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Baseball Basics: What is the Rule 5 Draft?

Baseball Basics: What is the Rule 5 Draft?

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What is the RULE 5 DRAFT in Major League Baseball?


The Rule 5 Draft was generated to stop MLB teams from stockpiling minor league prospects indefinitely in their farm system. With the Rule 5 Draft a player has an opportunity to be picked up by a team who is willing to play him in the Majors.

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