2010 Rule 5 Draft Liveblog

Melky lands in Kansas City
Yanks offer Lee seventh year

The Rule 5 Draft is one of my favorite events of the year even though it’s one of the game’s most uneventful. Rarely does a selected player have any kind of impact at the big league level, nevermind sustained impact. Just three of the 17 players selected in last year’s Rule 5 stuck in the big leagues, the best of which was former Yankee prospect Carlos Monasterios. In 88.1 innings for the Dodgers, he put up a 4.38 ERA but 5.37 FIP and -0.6 fWAR. That gives you an idea of what happens here.

The Yankees reportedly have a list of five players they’re interested in, though they aren’t very optimistic that any of them will still be available when they pick. I’m not sure which teams have full 40-man rosters (you need to have at least one open spot to make a pick), though the Yankees can pick no later than 28th overall. I looked at some potential targets a week or two ago, and I also broke down which Yankee players were available last month.

The draft itself is scheduled to begin at 9am ET, and I’m going to liveblog this sucker pick-by-pick. Forgive the spelling, this thing usually moves pretty quickly.

Melky lands in Kansas City
Yanks offer Lee seventh year
  • JV

    come on yanks let’s cross our fingers and get a decent LOOGY!

  • Pak
  • Fair Weather Freddy

    Damm! Yanksjust missed on lefty Scott Diamond. Twins grabbed him 1 pick ahead of us.

  • Mister Delaware

    Anyone know how 40 man status is affected by the Rule V? Obviously if San Diego keeps Kontos, he’s on the 40 but if he’s given back, does he go on our 40 (even in the minors) or do we get a free option?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      They come off the 40-man, but it counts as an outright assignment. Next time they come off the 40, they can become free agents.

      • Mister Delaware

        Ah, so that’s the technical workings of the “picked twice equal free agent” rule. Makes sense.