Rule 5

Last updated on 4/6/2017

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

AAA --- Las Vegas 51s
Jayce Boyd
Ricky Knapp
Kevin McGowan
David Roseboom
Paul Sewald
Dominic Smith
Logan Taylor

AA --- Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Patrick Biondi
Luis Guillorme
L.J. Mazzilli
Jeff McNeil
Matt Oberste
Corey Oswalt
Tim Peterson
Colton Plaia
Scarlyn Reyes
Kelly Secrest
Champ Stuart

A+ --- St. Lucie Mets
Tyler Bashlor
Andrew Church
Mike Gibbons
Johnny Magliozzi
John Mora
Alex Palsha
Josh Prevost
Jhoan Urena
Enmanuel Zabala

A --- Columbia Fireflies
Matt Blackham
Brandon Brosher
Luis Carpio
Merandy Gonzalez
Cameron Griffin
Ali Sanchez
Blake Taylor
Adonis Uceta

Extended Spring Training / Other
Eucebio Arias
Cecilio Aybar
Ricardo Cespedes
Franklin Correa
Yeffry De Aza
Nicolas Debora
Gregorix Estevez
Eudor Garcia
Edwin German
Ronald Guedez
John Johnson
Jose Carlos Medina
Luis Montero
Marbin Montijo
Tyler Moore
Aneury Olivo
Miguel Patino
Darwin Ramos
Walter Rasquin
Carlos Sanchez
Luis Silva
Rigoberto Terrazas
Tucker Tharp
Ty Williams

A- --- Brooklyn Cyclones

R --- Kingsport Mets

R --- GCL Mets

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.