All posts tagged "Rule 5 eligible players"

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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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    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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    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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