Tigers select 2 in Minors Rule 5 Draft

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The Minor League phase of the Rule 5 Draft is complete. The pick-by-pick results are below.

Typically, the Rule 5 Draft consists of Major League and Minor League phases, but since all Major League transactions are frozen until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place, only the Minor League phase took place during this year’s Winter Meetings. The Major League phase may be rescheduled once a new CBA is in place.

In the Major League phase, any player not on a 40-man roster who needed to be protected can be taken. For this year, international or high school Draft picks signed in 2017 — assuming the player was 18 or younger as of June 8 of that year — had to be protected. A college player taken in the 2018 Draft was in the same position.

For the Minor League phase, any player not protected on a 38-man Triple-A roster from that same group can be selected. Any team with a full 38-man Triple-A roster is not allowed to make a selection, but teams can make as many picks as they want until they get to 38 players.

That doesn’t mean, as it does in the Major League phase, that a player selected has to stick at that level. If a team takes a player in the Minor League phase, it costs $24,500, paid to the original team. The selecting team can then send its new player to any level in its system it chooses.

1. Orioles: Nolan Hoffman, RHP (Mariners)
2. Pirates: Zach Matson, LHP (Rockies)
3. Nationals: Andrew Young, 2B (D-backs)
4. Marlins: Charles Leblanc, SS (Giants)
5. Cubs: Conner Menez, LHP (Giants)
6. Rockies: Gabriel Rodriguez, LHP (Braves)
7. Tigers: Elvis Alvarado, RHP (Mariners)
8. Angels: Kenneth Rosenberg, LHP (Rays)
9. Mets: Alex Valverde, RHP (Rays)
10. Padres: Grant Gavin, RHP (Royals)
11. Guardians: Erik Sabrowski, LHP (Padres)
12. Phillies: Matt Seelinger, RHP (Giants)
13. Reds: Ronnie Dawson, OF (Astros)
14. Athletics: Gabriel Maciel, OF (Twins)
15. Braves: John Nogowski, 1B (Giants)
16. Mariners: Tanner Kirwer, OF (Blue Jays)
17. Cardinals: Ben Deluzio, OF (D-backs)
18. Blue Jays: Abdiel Mendoza, RHP (Rangers)
19. Red Sox: Austin Lambright, LHP (Royals)
20. Yankees: Steven Jennings, RHP (Pirates)
21. White Sox: Moises Castillo, SS (Cardinals)
22. Brewers: Caleb Boushley, RHP (Padres)
23. Astros: Ruben Garcia, RHP (Tigers)
24. Dodgers: Kekai Rios, C (Brewers)
25. Giants: Michael Gigliotti, OF (Rays)

1. Orioles: Cole Uvila, RHP (Rangers)
2. Pirates: Nic Laio, RHP (Rangers)
3. Nationals: Curtis Taylor, RHP (Blue Jays)
4. Marlins: Robert Garcia, LHP (Royals)
5. Tigers: Nick Kuzia, RHP (Padres)
6. Mets: Carlos Ocampo, RHP (Cubs)
7. Guardians: Brett Daniels, RHP (Astros)
8. A’s: Vince Fernandez, OF (Giants)
9. Braves: Luis De Avila, RHP (Royals)
10. Mariners: Walking Cabrera, OF (Rockies)
11. Cardinals: Carlos Guarate, RHP (Padres)
12. Red Sox: Brian Keller, RHP (Yankees)
13. Yankees: Manny Ramirez, RHP (Astros)
14. Dodgers: Carson Fulmer, RHP (Reds)

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