Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects Most Likely to Be Protected From Rule 5 Draft

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BOSTON, MA – JUNE 12: Ben Cherington, general manager of the Boston Red Sox, leaves the field before a game with the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on June 12, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) /

Ahead of next month’s Rule 5 Draft the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to make a decision on many prospects, but these four are the most likely to be protected

Every offseason MLB teams face decisions with prospects. These decisions often times revolve around if they want to add them to their 40-man roster or not. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, there will be plenty of these types of decisions that will need to be made this offseason.

Part of the Winter Meetings each December is the Rule 5 Draft. Players who are Rule 5 Draft eligible and not added to their organization’s 40-man roster become eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 Draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have plenty of decisions to make when it comes to which prospects they will protect from the Rule 5 Draft. While there are plenty of Rule 5 Draft eligible prospects in the Pirate organization, these four are the ones who are most likely to be added to the 40-man roster and protected by general manager Ben Cherington.