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 6-24-2016):

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  
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 

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  • Per Fangraphs...

    Bryant took over NL lead in WAR after yesterday's effort. 3.9. Rizzo's at 2.8 and 8th in the league. Rizzo actually with better offensive numbers (161 wRC+ versus 146 for Bryant), but Bryant gets a good bump because of defense and position(s) played.

    Fowler with a 2.8 WAR as well (9th), Zobrist with a 2.7 (14th).

    M. Carpenter leads NL with 163 wRC+ just ahead of Rizzo who is 2nd.

    Rob G. 2 hours 17 min ago view
  • Amen

    jacos 3 hours 55 min ago view
  • @jonahkeri Joe Maddon living out Joe Maddon fanfic IRL tonight

    Rob G. 4 hours 15 min ago view
  • yes. I was at the Sean Marshall game in LF. Lou Piniella was managing. StL won 4-2, so I guess it didn't help but it was zany. Soriano/Reed Johnson and Marshall were the LF's.


    On a 6 degrees of separation note: Cubs got Travis Wood in the trade that sent Sean Marshall to Cincy.

    Cubster 4 hours 25 min ago view
  • Make that 1-7, 4 RBI.

    billybucks 4 hours 26 min ago view
  • i like how strop played LF with his "crooked cap" look...that's not just for the mound.

    crunch 4 hours 37 min ago view
  • let baez pitch the 15th, he earned it.

    crunch 4 hours 48 min ago view
  • Forget the save, finally Javier!!

    cubbies.4ever 4 hours 48 min ago view
  • Can a pitcher get more than one hold in a game? Or a Win and a save?

    cubbies.4ever 4 hours 51 min ago view
  • Didn't they do this sort of thing with Sean Marshall years back? Sticking him in LF to save him to face others, but without a pitcher replacing him in LF.

    cubbies.4ever 5 hours 1 min ago view
  • This is the most beautiful thing ever.

    Transmission 5 hours 5 min ago view
  • all i wanna know is...when's d.ross gonna pitch?

    crunch 5 hours 8 min ago view
  • Maddon is over-managing the shit out of this game.

    Rob G. 5 hours 10 min ago view
  • yeah. ...or not...

    i was a bit more confused why the guy who gave up a HR to votto last night was facing him with 2 men on. that wood is coming in to pitch the following inning, the whole thing gets weirder. so like, okay.

    crunch 5 hours 10 min ago view
  • Javy 0-6. At least he's consistent.

    The E-Man 5 hours 19 min ago view
  • Sweet play.

    What's with the Travis Wood stuff? Is it because he pitched the last 2 games?

    Rob G. 5 hours 20 min ago view