The 2010 Rule 5 draft will be held on December 9th, on the final day of the Winter Meetings. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the first pick in the draft, and are almost certain to make a selection. There is currently no space on the 40-man roster, although teams don't have to outright a player off the roster until December 6th, giving the Pirates plenty of time to clear a space.
I took a look at some of the most intriguing options for the upcoming Rule 5 draft in my previews of the position players and the pitchers. The question to be asked now is "who should the Pirates take"? There are many different approaches for the Rule 5 draft, whether it's drafting a project player with upside, a player who can step in to the majors right away, or selecting someone with the hopes of retaining th...
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