2017 Rule V Draft

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The 2017 Rule V Draft was held December 14th in Lake Buena Vista, FL at the conclusion of the annual winter meetings. The major league portion of the draft was dominated by pitching, as hurlers represented 15 of the 17 picks. One notable exception to this trend was OF Victor Reyes, selected first overall by the Detroit Tigers.

Four players were traded to other teams immediately after having been drafted.

Rule V Draft Major League Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization Notes
Detroit Tigers Victor Reyes Outfielder Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants Julian Fernandez Pitcher Colorado Rockies
Philadelphia Phillies Nick Burdi Pitcher Minnesota Twins Traded to Pittsburgh Pirates for International slot money
Chicago White Sox Carlos Tocci Outfielder Philadelphia Phillies Traded to Texas Rangers for cash
Cincinnati Reds Brad Keller Pitcher Arizona Diamondbacks Traded to Kansas City Royals for cash or player to be named
New York Mets Burch Smith Pitcher Tampa Bay Rays Traded to Kansas City Royals for cash or player to be named
Atlanta Braves Anyelo Gomez Pitcher New York Yankees
Pittsburgh Pirates Jordan Milbrath Pitcher Cleveland Indians
Baltimore Orioles Nestor Cortes Pitcher New York Yankees
Miami Marlins Elieser Hernandez Pitcher Houston Astros
Seattle Mariners Mike Ford 1st Baseman New York Yankees
Los Angeles Angels Luke Bard Pitcher Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Twins Tyler Kinley Pitcher Miami Marlins
Arizona Diamondbacks Albert Suarez Pitcher San Francisco Giants
Houston Astros Anthony Gose Pitcher Texas Rangers
Baltimore Orioles Pedro Araujo Pitcher Chicago Cubs
Miami Marlins Brett Graves Pitcher Oakland Athletics
Baltimore Orioles Jose Mesa Jr. Pitcher New York Yankees

Rule V AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization Notes
Sacramento River Cats Eduardo Rivero Pitcher Cincinnati Reds
Charlotte Knights Yermin Mercedes C/1B Baltimore Orioles
Louisville Bats Mitch Nay 1B/3B Toronto Blue Jays
Las Vegas 51s Andrew Ely Shortstop Chicago Cubs
El Paso Chihuahuas Jose Medina Pitcher New York Mets
Gwinnett Braves Skyler Ewing 1B/C San Francisco Giants
Nashville Sounds Brallan Perez Shortstop Baltimore Orioles
Indianapolis Indians Damian Magnifico Pitcher Los Angeles Angels
Norfolk Tides Martin Cervenka Catcher San Francisco Giants
Buffalo Bisons Andrew Muren Pitcher San Francisco Giants
New Orleans Baby Cakes BJ Lopez Catcher Arizona Diamondbacks
Tacoma Rainiers Joe Odom Catcher Atlanta Braves
Round Rock Express Locke St. John Pitcher Detroit Tigers
Durham Bulls Francisco German Pitcher Detroit Tigers
Salt Lake Bees Riley Unroe Infielder Tampa Bay Rays
Omaha Storm Chasers Daniel Duarte Pitcher Texas Rangers
Memphis Redbirds Angel Moreno Outfielder Tampa Bay Rays
Rochester Red Wings Yancarlos Baez Pitcher New York Yankees
Albuquerque Isotopes Mitch Horacek Pitcher Baltimore Orioles
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Junior Soto Outfielder Cleveland Indians
Reno Aces Jay Gonzalez Outfielder Baltimore Orioles
Pawtucket Red Sox Andrew Ferguson Pitcher Kansas City Royals
Syracuse Chiefs Jacob Wilson 2B/3B St. Louis Cardinals
Fresno Grizzlies Chris Nunn Pitcher Chicago Cubs
Columbus Clippers R.C. Orlan Pitcher Washington Nationals
Oklahoma City Dodgers Angelo Mora Shortstop Baltimore Orioles
Sacramento River Cats Wander Franco 3rd Baseman Kansas City Royals
Gwinnett Braves Tyler Smith Shortstop Texas Rangers
Nashville Sounds Carlos Diaz Pitcher Miami Marlins
Indianapolis Indians Rafelin Lorenzo Catcher Tampa Bay Rays
Buffalo Bisons Alberto Mineo Catcher Chicago Cubs
New Orleans Baby Cakes Sharif Othman Catcher New York Yankees
Tacoma Rainiers Tyler Baker Catcher Arizona Diamondbacks
Salt Lake Bees Matt Ball Pitcher Texas Rangers
Memphis Redbirds Jean Selmo Outfielder Arizona Diamondbacks
Rochester Red Wings Sandy Lugo Pitcher Cincinnati Reds
Reno Aces Lane Ratliff Pitcher Seattle Mariners
Pawtucket Red Sox Luke Tendler Outfielder Texas Rangers
Syracuse Chiefs Caleb Fleck Pitcher Arizona Diamondbacks
Nashville Sounds Jaimito Libro Pitcher San Diego Padres
Buffalo Bisons Ivan Castillo Shortstop Cleveland Indians
New Orleans Baby Cakes Will Allen 1B/C Detroit Tigers
New Orleans Baby Cakes Brandon Barker Pitcher Baltimore Orioles

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jim Callis: "Scouting reports for 2017 Rule 5 Draft picks", mlb.com December 14, 2017. [1]
  • Jonathan Mayo: "10 intriguing players eligible for the Rule 5 Draft", mlb.com, November 29, 2017. [2]
  • Jonathan Mayo: "Clubs search for gems: Rule 5 Draft preview", mlb.com, December 11, 2017. [3]
  • Jonathan Mayo: "Hurlers dominate Rule 5 Draft after OF Reyes goes No. 1", mlb.com, December 14, 2017. [4]

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