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8 - Franchise Player
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Red Sox Rule 5 Eligibility
 
 

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 2024

Albertson Asigen
Angel Bastardo
Alex Binelas
Brainer Bonaci
Taylor Broadway
Zach Bryant
Maceo Campbell
Allan Castro
Brendan Cellucci
Juan Chacon
Nathanael Cruz
Luis De La Rosa
Theo Denlinger
Kelvin Diaz
Jordan DiValerio
Hunter Dobbins
Juan Daniel Encarnacion
Albert Feliz
Max Ferguson
Michael Fulmer
Grant Gambrell
Jhostynxon Garcia
Bryan Gonzalez
Luis Guerrero
Francis Hernandez
Nathan Hickey
Gabriel Jackson
Lyonell James
Blaze Jordan
Niko Kavadas
Christian Koss
Robert Kwiatkowski
CJ Liu
Eduardo Lopez
Matthew Lugo
Elih Marrero
Tyler McDonough
Tyler Miller
Wyatt Mills
Yordanny Monegro
Juan Montero
Wyatt Olds
Eddinson Paulino
Ronald Rosario
Corey Rosier
Stephen Scott
Cody Scroggins
Reidis Sena
Chase Shugart
Phillip Sikes
Karson Simas
Nick Sogard
Noah Song
Dylan Spacke
Luis Talavera
Nate Tellier
Christopher Troye
Tyler Uberstine
Miguel Ugueto
Brian Van Belle
Diego Viloria
Jacob Webb
Jeremy Wu-Yelland
Nick Yorke
Ryan Zeferjahn
December 2025

Karim Ayubi
Miguel Bleis
Caleb Bolden
Jonathan Brand
Connor Butler
Isaac Coffey
Noah Dean
Jaret Godman
Alex Hoppe
Nathan Landry
Ahbram Liendo
Enderso Lira
Andy Lugo
Marcelo Mayer
Daniel McElveny
Chase Meidroth
Alvaro Mejias
Hayden Mullins
Christian Nunez
Jedixson Paez
Eybersson Polanco
Garrett Ramsey
Luis Ravelo
Yonfi Rodriguez
Elmer Rodriguez-Cruz
Dalton Rogers
David Sandlin
Armando Sierra
Cristofer Soriano
December 2026

Wandy Abreu
Marvin Alcantara
Roman Anthony
Yosander Asencio
Brooks Brannon
Kristian Campbell
Max Carlson
Cutter Coffey
Luis Cohen
Willian Colmenares
Darlyn De La Cruz
Ruben De La Cruz
Fraymi De Leon
Matt Duffy
Connelly Early
Drew Ehrhard
Austin Ehrlicher
Freili Encarnacion
Cade Feeney
Zach Fogell
Johanfran Garcia
Smil Guzman
Diego Hernández
Jojo Ingrassia
Deundre Jones
Nicholas Judice
Yohander Linarez
Aaron Liranzo
Enmanuel Martinez
Franyer Noria
Trennor O'Donnell
Cristofher Paniagua
Ángel Pierre
Enmanuel Polo
Ovis Portes
Denis Reguillo
Justin Riemer
Anger Romero
Mikey Romero
Caden Rose
Denison Sanchez
Oscar Sanchez
Jancel Santana
Elvis Soto
Isaac Stebens
Nelly Taylor
Kyle Teel
Stanley Tucker
Blake Wehunt
CJ Weins
Nathanael Yuten
Bryant Zayas
 
 
 
December 2027

Antonio Anderson
Franklin Arias
Breilin Arredondo
Obed Balderas
Justin Barry
Gilberto Batista
Enrique Carta
Yoeilin Cespedes
Yoelvin Chirino
Nixson Cueche
Nicolas De La Cruz
Hanssel De Los Santos
Raimundo De Los Santos
Chad Delancey
Claudio Evangelista
Geiser Figueroa
Jesus Garcia
Nathanael German
Juan Henriquez
Luis Jerez
Frederik Jimenez
Liosward Marin
Jose Martinez
Gabriel Mavarez
Andruw Musett
Starlyn Nunez
Daury Pena
Jeremy Pena
William Reynoso
Gerardo Rodriguez
Ricardo Rodriguez
Wuilliams Rodriguez
Yoiber Ruiz
Kleyber Salazar
Deybi Salcedo
Argeny Sanchez
Moises Semerite
Jhoan Solarte
Juan Valera
Yeferson Vargas
Nazzan Zanetello
December 2028

Jhon Alcantara
Christopher Alvarado
Alexander Alzi
Samuel Arroyo
Vladimir Asencio
Enddy Azocar
Tavano Baker
Adam Bates
Felix Belisario
Yodrian Beltre
Merlin Bido
Moises Bolivar
Yander Bonaci
Josue Brito
Edwin Brito
Luis Cabrera
Carlos Carrasquel
Greider Colina
Edwin Darville
Jhiancarlos Diaz
Anderson Fermin
Jomar Fernandez
Ilan Fernandez
Madinson Frias
Gilbel Galvan
Jose Golindano
Justin Gonzales
Yohandry Gonzalez
Wilfre Hernandez
Chansol Lee
Jesus Lugo
Angel Luis
Alexander Mambel
Juan Medina
Rafi Montesino
Dariel Morillo
Cesar Muzziotti
Jeison Payano
Jhoan Peguero
Yahir Pena
Avinson Pinto
Abis Prado
Dalvinson Reyes
Emanuel Reyna
Dani Richar
Miguel Rivera
Jorge Rodriguez
Shnaider Rojas
Yermain Ruiz
Kenyon Simmons
Givian Sirvania
Justim Sojo
Efren Teran
Jesus Travieso
Yoandys Veraza
Tejahari Wilson
Charlie Zink
 
 
 
 
 
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, 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 8/25/12, 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 Minor League 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 continues 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 Minor League 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 Minor League Phase.

 
 
 
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