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.
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