Rule 4 SBP Forfeited Draft Picks

A Rule 4 Draft pick forfeited because a club exceeded its Rule 4 Draft bonus limit will be reassigned to another club by lottery held on the same day as the Competitive Balance draft pick lottery. All MLB clubs that did not exceed its SBP limit are eligible to participate in this lottery.

As with the Competitive Balance draft pick lottery, Rule 4 forfeited draft picks can be traded, but only during the MLB regular season, and the pick cannot be traded for cash unless it is a financial adjustment made to offset the salary of one or more of the players involved in the trade. Also, a Rule 4 forfeited draft pick can be traded only once (only by the club that was awarded the pick). Once traded, the pick cannot be "flipped" to a third club.

If a player selected with a Rule 4 forfeited draft pick does not sign, the club receives a compensation selection in the next Rule 4 Draft, one slot lower than the forfeited draft pick slot from the previous season. There is no further compensation if a player selected with a compensation Rule 4 forfeited draft pick does not sign.

 

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  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 9 hours 21 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 14 hours 39 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 14 hours 40 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 14 hours 52 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 14 hours 53 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 14 hours 53 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 15 hours 1 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 15 hours 14 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 15 hours 47 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 15 hours 51 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 16 hours 3 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 16 hours 22 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 16 hours 42 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 16 hours 44 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 19 hours 43 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 19 hours 56 min ago view