All posts tagged "Rule 5 draft"

  • Analysis
    The Pirates Loaded 2015 Rule 5 Class Will Give Them Plenty of Trade Chips

    The Rule 5 draft is an event over the off-season that gets a lot of attention, although...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Unlikely to Make Rule 5 Pick; Could Lose Zack Thornton

    The Rule 5 draft caps off the 2013 Winter Meetings tomorrow afternoon. Last year was the first...

  • Analysis
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Rule 5 Draft Preview

    The 2011 Rule 5 draft takes place tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a pick in each of the last four drafts under Neal Huntington. In order to continue that trend, they will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster before tomorrow's draft. We've talked...

  • Top Stories
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Rule 5 Draft Eligible Players

    The Pittsburgh Pirates protected six players from the 2011 Rule 5 draft, adding Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Jordy Mercer, and Duke Welker to the 40-man roster.  That left the following players eligible for the 2011 Rule 5 draft. Eligible Players The first group of players are first time...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Protect Six Players From the Rule 5 Draft

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added six players to the 40-man roster today, filling out their reserve list to protect those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  The Pirates protected Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, and Justin Wilson.  To make room the Pirates have designated outfielder Xavier Paul...

  • Analysis
    Who Will the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

    Throughout the year we've talked about the Rule 5 roster crunch that the Pittsburgh Pirates will face this off-season.  Some of that has been over-blown to the point where people suggest trading prospects like Starling Marte just because the Pirates might not have a spot to protect him.  Make no mistake, the...

  • Analysis
    Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

    Marte is a must protect for the 2011 Rule 5 draft. We've reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let's review the best of the...

  • Analysis
    What Can the Pirates Learn From Nathan Adcock?

    Adcock currently has a 2.03 ERA in 13.1 innings for the Royals. Yesterday I started working on an article talking about how I'm still not sold that Nathan Adcock is completely lost.  As you may know, a player isn't officially lost in the Rule 5 draft until he has spent an entire...

  • Analysis
    Could the Pirates Start Trading Prospects Soon?

    In my interview with Neal Huntington last week, I asked him whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would be open to trading prospects for major league players.  His response was: We are getting to the point in time where we're going to be a lot more open to trading our prospects. To trade a...

  • Analysis
    Will Josh Rodriguez Make the Roster?

    In each of the last four years, Neal Huntington has made a selection in the Rule 5 draft.  In 2008 the Pirates selected Evan Meek.  In 2009 it was Donald Veal.  In 2010 they had John Raynor.  This year the Pirates have shortstop Josh Rodriguez, selected from the Cleveland Indians.  Each year...

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