Rule 5, Rule V, whatever you want to call it, is happening tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Josh Hamilton, Dan Uggla, Johan Santana, Shane Victorino, and Joakim Soria are all current major league stars that are products of past drafts after years of nothing so now people pay attention. Here is everything you need to know about the draft tomorrow:
- R.J. Anderson reviews what Rays prospects are eligible for the draft. It is expected Aneury Rodriguez will not last long in the draft.
- Anderson also reviews the past picks of the Rays. Only the first pick, David Lamb, has ever appeared in a major league game for the Rays.
- Here is a complete list of every eligible player for the draft if you are that obsessed with this draft.
- Baseball America has podcasts to preview the draft and the buzz from here in the winter meetings.
- Follow BA’s latest buzz on the Rule 5 Draft.
- MiLB’s Jonathan Mayo covers the ten best Rule 5 selections in recent memory.
I will be in the room as the draft happens and will report if the Rays are involved in any of the moves. This entire hold-up with the Bartlett trade could very well be something related to this draft as well so stay tuned.