Rule 5

Last updated on 7/9/2014

The following players will be eligible for the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft on December 11, 2014 (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, 2014.

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
Rafael Montero (added on 5/14)

AAA --- Las Vegas 51s
Chasen Bradford
John Church
Darin Gorski
Daniel Muno
Tyler Pill
Noah Syndergaard
Zack Thornton
Cory Vaughn
Logan Verrett

AA --- Binghamton Mets
Xorge Carrillo
Darrell Ceciliani
Randy Fontanez
Ryan Fraser
Dilson Herrera
Chase Huchingson
Adam Kolarek
Rainy Lara
Dustin Lawley
Jack Leathersich
Cory Mazzoni
Greg Peavey
T.J. Rivera
Rylan Sandoval
Travis Taijeron
Jon Velasquez
Gabriel Ynoa

A+ --- St. Lucie Mets
T.J. Chism
Maikis De La Cruz
Gilbert Gomez
Julian Hilario
Seth Lugo
Cam Maron
Luis Mateo
Domingo Tapia
Beck Wheeler
Taylor Whitenton

A --- Savannah Sand Gnats
Hunter Carnevale
Victor Cruzado
Miller Diaz
Cole Frenzel
Jeff Glenn
John Mincone
Bret Mitchell
Akeel Morris
Alex Panteliodis
Jorge Rivero
Yeixon Ruiz
Nelfi Zapata

A- --- Brooklyn Cyclones
Adrian Abreu
Octavio Acosta
Alberto Baldonado
Shane Bay
Michael Bernal
Anthony Chavez
A.J. Pinera
Eddie Rohan
Juan Urbina
Edioglis Villasmil

R --- Kingsport Mets
Gaby Almonte
Leon Canelon
Oswald Caraballo
Josh Dunn
Ramon Estevez
Jose Figuera
Juan Carlos Gamboa
Carlos Gomez
Miguel Leal
Vicente Lupo
Yoryi Nunez
Flabio Ortega
Luis Ortega
Luis Rengal
Persio Reyes
Ruben Reyes
Jean Rodriguez

R --- GCL Mets
Kevin Canelon
Jose Celas
Jose Encarnacion
Gabriel Feliz
Audry German
Manuel Hilario
Alvin Maracaro
Natanael Ramos
Alfredo Reyes
Waldo 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.