Who Should the Pirates Take in the Rule 5 Draft?

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...

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2010 Rule 5 Draft Eligible Players: Position Players

Position players don’t get selected as frequently as pitchers in the Rule 5 draft, and for two good reasons.  Teams usually try to protect their promising position players, and even if an intriguing option is left out there, it’s easier to protect a pitcher than it is a position player.  Here are the results of the Rule 5 draft over the last four years, detailing how many players were selected by position, and how many of...

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