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Diamondbacks Rule 5 Draft Preview

Diamondbacks Rule 5 Draft Preview

The Rule 5 draft is set to take place on Thursday, December 10th. The Arizona Diamondbacks have recently dropped two players from their 40-man roster, which indicates that they will be active in the draft. There are only a handful of D-backs prospects that figure to draw interest, but we detail those players inside.

What is the Rule 5 draft? The Rule 5 draft is a process which allows prospects stuck in crowded situations to get a crack at a big league job in another organization.  Teams select prospects in reverse order of the previous season's record.  Only teams with room on their 40-man roster may participate. Once a player is selected, the drafting team must pay $50,000 in compensation to the player...

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