Rule 5 Draft Exposed- Minor League Phase

On Monday InsideTheDome featured the players Toronto left exposed for the Rule 5 draft, and mentioned a few prominent names that could be selected. Today, we feature Part II of that report – the Minor League Phase. Find out which prospects could be lost in the Minor League Phase of the draft.

Again, because of the new CBA this season, the depth in the Rule 5 draft – especially in the minor league portion of the draft is not great.

On Monday we offered the table of the players the Jays exposed in the Rule 5 draft – which will take place Thursday. All of those players could be selected in the Major League Portion of the draft, however, after that phase, a few players are protected from the Minor League Portion.

Below are the players on the Triple-A Reserved list, and are protected from the minor league portion. However, they could still be selected in the major league portion. If a player is selected in the major league portion he must remain on the 25-man roster for the entire season, or be offered back to his original club.

Dustin Majewski
Justin James
Daniel Core
Kurt Isenberg
Jamie Vermilyea
Edward Rodriguez
Jesus Gonzalez
Josh Kreuzer
Russ Savickas
Carlo Cota
Erik Kratz
David Smith
Jordan DeJong
Emmanuel Sena
David Corrente
Jason Scobie
Luke Hetherington
Lee Gronkiewicz
Javier Nieves
Yuber Rodriguez
Justin Singleton
Yesson Berroa
Juan Peralta
Manny Mayorson
John-Ford Griffin
Brian Wolfe
Michael Vento
Jeffrey Duncan
Beau Kemp
Blaine Neal
Josh Towers
Kevin Barker
Geremi Gonzalez

The following players are eligible to be selected for the minor league portion of the draft:

Brad Hassey - The shortstop batted .196 with 2 home runs and 22 RBI this past season in 102 games with Double-A New Hampshire

Tony Miller - A late season addition to the Jays, Miller is viewed more as a defensive player.

Julio Pinto - A free-agent signing by Toronto this past season, Pinto is at risk of being selected.

John Schneider -The organizational catcher as they call him played at three different levels this season and between Triple-A, Double-A and Single-A, he batted .233 with 5 home runs and 17 RBI.

Francisco Mateo - The 22-year-old pitched for Pulaski this past season and went 5-2 with a 4.18 ERA in 14 games.

Christian Snavely - After a career year in 2005, Snavely batted .228 with 7 home runs and 41 RBI for Dunedin this past season.

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