Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
He should be eligible. If he signed Aug. 6, 2007, then this would be his 5th Rule 5 draft. That means he's eligible.
Here is the way the rule reads from the MLR 5(c)(1)(A):
So on June 5, he was 17 years old and he signed prior to the conclusion of the season. Thereby if we count Rule 5 drafts (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), this would be his 5th and thus eligible.
Thanks for the explanation. For some reason I thought that you had to play during the season if you were over the age of 16. No clue where that came from though.