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Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Topic Start: November 14, 2016, 08:56:28 AM »
Teams have until Friday, 11/18, to protect Rule 5 eligible players by adding them to the 40-man roster.  Anyone know who's at risk from the Nats?

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016)
« Reply #1: November 14, 2016, 09:12:50 AM »
I think they have 9 slots on the 40 man, so I doubt anyone with any potential is at risk at this point. 

Frankly, I'll be curious if they try to grab an arm for the bullpen or a CF.  You have a shot at carrying a 5th OF or a middle reliever all year, so, with that many slots, you figure they may try to hit on someone.

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« Reply #2: November 14, 2016, 01:09:16 PM »
I think they have 9 slots on the 40 man, so I doubt anyone with any potential is at risk at this point. 

Frankly, I'll be curious if they try to grab an arm for the bullpen or a CF.  You have a shot at carrying a 5th OF or a middle reliever all year, so, with that many slots, you figure they may try to hit on someone.

A CF would surprise me.  They already have enough toolsy outfielders who can't hit, which is the typical CF you find there.  There's not really a reason to try to carry another den Dekker/Goodwin/Taylor on the 25-man all season when those 3 guys already exist (and den Dekker is even a free agent).  But I know jack squat about anything in reality, so who really knows?

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #3: November 14, 2016, 03:58:23 PM »
A CF would surprise me.  They already have enough toolsy outfielders who can't hit, which is the typical CF you find there.  There's not really a reason to try to carry another den Dekker/Goodwin/Taylor on the 25-man all season when those 3 guys already exist (and den Dekker is even a free agent).  But I know jack squat about anything in reality, so who really knows?
for the heck of it, I'd almost prefer to see them grab a short, somewhat dumpy looking on base machine just to give themselves a different look.  But I'm not really blinded by what we have in the system, so if it is just a dice roll, I don't see the harm of seeing whether we can hit on someone. 

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #4: November 14, 2016, 04:52:43 PM »
for the heck of it, I'd almost prefer to see them grab a short, somewhat dumpy looking on base machine just to give themselves a different look.  But I'm not really blinded by what we have in the system, so if it is just a dice roll, I don't see the harm of seeing whether we can hit on someone.

I'd be happy to take that guy, almost regardless of where he plays.  When you have crap for production at 1B and dwindling production in LF, you can always find a way to move the pieces to get the short, dumpy guy in the lineup if he can actually hit.  Frank Catalanotto made a nice career of being short, dumpy, and hitting.

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #5: November 14, 2016, 05:40:24 PM »
Frank Catalanotto made a nice career of being short, dumpy, and hitting.
Be still my heart!  Another Frank Catalanotto fan!

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #6: November 17, 2016, 03:49:41 PM »
Top Nats prospects at risk (number represents rank among top 50 unprotected prospects):

9. Austin Voth, RHP
17. Rafael Bautista, OF
19. Osvaldo Abreu, SS/2B
28. Raudy Read, C

I think Voth, and Bautista get 40 man slots, Abreu is too far away.

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« Reply #7: November 17, 2016, 04:17:12 PM »
Be still my heart!  Another Frank Catalanotto fan!

Hey hey hey - is somebody talking about Frankie the Cat in here? I just got a notification in my iPhone.

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #8: November 17, 2016, 04:20:00 PM »
Not many people know this, but Frank Catalanotto is actually Italian for Brian Roberts.

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #9: November 17, 2016, 04:24:42 PM »
Not many people know this, but Frank Catalanotto is actually Italian for Brian Roberts.
Roberts could steal

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #10: November 17, 2016, 04:44:00 PM »
You saying an Italian can't steal?

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #11: November 17, 2016, 09:04:23 PM »
You saying an Italian can't steal?
hey, my man was Hesch . . .

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #12: November 18, 2016, 09:28:59 AM »
some additional available names: Jake Johansen, Bryan Harper, Matt Skole.

I wonder if Harper gets a 40 man slot.  He seems to be on the cusp of getting to the majors.  Voth is probably a lock for the 40-man.


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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #14: November 18, 2016, 04:57:42 PM »
Sounds like Bryan "Mustache" Harper had Tommy John surgery recently.

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #15: November 18, 2016, 05:25:53 PM »
Sounds like Bryan "Mustache" Harper had Tommy John surgery recently.

Wow. They sure kept that quiet.

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #16: November 18, 2016, 05:40:02 PM »
Wow. They sure kept that quiet.

Team doesn't have to announce minor league injuries/surgeries.

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #17: November 18, 2016, 08:01:03 PM »
Sounds like Bryan "Mustache" Harper had Tommy John surgery recently.
Who pays for the surgery? Anyone?

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« Reply #18: November 18, 2016, 08:13:02 PM »
Who pays for the surgery? Anyone?

Team

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #19: November 19, 2016, 07:54:01 AM »
Top Nats prospects at risk (number represents rank among top 50 unprotected prospects):

9. Austin Voth, RHP
17. Rafael Bautista, OF
19. Osvaldo Abreu, SS/2B
28. Raudy Read, C

I think Voth, and Bautista get 40 man slots, Abreu is too far away.

Voth, Bautista, Read, Skole and Jose Marmolejos all added.

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #20: November 20, 2016, 12:13:32 PM »
Voth, Bautista, Read, Skole and Jose Marmolejos all added.
do people think Skole is capable of backing up both infield corners or just 1B?

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #21: November 23, 2016, 11:05:57 AM »
FanGraphs has KATOH's recommendations for Rule 5 picks. No Nationals are on any of the lists.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/katohs-guide-to-the-2016-rule-5-draft/

There are some really interesting targets there, like Kylo Ren Kyle Wren, an OF who can play all three spots with solid contact hitting, or 6' 6" lefty Angel Perdomo, who posted a 29% K rate and might make a fun bonus LHP.

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Re: Rule 5 Draft (2016-17)
« Reply #22: November 23, 2016, 11:24:34 AM »
Perdomo looks like a good option.  6'6" lefty who hits 94 as a starter?  Sign me up