2011 Rule 5 Draft Results

Rule 5 players must stay with their new big league club all year or be offered back to the old team. MLB.com has a full recap of both the Major League and minor league portions of the draft. The results of the Major League phase are listed below:

  1. Astros take Rhiner Cruz from Mets.
  2. Twins take Terry Doyle from White Sox.
  3. Mariners take Lucas Luetge from Brewers.
  4. Orioles take Ryan Flaherty from Cubs.
  5. Royals take Cesar Cabral from Red Sox; traded to Yankees for cash.
  6. Cubs take Lendy Castillo from Phillies.
  7. Padres
  8. Pirates take Gustavo Nunez from Tigers.
  9. Marlins
  10. Rockies
  11. Athletics
  12. Mets
  13. White Sox
  14. Reds
  15. Indians
  16. Nationals
  17. Blue Jays
  18. Dodgers
  19. Angels
  20. Giants
  21. Braves take Robert Fish from Angels.
  22. Cardinals take Erik Komatsu from Nationals.
  23. Red Sox take Marwin Gonzalez from Cubs, traded to Astros for Marco Duarte
  24. Rays
  25. Diamondbacks take Brett Lorin from Pirates.
  26. Tigers
  27. Brewers
  28. Rangers
  29. Yankees take Brad Meyers from Nationals.
  30. Phillies


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62 Comments on "2011 Rule 5 Draft Results"


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formerdraftpick
3 years 6 months ago

The Pirates took Nunez? Isn’t that the same talent as Pedro Ciriaco but with a different name?

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nebelski
3 years 6 months ago

They had to make room on the roster for him?  With acquiring Navarro, what need do they have for this guy?  GOODNESS!  LOL

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formerdraftpick
3 years 6 months ago

Unless they intend to package and trade him. I really thought they would have picked a left handed pitcher. I’m also surprised no one went for switch pitcher Pat Venditte.

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gradylittle
3 years 6 months ago

Looks like the Sox got that right handed bat they desperately needed. 

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Fangaffes
3 years 6 months ago

What Sox are those?  White Sox ddn’t take anyone.  The Red Sox got a bad pitcher.

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Kevin Michell
3 years 6 months ago

gradylittle made that comment before Marwin was flipped to the Astros.

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$7562574
3 years 6 months ago

robert fish! it’s like the third time he’s taken! the braves will return him back.

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cubs223425
3 years 6 months ago

I had seen that Trevor Crowe was eligible for the draft. Did no one want him? I find that surprising.

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Mike Mark Sopp
3 years 6 months ago

You shouldn’t.  His upside is #4 of.  And more likely a #5 of.  Finding someone who can do what he does shouldn’t be difficult.  The problem is outside of Choo and maybe Nick Weglarz (if he can stay healthy) those are the only Ofs the Indians have in their higher organization….

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mike melusky
3 years 6 months ago

The Pirates got Aaron Poreda…  sneaky pickup, he was the centerpiece in the Jake Peavy trade a few years back.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

His control problems will keep him as a reliever.

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Amish_willy
3 years 6 months ago

His opponent line says it all: .252/.402/.327 – if he could find home plate he could be a dominate lefty reliever, but doubt it happens in 2012 if ever.

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formerdraftpick
3 years 6 months ago

The Pirates love picking up pitchers where the walks are equal or greater that the strikeouts made.