Marte is a must protect for the 2011 Rule 5 draft.

We've reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let's review the best of the first time eligible players, broken down by category.  The categories will be:

Must Protect - The obvious choices

Good Talent - Guys with the talent, but lacking the results

Depth - Guys who are putting up good numbers, but ultimately fill a depth role, like a backup catcher or a bullpen arm

Fringe - Fringe prospects who have a good tool, but stand little chance of being protected, and probably won't be more than a bench player in the majors

MUST PROTECT

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