As one of B/R's resident minor league experts, I often like to share my knowledge of the minors with those of you who don't have the desire and/or the time to keep up with all this stuff, particularly outside of your own favorite organization. Few times of year in the baseball world call for such a transfer of knowledge as the Rule 5 Draft, which occurred at the Winter Meetings last week. I thought I'd do a brief writeup of the 17 players selected in the draft. I'll simply provide a brief description, and conclude each slide with a grade--A to F, of the player's chances of staying in the big leagues this year, and also of his chances of ever being a consistent major leaguer.Begin Slideshow ...
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