Rule 5

Last updated on 10/12/2016

The following players will be eligible for the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft on December 8, 2016 (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 18, 2016.

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
T.J. Rivera (added 8/10)
Gavin Cecchini (added 9/6)

AAA --- Las Vegas 51s
Chasen Bradford
Kyle Johnson
L.J. Mazzilli
Tyler Pill
Paul Sewald
Travis Taijeron
Beck Wheeler

AA --- Binghamton Mets
Jayce Boyd
Xorge Carrillo
Phillip Evans
Ricky Knapp
Luis Mateo
Kevin McGowan
Jeff McNeil
Matt Oberste
Paul Paez
Tim Peterson
Colton Plaia
Amed Rosario
Champ Stuart
Logan Taylor

A+ --- St. Lucie Mets
Wuilmer Becerra
Patrick Biondi
Chris Flexen
Marcos Molina
John Mora
Tomas Nido
Corey Oswalt
Scarlyn Reyes
Jhoan Urena

A --- Columbia Fireflies
Tyler Bashlor
Kevin Canelon
Nabil Crismatt
Jeff Diehl
Jose Garcia
Cameron Griffin
Johnny Magliozzi
Craig Missigman
Christian Montgomery
Natanael Ramos
Joe Tuschak

A- --- Brooklyn Cyclones
Gabriel Feliz
Ty Williams

R --- Kingsport Mets
Adrian Almeida
Franklin Correa
Ronald Guedez
Jose Maria
Jose Carlos Medina
Dionis Rodriguez

R --- GCL Mets
Nicolas Debora
Jose Geraldo
Luis Montero
Aneury Olivo
Miguel Patino
Pedro Perez
Richard Reina
Carlos Sanchez

Extended Spring Training / Other
Audry German


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.