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"


formerdraftpick
3 years 8 months ago

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

nebelski
3 years 8 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

formerdraftpick
3 years 8 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.

gradylittle
3 years 8 months ago

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

Fangaffes
3 years 8 months ago

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

Kevin Michell
3 years 8 months ago

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

$7562574
3 years 8 months ago

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

cubs223425
3 years 8 months ago

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

Mike Mark Sopp
3 years 8 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….

mike melusky
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

His control problems will keep him as a reliever.

Amish_willy
3 years 8 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.

formerdraftpick
3 years 8 months ago

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

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

Royals take Cesar Cabral from Red Sox; traded to Yankees for cash; Red Sox pout, extend Carl Crawford for an additional 3 years and $70mm to fill the void.  

commenter3346
3 years 8 months ago

Not really. You just wonder why they left Andrew Miller, who has shown that he cannot pitch, on the roster instead of someone who probably can pitch better than him (which isn’t hard).

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

Red Sox bashing aside, I mean really, what was the last move they’ve made, minor league or major league, that really has made any sense. I know I’m relentless with my opinions, but they are just such a train wreck in the way they do things. 

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Come on man, you as well as I know the Yankees can be train wrecks in doing things too. Watch them spend a fortune on Darvish

East Coast Bias
3 years 8 months ago

I hope they do!

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

Might be the best available SP this offseason for the $$$, other than Kuroda and Oswalt.

0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

Speaking as someone who knows you generally know what you’re talking about, you’re arguing with a brick wall on that one. Century will think what Century will think and the world will move on.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

lol true

chris hines
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t think they have that much interest in Darvish, not as much as Yankee bloggers and fans would have you think anyway.

ellisburks
3 years 8 months ago

Signing Beltre in 2010. That worked out pretty well for them. Trading Manny away and getting Bay then not signing Bay and getting the draft pick for him. That worked out. Picking up Salty for nothing and getting a pretty decent year out of him for less than a million. Adrian Gonzalez trade has worked out so far. The Marco Scutaro signing has been pretty good for the Sox. Starting SS (while not a superstar) had put up solid numbers for 5.5 a year. And that is with just a cursory look. I would say they have done all right in most of their decisions.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

“I would say they have done all right in most of their decisions.”

Some, not most.

The ones you listed are good.

The bad ones – Crawford for now, Lackey, Lugo, Drew, Cameron, Jenks (might be missing others but I”ll leave it at that)

Don’t worry you or I can bash the Yankees bad and good moves as well

ellisburks
3 years 8 months ago

70% of the decisions every major league team makes don’t work out. That is why they have so many rounds in the draft. You draft a bunch of people to hope one really makes it. However the Red Sox have made some great decisions and have the money to back it up (not saying they are alone in doing this). And I would still say most as there is the Lowell & Beckett deal(initial trade, and with Beckett, first team-friendly deal the last deal not so much though but it could work out), the drafting and signing long-term, team-friendly contracts of Youk, Dustin, Lester. Drafting Jacoby and not trading him when his value was low. Drafting Papelbon. Drafting Bard. Taking a flyer on Aceves when the Yankees gave up on him. The Sox got three great years out of Hideki for less than $5 total (07-09). Jenks could come back this year and kick but and become our lights-out closer. (I am not holding my breath). Not bad decisions I would say.

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

Crawford had a bad year, that doesn’t make it a bad signing; Lackey’s deal made sense at the time, but it hasn’t worked out; Drew was not a bad signing; and Jenks was hurt last year so you can hardly say that that was a bad idea at this point.

3 years 8 months ago

Drew was snot a bad signing? Put the bong down. You are completely wasted.

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

J.D. put up 13 WAR in his time in Boston; one Win is generally valued at $4.5-5.5M by the market, so if we go with the median value of $5M per win J.D. was worth $66.5M of his $70M contract and that’s even missing half a year this year.  That’s about as close as you’ll ever get to getting full value out of a free agent contract.

sf55forlife
3 years 8 months ago

saltalamacchia wasn’t free, they gave up roman mendez who is probably a B or B+ prospect for the Rangers now.

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

I agree with everything you said, however you need to put it into a little bit of context.  Roman was essentially a lottery ticket at the time (and still is really).  He was a 19yo kid who threw gas but it was flat and he needed to learn another pitch or two to make it work.  He’d also only been in the states for a year. 

He did at the time (and still does) have a pretty high ceiling, but being so young and so far away from the majors, he also had (and has) a high probability of flaming out.

It was really a deal that made a lot of sense for both side: the Red Sox get a young catcher with a few blemishes but who had starter potential, and the Rangers get a kid with #2-3 starter or closer potential, but was a pretty major project.

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

If you’re legitimately not bashing the Sox here, you seriously need to take off the pinstripe glasses for a minute.  Sure they’ve made a few moves that ended up being mistakes (or moves that didn’t make sense to begin with) recently, but they’ve also made plenty of good moves that made perfect sense.  Beltre, Salty, Scutaro, Gonzalez, extending Buchholz, all the guys they drafted were minor league moves that made sense…

3 years 8 months ago

Beltre was a one-year deal. They got lucky. A “good deal” would have been if they’d kept him around. They took a flyer on the guy and it paid off. There was nothing “genius” about it, just like there was nothing genius about Cashman signing Garcia and Colon. Sometimes, you get lucky. They overpaid on Scutaro and were one of a couple of teams that could afford Gonzalez. Soon after the trade, they gave him $20 mil a year. He was basically a free-agent signing that cost them the draft picks up front.

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

I’m shocked, shocked, that a NY fan would come up with this.

So despite the fact that Beltre put up 7.0 WAR for them and then netted them Blake Swihart and Jackie Bradley Jr in the draft, it wasn’t a good signing because you say they “got lucky?”  Marco Scutaro has been worth double his contract, so I don’t know that I would call that an “overpay.”  And just because they extended Gonzalez doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a good acquisition, he’s one of the top players in the game and a perfect fit for Fenway Park.

sf55forlife
3 years 8 months ago

hindsight is 20/20

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

Now now.. Coming from someone who gave a DH in the making 250+ when nobody else had any intention of giving them an offer within 100m of it, nor a ss 50m nobody else would have given 5-6m a year to.. lets tone it down some there….

Edit:

Flip side, is Cabral couldn’t stick as a lefty specialisy with toronto and the Rays and the NYY probably don’t have any room either for him. he was ranked pretty low, but you never know… his full page is on Soxprospects if you want to check him out.

jjs91
3 years 8 months ago

Ur assuming the angels werent gonna give arod 200 which at the time was a real possibility, and his most likely other suitor.

myname_989
3 years 8 months ago

Have to admit, I’m kind of surprised Lendy Castillo went in the Major League portion of the draft and Jiwan James didn’t.

CubsInNC
3 years 8 months ago

Could be related to a compensation package for Epstein or Hoyer.

MadmanTX
3 years 8 months ago

Heard elsewhere that Flaherty from the Cubs will probably be flipped to the Rangers by the O’s to complete a trade.

BluMule
3 years 8 months ago

The
Blue Jays made three selections during the Minor League phase of the
Rule 5 draft, taking RHP Javier Avendano from the Cardinals, 1B Gabriel
Jacabo from the Angels and C Hector Alvarez from the Mets.

riso30
3 years 8 months ago

Royals cleared 40 man space to make this pick just to trade away for cash?  This sounds like they just wanted to clear space to make a big splash.  Roy Oswalt now that CJ and Buehrle are gone?

Barvesfan
3 years 8 months ago

The Braves got the wrong fish from the Angels.

3 years 8 months ago

How did the Cubs manage to lose 2 players in the Major League phase?  I thought once you lost a player the rest of your roster was frozen…or is it just that you can pull back 2-3 players?

I assume Gonzalez will stay with Boston as part of the Theo compensation package.

goner
3 years 8 months ago

Former Pirates GM Dave Littlefield lost 5 players out of the first 6 picks from the major league portion of the 2003 Rule 5 draft.  He currently works as a scout for the Cubs, so there you go.

MannyBeingMVP
3 years 8 months ago

I am hoping the Dodgers will use their Rule 5 pick to take Jiwan James from the Phillies, if he is available.

Stephen Schmidt
3 years 8 months ago

Why did you post this after the draft was completed?

3 years 8 months ago

He’s still hoping.

3 years 8 months ago

I like the doyle pick for the twins. I know he was old for his level but his numbers were solid last year and only walked 33 in 173 innings. Seems like he is a good shot to stick.

formerdraftpick
3 years 8 months ago

I know that it wasn’t mentioned in this article, but I think the Padres ended up with a nice AAA Rule V draft pick this year with shortstop/second baseman Michael Wing.  That’s a good diamond in the rough.  Also, Pittsburgh attained Charlie Cutler during the AAA Rule V draft, a catcher who calls a good game and can hit for average.  

brian310
3 years 8 months ago

The white Sox count is at 36 and for a team that needs depth in the minors, KW should be all over this

3 years 8 months ago

you mean keeeeny as ozzie puts it

3 years 8 months ago

Anybody know…if a team takes a player in the Rule V draft, then trades him, is the player acquired required to stay on the major league roster for the season?  ie Red Sox claim Gonzalez then trade for Duarte.  Will Duarte have to be on the roster?

alxn
3 years 8 months ago

yes

alxn
3 years 8 months ago

nvm, I read your post wrong. Duarte will not have to stay on the MLB roster, but Gonzalez will have to stay on Chicago’s roster

3 years 8 months ago

Thanks very much

3 years 8 months ago

the yankees got a sleeper in meyers….he will help them down the road somewhere….6-5 with a 3.42 era in syracuse….very good strikeout to walk ratio….surprised nats left him exposed….yankees did the home work on that one…very good pick up for a rule 5 guy

3 years 8 months ago

i would like to ask boston fans a serious question…there has been talk in the papers around here about a possible reddick and someone else trade for lannan and someone else…people in dc are saying that reddick sucks but the few boston games i watched it seems like reddick has a good upside…boston fans: am i right or wrong about reddicks potential??

3 years 8 months ago

Reddick is a nice player but hasn’t shown the plate discipline that the Sox treasure.  Good defender can play all three OF positions and looks like he will fill out and get some more power.  chee1rs is right, they like Kalish more.  Hadn’t heard Lannan, more OAK rumors with Gio and Bailey possibilities.  

chee1rs
3 years 8 months ago

Reddick is real good , but they like Kalish more

3 years 8 months ago

He has never even pitched in high A or above.  The Cubs could always try him on the infield.

mrcoach00
3 years 8 months ago

If the Cubs go after Polanco, I could see them sending the rights to Lendy Castillo back to Phillies as part of the deal.  Otherwise, I agree, it was a rather risky Rule 5 pick.

The guy could barely hit his weight in rookie ball.

3 years 8 months ago

what i mean is bullpen, maybe no.5 starter…thats what i mean…maybe i shoulda worded better what i was trying to convey