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The following players will be eligible for selection in the Rule 5 Draft  in the December of the
stated year unless they are added to the 40-man roster on or before November 20 of that year.
Players eligible for minor league free agency that same year are not listed.
         

December 2019

 

December 2020

 

December 2021

Juan Carlos Abreu
Christopher Acosta
Fabian Andrade
Yoan Aybar
Roldani Baldwin
Eduard Bazardo
Gary Calvo
Marino Campana
Pedro Castellanos
Rusney Castillo
CJ Chatham
Jake Cosart
Ricardo Cubillan
Bobby Dalbec
Enmanuel De Jesus
Chad De La Guerra
Jhonathan Diaz
Jerry Downs
Devon Fisher
Matthew Gorst
Kyle Hart
Trevor Kelley
Trenton Kemp
Matt Kent
Adam Lau
Fransico Lopez-Soto
Nick Lovullo
Everlouis Lozada
Tate Matheny
Samuel Miranda
Oddanier Mosqueda
Josh Ockimey
Angel Padron
Yorvin Pantoja
Keibert Petit
Roniel Raudes
Austin Rei
Hildemaro Requena
Jeremy Rivera
Kleiber Rodriguez
Jake Romanski
Jagger Rusconi
Alberto Schmidt
Andrew Schwaab
Nick Sciortino
Mike Shawaryn
Hunter Smith
Kevin Steen
Cole Sturgeon
Kervin Suarez
Luke Tendler
Josh Tobias
Kyri Washington
Marcus Wilson

 

Rayniel Adames
Garrett Benge
Andrew Carber
Kutter Crawford
Rafael Gomez
Rio Gomez
Jay Groome
Tanner Houck
Jose Larez
Xavier LeGrant
Dominic LoBrutto
Bryan Lucas
Charlie Madden
Alan Marrero
Joan Martinez
Bryan Mata
Alexander Montero
Brendan Nail
Brett Netzer
Tanner Nishioka
Emerson Ortiz
Michael Osinski
Isaac Pinales
Antonio Police
Kelvin Sanchez
Yasel Santana
Zach Schellinger
Alex Scherff
Jake Thompson
Jordan Wren

 

Nelfy Abreu
Armando Acosta
Jecorrah Arnold
Robbie Baker
Korby Batesole
Brayan Bello
Connor Berry
Kevin Biondic
Cole Brannen
Brian Brown
Felix Cepeda
Andre Colon
Kole Cottam
Alejandro Crisostomo
Denny Daza
Osvaldo De La Rosa
Tyler Dearden
Alex Demchak
Jonathan Diaz
Danny Diaz
James Duran
Tyler Esplin
Durbin Feltman
Ryan Fitzgerald
Antoni Flores
Andres Gari
Devlin Granberg
Dylan Hardy
Hunter Haworth
Kris Jackson
Eddie Jimenez
Leonel Jimenez
Gilberto Jimenez
Yordin Lozano
Chris Machamer
Elih Marrero
Johan Martinez
Carlos Martinez
Lane Milligan
Robinson Montero
Luis Mota
Nixon Munoz
Jose Navas
Jonathan Ortega
Yusniel Padron-Artiles
Gabriel Perez
Aaron Perry
Beiker Pineda
Andrew Politi
Justin Qiangba
Ceddanne Rafaela
Gregorio Reyes
Brandon Rincones
Jesus Rosillo
Gregori Segovia
Chase Shugart
Angel Sosa
Miguel Suero
Cristofe Tineo
Luis Torres
Wilker Vargas
Thaddeus Ward
Grant Williams

   

December 2022

 

December 2023

   

Alixandri Alvarez
Angel Bastardo
Royman Blanco
Brainer Bonaci
Triston Casas
Imanol Contreras
Gregori Custodio
Nick Decker
Efren Diaz
Albert Feliz
Ryan Fernandez
Erick Flores
Felix Gomez
Bryan Gonzalez
Wikelman Gonzalez
Gamaliel Gonzalez
Faysel Gregorio
Yoelvis Guedez
Yulis Hernandez
Brandon Howlett
Villarroel Irvin
Gabriel Jackson
Axel James
Richardson Jimenez
Alvaro Leal
Breiner Licona
Eduardo Lopez
Angel Maita
Jesu Maita
Naysbel Marcano
Jesus Marrero
Nick Northcut
Claudio Ochoa
Andres Ortuno
Isaias Ozoria
Robinson Parra
Eddinson Paulino
Andy Pena
Bramdon Perez
Elio Prado
Aldo Ramirez
Jose Ramirez
Caleb Ramsey
Oscar Rangel
Carlos Reyes
Nilo Rijo
Jorge Rodriguez
Juan Rojas
Noelberth Romero
Carlos Sanchez
Frailyn Sanchez
Giancarlos Santana
Luis Talavera
Eduardo Vaughan
Carlos Velez
Alex Zapete

 

Frank Astacio
Moises Barajas
Darel Belen
Jack Bowins
Moises Castellanos
Juan D. Encarnacion
Adrian Hernandez
Yorberto Mejicano
Henry Morales
Railin Perez
Miguel Rojas
Angeudis Santos
Reidis Sena

   
         
Rule 5 Explained

Governing Rules. Rule 5 refers to Rule 5 of the Major League Rules.  Rule 6 of the Major League Rules also governs the return of players who were selected in the Rule 5 Draft.

Overview.  Organizations may select players from other organizations at the Rule 5 Draft in early December each year. In order to be eligible for selection, the player must have been in the original orginazation for a certain number of years (4 of 5 years depending on what age the player signed).  Players on 40-man rosters and free agents are not eligible for selection.  If selected, the player must spend the entire next season on the selectng club's roster, with limited exceptions, or the player must be offered back to the original club.  For information regarding players selected by and from the Red Sox in the Rule 5 Draft, see the SoxProspects Rule 5 Draft History Page.

Timing.
The Rule 5 Draft is held annually at a time and place designated by the Commissioner -- typically in December on the last day of the Winter Meetings.

Eligibility. If the player is 18 years or younger on the June 5 preceding the player's original signing date, the player will be eligible to be selected at the fifth Rule 5 Draft following the player's signing date.  If the player is 19 years or older on the June 5 preceding the player's original signing date, the player will be eligible to be selected at the fourth Rule 5 Draft following the player's signing date. If the player signs after the season has been completed for the team to which his first contract assigns him, he is considered as having signed after that season's Rule 5 Draft.  For example, Luis Alexander Basabe signed on 8/26/2012 at age 16. However, because the DSL Red Sox season was completed on 8/25, he was considered to have signed after the 2012 Rule 5 Draft, and was therefore subject to selection at the fifth Rule 5 Draft following that draft, in 2017.

Protection and Phases. For the Major League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft, the club must add an eligible player to its 40-man roster on or before November 20 of the eligible draft year in order to protect the player from selection in the Rule 5 Draft.  For the Triple-A Phase of the Rule 5 Draft, the club must add an eligible player to its Triple-A Reserve List by that date.  The Triple A Reserve List is analagous to the 40-man roster of the Triple-A level.

Order. MLB clubs select in reverse order of winning percentage from the previous season, without regard to division standings or playoff results. In the case of a tie, order is determined based on the prior season's winning percentage (in reverse order). Each club has the right to select one player per round, and if the club does not select a player, it forfeits its right of selection for the entire phase. When a round is complete, the process will continue until all teams have passed.

Rule 6.  Under Rule 6, players selected in the Major League Phase must spend one year on the selecting team's major league roster (active roster or DL) or the selecting team must offer the player back to his original team. The player must also be active for at least 90 days before that player is optioned, or the player must be offered back to the original club. Similarly, players selected in the Triple-A phase of the draft must be kept on the Triple-A Reserve list or higher during the season following the draft, but are not required to actually play the entire season in Triple-A.

Payment. The selecting team must pay the player's original team $50,000 for a selection in the Major League Phase and $12,000 for a selection in the Triple-A Phase.

 
 
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