Rule 5

Last updated on 2/5/2015

The following players will be eligible for the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft on December 10, 2015 (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, 2015.

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
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AAA --- Las Vegas 51s
Chase Bradford
Daniel Muno
Kevin Plawecki
Matt Reynolds
Zack Thornton
Cory Vaughn
Jeff Walters

AA --- Binghamton Mets
Matthew Bowman
Jayce Boyd
Xorge Carrillo
Ryan Fraser
Chase Huchingson
Kyle Johnson
Adam Kolarek
Rainy Lara
Dustin Lawley
Brandon Nimmo
Tyler Pill
T.J. Rivera
Travis Taijeron

A+ --- St. Lucie Mets
Maikis De La Cruz
Phillip Evans
Michael Fulmer
Julian Hilario
Matt Koch
Seth Lugo
Luis Mateo
Tim Peterson
Paul Sewald
Domingo Tapia
Beck Wheeler

A --- Savannah Sand Gnats
Octavio Acosta
Victor Cruzado
John Gant
Rob Gsellman
Jon Leroux
Yeixon Ruiz
Stefan Sabol
Logan Taylor
Tyler Vanderheiden

A- --- Brooklyn Cyclones
Adrian Abreu
Alberto Baldonado
Shane Bay
Michael Bernal
Anthony Chavez
Jeff Diehl
Pedro Perez
A.J. Pinera
Eddie Rohan
Joe Tuschak
Brandon Welch

R --- Kingsport Mets
Gaby Almonte
Wuilmer Becerra
Leon Canelon
Oswald Caraballo
Jose Figuera
Audry German
Vicente Lupo
Bradley Marquez
Craig Missigman
Christian Montgomery
Luis Ortega
Persio Reyes
Ruben Reyes
Jean Rodriguez

R --- GCL Mets
Kevin Canelon
Jose Celas
Nabil Crismatt
Jose Encarnacion
Gabriel Feliz
Manuel Hilario
Alvin Maracaro
Natanael Ramos
Alfredo Reyes
Dionis Rodriguez
Lenny Rosario


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.