The Pittsburgh Pirates protected six players from the 2011 Rule 5 draft, adding Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Jordy Mercer, and Duke Welker to the 40-man roster. That left the following players eligible for the 2011 Rule 5 draft.
The first group of players are first time eligible for the Rule 5 draft in 2011.
Emmanuel De Leon
The following players have previously been eligible for the Rule 5 draft, and are eligible again this year.
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