The 2010 Rule 5 Draft is today at 9:00 AM. The Pittsburgh Pirates own the first pick in the draft, with plenty of rumors surrounding how they could use the selection. I will be following all of the draft news leading up to the draft, along with the draft itself. For a preview of the draft, check out my notebook from last night.
8:00 AM: One hour until the draft. Check out the latest Rule 5 buzz from John Manuel at Baseball America.
8:30 AM: Jennifer Langosch reports that the Pirates are likely to take shortstop Josh Rodriguez with the first pick. Rodriguez, who turns 26 in about a week, hit for a .293/.372/.486 line in 317 at-bats in AAA this past year in the Cleveland farm system. He played most of his games at shortstop, and also played second base. Langosch mentions that he...
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