Rule 5

Last updated on 4/11/2016

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
None

AAA --- Las Vegas 51s
Jayce Boyd
Chasen Bradford
Gavin Cecchini
Danny Muno
T.J. Rivera
Paul Sewald
Travis Taijeron

AA --- Binghamton Mets
Xorge Carrillo
Maikis De La Cruz
Kyle Johnson
Jared King
Luis Mateo
L.J. Mazzilli
Jeff McNeil
Matt Oberste
Tyler Pill
Colton Plaia
Stefan Sabol
Logan Taylor
Beck Wheeler

A+ --- St. Lucie Mets
Wuilmer Becerra
Patrick Biondi
Robert Coles
Phillip Evans
Chris Flexen
Ricky Knapp
Kevin McGowan
Marcos Molina
John Mora
Tomas Nido
Corey Oswalt
Paul Paez
Tim Peterson
Scarlyn Reyes
Amed Rosario
Champ Stuart
Jhoan Urena

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

Extended Spring Training / Other
Adrian Almeida
Luis Carreno
Ryan Chapman
Franklin Correa
Nabil Crismatt
Audry German
Ronald Guedez
Jose Maria
Santo Marte
Jose Carlos Medina
Luis Ortega
Pedro Perez
Alfredo Reyes
Dionis Rodriguez
Hengelbert Rojas
Gregory Valencia
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.