Daily Archives: October 30, 2012

Rule 5 Draft Preview – 40 Man Roster Decisions

Each December at the Winter Meetings is the Rule 5 draft, the draft was created in order to provide a path to the major leagues for players in deep systems that would otherwise be blocked.  To be eligible for the Rule 5 draft a player must:

  • Not be on a 40 man roster
  • Have been in the minor leagues for at least 4 years if he was signed at or after age 19
  • Have been in the minor leagues for at least 5 years if he was signed at or before age 18

The main point of interest here is which prospects will receive a 40 man roster spot in order to be protected in the draft.  Two of the most controversial players Tyler Cloyd and Darin Ruf received spots on the 40 man roster has part of their September call-ups and are thus exempt from the draft.  The Phillies have until November 20 to submit a 40 man roster to the commissioner’s office of those that are to be protected. Continue reading Rule 5 Draft Preview – 40 Man Roster Decisions

10-29-2013 AFL Update

Zach Collier is really hitting well out there in AZ.  3 multi-hit games out of his last 5, and really bruising some right-handed pitching.  And Tommy Joseph back in action after a week off with the flu, as was first reported (I think) by Jay Floyd over at Phoulballz.com.

Anyway, here’s a link to all the stat lines for all of the Phils minor leaguers in off-season leagues.  Darin Ruf is killing him some baseballs.  His ISO is .500 (in a SSS of 50 ABs).  Even still…killing baseballs.  Continue reading 10-29-2013 AFL Update