October 23, 2014 (4 comments)
The Rule 5 Draft is about seven weeks away, but here is a current up-to-date listing showing the eligible Indians' minor leaguers for the 2014 Draft which will take place on December 11, 2014. Almost 50 players are eligible and the IBI's Tony Lastoria shares them all...
December 12, 2013 (10 comments)
The 2013 Rule 5 Draft kicks off today at 9:00am ET. The Indians have an open spot on the 40-man roster, so they could be on the hunt for a pen arm to bring to spring training and see what happens with him. Also, there are a few interesting players that the Indians left unprotected who could be selected. Follow this running blog as the draft commences over the next hour to see who the Indians possibility select or lose in the draft.
December 10, 2013 (4 comments)
The 2013 Rule 5 Draft commences on Thursday December 12th at 10:00 a.m. ET and unofficially closes the Winter Meetings. It does not get big headlines, but there are some players taken in the hopes of filling out a major league roster and sometimes some good players are unearthed which become regulars or even All Stars. The IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a deep look at all of the Indians Rule 5 Draft eligibles and their chances of being selected and includes comments on close to 35 players.
December 4, 2013 (5 comments)
The Rule 5 Draft commences a week from tomorrow out in Orlando, Florida at the tail end of the Winter Meetings. What kind of players are typically drafted and what levels do they come from? What positions are the primary focus of the draft, and what positions rarely get selected? The IBI's Jeff Ellis chimes in with his yearly Rule 5 Draft review where he analyzes all that and more...
September 26, 2013 (4 comments)
The Rule 5 Draft is about ten weeks away, but here is a current up-to-date listing showing the eligible Indians' minor leaguers for the 2013 Draft in December. This list is housed for quick reference in the "Reference" section along the top below the site banner and listed under the "Rule 5 Draft" heading.
December 6, 2012 (8 comments)
The Indians lost left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland and right-handed pitcher Hector Rondon in the Rule 5 Draft today. Here are the 2012 scouting reports that were posted to the site and published in the 2012 Indians Prospect Insider book back in February.
December 6, 2012 (11 comments)
The 2012 Rule 5 Draft kicks off today at 10:00am ET. The Indians have an open spot on the 40-man roster, so while they are not expected to select anyone they have the ability to do so. Also, there are a few interesting players that the Indians left unprotected who could be selected. Follow this running blog as the draft commences over the next hour to see who the Indians possibility select or lose in the draft.
December 5, 2012 (1 comments)
The Rule 5 Draft gets underway tomorrow at 10:00am ET. The Major League portion of the draft only lasts maybe 15-30 minutes and is over before it starts, but there are a few names from the Indians that could be called by other teams. Tony provides a listing of the top 7-8 players from the Indians which will generate the most interest and their likelihood of being selected, and he also goes through EVERY single Indians player eligible for the draft and discusses their chances of going in the draft.
November 29, 2012 (9 comments)
The Rule 5 Draft commences a week from today out in Nashville, Tennessee. What kind of players are typically drafted and what levels do they come from? What positions are the primary focus of the draft, and what positions rarely get selected? The IPI's Jeff Ellis chimes in with his yearly Rule 5 Draft review where he analyzes all that and more.
October 25, 2012 (13 comments)
The 2012 Rule 5 Draft is exactly six weeks from today. The draft will be held on December 6th in Nashville, TN and there are lots of interesting Indians minor league names that are up for roster protection. While there are few if any slam dunk roster decisions this offseason, there are a lot of players that could get consideration and be plucked from the Indians system in the draft. Check out the full list after the jump...
December 8, 2011 (0 comments)
UPDATE 10:40am: I wish a lot of luck to Marty Popham and Donnie Webb. Triple-A phase guys can have value, as we have seen with lefty Matt Meyers who was selected in the Triple-A phase two years ago and is now a candidate to pitch with the Angels sometime this year.
Popham will be missed the most, but he is going to a better opportunity. Right now the Indians have a system flooded with pitching...
December 7, 2011 (0 comments)
Rob Bryson (Photo: IPI)Note: I'll be doing a live blog tomorrow before and during the Rule 5 Draft with and news or information on any picks the Indians make or players they lose.
Welcome to Rule 5 Eve.
Okay, so it does not have the same ring to it as Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, nor is it a major story at the Winter Meetings. But it is something that all clubs are preparing...
December 6, 2011 (0 comments)
Bryce Stowell (Photo: Lianna Holub)With the Rule 5 approaching, I thought it might be a good time to dust off this old column and take a deeper look at the last few drafts. For this year I am adding a new breakdown where each year we will also look at the highest level each player has reached. I will only count the highest level though if they make eight starts or appear in ten games.