Re: 2012 Undrafted Free Agents
They just did not have openings (or needs) this year. They released former undrafted free agent Brennan May, who was hitting .323 at the time with Billings. Undrafted free agent Drew Poulk was released in spring training despite a good year in 2011. Former undrafted free agent Spencer Dickinson was hitting .365 at Billings when he was promoted and hardly got on the field in Dayton.
Not sure I can put my finger on the reason but they have very few open spots on the rosters in the low minors at the moment.
They have some guys who got big money and must play yet are not playing well enough to move up so it creates a bit of a clog.
Next year might see even more of this type of thing. You wonder how they are going to find spots for all of those outfielders at Dayton/Bakersfield, especially with guys like Arias and Buckley moving to the outfield and behind them you have Winker, Gelalich, Amaral, Pigott, etc.
I feel for a guy like Kurtis Muller, who, when he got the one chance to play everyday at Dayton for a few weeks, was the best player on the team (.940 OPS). Then he went to Bakersfield and got stuck on the bench. For many players, tough to really show what they can do when they are only playing a couple days a week.