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2017 MLB Rule 5 Draft Selections


The Rule 5 draft marks the end of the MLB Winter Meetings, and only teams with space on their 40 man roster can pick up any players.

Here are a few rules courtesy of of how the draft works:

A team that selects a player in the Rule 5 Draft pays $50,000 to the team from which he was selected. The receiving team must then keep the player on the Major League 25-man roster for the entirety of the next season, and the selected player must remain active (not on the disabled list) for a minimum of 90 days. If the player does not remain on the Major League roster, he is offered back to the team he was selected from for $25,000. If his original team declines, the receiving team may waive the player.

Once a player is selected, he is automatically assigned to his new organization’s 40-man roster.

Players who were signed when they were 19 or older and have played in professional baseball for four years are eligible, as are players who were signed at 18 and have played in pro ball for five years.

All players on a Major League Baseball team’s 40-man roster, regardless of other eligibility factors, are “protected” and ineligible for the Rule 5 Draft.

Here are the current picks, keep refreshing for updates.

Major League Results

(Selecting Team: Player, POS, (Team prior to draft)

Round 1 

1. Tigers: Victor Reyes, OF (D-Backs)
2. Giants: Julian Fernandez, RHP (Rockies)
3. Phillies: Nick Burdi, RHP (Twins)
4. White Sox: Carlos Tocci, OF (Phillies)
5. Reds: Brad Keller, RHP (D-Backs)
6. Mets: Burch Smith, RHP (Rays) Traded to Royals for Cash and Player TBD
7. Braves: Anyelo Gomez, RHP (Yankees)
8. Pirates: Jordan Milbrath, RHP (Indians)
9. Orioles: Nestor Cortes, LHP (Yankees)
10. Marlins: Elieser Hernandez, RHP (Astros)
11. Mariners: Mike Ford, 1B (Yankees)
12. Angels: Luke Bard (Twins)
13. Twins: Tyler Kinley, RHP (Marlins)
14. D-Backs: Albert Suarez, RHP (Giants)
15. Astros: Anthony Gose (Rangers)

Round 2

16. Orioles: Pedro Araujo (Cubs)
17. Marlins: Brett Graves, RHP (A’s)

Round 3

18. Orioles: Jose Mesa, RHP (Yankees)

Triple A Results

Round 1 

1. Giants: Eduardo Rivera, RHP (Reds)
2. White Sox: Yermin Mercedes, C (Orioles)
3. Reds: Mitch Nay, 3B (Blue Jays)
4. Mets: Andrew Ely, 2B (Cubs)
5. Padres: Jose Medina, LHP (Mets)
6. Braves: Skyler Ewing, 1B (Giants)
7. A’s: Brallan Perez (Orioles)
8. Pirates: Damien Magnifico, RHP(Angels)
9. Orioles: Martin Cervenka, C (Giants)
10. Blue Jays: Andrew Muren, RHP (Giants)
11. Marlins: BJ Lopez, C (D-backs)
12. Mariners: Joe Odom, C (Braves)
13. Rangers: Locke St. John, LHP (Tigers)
14. Rays: Francisco German (Tigers)
15. Angels: Riley Unroe, SS (Rays)
16. Royals: Daniel Duarte, RHP (Rangers)
17. Cardinals: Angel Moreno, OF (Rays)
18. Twins: Yancarlos Baez, RHP (Yankees)
19. Rockies: Mitch Horacek, LHP (Orioles)
20. Yankees: Junior Soto, OF  (Indians)
21. D-backs: Jay Gonzalez, CF (Orioles)
22. Red Sox: Andrew Ferguson, RHP (Royals)
23. Nationals: Jacob Wilson, 2B (Cardinals)
24. Astros: Chris Nunn, LHP (Cubs)
25. Indians: Robert Orlan, LHP (Nationals)
26. Dodgers: Angelo Mora, SS (Orioles)

Round 2

27. Giants: Wander Franco, SS (Royals)
28. Braves: Tyler Smith, SS (Rangers)
29. A’s: Carlos Diaz, LHP (Marlins)
30. Pirates: Rafelin Lorenzo, C (Rays)
31. Blue Jays: Alberto Mineo, C  (Cubs)
32. Marlins: Sharif Othman, C (Yankees)
33. Mariners: Tyler Baker, C (D-backs)
34. Angels: Matt Ball, RHP (Rangers)
35. Cardinals: Jean Selmo, OF (D-backs)
36. Twins: Sandy Lugo, RHP (Reds)
37. D-backs: Lane Ratliff, LHP (Mariners)
38. Red Sox: Luke Tendler, CF (Rangers)
39. Nationals: Kaleb Fleck, RHP (D-backs)

Round 3

40. A’s: Jaimito Lebron, RHP (Padres)
41. Blue Jays: Ivan Castillo, SS (Indians)
42. Marlins: Will Allen III, 1B  (Tigers)

Round 4

43. Marlins: RHP Brandon Barker (Orioles)

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