Connect with us

All About Baseball

MLB 2015 Rule 5 Draft Results


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.

On Thursday all 30 teams were involved in the draft, with some clubs picking up players and others taking a pass.  Below are the teams that picked, the players that changes organizations, and the clubs they were originally on.

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.


Major League Results

Round 1 

1. Philadelphia Phillies: Tyler Goeddel, OF, Rays
2. Cincinnati Reds: Jake Cave, OF, Yankees
3. Atlanta Braves: Evan Rutckjy, 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, Indianns
8. Baltimore Orioles: Joey Rickard, OF, Rays
9. Los Angeles Angels: Deolis Guerra, RHP, Pirates
10. Toronto Blue Jays: Joe Biagini, RHP, Giants
11. St. Louis Cardinals: Matthew Bowman, RHP, Mets

Round 2

12. Philadelphia Phillies: Daniel Stumpf, LHP, Royals
13. Cincinnati Reds: Chris O’Grady, LHP, Angels
14. MilwaukeeBrewers: Zach Jones, RHP, Twins
15. San Diego Padres: Blake Smith, RHP, White Sox
16. Los Angeles Angels: Ji-Man Choi, 1B, Orioles

Triple A Results

Round 1 

1. Cincinnati Reds: Ariel Hernandez, RHP, D-backs
2. Atlanta Braves: Enderson Franco, RHP, Marlins
3. Colorado Rockies: Luis Niebla, RHP, Yankees
4. Milwaukee Brewers: Mitchell Lambson, LHP, Braves
5. Oakland Athletics: Danny Oh, OF, Yankees
6. Miami Marlins: Patrick Johnson, RHP, Pirates
7. Detroit Tigers: Kurt Spomer, RHP, Angels
8. Chicago White Sox: Manaure Martinez, RHP, Phillies
9. Seattle Mariners: Isaac Sanchez, RHP, Pirates
10. Boston Red Sox: Jhonny Polanco, RHP, Cardinals
11. Arizona Diamondbacks: Eduardo de Oleo, C, Yankees
12. Tampa Bay Rays: Adam Kolarek, LHP, Orioles
13. Baltimore Orioles: Cory Jones, RHP, Cardinals
14. Cleveland Indians: Brian Moran, LHP, Mariners
15. Washington Nationals: Zack Cox, 3B, Marlins
16. San Francisco Giants: Wilson Santos, RHP, Padres
17. Los Angeles Angels: Blayne Weller, RHP, D-backs
18. Houston Astros: Octavio Acosta, RHP, Yankees
19. New York Yankees: Yefrey Ramirez, RHP, D-backs
20. Texas Rangers: Garrett Weber, IF, D-backs
21. Los Angeles Dodgers: Felipe Gonzalez, RHP, Marlins
22. Chicago Cubs: David Freitas, C, Orioles
23. Pittsburgh Pirates: Alfredo Reyes, SS, Yankees
24. St. Louis Cardinals: John Brebbia, RHP, D-backs

Round 2

1. Cincinnati Reds: Pin-Chieh Chen, 2B, Cubs
2. Milwaukee Brewers: Kender Villegas, RHP, Cardinals
3. Oakland Athletics: Alex Glenn, OF, D-backs
4. Miami Marlins: Maxx Tissenbaum, C, Rays
5. Detroit Tigers: Santiago Garrido, RHP, Orioles
6. Boston Red Sox: Angelo Leclerc, RHP, Rangers
7. Arizona Diamondbacks: Robelys Reyes, SS, Cardinals
8. Tampa Bay Rays: Yoel Espinal, RHP, Yankees
9. Baltimore Orioles: Chipper Smith, LHP, Marlins
10. Los Angeles Angels: Ariel Ovando, LHP, Cubs
11. New York Yankees: Julian Aybar, RHP, Cubs
12. Los Angeles Dodgers: Micah Gibbs, C, Royals
13. Chicago Cubs: Mike O’Neill, OF, Cardinals
14. St. Louis Cardinals: Michael Heesch, LHP, Cubs

Round 3

1. Oakland Athletics: Viosergy Rosa, 1B, Marlins
2. Arizona Diamondbacks: Chad Oberacker, OF, A’s
3. Tampa Bay Rays: Fernando Baez, FHP, Cardinals
4. Los Angeles Angels: D.J. Johnson, RHP, Marlins
5. New York Yankees: Santiago Nessy, C, Royals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers: Logan Bawcom, RHP, Mariners
7. Chicago Cubs: Jesus Loya, OF, Red Sox

Round 4

1. Arizona Diamondbacks: Devin Harris, OF, Giants
2. Los Angeles Dodgers: Julio Morban, OF, Mariners

Round 5

1. Los Angeles Dodgers: Alex Burgos, LHP, Marlins

Double A Results

Round 1

1. Miami Marlins: Juan Caballero, RHP, Cardinals

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for, and Contributor for that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

More in All About Baseball