Rule 5

Last updated on 1/16/2017

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
Kyle Johnson
Paul Sewald

AA --- Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Jayce Boyd
Ricky Knapp
L.J. Mazzilli
Kevin McGowan
Jeff McNeil
Matt Oberste
Tim Peterson
Colton Plaia
David Roseboom
Dominic Smith
Logan Taylor

A+ --- St. Lucie Mets
Tyler Bashlor
Patrick Biondi
Mike Gibbons
Luis Guillorme
Jonathan Johnson
John Mora
Corey Oswalt
Alex Palsha
Josh Prevost
Scarlyn Reyes
Kelly Secrest
Champ Stuart
Jhoan Urena

A --- Columbia Fireflies
Bryce Beeler
Andrew Church
Luis De Los Santos
Jimmy Duff
Eudor Garcia
Cameron Griffin
Johnny Magliozzi
Tyler Moore
Luis Silva
Tucker Tharp
Enmanuel Zabala

A- --- Brooklyn Cyclones
Brandon Brosher
Luis Carpio
Franklin Correa
Gregorix Estevez
Merandy Gonzalez
Ali Sanchez
Ty Williams

R --- Kingsport Mets
Eucebio Arias
Cecilio Aybar
Ricardo Cespedes
Yeffry De Aza
Edwin German
Ronald Guedez
Jose Carlos Medina
Darwin Ramos
Walter Rasquin
Blake Taylor
Adonis Uceta

R --- GCL Mets
Nicolas Debora
Carlos Hernandez
Grabiel Jimenez
Luis Montero
Marbin Montijo
Miguel Patino
Carlos Sanchez
Ronald Sanchez
Rigoberto Terrazas

Extended Spring Training / Other
Matt Blackham

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.