2013 Rule 5 Draft Results

Each year, Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings conclude with the Rule 5 Draft. For those who are unfamiliar with the event, MLBTR offers an in-depth description, but here's a quick overview.

Players are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft if they aren't on the 40-man roster four or five years after signing, depending on the age at which they signed. Teams draft in the reverse order of the previous season's standings but aren't required to make a selection. If they do choose a player, they pay his former team $50K and must keep that player on the Major League roster all season or offer him back to his original team for $25K.

The results from the Major League phase:

  1. Astros select left-hander Patrick Schuster from the Diamondbacks.
  2. Marlins did not make a selection.
  3. White Sox select catcher Adrian Nieto from the Nationals.
  4. Phillies select right-hander Kevin Munson from the Diamondbacks.
  5. Twins did not make a selection.
  6. Mariners did not make a selection.
  7. Phillies did not make a selection.
  8. Rockies select right-hander Tommy Kahnle from the Yankees.
  9. Blue Jays select left-hander Brian Moran from the Mariners
  10. Mets select right-hander Seth Rosin from the Phillies.
  11. Brewers select left-hander Wei-Chung Wang from the Pirates.
  12. Padres did not make a selection.
  13. Giants did not make a selection.
  14. Angels did not make a selection.
  15. Diamondbacks select right-hander Marcos Mateo from the Cubs.
  16. Orioles select third baseman Michael Almanzar from the Red Sox.
  17. Yankees did not make a selection.
  18. Royals did not make a selection.
  19. Nationals did not make a selection.
  20. Reds did not make a selection.
  21. Rangers did not make a selection.
  22. Rays did not make a selection.
  23. Indians did not make a selection.
  24. Dodgers did not make a selection.
  25. Tigers did not make a selection.
  26. Pirates did not make a selection.
  27. Athletics did not make a selection.
  28. Braves did not make a selection.
  29. Red Sox did not make a selection.
  30. Cardinals did not make a selection.


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58 Comments on "2013 Rule 5 Draft Results"


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Andrew Ochs
1 year 6 months ago

Alright this is what O’s fans have been waiting for all week! Our big move.

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ColoredPaper
1 year 6 months ago

Moran was traded to the Angels, hence why he was drafted.

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smurfmonkey
1 year 6 months ago

The Jays traded Moran to Angels for international draft cap space.

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LazerTown
1 year 6 months ago

Rule 5 not as interesting anymore.

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JaysFan1996
1 year 6 months ago

Texas drafted Russell Wilson from the Rule 5 draft,

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schaddy24
1 year 6 months ago

If I was part of the Rangers ownership group, I would be deducting $12,000 from Jon Daniels next paycheck. That’s quite the expensive publicity stunt. Something tells me Russell wont be quitting his day job…

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Josh_Bresser
1 year 6 months ago

Sounds like he’ll be going to camp with them.

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SD
1 year 6 months ago

Russell Wilson has a 4yr/$3mil contract and won’t be an NFL FA until 2016. Plus he has 300 lb men coming to kill him every Sunday. Might behoove him to at least entertain other sports.

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schaddy24
1 year 6 months ago

He already played in the Rockies minor league system and couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. That’s when he decided to go back to football. NC State wouldn’t let him come back, so he went to Wisconsin, and the rest is history.

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talcha32
1 year 6 months ago

Supposedly it was done so Wilson could come talk to Texas’ minor leaguers occasionally. And for such little $$$, why not?

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schaddy24
1 year 6 months ago

That makes sense. Russell is a great public speaker, and people are drawn to his personality. Being a massive Wisconsin fan, I can attest to how quickly he won over our fans in such a short time on campus. If this was done to give MiLB players a “pep talk”, I can think of no better person.

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John Donovan
1 year 6 months ago

The Rule 5 has never been THAT interesting to me at least not as it happened. It was always kind of cool to look back at during ST though.

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Jack Conness
1 year 6 months ago

I’m not sure why the Sox got Nieto? Do they really expect him to play in big leagues this year and compete for a starting job? Dude got busted with roids back in 2011. I hope this isn’t Rick Hahn’s move for a catcher. This doesn’t fill a hole.

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Karkat
1 year 6 months ago

Probably to compete for a backup job in camp/gives them insurance. No real harm done if they decide to just send him back, right?

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Jack Conness
1 year 6 months ago

Good point.

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mboss
1 year 6 months ago

Yes but they have Phegley and Flowers already…..which both are basically the same player. And they re-signed Hector Gimenez to a minor league deal. I would have like to see them draft Kahnle from the Yanks. High upside bullpen arm that you can hide in the bullpen if needed.

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Joe Valenti
1 year 6 months ago

I love Kahnle. Interesting character but a great pitcher. I watched him pitch all season. I was shocked when the Yankees didn’t protect him

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Kevo
1 year 6 months ago

People make mistakes, he might be extremely remorseful and maybe the kid intends to do better things going forward. Rick and our scouting personnel probably see things in him that we cannot. Besides, it’s the Rule 5, who cares.

What interests me is the guy they picked up from the Rays out of Venezuela. A switch-hitting catcher, Omar Narvaez.

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Runtime
1 year 6 months ago

Why do the Jays need another reliever…? Especially one that can’t go down to AAA…

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Kevin Garnett
1 year 6 months ago

They traded him to the Angels a minute later (literally) for an Internaional Bonus slot

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$5427573
1 year 6 months ago

Draft guy in rule 5, trade him immediately, ???, Profit 200K!

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jho
1 year 6 months ago

I don’t know if it’s a profit – it’s more like increasing your salary cap money.

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GoCards11
1 year 6 months ago

Did the Phillies draft 4th and 7th or are we missing the Cubs in there somewhere/.