Joe Paterson was a Rule 5 pick last year by Arizona who lasted the whole year (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
We here at MLB Bonus Baby are dedicated to covering the MLB Draft. Usually that means the Rule 4 Amateur draft, but there is a draft going on tomorrow too, so we'll cover that. The Rule 5 draft usually doesn't make much of an impact, especially since the previous CBA (2006) changed the rules of players who are eligible.
To be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft a player cannot be on the team's 40 man roster and was either A): signed at 18 or younger and been in the system for 5 years or B): signed at 19 or older and been in the system for 4 years.
For some further reading check out Baseball America's 2 previews (part 1, part 2 ( both sub Req'd), as well as Vlad at Bucs Dugout fantastic preview.
Below the jump there are some names that have been mentioned as potential picks.
|White Sox||Jordan Danks||LHP|
|White Sox||Terry Doyle||RHP|
|White Sox||Andre Rienzo||RHP|
|Red Sox||Cesar Cabral||LHP|