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Teams set 40-man rosters ahead of Rule 5 Draft

November 18, 2016

Most of the attention about this week of the offseason was given to the awards handed out to the game's best players. But while the hardware was being allocated, all 30 organizations were mulling over other coveted rewards: spots on the 40-man roster.Every team had until 8 p.m. ET Friday

Most of the attention about this week of the offseason was given to the awards handed out to the game's best players. But while the hardware was being allocated, all 30 organizations were mulling over other coveted rewards: spots on the 40-man roster.
Every team had until 8 p.m. ET Friday to declare which players they were adding to their 40-man rosters. Those left unprotected will be exposed to selection by the 29 other teams in the Rule 5 Draft, at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md., on Dec. 8.
Players first signed at age 18 must be added to 40-man rosters within five seasons or they become eligible to be drafted by other organizations through the Rule 5 process. Players signed at 19 years or older have to be protected within four seasons. Clubs pay $50,000 to select a player in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft. If that player doesn't stay on the 25-man roster for the full season, he must be offered back to his former team for $25,000.
For this year, that means an international or high school Draft pick signed in 2012 -- assuming he was 18 or younger as of June 5 of that year -- has to be protected. A college player taken in the 2013 Draft is in the same position.
There were a dozen players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list who needed to be protected or become exposed to the Rule 5 Draft. Not surprisingly, all 12 found their way onto their organization's roster.
Rank, Name, Position, Organization

    1. Amed Rosario, SS, Mets
    1. Lewis Brinson, OF, Brewers
    1. Jorge Mateo, SS/2B, Yankees
    1. Willy Adames, SS, Rays
    1. Josh Hader, LHP, Brewers
    1. Franklin Barreto, SS, A's
    1. Nick Williams, OF, Phillies
    1. Jesse Winker, OF, Reds
    1. Brett Phillips, OF, Brewers
    1. Richard Urena, SS, Blue Jays
    1. Francisco Mejia, C, Indians
    1. Anthony Alford, OF, Blue Jays
  • Indicates that a player has been added to his 40-man roster.
    Last year, there were 11 Top 100 players who needed to be protected, and all 11 were added to 40-man rosters.
    There obviously were many more Minor Leaguers under consideration. There were 144 prospects on organizational Top 30 lists hoping to get added to a roster -- five of them No. 1 prospects in their organization. Of those 12 dozen players, 84 of them (58%) were protected. That's up from last year, when 48% (75 of 156) of prospects on organizational Top 30 lists vying for roster spots were protected. Of the 81 unprotected Top 30 prospects, six went on to be selected in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft last December.
    Here's a list of all 30 teams' Top 30 prospects who needed to be protected to avoid being exposed to the Rule 5 Draft, along with non-Top 30 prospects who were given coveted roster spots.
    Arizona D-backs (7)
    1. Anthony Banda, LHP
    1. Domingo Leyba, SS/2B
    1. Jack Reinheimer, SS/2B
    1. Dawel Lugo, 3B/SS
    1. Jimmie Sherfy, RHP
  • Victor Reyes, OF
  • Daniel Gibson, LHP
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Ildemaro Vargas, INF
    More »
    Atlanta Braves (3)
    1. Max Fried, LHP
    1. Lucas Sims, RHP
  • Zach Bird, RHP
    More »
    Baltimore Orioles (3)
  • Mike Yastrzemski, OF
    1. Joe Gunkel, RHP
  • Branden Kline, RHP
    Non-Top 30 prospect added:
    Jesus Liranzo, RHP
    More »
    Boston Red Sox (2)
    1. Luis Ysla, LHP
    1. Kyle Martin, RHP
      More »
      Chicago Cubs (5)
    1. Duane Underwood, RHP
    1. Victor Caratini, C
    1. Jacob Hannemann, OF
  • Corey Black, RHP
  • Jose Paulino, LHP
    Non-Top 30 prospect added:
    Jack Leathersich, LHP
    More »
    Chicago White Sox (6)
    1. Adam Engel, OF
  • Jordan Guerrero, LHP
    1. Jacob May, OF
  • Courtney Hawkins, OF
  • Luis Martinez, RHP
  • Nick Delmonico, 1B/OF
    More »
    Cincinnati Reds (8)
    1. Jesse Winker, OF
    1. Keury Mella, RHP
    1. Nick Travieso, RHP
    1. Phil Ervin, OF
  • Calten Daal, SS
    1. Aristides Aquino, OF
  • Eric Jagielo, 3B/1B
  • Jon Moscot, RHP
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Barrett Astin, RHP
    Jackson Stephens, RHP
    More »
    Cleveland Indians (4)
    1. Francisco Mejia, C
  • Nellie Rodriguez, 1B
  • Luis Lugo, LHP
  • Anthony Santander, OF/1B
    More »
    Colorado Rockies (3)
    1. Yency Almonte, RHP
    1. Sam Moll, LHP
  • Jesus Tinoco, RHP
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Shane Carle, RHP
    Rayan González, RHP
    Zach Jemiola, RHP
    More »
    Detroit Tigers (5)
  • Kevin Ziomek, LHP
    1. Sandy Baez, RHP
  • Austin Kubitza, RHP
  • Zac Shepherd, 3B
  • Arvicent Perez, C
    More »
    Houston Astros (0)
    More »
    Kansas City Royals (3)
    1. Jake Junis, RHP
    1. Andrew Edwards, RHP
  • Pedro Fernandez, RHP
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Samir Dueñez, 1B
    Cameron Gallagher, C
    More »
    Los Angeles Angels (6)
    1. Nate Smith, LHP
  • Chad Hinshaw, OF
  • Manny Bañuelos, LHP
  • Kyle McGowin, RHP
    1. Keynan Middleton, RHP
  • Jesus Castillo, RHP
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Austin Adams, RHP
    Eduardo Paredes, RHP
    Los Angeles Dodgers (4)
    1. Chase De Jong, RHP
    1. Jacob Rhame, RHP
  • Jacob Scavuzzo, OF
    1. Kyle Farmer, C
      More »
      Miami Marlins (5)
    1. Luis Castillo, RHP
  • Austin Dean, OF
    1. J.T. Riddle, SS/2B
  • Raudel Lazo, LHP
  • Jose Adames, RHP
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Austin Nola, INF
    Drew Steckenrider, RHP
    More »
    Milwaukee Brewers (6)
    1. Lewis Brinson, OF
    1. Josh Hader, LHP
    1. Brett Phillips, OF
    1. Ryan Cordell, OF
  • Miguel Diaz, RHP
  • Tyrone Taylor, OF
    Non-Top 30 prospect added:
    Taylor Williams, RHP
    More »
    Minnesota Twins (8)
    1. Fernando Romero, RHP
  • Lewis Thorpe, LHP
    1. Engelb Vielma, INF
    1. Daniel Palka, OF
    1. Felix Jorge, RHP
    1. Mitch Garver, C
  • Travis Harrison, OF
  • Aaron Slegers, RHP
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Zack Granite, OF
    More »
    New York Mets (6)
    1. Amed Rosario, SS
    1. Wuilmer Becerra, OF
    1. Marcos Molina, RHP
  • Jhoan Urena, 3B
    1. Tomas Nido, C
    1. Chris Flexen, RHP
      More »
      New York Yankees (5)
    1. Jorge Mateo, SS/2B
    1. Miguel Andujar, 3B
  • Luis Torrens, C
  • Jake Cave, OF
    1. Dietrich Enns, LHP
      Non-Top 30 prospects added:
      Giovanny Gallegos, RHP
      Ronald Herrera, RHP
      Yefrey Ramirez, RHP
      More »
      Oakland A's (5)
    1. Franklin Barreto, SS
    1. Yairo Muñoz, SS/2B
    1. Paul Blackburn, RHP
  • Dylan Covey, RHP
    1. Jaycob Brugman, OF
      Non-Top 30 prospects added:
      Bobby Wahl, RHP
      More »
      Philadelphia Phillies (13)
    1. Nick Williams, OF
    1. Dylan Cozens, OF
    1. Mark Appel, RHP
    1. Andrew Knapp, C
    1. Ricardo Pinto, RHP
    1. Nick Pivetta, RHP
    1. Elniery García, LHP
  • Malquin Canelo, SS
  • Carlos Tocci, OF
    1. Ben Lively, RHP
  • Jose Pujols, OF
    1. Alberto Tirado, RHP
  • Deivi Grullon, C
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Drew Anderson, RHP
    Jesmuel Valentín, 2B
    More »
    Pittsburgh Pirates (3)
    1. Clay Holmes, RHP
  • Dario Agrazal, RHP
  • Barrett Barnes, OF
    More »
    San Diego Padres (1)
    1. Javier Guerra, SS
      Non-Top 30 prospects added:
      Franchy Cordero, OF
      Walker Lockett, RHP
      Jose Ruiz, RHP
      More »
      San Francisco Giants (2)
    1. Chase Johnson, RHP
    1. Reyes Moronta, RHP
      Non-Top 30 prospects added:
      Orlando Calixte, INF/OF
      Miguel Gomez, INF
      Dan Slania, RHP
      More »
      Seattle Mariners (4)
    1. D.J. Peterson, 1B
    1. Paul Fry, LHP
  • Tyler Smith, INF
  • Tyler Marlette, C
    Non-Top 30 prospect added:
    Thyago Vieira, RHP
    More »
    St. Louis Cardinals (5)
    1. Magneuris Sierra, OF
    1. Edmundo Sosa, SS
  • Allen Cordoba, SS
  • Trey Nielsen, RHP
  • Corey Littrell, LHP
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Eliezer Álvarez, INF
    Rowan Wick, RHP
    More »
    Tampa Bay Rays (7)
    1. Willy Adames, SS
    1. Chih-Wei Hu, RHP
    1. Daniel Robertson, INF
    1. Jaime Schultz, RHP
    1. Ryne Stanek, RHP
    1. Hunter Wood, RHP
  • Michael Santos, RHP
    Non-Top 30 prospects added:
    Austin Pruitt, RHP
    Jose Alvarado, LHP
    More »
    Texas Rangers (3)
    1. Ronald Guzmán, 1B
  • Jairo Beras, OF
  • Pedro Payano, RHP
    More »
    Toronto Blue Jays (8)
    1. Richard Urena, SS
    1. Anthony Alford, OF
  • Angel Perdomo, LHP
  • Francisco Rios, RHP
    1. Ryan Borucki, LHP
  • D.J. Davis, OF
  • Dwight Smith, OF
  • Roemon Fields, OF
    More »
    Washington Nationals (4)
    1. Austin Voth, RHP
    1. Rafael Bautista, OF
  • Osvaldo Abreu, SS/2B
    1. Raudy Read, C
      Non-Top 30 prospects added:
      José Marmolejos, 1B
      Matt Skole, INF
      More »

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com and writes a blog, B3. Follow @JonathanMayo on Twitter.