All posts tagged "Rule 5 draft"

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: It’s All About Pitching

    The Washington Nationals made a huge splash on the free agent market on Sunday, announcing a seven year, $126 M deal with outfielder Jayson Werth.  The deal has gotten a lot of attention, both due to the impact of the signing on the free agent market, and the statement the Nationals made....

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    2010 Rule 5 Options: Wynn Pelzer

    Pelzer is one of the top prospects in the 2010 Rule 5 draft after the Orioles left him unprotected. The Baltimore Orioles traded Miguel Tejada to the San Diego Padres at the trade deadline in 2010, receiving one player in return: Wynn Pelzer.  Pelzer was recently rated the number six prospect in...

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    Pirates Could Trade Rule 5 Pick

    Neal Huntington said today that the pool of available players for the 2010 Rule 5 draft wasn't a good one, and that the Pirates could trade their first overall selection.  Deals involving Rule 5 selections aren't uncommon.  Last year the Washington Nationals traded the first pick in the Rule 5 draft to...

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    2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Meetings Preview

    The 2010 MLB Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow, and run through Thursday afternoon, finishing off with the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  Leading up to the meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to a lot of free agents, but have yet to make a move, outside of letting a few players from...

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    2010 Rule 5 Options: Aneury Rodriguez

    The Rays left Rodriguez unprotected for the second year in a row. For the second year in a row, the Tampa Bay Rays left Aneury Rodriguez unprotected from the Rule 5 draft.  The Rays originally acquired Rodriguez prior to the 2009 season, in exchange for starting pitcher Jason Hammel.  Rodriguez went to...

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    2010 Rule 5 Options: Adam Miller

    Miller's past prospect status makes him an interesting option for the 2010 Rule 5 draft. At one point in time, Adam Miller was one of the top prospects in all of baseball.  A first round pick by the Cleveland Indians in 2003, Miller could get his fastball up to the upper 90s,...

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    Louis Coleman and Tim Collins Not Rule 5 Eligible

    Collins and Louis Coleman aren't eligible for the Rule 5 draft. Louis Coleman and Tim Collins, two relief pitchers for the Kansas City Royals, looked like two of the best options available for the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  The decision for Kansas City to leave both players unprotected was a surprise, considering...

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    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...

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    2010 Rule 5 Draft Eligible Players: Pitchers

    Pitchers are the most popular selections in the Rule 5 draft.  Teams always have a pitching prospect who is talented, but isn't talented enough to crack his team's 40-man roster.  Pitchers are also easier to protect, as they can be stashed in the bullpen, and used in blowout situations.  The Pirates have...

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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...

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