With the trade deadline over and the team struggling it is inevitable we begin to look ahead to the offseason. One of the big events is the Rule 5 draft because the decisions made by the organization reflect their opinions on the players involved. We will go in depth on what cuts make sense to happen as it gets closer to the draft. For now here are the players involve
40 Man Roster:
Rather than try and guess who will be on the roster a year from now in terms of major leaguers here are the guys who are still young and are not locks to be on the major league club out of camp, or are still on the fringes of prospect status.
3 Options Remaining: Mario Hollands, Ken Giles, Cody Asche, Hector Neris
2 Options Remaining: Cameron Rupp, Tommy Joseph, Aaron Altherr, Kelly Dugan, David Buchanan
1 Option Remaining: Luis Garcia, Ethan Martin, Jonathan Pettibone, Darin Ruf
0 Options Remaining: Phillippe Aumont, Justin De Fratus, Freddy Galvis, Cesar Hernandez
Last year the 2010 draft first had players eligible for the Rule 5 draft. This year the entire draft class is eligible for the Rule 5 draft.
Already Added: David Buchanan, Cameron Rupp, Mario Hollands
First Time Eligible: Jesse Biddle, Kevin Walter, Brian Pointer, Chace Numata
Second Time Eligible: Perci Garner, Tyler Knigge, Carlos Alonso, Seth Rosin, Ethan Stewart, Mike Nesseth, Art Charles
All players over the age of 19 at the time of the 2011 draft are eligible for the Rule 5 draft this year.
All players signed in 2009 and 2010 are eligible for the draft.
First Time Eligible: Nefi Ogando, Maikel Franco, Miguel Nunez, Gabriel Lino, Delvi Francisco, Julio Reyes, Jose Mayorga, Josh Warner, Wilmer Oberto, Robinson Torres
Second Time Eligible: Lino Martinez, Willians Astudillo