2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Rule 5 Draft Recap

The Rule 5 draft was completed this morning, with the Pittsburgh Pirates selecting Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians.  I reviewed Rodriguez earlier today right after the pick was made.  With J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett off the board, it’s looking more and more like Ronny Cedeno will be the starting shortstop for the Pirates in 2011. Rodriguez had success at the AAA level in 2010, and could step in to the majors in 2011...

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2010 Rule 5 Draft Live Blog

The 2010 Rule 5 Draft is today at 9:00 AM.  The Pittsburgh Pirates own the first pick in the draft, with plenty of rumors surrounding how they could use the selection.  I will be following all of the draft news leading up to the draft, along with the draft itself.  For a preview of the draft, check out my notebook from last night. 8:00 AM: One hour until the draft.  Check out the latest Rule 5 buzz from John Manuel at Baseball...

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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...

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Who Should Be Protected From the Rule 5 Draft?

Today marks the deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters, and protect players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, held on December 9th.  Teams have until midnight tonight to set their rosters, which should provide for a lot of transactions to watch throughout the day.  The Pirates have the following players who are Rule 5 eligible: Eligible From Previous Years: Adenson Chourio Anthony Claggett Craig Hansen Melkin Laureano...

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Candidates To Be Added To The 40-Man Roster

The Pirates not only will face a lot of difficult decisions in removing players from the 40-man roster, but also in adding them.  Two factors contributing to the crunch are the numerous trades in which the team acquired prospects and surprising seasons from several players who’ve been around a while.  What follows is a list of the more significant players in the system who will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft, as well as a few...

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