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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Which prospects will make 40-man rosters?

Players first signed at age 18 must be added to 40-man rosters within five seasons or they become eligible to be drafted by other organizations through the Rule 5 process. Players signed at 19 years or older have to be protected within four seasons. Clubs pay $100,000 to select a player in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft. If that player doesn’t stay on the 25-man roster for the full season, he must be offered back to his former team for $50,000.

For this year, that means an international or high school Draft pick signed in 2017—assuming he was 18 or younger as of June 8 of that year—has to be protected. A college player taken in the 2018 Draft is in the same position.

There are 14 players on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list who need to be protected or become exposed to the Rule 5 Draft.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 11, 2021 at 02:05 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: rule 5 draft

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Baseball America: If There’s A MLB Lockout In 2022, What Happens To The Minors Leagues?

In the past, when MLB has either locked out the players or the players have struck, Minor League Baseball continued to play. The vast majority of minor league players are not members of the MLB Players Association, and there is no collective bargaining agreement in the minors—rules are simply decreed by MLB without any negotiations with the players.

So any work stoppage at the MLB level does not impact the minor leagues—with one big exception. Players on the MLB 40-man roster are part of the MLBPA, and as such are expected to honor a picket line (in case of a strike) or are part of the group that is locked out by owners….

The timing of the CBA expiration (Dec. 1) means that tendering contracts and 40-man roster protection decisions will likely occur as usual near the end of November. But if no new agreement has been reached by the current CBA’s expiration, it is likely that MLB free agency would be delayed until a new agreement is reached—the very structure of that free agency could change under a new agreement. It’s also possible that the Jan. 15 international signing period could be pushed back (especially if the rules for international amateur talent acquisition are changed as part of a new CBA).

But there is precedent for the Rule 5 draft to roll along, new CBA or no new CBA. In 1994, there was still a Rule 5 draft even though the owners and players were in the middle of a strike.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 20, 2021 at 10:44 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: labor issues, minor league, rule 5 draft

Monday, October 18, 2021

Baseball America: Was The 2020 Rule 5 MLB Draft The Best Of The 21st Century?

That group makes a strong case. So far, 11 of the 18 players selected in last December’s Rule 5 draft have stuck with their MLB teams. Nine of them have fulfilled the Rule 5 roster requirements—they were carried on an MLB roster without being optioned for a full season with at least half of that season on the active roster. Another two (Jose Soriano and Dedniel Nunez) spent the entire season on the injured list and still need to spend half a season on the active roster.

Only 34% of Rule 5 draft picks this century have fulfilled the Rule 5 roster requirements with their new teams. In the 2020 class, 50% of the picks have already done so, with a chance to see that number grow to 61% in the future. The 2001 (50%) and 2014 (71%) drafts are the only other Rule 5 classes this century to see half of the players or more stick with their new club.

The nine players who have fulfilled the roster requirements also makes this the third-largest class of players who stuck this century, topped only by 2014 (10) and 2002 (11). If Soriano and Nunez both do go on to meet the requirements, it will equal 2002’s mark.

But it’s not just the number of players who stuck around. This class has also been impactful.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 18, 2021 at 11:23 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: akil baddoo, garrett whitlock, rule 5 draft

 

 

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