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Friday, April 15, 2016
For the Phillies, Stumpf’s suspension will actually make it easier to keep him on the roster. Rule 5 players cannot be sent to the minors during their Rule 5 selection season. But they also must remain on the active roster for at least 90 days before they are free and clear of Rule 5 eligibility requirements. Because of Stumpf’s suspension, the Phillies don’t have to worry about carrying him on the active roster for the rest of the first half of the season. Now 32 of those 90 days on the active roster could come after Sept. 1 when the expanded rosters means a team can carry a Rule 5 pick without otherwise limiting their roster.
What this suspension indicates is that there might be a need for a rule tweak in the next collective bargaining agreement. Because as it stands right now, the risk/reward of performance enhancing drugs for a potential Rule 5 pick is often dramatically slanted toward taking PEDs.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Major League phase
1. Philadelphia Phillies: Tyler Goeddel, OF, Rays
2. Cincinnati Reds: Jake Cave, OF, Yankees
3. Atlanta Braves: Evan Rutckyj, LHP, Yankees
4. Colorado Rockies: Luis Perdomo, RHP, Cardinals
5. Milwaukee Brewers: Colin Walsh, 2B, A’s
6. Oakland Athletics: Jabari Blash, IF, Mariners
7. San Diego Padres: Josh Martin, RHP, Indians
8. Baltimore Orioles: Joey Rickard, OF, Rays
9. Los Angeles Angels: Deolis Guerra, RHP, Pirates
10. Toronto Blue Jays: Joseph Biagini, RHP, Giants
11. St. Louis Cardinals: Matthew Bowman, RHP, Mets
12. Philadelphia Phillies: Daniel Stumpf, LHP, Royals
13. Cincinnati Reds: Chris O’Grady, LHP, Angels
14. MilwaukeeBrewers: Zack Jones, RHP, Twins
15. San Diego Padres: Blake Smith, RHP, White Sox
16. Los Angeles Angels: Ji-Man Choi, 1B, Orioles
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Posted: December 10, 2015 at 11:56 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Multiple teams told Baseball America that they expect the Phillies to take Rays outfielder Tyler Goeddel No. 1 overall in Thursday’s Rule 5 draft. It it happens as expected Goeddel will become the second consecutive Rays’ prospect to be picked first in the Rule 5 draft.
Catcher Oscar Hernandez was taken by the Diamondbacks No. 1 in last year’s Rule 5 draft.
Goeddel, a supplemental first-round pick in 2011, has ranked among the Rays’ Top 20 prospects in three of the past four seasons. A move from third base to the outfield helped him this year as he proved to be a much better fit out of the dirt. He played all three outfield positions this past season. While he’s not a center fielder in the majors, Goeddel runs well and is athletic to go with one of the better approaches available in the Rule 5 draft.
Who the Reds will pick at No. 2 is much less certain. The names being bounced around the most are Cardinals righthander Luis Perdomo, a hard-throwing Class A starter who has three present pitches and solid control, and Twins righthander Zack Jones, a hard-throwing reliever who can sit in the high 90s. The Braves pick No. 3 but their target was Goeddel. With him gone (and Daniel Winkler from the 2014 Rule 5 draft still needing further big league time) they would be happy now to trade out of the spot. The Rockies, picking fourth, have also seemed willing to trade out of the spot.
Posted: December 10, 2015 at 09:28 AM | 7 comment(s)
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Corey Black, rhp, Cubs (24): Black was the Cubs’ No. 16 prospect coming into the 2015 season. There was some expectation that the short (5-foot-11) righthander would end up moving to the bullpen, but the thought was that such a move would help his below-average control and allow his 92-96 mph fastball to play even better. Black did move to the bullpen, but he posted a 7.09 ERA as a reliever last season, his poor walk rate got even worse out of the bullpen, and he fared no better in the Arizona Fall League (19 baserunners allowed in 8.2 IP).
Rafael De Paula, rhp, Padres (24): De Paula has an excellent arm with a mid-90s fastball and a potentially above-average changeup but an inconsistent slider. He was in over his head as a starter but he was much better after a move to the bullpen with a 34-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 26 innings after the switch.
Onelki Garcia, rhp, White Sox (26): Garcia briefly made it to the majors with the Dodgers before they lost him to Chicago in a waiver claim. Garcia pairs a mid-90s fastball with an inconsistent slider. His lack of control has caused issues for him but he misses bats.
Posted: November 24, 2015 at 11:27 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Corey Black, RHP, Cubs (No. 19): Black made the move to the bullpen for the first time in 2015. Though he struggles with command, he throws hard and could stick as a reliever if he throws enough strikes with his fastball-slider combination.
Onelki Garcia, LHP, White Sox (No. 22): Garcia actually made it to the big leagues in 2013 with the Dodgers. He missed nearly all of ‘14, then the White Sox claimed him off waivers. He struggled this year, but a lefty who touches 95 mph is often a popular selection.
Reymin Guduan, LHP, Astros (No. 16): Speaking of lefties who throw hard, Guduan works regularly in the upper 90s now that he’s a reliever full-time. He doesn’t always know where it’s going, but the fastball-slider combo is intriguing.
Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Astros (No. 17): The Astros have six from their top 30 eligible, a testament to how deep their farm system is. Hernandez is a toolshed with an exciting power-speed combination, albeit an unfinished one who needs to work on his approach.
Zack Jones, RHP, Twins (No. 23): The Twins have so many hard-throwing relievers in their system, they can’t keep them all. Jones is almost entirely all fastball, but it’s one that sits in the upper-90s with movement.
Luis Perdomo, RHP, Cardinals (No. 11): The 2015 Futures Gamer is another flamethrower, one who is developing as a starter. But if he’s put in a bullpen, he can run his fastball into the upper 90s, with a hard breaking ball and even a feel for a changeup.
T.J. Rivera, SS, Mets (No. 26): Though he may not be as exciting as a pitcher who can approach triple digits, all Rivera has done in the Minors is hit. He carries a career .318 average and .366 on-base percentage through five Minor League seasons, and he’s seen considerable time at all four infield positions.
Sam Selman, LHP, Royals (No. 27): The former Vanderbilt standout and second-round pick struggled as a starter when he started moving up the ladder, so the Royals moved him to the bullpen. He can touch 97 mph and his slider shows flashes of being a plus pitch, but he struggles finding the strike zone.
Dwight Smith, OF, Blue Jays (No. 13): Perhaps the choice as next year’s DeShields, if only because he is also the son of a former big leaguer. He has shown an ability to hit for average and draw walks, albeit without much power.
Alberto Tirado, RHP, Phillies (No. 14): Part of the return from the Blue Jays for Ben Revere, Tirado gave up just one earned run in 16 innings following the trade. He struck out 16 and held opponents to a .130 batting average, but he also walked 18. He’s yet to pitch above Class A Advanced, but if he can harness his upper-90s fastball, he has a chance.
Posted: November 21, 2015 at 10:12 AM | 41 comment(s)
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Friday, November 20, 2015
The 2014 Rule 5 draft was one of the best of all time, as 10 of the 14 players in the major league portion stuck with new teams. Two outfielders (Delino DeShields and Odubel Herrera) and one first baseman (Mark Canha) saw regular playing time and a number of pitchers (led by Sean Gilmartin and J.R. Graham) proved they were more than just players being stashed for the future. That list could eventually grow by one. Daniel Winkler spent most of the season on the disabled list recovering from Tommy John surgery and therefore will still need to spend additional time on the Braves’ active roster to start 2016 to meet Rule 5 roster requirements.
It will be hard for this year’s Rule 5 draft to match that level of success, but it is a reminder why this matters.
Posted: November 20, 2015 at 01:28 PM | 89 comment(s)
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