Rule 5

Last updated on 9/6/2017

The following players will be eligible for the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft on December 14, 2017 (players in bold will be eligible for the first time). Teams can protect players from the Rule 5 draft by placing them on the 40-man roster. The deadline to add a player to the 40-man roster this year is November 20, 2017.

Note: If a player you think is eligible does not appear on this list, be sure to check the Minor FA tab. Since minor league free agency is granted a few weeks ahead of the Rule 5 addition deadline, it may be the case that a player will not be eligible for the Rule 5 draft simply because he will be eligible for minor league free agency first.

Added to 40-man roster, no longer eligible for the Rule 5 draft
Paul Sewald --- 4/8/2017
Dominic Smith --- 8/11/2017
Kevin McGowan --- 8/13/2017
Jamie Callahan --- 9/1/2017

AAA --- Las Vegas 51s
Jayce Boyd
Jeff McNeil
David Roseboom
Kelly Secrest
Logan Taylor
Jhoan Urena

AA --- Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Tyler Bashlor
Patrick Biondi
Luis Guillorme
Mickey Jannis
Ricky Knapp
L.J. Mazzilli
Tyler Moore
Matt Oberste
Corey Oswalt
Tim Peterson
Colton Plaia
Champ Stuart
Adonis Uceta

A+ --- St. Lucie Mets
Gerson Bautista
Andrew Church
Mike Gibbons
Johnny Magliozzi
John Mora
Alex Palsha
Josh Prevost
Scarlyn Reyes
Enmanuel Zabala

A --- Columbia Fireflies
Matt Blackham
Brandon Brosher
Luis Carpio
Cameron Griffin
Jose Carlos Medina
Darwin Ramos
Ali Sanchez
Blake Taylor

A- --- Brooklyn Cyclones
Cecilio Aybar
Franklin Correa
Nicolas Debora
Gregorix Estevez
Walter Rasquin
Carlos Sanchez

R --- Kingsport Mets
Eucebio Arias
Yeffry De Aza
Edwin German
Ronald Guedez
Marbin Montijo
Hansel Moreno
Aneury Olivo
Rigoberto Terrazas

R --- GCL Mets
Miguel Gutierrez
Luis Lebron
Domingo Martinez
Luis Mateo
Luis Montero
Jose Moreno

Extended Spring Training / Other
John Johnson
Luis Silva
Tucker Tharp


Players are naturally protected from the Rule 5 draft 4 times if they were younger than 19 on the June 5th immediately prior to the date on which they signed their first contract, and 3 times if they were age 19 or older. If they signed their first contract after the end of the season (for the team to which they're assigned), then their natural Rule 5 protection extends an additional year.