Re: Sox Prospects New Top Prospects List
posted at 10/26/2012 12:02 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
There is a list of prospects 1-40 that will be put on this list before december and the rule-5 draft.
Rubby D (I think)
Most of the top 40 prospects wont be rule-5 eligible until next year. Thats when we will start having some issues as to who we protect, who we trade and who we leave unprotected.
Rule 5 eligible players are listed here:
Webster is on it.
Alex Hassan, Hazelbaker, Alex Wislon, and other lesser knowns.
I don't see de la Rosa even listed as a team member on the chart. hmm...
You bring up a good point about next year's rule 5 eligibility. We may need to plan ahead, so we don't lose some good talent. Signing FAs to 1 year deals is one way, making 2 or 3 for 1 deals is another, & trading rule 5 eligible players for nonrule 5's is another.
The rule-5 draft takes place in December every year at the winter meeting so i imagine that the Sox might use a couple in trades this year and at the deadline in 2013.
I also would think that they have a list of guys they want to see develop another year before deciding their fate. Once the 2013 season is over, there should be enough time to pull off another deal or 2 before the rule 5 draft and put those they deem "untouchable" on the 40-man roster.
There are a bunch of them though. Something like 30+ names I counted in the top 40.