As described in Minor Players, Major Dreams, Brett Mandel's excellent book on the subject, the unaffiliated, independent league teams represent a first-stop hope and a last ditch effort for players not good enough to be drafted, too old or too frequently injured to stick in the affiliated minor leagues, or just too stubborn to give up on their dreams of making "The Show."
Independent League towns are generally small, the crowds sometimes smaller. The collectibles are humble, and sometimes scarce. And, occasionally, the leagues make news for moves clearly designed to be publicity stunts (like trading a player for a bag of bats!). But the baseball is, generally, pure and the players are, mostly, accessible. And that counts for a lot.
Below is a by-no-means-comprehensive list of Jews who appear on independent teams' rosters, sorted by league and by team, as of April 17.
Golden Baseball League
Calgary Vipers: Jonny Kaplan
Long Beach Armada: Jonny Kaplan (clearly there's some roster moves or confusion on rosters here!), Justin Segal
Tucson Toros: Mark Rosen (?) – inactive
The Can Am League
Brockton Rox: Derek Kinzler
Sussex Skyhawks: Daniel Berlind, Carl Loadenthal, Zach Smithlin
Bridgeport Bluefish: Adam Greenberg, Steve Moss
Evansville Otters: Brandon Cohen
Oakland County Cruisers: Lee Rubin
Washington Wild Things: Adam Amar
Gary Southshore Railcats: Adam Klein
Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks: Zach Penprase
So, who am I missing? Are there any other independent league teams out there, other than the "big six"?