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Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Rule 5 Eligible Players

Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Rule 5 Eligible Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates protected Jeff Locke, Daniel Moskos, Michael Crotta, Tony Watson, and Kyle McPherson from the 2010 Rule 5 draft, although the following players were left unprotected, and are at risk of being selected by another team in the December 9th draft.

Eligible From Previous Years:

Adenson Chourio
Anthony Claggett
Craig Hansen
Melkin Laureano
Michaelangel Trinidad
Adam Davis
Michael Dubee
Miles Durham
Casey Erickson
Shelby Ford
Jared Hughes
Matt McSwain
Jim Negrych
Jordan Newton
Kris Watts

First Time Eligible in 2010:

Nathan Adcock
Eric Avila
Jesus Brito
Brandon Holden
Austin McClune
Miguel Mendez
Gerlis Rodriguez
Gabriel Alvarado
Maurice Bankston
Tom Boleska
Brian Friday
Eric Fryer
Erik Huber
Ryan Kelly
Noah Krol
Jairo Marquez
Eliecer Navarro
Anthony Norman
Andy Vasquez
Duke Welker

Notable Players:

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Nathan Adcock: Adcock had a big year in 2010,...

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