2011 Rule 5 Draft Preview

Today marks not only the conclusion of the Winter Meetings, but also the annual Rule 5 Draft. If you're not familiar with the Rule 5 Draft, be sure to check out MLBTR's primer.

While most of the names that come out of the Rule 5 Draft are inconsequential, every so often there's a gem that's uncovered; Johan Santana, Shane Victorino, Dan Uggla, and Josh Hamilton have all been Rule 5 selections, so you never know when you might run into an All-Star. Here's a preview of today's action:


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  1. kldhca 4 years ago

    What time does this start and end

  2. FS54 4 years ago

    Can I see it live somewhere?

  3. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    There are some interesting picks in the Rule V draft, leftys that can throw 100+, a switch pitcher, lots of outfield speed, pitchers with great walk to strikeout ratios.  However, one of the weaknesses I saw with the Pirates last year was the fact that their pitchers couldn’t go deep into games.  So in the second half of the year, the bullpen started struggling from overwork.  Therefore, I hope the Pirates go after the minor league inning eater Terry Doyle.  His numbers aren’t overpowering, but I think he can go deep into games and this is what the Pirates might need for a middle reliever or a possible #5 starter.  We’ll see. 

  4. slasher016 4 years ago

    I think the Reds will try to draft Bryce Stowell, if he’s available when their pick comes around.

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