Pirates Add Five, DFA Duke, LaRoche, Delwyn

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 Moskos, Tony Watson, Kyle McPherson, and as reported here earlier, Michael Crotta. The moves to clear space are a surprise, at least in terms of timing.  With guys like Brian Burres and Chris Leroux on...

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Who Would You Protect 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 with some of the players who could be removed from the 40-man roster to create room for those new additions.  Now it’s time for your input. Jeff Locke, Daniel Moskos, and Nathan Adcock are all favorites to be added to the 40-man...

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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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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 Krol Jeff Locke Jairo Marquez Starling Marte Austin McClune Kyle McPherson Miguel Mendez Diego Moreno Danny Moskos...

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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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