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    Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    The Rule 5 Draft coming up in a couple of weeks probably won't have results as exciting as last year's, mostly due to the fact that clubs can go without protecting players on their 40-man for an extra year. (This BA blog entry has some names that were added just in time.)

    Here's a free Baseball America piece that explains it in detail.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ws/265252.html

    There have also been/will be a few Baseball Prospectus pieces about the draft, but they're subscriber only. One by Bryan Smith talks about AFL players that will be exposed come draft day. A few of those names:

    Sung Ki Jung, RHR, Braves
    Mark Rosen, LHR, Diamondbacks
    Raul Padron, C, Athletics
    Dusty Hughes, LHS, Royals
    Lincoln Holdzkom, RHR, Red Sox
    Fernando Hernandez, RHR, White Sox
    Steven Jackson, RHR, Yankees
    Jarrett Grube, RHR, Rockies

    Smith promises more pieces as well, so I'll link those when they come up. Carlos Guevara is the only Reds player mentioned as a real Rule 5 possibility so far.

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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    I'd rather protect Carlos Guevara than Craig Tatum.

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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    I wonder if Krivsky can pull off another one or two this year?

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    You have to wonder if there is room. The only real option I see barring trades being made, is for a middle reliever type.

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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    I wonder if Krivsky can pull off another one or two this year?
    I doubt it. The fact that the Reds had 1 Rule V guy pan out in a season is impressive, the fact that they had two was incredible. I just don't expect it to happen again, even with 1 guy this year.

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    Hmmmm...

    Dusty Hughes is described in Smith's article as a left-handed starter who induces a lot of ground balls and was just voted Pitcher of the Year in the Arizina Fall League.

    Hmmmm...
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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Hmmmm...

    Dusty Hughes is described in Smith's article as a left-handed starter who induces a lot of ground balls and was just voted Pitcher of the Year in the Arizina Fall League.

    Hmmmm...

    He's also five-foot-nine and doesn't get a lot of strikeouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Hmmmm...

    Dusty Hughes is described in Smith's article as a left-handed starter who induces a lot of ground balls and was just voted Pitcher of the Year in the Arizina Fall League.

    Hmmmm...
    Which is funny because his GB% in AA this year was 39% and in the AFL it was 40%.... someone wasn't paying enough attention when they made that comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
    He's also five-foot-nine and doesn't get a lot of strikeouts.
    I don't know if this is a good thing or bad thing, but he is from the Royals' system...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    I don't know if this is a good thing or bad thing, but he is from the Royals' system.
    To me, it's a good thing. Bad teams are more likely than good teams to make mistakes and leave the wrong players unprotected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    To me, it's a good thing. Bad teams are more likely than good teams to make mistakes and leave the wrong players unprotected.
    thats what I was thinking, but then I was like, well, don't bad teams make bad decisions in the first place? I don't know, this is mind bottling...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    When I look at all the people available, my eye goes to the reliever with a sub 3.00 ERA and 11.63 K/9. I wish we could get a like that........
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    Re: Rule 5 Draft Discussion

    Won't the Reds have to drop some some more players from the 40 man roster before the Rule 5 Draft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    Won't the Reds have to drop some some more players from the 40 man roster before the Rule 5 Draft?
    They can drop them at almost any time. If they want to make the move, they can.

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    I doubt they take a relief pitcher. If they want a young reliever who hasn't pitched in the majors they would just use Roenicke or Pelland.
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