The Washington Times - October 31, 2011, 02:52PM

The official Elias rankings that determine whether or not a player set to hit free agency will be Type A, Type B or unranked was obtained by MLBTraderumors Monday afternoon and, as expected, the Nationals will not have a single free agent that will yield a draft pick if they sign elsewhere.

The Nationals have eight free agents: Rick Ankiel, Todd Coffey, Alex Cora, Jonny Gomes, Livan Hernandez, Laynce Nix, Ivan Rodriguez and Chien-Ming Wang. None, according to the Elias rankings, performed well enough in 2011 to warrant Type A or Type B status. Gomes projected as a possible Type B free agent when the Nationals traded for him from Cincinnati in July but he lost that status during his two-month stint in Washington.

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There is one other reason why the rankings are important to the Nationals, other than knowing they don’t have to offer arbitration to any of their free agents in hopes of receiving a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. The Nationals, for the first time in their seven-year history, do not have a protected first round draft pick — the breaks for finishing the season 80-81. They will pick 16th in the 2012 MLB draft — unless they sign any of the players from this list (courtesy of MLBTR and including their official Elias rank) in free agency. In that case, they’ll lose that pick.

Here’s the full list:

Type A

  • C.C. Sabathia, Yankees - 95.930 (can opt out)
  • Brandon Phillips, Reds - 91.518 (club option) Option picked up Monday
  • Albert Pujols, Cardinals - 95.200
  • Prince Fielder, Brewers - 91.200
  • C.J. Wilson, Rangers - 90.988
  • David Ortiz, Red Sox - 86.000
  • Ryan Madson, Phillies - 82.948
  • Rafael Soriano, Yankees - 82.217 (can opt out)
  • Heath Bell, Padres - 81.437
  • Carlos Beltran, Giants - 80.879 (cannot be offered arbitration)
  • Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox - 80.292
  • Ramon Hernandez, Reds - 78.947
  • Roy Oswalt, Phillies - 78.350
  • Michael Cuddyer, Twins - 77.671
  • Josh Willingham, Athletics - 77.534
  • Kyle Farnsworth, Rays - 76.586 (club option)
  • Kelly Johnson, Blue Jays - 74.725
  • Matt Capps, Twins - 73.788
  • Darren Oliver, Rangers - 72.880
  • Jose Reyes, Mets - 77.249
  • Jimmy Rollins, Phillies - 76.720
  • Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers - 75.671
  • Octavio Dotel, Cardinals - 70.922 (club option)
  • Takashi Saito, Brewers - 69.627
  • Francisco Cordero, Reds - 68.486 (club option)

And while we’re at it, here’s a list of all the players who qualified for Type B status, though those only yield a supplemental pick so there’s no penalty to the team that signs them, just a bonus for the team that loses them:

    Type B

    • Aramis Ramirez, Cubs - 71.978
    • Mark Ellis, Rockies - 71.429
    • Rod Barajas, Dodgers - 70.489
    • Vladimir Guerrero, Orioles - 70.000
    • Alex Gonzalez, Braves - 69.312
    • Mark Buehrle, White Sox - 68.508
    • Jason Kubel, Twins - 68.219
    • Frank Francisco, Blue Jays - 68.211
    • Raul Ibanez, Phillies - 68.022
    • Ryan Doumit, Pirates - 67.857
    • Bruce Chen, Royals - 67.248
    • Hiroki Kuroda, Dodgers - 66.422
    • Chris Snyder, Pirates - 65.414
    • Brad Lidge, Phillies - 64.477
    • David DeJesus, Athletics - 64.384
    • Derrek Lee, Pirates - 64.000
    • Magglio Ordonez, Tigers - 63.288
    • Edwin Jackson, Cardinals - 63.154
    • Ryan Ludwick, Pirates - 62.637
    • Aaron Hill, Diamondbacks - 62.500 (club option)
    • Yuniesky Betancourt, Brewers - 61.905
    • Kerry Wood, Cubs - 61.764
    • Freddy Garcia, Yankees - 61.240
    • Juan Pierre, White Sox - 61.233
    • Jon Rauch, Blue Jays - 61.083 (club option)
    • Jason Frasor, White Sox - 60.976 (club option)
    • Dan Wheeler, Red Sox - 60.905 (club option)
    • Cody Ross, Giants - 60.879
    • Aaron Harang, Padres - 60.294 (mutual option)
    • Wilson Betemit - 59.740
    • Jose Molina, Blue Jays - 59.586
    • Carlos Pena, Cubs - 59.200
    • Pat Burrell, Giants - 59.121
    • Arthur Rhodes, Cardinals - 59.019
    • Shawn Camp, Blue Jays - 57.680
    • Jason Varitek, Red Sox - 57.143
    • Rafael Furcal, Cardinals - 56.085 (club option)
    • Clint Barmes, Astros - 55.556