There are several Pittsburgh Pirates prospects who are eligible for the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The following players are eligible for the Rule 5 draft for the first time this December:
Add to that list these players who have been eligible for previous Rule 5 drafts:
That leaves several players who are at risk of being selected in the draft if they aren't protected by November 20th. In order to protect a player from being drafted, the Pirates would have to add that player to their 40-man roster by the November 20th deadline. There are several guys...
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