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
Chase d'Arnaud - There's a good chan...
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