With teams finalizing their 40-man rosters last week, it’s time to look ahead to some players who were not protected by their teams and eligible for the Rule 5 Draft.
The Blue Jays protected five players (Riley Adams, Otto Lopez, Gabriel Moreno, Josh Palacios and Ty Tice) and their 40-man roster is now full. However lots can change between now and the draft on December 10th, the non-tender deadline is tomorrow, December 2nd, so the Blue Jays could free up a roster spot that way.
With no minor league season this year it makes it difficult to evaluate players. To get an idea of the more talented players eligible this season, I went through Roster Resource on Fangraphs and found every player eligible for the Rule 5 Draft. From there I sorted them by their prospect ranking. This will give us a pretty good indicator of who the more talented players are that are available.
I spilt the players into two groups, the first being those who are currently ranked in their teams top 10 and the second being a few notable players who were ranked in the top 10 but fell down on the lists for various reasons.
We will focus on …
Author: Paul Berthelot / Blue Jays Nation