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Red Sox Rule 5 Eligibility
 
 

The following players will be eligible for selection in the Rule 5 Draft  in the December of the stated year unless they are added to the 40-man roster on or before November 20 of that year. Players eligible for minor league free agency that same year are not listed.

December 2022

Dan Altavilla
Angel Bastardo
Adenys Bautista
Brock Bell
Royman Blanco
Brainer Bonaci
Zach Bryant
Cameron Cannon
Triston Casas
Brendan Cellucci
Felix Cepeda
Kole Cottam
Wil Dalton
Joe Davis
Osvaldo De La Rosa
Luis De La Rosa
Tyler Dearden
Nick Decker
Jonathan Diaz
Alex Erro
Tyler Esplin
Albert Feliz
Durbin Feltman
Ryan Fernandez
Ryan Fitzgerald
Antoni Flores
Feleipe Franks
Grant Gambrell
Frank German
Rio Gomez
Wikelman Gonzalez
Bryan Gonzalez
Devlin Granberg
Jaxx Groshans
David Hamilton
Brandon Howlett
Gabriel Jackson
Axel James
Gilberto Jimenez
Christian Koss
Austin Lambright
Dominic LoBrutto
Eduardo Lopez
Bryan Lucas
Naysbel Marcano
Elih Marrero
Alexander Montero
Chris Murphy
Brendan Nail
Nick Northcut
Kaleb Ort
Andres Ortuno
Yusniel Padron-Artiles
Eddinson Paulino
Aaron Perry
AJ Politi
Ceddanne Rafaela
Jose Ramirez
Oscar Rangel
Roniel Raudes
Tyreque Reed
Carlos Reyes
Jorge Rodriguez
Devon Roedahl
Giancarlos Santana
Victor Santos
Stephen Scott
Cody Scroggins
Chase Shugart
Nick Sogard
Noah Song
Dylan Spacke
Miguel Suero
Luis Talavera
Jake Thompson
Freddy Valdez
Michael Valera
Eduardo Vaughan
Jacob Wallace
Brandon Walter
Thaddeus Ward
Grant Williams
Alex Zapete
Ryan Zeferjahn
December 2023

Merfy Andrew
Jacinto Arredondo
Frank Astacio
Rivaldo Avila
Darel Belen
Bradley Blalock
Maceo Campbell
Allan Castro
Juan Chacon
Casey Cobb
Nathanael Cruz
Kelvin Diaz
Jordan DiValerio
Shane Drohan
Juan Daniel Encarnacion
Renny Flores
Jose Garcia
Jhon Garcia
Jhostynxon Garcia
Alexis Hernandez
Graham Hoffman
Lyonell James
Robert Kwiatkowski
Chih-Jung Liu
Blake Loubier
Matthew Lugo
Irving Medina
Yorberto Mejicano
Jose Mendez
Henry Morales
Henry Nunez Rijo
Luis Perales
Railin Perez
Barbaro Pinero
Reidis Reidis
Miguel Rojas
Ronald Rosario
Cesar Ruiz
Johnfrank Salazar
Karson Simas
Cesar Soto
Joey Stock
Nate Tellier
Brian Van Belle
Diego Viloria
Jeremy Wu-Yelland
December 2024

Stiwar Adames
Albertson Asigen
Alex Binelas
Eduardo Diaz
Hunter Dobbins
Jhonny Felix
Luis Guerrero
Francis Hernandez
Nathan Hickey
Blaze Jordan
Niko Kavadas
Matt Litwicki
Marcelo Mayer
Tyler McDonough
Kier Meredith
Tyler Miller
Yordanny Monegro
Juan Montero
Wyatt Olds
Simon Pacheco
Diego Rodriguez
Starlin Santos
Phillip Sikes
Christopher Troye
Tyler Uberstine
Miguel Ugueto
BJ Vela
Jacob Webb
Nick Yorke
 
 
 
December 2025

Karim Ayubi
Miguel Bleis
Yizreel Burnet
Josue Castillo
Jogly Brayan Garcia
Ahbram Liendo
Enderso Lira
Angel Lopez
Andy Lugo
Daniel McElveny
Alvaro Mejias
Helison Mota
David Nunez
Christian Nunez
Jedixson Paez
Eybersson Polanco
Ronny Ramirez
Luis Ravelo
Yevganni Reinita
Jean Carlos Reyes
Yonfi Rodriguez
Elmer Rodriguez-Cruz
Armando Sierra
Claudio Simon
December 2026

Wandy Abreu
Marvin Alcantara
Ali Ascanio
Yosander Asencio
Luis Cohen
Willian Colmenares
Darlyn De La Cruz
Ruben De La Cruz
Fraymi De Leon
Junior Delanda
Freili Encarnacion
Natanael Eusebio
Jhaydel Flores
Johanfran Garcia
Smil Guzman
Andres Jimenez
Yohander Linarez
Jose Liriano
Inmer Lobo
Enmanuel Martinez
Franyer Noria
Ovis Portes
Dennis Reguillo
Denison Sanchez
Jancel Santana
Elvis Soto
Nathanael Yuten
December 2027

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Rule 5 Explained

Governing Rules. Rule 5 refers to Rule 5 of the Major League Rules.  Rule 6 of the Major League Rules also governs the return of players who were selected in the Rule 5 Draft.

Overview. Organizations may select players from other organizations at the Rule 5 Draft in early December each year. In order to be eligible for selection, the player must have been in the original orginazation for a certain number of years (4 of 5 years depending on what age the player signed). Players on 40-man rosters and free agents are not eligible for selection. If selected, the player must spend the entire next season on the selectng club's roster, with limited exceptions, or the player must be offered back to the original club. For information regarding players selected by and from the Red Sox in the Rule 5 Draft, see the SoxProspects Rule 5 Draft History Page.

Timing. The Rule 5 Draft is held annually, typically in December on the last day of the Winter Meetings.

Eligibility. If the player is 18 years or younger on the June 5 preceding the player's original signing date, the player will be eligible to be selected at the fifth Rule 5 Draft following the player's signing date. If the player is 19 years or older on the June 5 preceding the player's original signing date, the player will be eligible to be selected at the fourth Rule 5 Draft following the player's signing date. If the player signs after the season has been completed for the team to which his first contract assigns him, he is considered as having signed after that season's Rule 5 Draft.  For example, Luis Alexander Basabe signed on 8/26/2012 at age 16. However, because the DSL Red Sox season was completed on 8/25/12, he was considered to have signed after the 2012 Rule 5 Draft, and was therefore subject to selection at the fifth Rule 5 Draft following that draft, in 2017.

Protection and Phases. For the Major League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft, the club must add an eligible player to its 40-man roster on or before November 20 of the eligible draft year in order to protect the player from selection in the Rule 5 Draft. For the Minor League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft, the club must add an eligible player to its Triple-A Reserve List by that date. The Triple A Reserve List is analagous to the 40-man roster of the Triple-A level.

Order. MLB clubs select in reverse order of winning percentage from the previous season, without regard to division standings or playoff results. In the case of a tie, order is determined based on the prior season's winning percentage (in reverse order). Each club has the right to select one player per round, and if the club does not select a player, it forfeits its right of selection for the entire phase. When a round is complete, the process continues until all teams have passed.

Rule 6. Under Rule 6, players selected in the Major League Phase must spend one year on the selecting team's major league roster (active roster or DL) or the selecting team must offer the player back to his original team. The player must also be active for at least 90 days before that player is optioned, or the player must be offered back to the original club. Similarly, players selected in the Minor League Phase of the draft must be kept on the Triple-A Reserve list or higher during the season following the draft, but are not required to actually play the entire season in Triple-A.

Payment. The selecting team must pay the player's original team $50,000 for a selection in the Major League Phase and $12,000 for a selection in the Minor League Phase.

 
 
 
 
 
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