All posts tagged "Rule 5 draft"

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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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    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...

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    Pirates Add Five, DFA Duke, LaRoche, Delwyn

    Duke was designated for assignment to clear space for the Rule 5 additions. The Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, and designated Zach Duke, Andy LaRoche, and Delwyn Young for assignment.  The five players added were Jeff Locke, Daniel...

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    Michael Crotta to be Added to 40-Man?

    Crotta is expected to be added to the 40-man roster tonight. Still waiting to confirm this, but from what I've been told, Indianapolis Indians pitcher Michael Crotta will be added to the 40-man roster tonight, which will protect the right hander from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  Crotta was eligible for the...

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    Who Would You Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

    Crotta is one of the fringe prospects who could be protected from the Rule 5 draft. The deadline to add players to the 40-man roster, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, is tonight at midnight.  Earlier today we reviewed some of the players who should be protected, along...

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    Who Should Be Protected From the Rule 5 Draft?

    Locke is a guarantee to be added to the 40-man roster today. 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...

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    Rudy Owens, Diego Moreno Not Rule 5 Eligible

    Owens is not Rule 5 eligible this year. Jennifer Langosch reports today that, contrary to previous belief, Rudy Owens and Diego Moreno are not eligible for the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  Langosch explains the reasons in full, and as a summary: -Owens was drafted in 2006, when he was 18, but didn't...

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    Starling Marte Not Rule 5 Eligible

    Marte is not Rule 5 eligible this off-season. Two years ago Dejan Kovacevic took a look at the top international prospects in the Pirates' system at the time, featuring Starling Marte.  In the article, he noted that Marte was signed in 2006 out of the Dominican Republic.  Two years ago, I was...

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    2010-2011 Off Season Primer

    With the World Series coming to an end tonight, the 2010/2011 off-season officially begins tomorrow.  You can check out all of the important off-season dates on the Off-Season Calendar.  Here is a quick primer of all of the off-season topics: 40-Man Rosters Teams must reinstate players from the 60-day disabled list by...

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    Should Tony Watson Be Protected?

    There are several Pittsburgh Pirates prospects who are eligible for the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  The following players are eligible for the Rule 5 draft for the first time this December: Nathan Adcock Gabriel Alvarado Maurice Bankston Tom Boleska Jesus Brito Brian Friday Eric Fryer Brandon Holden Erik Huber Ryan Kelly Noah...

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