Within the first Rule 5 Draft since 2019, the Dodgers ended up shedding three prospects within the MLB part — OF/1B Ryan Noda, LHP Jose Hernandez and RHP Gus Varland.
Listed here are the principles surrounding deciding on gamers within the Rule 5.
“Not each membership will make a choice, however those who do choose a participant should pay $100,000 to the membership from which stated participant was chosen. Rule 5 Draft picks are assigned on to the drafting membership’s 26-man roster and should be positioned on outright waivers to be able to be faraway from the 26-man roster within the subsequent season. Ought to the participant clear waivers, he should be supplied again to his earlier workforce for $50,000 and might be outrighted to the Minors provided that his authentic membership doesn’t want to reacquire him. A Rule 5 Draft choose might be positioned on the Main League injured checklist, however he should be energetic for at least 90 days to keep away from being topic to the aforementioned roster restrictions within the subsequent marketing campaign.”
Noda, 27 in March, was acquired within the Ross Stripling commerce on the 2020 deadline and made it to Triple- A Oklahoma Metropolis final 12 months. He hit .259/.396/.474 with 25 house runs and 20 stolen bases for OKC. He was beforehand Rule 5 eligible, however went undrafted. He was taken second general by the Oakland A’s and, nicely, a extra stereotypical participant the A’s couldn’t have chosen. He’ll undoubtedly have an opportunity to stay in Oakland and be a lefty thumper. He didn’t rank on both of my or Josh’s Prime 30 checklist from final season.
Hernandez, 25 on the finish of the 12 months, pitched in Excessive- and Double-A in 2022 and posted a 3.32 ERA and struck out 69 batters in 59 2/3 innings. He’s an attention-grabbing reduction prospect who wans’t actually on our radar a lot. The Pirates popped him with the third choose and, in all chance, will spend a good period of time within the Pittsburgh bullpen.
Varland, 26, was one of many gamers (Sheldon Neuse) acquired from the A’s for Adam Kolarek and Cody Thomas. Whereas he has some attention-grabbing arm expertise, he struggled to remain wholesome whereas a part of the Dodgers’ group. He threw simply 105 1/3 innings in two seasons with Double-A Tulsa and had a 5.98 ERA and a ten.9 Okay-BB%. If any org not named the Dodgers goes to show him round, it’s the Brewers, who nabbed him with the tenth general choice.
The Dodgers added three gamers within the minor league part — no roster restrictions required — of the Rule 5: RHP Yon Castro (Yankees), RHP Carlo Reyes (Phillies) and OF Josh Stowers (Rangers). They’ll be depth items within the higher minors. In addition they misplaced catcher Kekai Rios — acquired in final 12 months’s Rule 5 MiLB part — and RHP Jose Martinez, who has been with the group for whereas.