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    Potential Rule 5 Selections for the Twins

    Can anyone think of some potential selections for the Twins in this week's Draft? I'd like to see them select Danny Rosenbaum from the Nats. He's a lefty with 4 pitches. His fastball tops out at 92, plus a curve, slider and changeup. 25 years old after 2 years in AA, but could be an addition to the staff. The Nats also have 2B Jeff Kobernus available. He hit .282 without much power but stole 42 bases. Both are listed in the Nats top 20 prospects, but were not added to the 40-man. I'd wouldn't mind the Twins selecting a couple in the draft to get a look at them in ST. And obviously pitching and MI are the places to look.

    Are there other prospects the Twins should consider?

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    Where's a good list of rule-5-eligible players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Where's a good list of rule-5-eligible players?
    I wish I knew

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Where's a good list of rule-5-eligible players?
    Here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    Can anyone think of some potential selections for the Twins in this week's Draft? I'd like to see them select Danny Rosenbaum from the Nats. He's a lefty with 4 pitches. His fastball tops out at 92, plus a curve, slider and changeup. 25 years old after 2 years in AA, but could be an addition to the staff. The Nats also have 2B Jeff Kobernus available. He hit .282 without much power but stole 42 bases. Both are listed in the Nats top 20 prospects, but were not added to the 40-man. I'd wouldn't mind the Twins selecting a couple in the draft to get a look at them in ST. And obviously pitching and MI are the places to look.

    Are there other prospects the Twins should consider?
    Looking at Rosenbaum's numbers and left-handedness, what's not to like? Another "Diamond" in the rough who looks to be a better starting pitching option, now, than most of the guys who had tryouts on the Twins wretched staff in 2012. I didn't look around the web, but is there something else holding him back???, you said 2 years in AA, but he only appeared in 6 AA games in 2011. I hope he is on the Twins radar.

    I like that 2B man -with the proviso, "if"- he can field his position. Who it is that signs them always says something positive as the Nats have drafted well.

    But the Twins need pitching. If you want someone with the best chance to stick, 3 relievers:

    Ryan Pressly RHP reliever, starter previously with mid-90s speed or Josh Fields RHP age 27 K/9 =12.5!! (has reached AAA, originally a Mariners signee)

    Jon Keck 6'6" LHRP Mid-90s speed with multiple pitches. KC pitcher, so big ?s

    The high upside guys:

    Braulio Lara The Rays found him and we all know their scouting pedigree. Lefty SP who throws 98 on the gun. Doesn't turn 24 until the end of the month. If he develops a 2nd "out" pitch, could be huge.

    Juan Sosa. RHP A little younger (just turned 23 last month) with highly regarded mid-90s stuff waiting to put it together. Has been used primarily in relief. Phillies signee.



    I'd say take Rosenbaum, Josh Fields or one of the flyers, Sosa or Lara- as it sure would be nice to find another Santana or Liriano languishing in relative obscurity.
    Last edited by jokin; 12-04-2012 at 02:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Where's a good list of rule-5-eligible players?
    Here's a couple of more articles with fairly extensive lists of possible draftees:

    http://www.draysbay.com/rays-prospec...2-rule-5-draft

    http://rumbunter.com/2012/12/02/rule...ossible-picks/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
    That link doesn't work.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/wat...12/#list=rule5

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    Pat Venditte! Just do it Twins. I want to see some switch-pitching action.

    It would make a long year a little more entertaining, at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raindog View Post
    Pat Venditte! Just do it Twins. I want to see some switch-pitching action.

    It would make a long year a little more entertaining, at least.
    Venditte would be fun

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    Never hear of him before, but now I totally want him over here. Get someone to teach him a knuckleball too and he'll be unstoppable

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideyo View Post
    Never hear of him before, but now I totally want him over here. Get someone to teach him a knuckleball too and he'll be unstoppable
    Ha, that would be Epic.

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    Maybe the Rays Lara? Lefty w/high 90s fastball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    Maybe the Rays Lara? Lefty w/high 90s fastball.
    See above. The Twins should strongly consider him if available.

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    The Twins should pick Anthony Slama. He gets a lot of strikeouts.

    Another way of saying, I'm not too enthused about getting someone else's AAA/AA reliever, a few of whom seem available every offseason anyway. The best-case on a pick like that would be someone with only little impact as a player or trade value later on, unless he's really a candidate for closer.

    What appeals to me is a 23 year-old high-upside starter (yet who has the makeup to not suffer overly in a bullpen for a year), from a successful organization lacking room for him; Braulio Lara of the Rays for instance, as others have said, or maybe Tim Crabbe of the Reds.

    I didn't notice any non-OF position players fitting this profile.

    Rule-5 depends on scouting and I am no scout, so going by stats (and some analyst's verbiage) is really limited. I will likely be satisfied by whomever the brain trust selects. And I do expect they will pick one; 10% they even pick two.
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 12-04-2012 at 01:25 PM.

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    Not sure.....believe you can take more than 1 Rule V player correct?
    If they can, I believe they will

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    Here's a link to an article about a few Rule 5 eligible prospects.

    Odubel Herrera sounds interesting.

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    Johan Santana
    Scott Diamond

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Johan Santana
    Scott Diamond
    You left out Roberto Clemente

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    this is a great place to grab a guy that has 1 decent offspead pitch that you can stash in the pen for a year and send back down. I'd think a hard throwing pitcher or two could be added and used to potentially augment the pen a bit... A rebuilding team should be all over this.

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