Pirates Rule 5 Contest – Win a Free Prospect Guide

This Friday is the deadline for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every other major league team, to fill out their 40-man rosters and protect players from the 2011 Rule 5 draft.  The Pirates currently have five open spots on the 40-man roster which can be used to protect players who are eligible for the draft.  They can also clear extra roster spots if they need to protect more than five players.

We’ve talked about the Rule 5 draft a lot on this site.  Now is your chance to predict what happens and possibly win a free Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide.  All you have to do is predict every player who will be protected by the Pirates for the Rule 5 draft.  The rules and how to enter are as follows.

Entry Form

Copy and paste the following in to the comments, and fill in your answers.

Players to be Protected:

Tiebreaker - What time will the announcement be made?

Rules

1. You must list every player who gets protected.  Your entry will lose if you don’t name a player, or if you name a player who isn’t protected.  A full list of the available players can be found here.

2. Only one entry per person.

3. Your prediction must be made in the comments below, and you must include an e-mail address (so that I can contact the winner).

4. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by a tiebreaker.  The tiebreaker will be based on the time I receive the press release, and not the time the announcement is posted on the site or Twitter.  The tiebreaker will be in Eastern Standard Time.

5. Predictions must be made by midnight EST on Friday (one minute after 11:59 PM EST on Thursday night).

6. Changes to your original answer will be accepted up until the deadline.

Winner

The winner will receive one free copy of the 2012 Prospect Guide, which will be released in mid-December.  You can currently pre-order your copy of the Prospect Guide, which is expected to ship a week before Christmas.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • http://twitter.com/baseballzchak42 Zachary Chakan

    zackchakan@gmail.com
    Players to be Protected: Matt Hague, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Brett Lorin, Starling Marte, Michael Colla

    Tiebreaker – 9:42 PM

  • http://twitter.com/pbcorbust Stephan Cheatham

    Michael Colla
    Emmanuel De Leon
    Jeremy Farrell
    Zachary Foster
    Matt Hague
    Andrew Lambo
    Quincy Latimore
    Brett Lorin
    Starling Marte
    Jordy Mercer
    Diego Moreno
    Rogelio Noris
    Rudy Owens
    Aaron Pribanic
    Jhonatan Ramos
    Justin Wilson
    Announcement Time: Friday 1:00pm

    stephancheatham@gmail.com

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q7CFRVQ4A7GHFXDUBJXJ5FJOSI Big Jay

    Protected:
    Starling Marte
    Jordy Mercer
    Rudy Owens
    Justin Wilson
    Aaron Pribanic
    Michael Colla
    Quincy Latimore
    Brett Lorin

    tiebreaker: 6:30 P.m. friday
    jup540@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    Players to be Protected: Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson,Matt Hague
    Tiebreaker – What time will the announcement be made? 3:15PM

  • Anonymous

    Protect: Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Andrew Lambo,

    Tiebreaker: Friday 11/18 at 3:10pm EST

    darial375@gmail.com

     

  • Anonymous

    Players to be Protected:
    Hague
    Lambo
    Lorin
    Marte
    Mercer
    Owens
    Wilson
    Tiebreaker – Friday 11/18, 3:45 pm
    tidlund@att.net

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AQ6H7SR5WR6ZIMZQKLZLE3YKJU Barry

    Players to be Protected:  Starling Marte, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Jordy Mercer, Matt Hague, Brett Lorin

    Tiebreaker – 2:30pm EST
     
    bminemy1@binghamton.edu

  • john.alcorn

    Players to be Protected:
    Starling Marte
    Jordy Mercer
    Rudy Owens
    Justin Wilson
    Andrew Lambo

    Tiebreaker – What time will the announcement be made?
    4:00pm EST

    jalcorn427@aol.com

  • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

    Just for clarification, you don’t have to put your e-mail address in the post.  You just need to make sure your e-mail is linked up with the account you post with (Disqus, Yahoo, Twitter, etc).

  • Anonymous

    Players to be Protected:
    Jordy Mercer
    Starling Marte
    Matt Hague
    Aaron Pribanic
    Rudy Owens
    Justin Wilson

    Tiebreaker – What time will the announcement be made?
    Friday – 3:30pm EST

  • Anonymous

    Players to be Protected:Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Michael Crotta, Andrew Lambo, Justin Wilson, Rudy Owens, Matt Hague

    Tiebreaker – What time will the announcement be
    made?
     3:15 EST
    kirk.vandergrift@pomona.edu

  • Anonymous

    Players to be Protected:
    1. Matt Hague
    2. Brett Lorin
    3. Starling Marte
    4. Jordy Mercer
    5. Rudy Owens
    6. Justin Wilson
     
    Tiebreaker – What time will the announcement be made?  Friday 9:35am

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Kokales/100001976409510 John Kokales

    Players to be Protected:
    1.Starling Marte
    2.Rudy Owens
    3.Justin Wilson
    4.Jordy Mercer
    5.Michael Colla
    6.Andrew Lamo

    Tiebreaker: Friday 9:50 am

    jkokales@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    Protect: Starling Marte, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Jordy Mercer
    Tiebreaker: 11:27 AM Friday

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Conway/1480140450 Chris Conway

    Owens
    Marte
    Mercer
    Wilson
    Hague
    Lambo
    Pribanic

    11am

  • Anonymous

    Starling Marte

    Rudy OwensJordy Mercer
    Justin Wilson
    Matt Hague
    Aaron Pribanic
    Brett Lorin

    nfed130@gmail.com | Press Release on Friday 11/18 at 2:10 pm

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1369459611 Eric Pellegrini

    Starling Marte
    Rudy Owens
    Jordy Mercer
    Justin Wilson
    Andrew Lambo

    grini81@aol.com
    Press Release- Friday at 8:40 PM

  • panthrowe

    Matt HagueStarling MarteJordy MercerRudy OwensAaron PribanicJustin Wilson

    7:11

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Huba/1463100040 Jesse Huba

    Players to be Protected:

    Tim Alderson
    Matt Hague
    Andrew Lambo
    Brett Lorin
    Jordy Mercer
    Diego Moreno
    Rudy Owens
    Justin Wilson

    9:30

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Huba/1463100040 Jesse Huba
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GOTSPKASRPN4XRRZLF5B4SCN7Q jmarter

    Justin Wilson, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, Diego Moreno, Brett Lorin, Tyler Cox, Starling Marte

    11:15 AM

  • Anonymous

    Hague, Marte, Mercer, Owens, Wilson, Welker

    9:00 PM

  • Anonymous

    Marte, Mercer, Owens, Welker, Wilson.

    7:15 p.m.

    You know how to reach me.

  • e poc

    Marte, Mercer, Owens, Wilson

    Announcement made at 2pm.

  • Anonymous

    marte, mercer, hague, owens, lorin, wilson

                       friday @ 2 p.m.

  • Evan Gross

    evanwyattgross@gmail.com
    Protected: Marte; Owens; Wilson; Hague; Lambo; Mercer; Lorin

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JBJMQDGRSHCFKOI7KRLNDGYVDU Justin M

    Starling Marte
    Diego Moreno
    Jody Mercer
    Duke Welker
    Rudy Owens
    JWilio!

    Friday 3:16 PM

  • http://www.facebook.com/keithbutcher01 Keith Butcher

    Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Duke Welker, Matt Hague
    203pm est
    tripjokerz@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous

    marte, mercer, hague, owens, lorin, wilson
       Friday@ 2 p.m.

             joellesher@comcast.net

  • Raybin

    raybin at gmail dot com

    Protected players:

    Starling Marte
    Rudy Owens
    Jordy Mercer
    Justin Wilson
    Matt Hague

    Tiebreaker:  12:01 pm Friday

  • Anonymous

    Michael Colla, Matt Hague, Andrew Lambo, Brett Lorin, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer,
    Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson

  • http://twitter.com/vabarletta Vicente Barletta

    my predictions to be protected:
    1.Matt Hague
    2.Quincy Latimore
    3.Starling Marte
    4.Rudy Owens5.Aaron Pribanic
    6. Tim Alderson
    7. Michael Colla

  • gonfalon

    Tyler Cox, Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, and Justin Wilson will be protected.

    The announcement will be made at 6:15 pm EST on Friday

    gonfalon ‘at’ rocketmail ‘dot’ com

  • Anonymous

    Players to be Protected:1. Starling Marte2. Rudy Owens3. Justin Wilson4. Jordy Mercer5. Aaron Pribanic6. Matt Hague (bye Ohlie)7. Andrew Lambo (one of you catchers report to the rail)8. Diego Moreno (one of you middle relievers too)Tiebreaker – What time will the announcement be made?    10:31 AMrichhopkins at insight dot rr dot com

  • http://twitter.com/Andy16365 Andy Close

    Players to be Protected: 1. Starling Marte 2. Matt Hague 3. Justin Wilson 4. Rudy Owens 5. Jordy Mercer 6. Diego Moreno 7. Duke Welker

    Tiebreaker – 1:30 p.m.
    aclose05@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    Starling Marte, Justin Wilson, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Matt Hague

    November 18th, 11 am

    4804036356@gaggle.net

  • Anonymous

    Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Aaron Pribanic

    Tiebreaker: 4:12 PM

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQIEZORGWUGFDT6CMFLXIQOUJY Cassandra

    Players to be Protected:michael crotta
    tim woodMatt HagueStarling MarteRudy OwensAaron PribanicJustin Wilson  12:20 pmCaryramone@aol.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Beam/100001016052787 Matt Beam

    Matt Hague
    Starling Marte
    Jordy Mercer
    Rudy Owens
    Justin Wilson
    Diego Moreno
    Andrew LamboMichael Colla

    Friday 2:19pm

  • Anonymous

    Hague
    Marte
    Colla
    Mercer
    Wilson
    Owens

    Announcement made on Friday @ 3:00PM.

  • James Wohler

    Players to be Protected:
    Matthew Hague
    Brett Lorin
    Starling Marte
    Jordy Mercer
    Rudy Owens
    Aaron Pribanic
    Justin Wilson
    Duke Welker
    Tiebreaker – What time will the announcement be made? 2:33

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1315467210 Adam Osterrieder

    Players to be Protected:Matt Hague
    Starling Marte
    Rudy Owens
    Jordy Mercer
    Justin Wilson
    Brett Lorin

    Tiebreaker – Thursday @ Noon

  • Anonymous

    protected players

    Wilson, Owens, Mercer, Marte, Hague, Lorin, Pribanic

    7:30 p.m.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YJKPLBP267ZILG7252F23OXZRU Joe Johnson

    Starling Marte
    Justin Wilson
    Rudy Owens
    Andrew Lambo
    Jordy Mercer
    Diego Moreno

    Tiebreaker: Thursday 10:43 PM

    j1976johnson@gmail.com

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QRY44RUFYPCF72BLQNEWJ6BK24 Gordy

    Players to be Protected:
    Andrew Lambo
    Starling Marte
    Jordy Mercer
    Duke Welker
    Rudy Owens
    Aaron Pribanic
    Justin WilsonTiebreaker – 6:00 Pm

  • Anonymous

    Protected- Marte, Owens, Wilson, Mercer, Hauge, Pribanic, Moreno 
    Tiebreaker- 2:00 pm 

  • http://twitter.com/DavidKaufman2 David Kaufman

    Players who will be protected:

    *Starling Marte  *Rudy Owens   *Justin Wilson

    *Jordy Mercer    *Matt Hague    announcement at 5:00    daivd_kaufman@aol.com

  • michael mawhinney

    Protected- Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson

    Tiebreaker- 4:06 pm

  • Don Sharp

    Players to be Protected:Wilson Owens, Mercer, Marte, Pribanic, Hague, Welker

    Tiebreaker – What time will the announcement be made? 7:30 p.m.

    dlsharp102@yahoo.com

  • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

    The contest is now closed. All of the entries have been copied down. Results to come tomorrow!

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