Tag: Rule 5 draft

An Early Look at Which Pirates Prospects Are Eligible For the...

The Pirates have been buyers in some form or another at the deadline in each of the last seven years. They were solely buyers from 2011-2015, and spent 2016 and 2017 both buying and selling at the deadline. In all of those years, they typically traded prospects away who were eligible for the upcoming Rule […]
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First Pitch: Previewing the Rule 5 Draft and Eric Wood’s Chances...

The winter meetings have been quiet for the Pirates, with most of their week dedicated to the Andrew McCutchen talks, which have since ended with the Nationals moving on to Adam Eaton, and the Pirates deciding to keep McCutchen. It seemed that the McCutchen talks were holding things up, as the Pirates couldn’t really determine […]
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This Week’s Pirates Off-Season Transactions: The Remaining Rule 5 Draft Decisions

The off-season is filled with a lot of transaction deadlines, where teams need to make decisions on specific players by a certain date. The big deadline this week comes on Friday, November 18th, with teams needing to add prospects to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft in December. […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Rule 5 Draft Results

The Rule 5 draft is about to begin, capping off the 2015 Winter Meetings. The Pirates have two open spots on their 40-man roster, although they didn’t make a move last year, and are set up in position where it might not make sense to make a pick this year. There are a few guys that […]
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Pirates Protect Glasnow, Bell, Ramirez and Moroff From the Rule 5...

The Pittsburgh Pirates set their 40-man roster today, adding four prospects to the roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft in December. The 40-man roster is now at 38, and no corresponding moves were needed, since the Pirates had six open spots. The four players added were Tyler Glasnow, Josh Bell, Harold Ramirez, […]
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The Pirates Have a Lot of Talented Players to Protect in...

This is a big week for transactions across baseball, with the deadline to set 40-man rosters and protect players from the Rule 5 draft coming on Friday. Teams must protect eligible prospects from the draft by this date, and anyone not added to the roster by this point would be eligible to be selected by another […]
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First Pitch: Pirates Upcoming Roster Decisions Just Got More Interesting

We’re now two weeks away from the deadline to add eligible prospects to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. During the summer, I wrote about the amount of players that the Pirates have eligible for the draft this year, noting that they’ll have some interesting decisions to make, and […]
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The Pirates Loaded 2015 Rule 5 Class Will Give Them Plenty...

The Rule 5 draft is an event over the off-season that gets a lot of attention, although at times it might get more attention than it deserves. The big concern each year is a “roster crunch”, where the Pirates would have too many prospects to protect, and not enough room to protect them. The reality […]
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Pirates Unlikely to Make Rule 5 Pick; Could Lose Zack Thornton

The Rule 5 draft caps off the 2013 Winter Meetings tomorrow afternoon. Last year was the first year under Neal Huntington that the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t make a pick. Their 40-man roster is full, and Rob Biertempfel reports that Huntington says they aren’t likely to make a pick again this year. With full 40-man roster, […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Rule 5 Draft Preview

The 2011 Rule 5 draft takes place tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a pick in each of the last four drafts under Neal Huntington. In order to continue that trend, they will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster before tomorrow’s draft. We’ve talked a lot about […]
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