Minor League Years - Years to be on 40-man Roster
Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:52 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:16 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:58 AM
A player is usually added if it looks like they may get taken in the Rule 5 draft, five years of play after age 18 or four years if signed after age 19.
Cool, so is it Calendar years? Or years on a team?
Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:40 AM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:54 PM
So most college players draft last year in 2011 will get 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to make an impression and would have to be added in advance of the 2014 Rule V draft.
If the Twins draft Buxton this year, he'd get five years 2012-16 and would have to be added in 2016. College guys would be 2015.
Free agency works a little different in terms of time. You hear the term "six-year free agent", but Monday's draftees will not accumulate a full year this year, so they won't be minor league free agents for seven off-seasons, or 2018. If any of these players are added to the big-league roster before then, they would be under team control until they have six years of major league experience.
So having played for rookie leagues the past couple years, is Max Kepler is already on year 3 of 5?
Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:33 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:41 PM
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:55 AM
The flip side is that players like Kepler may also be in the lowliest of minors, and moreso for position players than pitchers, you can usually sneak them by. Like Arcia, eally, was anyone going to Rule 5 him and keep him all year in the majors? Am I right when I speak of the Minor League part of the Rule 5 draft...you can draft a longtime player from AA or A ball, but have to play them at a comparable league or above? This year, the Twins drafted Marty Popham in the minor league portion and lost Shooter Huint. These guys never seem to be returned.
Yes, when someone can hit like Arcia, someone would have likely taken him and stashed him on their roster. For sure, he would have been lost.
As for the minor league Rule 5, the rules are the same. You put 40 on the major league roster. You put 40 (I believe) on the AAA roster. The critera is the same as mentioned above, just one year sooner. Likewise with the AA portion. And yes, the players do not need to be returned to the original team. No, they do not have to play at AA or AAA. Guys that the Twins have lost in the minor league Rule 5 have been guys (typically) that have pitched in E-Town or Beloit the year before. Guys like Jean Mijares and Eliecer Cardenas. The following seasons, they were back in Low A. They don't have to put them anywhere in particular. In fact, I don't think that Hunt has pitched at all yet this year. The Twins try to fill spots in the organizatin that are empty. They needed a starter this year for Ft. Myers and they got Marty Popham. Several years ago, they took Brian Buscher and threw him in AA because they had a need at 3B for that year. He's a rare exception of a minor league Rule 5 guy who actually goes to AA or AAA, much less actually gets to the big leagues. There are examples though.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:26 AM