing, and following your Club’s transaction list has become increasingly more and more important.