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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 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 roster.  Beyond those three, the Pirates have a group of fringe prospects with no strong consensus as to who should be added.  If you could protect one of the top prospects from that group, which player would you protect?

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The Pirates also have two open spots on the 40-man roster.  If they add Locke, Moskos, and Adcock, plus one of the above players, they will need two more spots.  Which two players would you remove from the 40-man roster to create space for the new additions?

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Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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