Rule 5 & the Cards: A Historical View – Pt. 3

With Rule 5 player Brian Barton officially making the 2008 St. Louis Cardinals, we now conclude our three-part series in which our resident historian Jerry Modene recounts every St. Louis Cardinals player involved in the Major League Phase of past Rule 5 drafts.

In parts one and two of this series, we discussed the merits of the players taken by and from the St. Louis Cardinals in the history of the Rule 5 draft. The entire lists are presented here for your consideration.

Rule 5 and the Cardinals – 1952 through 2007

Taken

1952 – Johnny Bucha from DET
1953 – Royce Lint from Portland (PCL)
1955 – Ed Mayer from BOS
1955 – Billy Muffett from CHC
1956 – Lloyd Merritt from NYY
1956 – Bob Smith from BOS
1957 – Tom Flanigan from CHW
1957 – Karl Spooner from LA
1957 – Lee Tate from SF
1958 – Joe Durham from BAL
1959 – Darrell Johnson from NYY
1965 – Joe Hoerner from HOU
1965 – Jimy Williams from BOS
1967 – Jim Hutto from BOS
1968 – Bo Belinsky from HOU
1969 – Jim Kennedy from NYY
1969 – Milt Ramirez from BAL
1970 – Cecil Cooper from BOS
1973 – Doug Capilla from SF
1976 – Roger Freed from MON
1980 – Orlando Sanchez from PHI
1982 – Kurt Kepshire from CIN
1984 – Willie Lozado from MIL
1985 – Clint Hurdle from NYY
1994 – Rich DeLucia from BAL
1995 – Miguel Mejia from BAL*
1998 – Alberto Castillo from PHI
2002 – Andy Cavazos from TEX (minor league phase)
2003 – Hector Luna from CLE
2005 – Juan Mateo from CHC
2007 – Brian Barton from CLE

* Miguel Mejia (1995) was a Rule 5 player but StL didn't draft him; KC drafted him from BAL and then traded him to StL in a three-way deal that also netted Luis Ordaz. The Reds received Andre King and the Royals got Mike Remlinger. The Rule 5 restriction still held, though, which is why he had to stay on the roster the entire 1996 season – and he did.

Lost

1953 – Chuck Kress by DET
1954 – Cloyd Boyer by KC
1954 – Jim King by CHC
1955 – Bob Boyd by BAL
1955 – Joe Presko by DET
1956 – Bym Patbyn by BAL
1956 – Eddie Phillips by DET
1957 – Gary Geiger by CLE
1958 – Johnny O'Brien by PHI
1960 – Billy Harrell by BOS
1961 – Dean Stone by HOU
1961 – Ozzie Virgil by BAL
1962 – Gordie Richardson by LAA
1963 – George Williams by KC
1965 – Nate Colbert by HOU
1965 – Moe Drabowsky by BAL
1965 – Willie Montanez by CAL
1967 – Jose Arcia by CHC
1967 – Bill Plummer by CHC
1967 – Ed Sprague by OAK
1968 – Pedro Borbon Sr. by CAL
1968 – Gary Geiger by HOU
1968 – Floyd Wicker by MON
1969 – Aurelio Monteagudo by KC
1973 – Larry Milbourne by HOU
1976 – Mike Proly by MIN
1977 – Taylor Duncan by OAK
1977 – Andy Replogle by BAL
1977 – John Sutton by MIN
1979 – Manny Castillo by KC
1980 – George Bjorkman by SF
1980 – Jody Davis by CHC
1980 – Roy Thomas by OAK
1981 – Jim Gott by TOR
1983 – Orlando Sanchez by KC
1984 – Mark Salas by MIN
1990 – Jeff Fassero by CHW
1993 – Allen Battle by CHW
1996 – Jeff Berblinger by DET
1997 – Keith Glauber by CIN
1997 – Luis Saturria by TOR
2004 – Tyler Johnson by OAK





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