First-Year Player Draft (MLB Rule 4 Draft) Negotiation List

Players selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft (MLB Rule 4 Draft) are placed on a club's Negotiation List.

In most cases, a player selected by a club in the Rule 4 Draft will remain on the club's Negotiation List until either the player signs or until 5:00 PM (EDT) on the Friday that falls during the week July 12-18 (whichever comes first), and if a club does not sign a Rule 4 Draft pick by the deadline, the player is removed from the club's Negotiation List and becomes eligible for selection again in the next Rule 4 Draft in which the player would be eligible for selection. The exception to this rule is any college senior with no baseball eligibility left. This class of player remains on the club's Negotiation List until the player signs or until one week prior to the next Rule 4 Draft (whichever comes first).

Also, any player eligible for selection in the Rule 4 Draft who is not drafted ("Non-Drafted Free-Agent" or "NDFA") can sign with any club after the conclusion of the draft any time up until one week prior to the next Rule 4 Draft, unless and until the NDFA enrolls in a junior college or four-year college, in which case MLB Rule 4 Draft eligibility rules apply.

A player selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft or a Rule 4 eligible NDFA cannot be signed to a Major League contract.

A player selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft or a Rule 4 eligible NDFA can be "Signed for Future Service" (contract is for the following season) if the player signs a contract after July 1st.

A club is not permitted to select a player in the Rule 4 Draft two years in a row, unless the player gives his approval in advance.

CUBS 2016 RULE 4 DRAFT NEGOTIATION LIST (updated 6-28-2016):

Thomas Hatch, RHP (Oklahoma State) - COLLEGE JR (REDSHIRT SOPH)
Tyson Miller, RHP (California Baptist) - COLLEGE JR 
Bailey Clark, RHP (Duke) - COLLEGE JR 
Chad Hockin, RHP (Cal State - Fullerton) - COLLEGE JR (SIGNED)
Michael Cruz, C (Bethune-Cookman) - COLLEGE JR (SIGNED)
Stephen Ridings, RHP (Haverford) - COLLEGE JR (SIGNED)
Duncan Robinson, RHP (Dartmouth) - COLLEGE SR (SIGNED)
Dakota Mekkes, RHP (Michigan State) - COLLEGE JR (REDSHIRT SOPH) 
Michael Rucker, RHP (BYU) - COLLEGE SR 
Trey Cobb, RHP (Oklahoma State) - COLLEGE JR 
Wyatt Short, LHP (Mississippi) - COLLEGE JR (SIGNED)
Parker Dunshee, RHP (Wake Forest) - COLLEGE JR 
Jed Carter, RHP (Auburn U. - Montgomery) - COLLEGE JR 
Holden Cammack, RHP (Oral Roberts) - COLLEGE JR (SIGNED
Zack Short, SS (Sacred Heart) - COLLEGE JR (SIGNED)
Mark Huberman, LHP (USC) - COLLEGE SR 
Matt Swarmer, RHP (Kutztown) - COLLEGE SR (SIGNED)
Colton Freeman, RHP (Alabama) - COLLEGE SR 
Sam Tidaback, C (North Georgia) - COLLEGE SR (SIGNED)
Dante Biasi, LHP (Hazleton Area HS - Hazle Township, PA) - COLLEGE COMMITMENT: Penn State 
Delvin Zinn, SS (Itawamba JC) - JC FR 
Reynaldo Rivera, 1B-OF:(Chipola JC) - JC FR 
Trent Giambrone, 2B (Delta State) - COLLEGE SR (SIGNED)
Austin Jones, RHP (UW-Whitewater) - COLLEGE JR 
Connor Myers, OF (Old Dominion) - COLLEGE SR (SIGNED)
Rian Bassett, RHP (Clark CC) - JC SOPH 
Tyler Peyton, RHP (Iowa) - COLLEGE SR  
Montana Parsons, RHP (San Jacinto North JC) - JC SOPH 
Brenden Heiss, RHP (Jacobs HS - (Algonquin, IL - COLLEGE COMMITMENT: Arkansas 
Zach Davis, OF (Texas Tech) - COLLEGE SR 
Nathan Sweeney, RHP (Cherry Creek HS - Greenwood Village, CO) - COLLEGE COMMITMENT: Arizona  
Davis Daniel, RHP (St. James School - Montgomery, AL) - COLLEGE COMMITMENT: Auburn 
Ryan Kreidler, 3B (Davis Senior HS - Davis, CA) - COLLEGE COMMITMENT: UCLA 
Jake Slaughter,SS (Ouachita Christian HS - Monroe, LA) - COLLEGE COMMITMENT: LSU 
Davis Moore, RHP (Los Osos HS - (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) - COLLEGE COMMITMENT: Fresno State 
Tolly Filotei, OF (Faulkner State CC)  - JC SOPH 
A. J. Block, LHP (Newport HS  - Bellevue, WA) - COLLEGE COMMITMENT: Washington State 
D. J. Roberts, RHP (Atlantic Coast HS - Jacksonville, FL) - COLLEGE COMMITMENT: South Florida