The Royals can't afford to pass on the opportunity to acquire free talent again.
Well, there is really no excuse not to pick someone this year. And honestly, of the list you have only Corneill is 21. Most of the guys are 25ish and its pretty much go time for if you are mlb caliber or not. Every situation is different obviously, but most of these guys are in that age range where you are in your peak years and you can’t say you haven’t had chances yet. Really, no reason they can’t bring in a pitcher with stuff and have the staff work with him and have him be a reliever. No reason at all. Now the question is….do you think they will select someone?
Informative review....lets hope the Royals are doing their homework....
David, yours is the best explanation of the Rule 5 Draft I've seen lately. But I have a question:
What does "clearing waivers" mean? I've never understood what's in waivers with regard to baseball and players in general.
See, this is why I subscribe to this newsletter. I love baseball, but to comb through that many players and come up with a 72-man spreadsheet, you can’t just love baseball. You have to be obsessed.
You put a ton of work in here, and it’s much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing what KC does!
I'd like to see them take a pitcher or two and stick them in the pen, where there is plenty of room at the moment.
All of those hitters look pretty similar to Devin Mann, hopefully they can just keep Mann on a minor league deal. If Mann is not selected in the Rule 5, I think the Royals still have his rights?
You're GM DL and you're on record saying you'd make a move. So, everyone is available - who do you take?
Awesome article, David. Thank you for doing the research on this. Quite fascinating. A happy early Thanksgiving to you and your Family.