Last week, Ethan Hullihen had an early breakdown of the Pirates prospects who are Rule 5 eligible this offseason.
For this week's Prospect Roundtable, we looked through the list and picked the players who we would protect, along with thoughts on some players on the fringe.
Who would you protect this year? Leave your picks in the comments below.
The Pirates have a lot of prospects who will be eligible for the upcoming Rule 5 draft, but I don't think there are many "must protect" guys. My list is four deep and three of them are obvious -- and two of them could be added before the year if over. Ji-hwan Bae would likely be in the majors right now if he didn't get hurt. He was the best hitter at Indianapolis at the time. He has a nice approach at the plate and ability to mak...
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