2008 Rule 5 Draft

For those of you who don’t understand what the Rule 5 Draft entails, I will use the explanation that I used in last year’s post.

Included in the new CBA, which went into effect last October, was an alteration to the Rule 5, giving teams an extra year of protection to further aid the development process. Instead of clubs having three years (for players signed at age 19 or older) or four years (for players 18 and younger) to wait before adding players to the major league 40-man roster, they now have four and five years.

The Rule 5 draft is split into two segments: In the major league phase, clubs draft eligible players off Triple-A reserve lists. Players selected in the major league phase of the draft cost $50,000 each and must remain on the selecting team’s big league roster for all of the 2008 season or be offered back to the player’s original team for $25,000.

The minor league phase is split into two sections, the Triple-A phase and the Double-A phase. In the Triple-A phase, clubs draft players off Double-A reserve lists for $12,000 apiece; in the Double-A phase, clubs draft players off Class A reserve lists for $4,000 each. In neither case do players drafted have to be returned to their original team.

During the Major League portion of the draft, the Boston Red Sox took pitcher Miguel Gonzalez from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s Triple-A roster. Gonzalez missed the 2008 season with a knee injury but is putting up good numbers in the Mexican Winter League.

In 10 games (6 starts), Gonzalez is 3-1 with 0.99 ERA for Venados de Mazatlan.

During the Triple-A phase of the draft, the Red Sox selected Jason Rice from the Chicago White Sox and Miguel Marquez from the Seattle Mariners. The Red Sox didn’t lose any players in any phases of the draft.

A look at the results of the Rule 5 draft from all three phases after the jump.

Major League Phase

Pick Player POS Drafted By Drafted From 2008 Club
1 Terrell Young RHP Washington Cincinnati Sarasota
2 Reegie Corona INF Seattle New York (AL) Trenton
3 Everth Cabrera SS San Diego Colorado Asheville
4 Donald Veal LHP Pittsburgh Chicago (NL) Tennessee
5 Lou Palmisano C Baltimore Milwaukee Brevard County
6 Luis Perdomo RHP San Francisco St. Louis Springfield
7 David Patton RHP Cincinnati Colorado Modesto
8 Kyle Bloom LHP Detroit Pittsburgh Altoona
9 Jose Lugo LHP Kansas City Minnesota Ft. Myers
10 Benjamin Copeland CF Oakland San Francisco Fresno
11 James Skelton C Arizona Detroit Erie
12 Zachary Kroenke LHP Florida New York (AL) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
13 Gilbert De La Vara LHP Houston Kansas City Northwest Arkansas
14 Jason Jones RHP Minnesota New York (AL) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
15 Darren O’Day RHP New York (NL) Los Angeles (AL) Salt Lake
16 Eddie Morlan RHP Milwaukee Tampa Bay Montgomery
17 Robert Mosebach RHP Philadelphia Los Angeles (AL) Arkansas
18 Miguel Gonzalez RHP Boston Los Angeles (AL)
19 Derek Rodriguez RHP Tampa Bay Chicago (AL) Charlotte

Triple-A Phase

Pick Player POS Drafted By Drafted From 2008 Club
1 Ricardo Nanita OF Syracuse (WAS) Chicago (AL) Birmingham
2 Ryan Patrick RHP Tacoma (SEA) Milwaukee Huntsville
3 Andres Santos LHP Indianapolis (PIT) New York (AL) DSL Yankees
4 Robert Valido SS Norfolk (BAL) Chicago (AL) Charlotte
5 Matt Yourkin LHP Fresno (SF) Florida Carolina
6 Francisco Lizaragga SS Louisville (CIN) Los Angeles (NL) Los Vegas
7 Luis Ortega RHP Omaha (KC) Washington DSL Nationals
8 Yusuf Carter OF Sacramento (OAK) Chicago (NL) Daytona
9 Elio Sarmiento C Oklahoma City (TEX) San Francisco San Jose
10 Anthony Hatch INF Albuquerque (LAD) Toronto New Hamp.
11 Ryan Klosterman SS New Orleans (FLA) Toronto New Hamp.
12 Russ Haltiwanger RHP Memphis (STL) Kansas City NW Arkansas
13 Cody Haerther OF Las Vegas (TOR) St. Louis Memphis
14 Andrew Locke RF Round Rock (HOU) Los Angeles (LA) Inland Empire
15 Henry Arias RHP Rochester (MIN) Cincinnati Dayton
16 Carl Loadenthal OF Buffalo (NYM) Atlanta Richmond
17 Mark Holliman RHP Nashville (MIL) Chicago (NL) Tennessee
18 Kyle Haines 2B Lehigh Valley (PHI) San Francisco Connecticut
19 Jason Rice RHP Pawtucket (BOS) Chicago (AL) Kannapolis
20 Rafael Quintero INF Indianapolis (PIT) Cleveland DSL Indians
21 Josh Perrault RHP Norfolk (BAL) Washington Harrisburg
22 Richard Suomi C Omaha (KC) Philadelphia Lehigh Valley
23 Josue Selenes RHP Sacramento (OAK) New York (AL) Staten Island
24 Guilder Rodriguez SS Oklahoma (TEX) Milwaukee Huntsville
25 Brett Harker RHP Albuquerque (FLA) Philadelphia Reading
26 David Shinskie RHP Syracuse (TOR) Minnesota New Britain
27 John Madden RHP New Orleans (NYM) San Diego Portland
28 Jonathan Ash 2B Nashville (MIL) Houston Round Rock
29 Javis Diaz OF Lehigh Valley (PHI) San Diego Lake Elsinore
30 Miguel Marquez RHP Pawtucket (BOS) Seattle DNP
31 Gerardo Esparza RHP Indianapolis (PIT) Seattle VSL Mariners
32 Carlos Arias RHP Omaha (KC) Cleveland Mah. Valley
33 Ronald Hill RHP Albuquerque (FLA) Philadelphia Reading
34 Shane Justis SS Nashville (MIL) Los Angeles (NL) Jacksonville
35 Juan Sanchez SS Nashville (MIL) Milwaukee GCL Twins
Double-A Phase
Pick Player POS Drafted By Drafted From 2008 Club


Andrew Barb RHP Bowie (BAL) Seattle DNP