Approximating the draft pick value of a Type A free agent.
Joe the Plumber? Big deal. We’ve got not one but two Joe the Baptists, plus something wild, and, of course, the so-far-second-greatest Rule 5 pick ever.
It was an unusually rich period for intriguing Rule 5 cases. We meet a Cy Young Award winner, a couple of MVPs, The Most Underrated Player in Baseball History and a space cadet.
Steve’s update of the draftee honor roll includes Fritz, Joe, Moe and Bo.
Back for the third set of requests, with four more players: Tyler Chatwood (Angels), Jacob Jefferies (Rays), Zach Stewart (Reds), and Jordan Danks (White Sox).
Breaking down three more requests: Seth Lintz (Brewers), Craig Kimbrel (Braves) and Robert Grossman (Pirates)
Yes, that’s right, the annual Rule 5 draft goes way-y back. And it’s remarkable who some of its alumni have been.
Profiles on Xavier Avery (Orioles), Kyle Russell (Dodgers) and Tim Melville (Royals)
Brad Holt has been tearing up the minors since the Mets drafted him last summer. Bryan Price may have the mechanics to follow in his footsteps.
From Jeremy Bleich (Yankees) to Johnny Giavotella (Royals).
Part 4, from Michael Montgomery (Royals) to Wade Miley (Diamondbacks).
Our advice: Fight the temptation to tinker.
Part 3, from Carlos Gutierrez (Twins) to Evan Frederickson (Brewers).
Part 2, from Ike Davis (Mets) to Daniel Schlereth (Diamondbacks).
And even if it is broke, chances are you ain’t going to fix it.
Distinguishing the long shots from the home runs.