Originally Posted by RedsUp
Valiquette was drafted at 17, he will not be eligible for rule V drafting untill next year.
That means that he gets an extra year, and 2004-2008 = five years of professional baseball. For the rule five draft, the year a player was drafted and signed count towards his eligibility.
And redsof72 is absolutely right about Viola. I thought he was signed just before the 2005 season for some reason.