MLB Rule 5: Selected Player & Draft-Excluded Player

MLB RULE 5 SELECTED PLAYER

A "Selected Player" is any player selected in the Major League Phase of the MLB Rule 5 Draft. 

MLB RULE 5 SELECTED PLAYERS ON CUBS MLB RESERVE LIST (updated 3-12-2020):
NONE AT THIS TIME

CUBS MINOR LEAGUERS SELECTED IN MAJOR LEAGUE PHASE OF 2021 RULE 5 DRAFT (updated 3-6-2020)
NONE  
NOTE: The Major League Phase of the 2021 MLB Rule 5 Draft was cancelled 

1. A Selected Player must be placed on the drafting club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) immediately after selection and must be tendered a major league contract by 5 PM (Eastern) on the day of the draft. 

2. A Selected Player can be traded at any time, but the player cannot be Designated for Assignment, released, or sent to the minors any earlier than 20 days prior to MLB Opening Day, and then only if Outright Assignment Waivers have been secured and the player's former club declines to reclaim the player.

3. If a Selected Player spends at least 90 days on an MLB Active List during the MLB regular season following selection, the player ceases to be a "Selected Player" at the conclusion of the MLB regular season. If time spent on an MLB Active List is less than 90 days in the season following selection, the player remains a Rule 5 Selected Player into the next season, and the player continues to be a Selected Player until he has spent 90 days total on an MLB Active List.

4. If a club wishes to send a Selected Player to the minors, the player must be placed on Outright Assignment Waivers, where any of the other 29 MLB clubs can claim the player for the $50,000 Rule 5 waiver price (formerly $25,000), and if claimed off waivers, the player continues to have Rule 5 MLB Selected Player status.

5. If the Selected Player is not claimed off Outright Assignment Waivers, the player then must be offered back to the club from which he was drafted, and the player's former club can re-claim the player for $50,000 (formerly $25,000), with the player being automatically outrighted to the Reserve List of the minor league reserve list from which he was drafted. The club from which the player was drafted usually has 72 hours to decide whether to re-claim the player, but it has only 24 hours to decide if the player is eligible to be an Article XX-D or Article XIX-A minor league free-agent if outrighted to the minors (player has accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time, qualifies for salary arbitration as a "Super Two" player, and/or has been outrighted to the minors previously in his career).
NOTE: A Selected Player with Article XIX-A rights (player has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time) cannot be re-claimed and outrighted back to the minor league club from which he was drafted unless the player consents in advance to the assignment.

6. If a Selected Player is returned (outrighted) to the minor league club from which he was drafted, and if the player has accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time, qualifies for salary arbitration as a "Super Two" player, and/or has been outrighted to the minors previously in his career, the player can elect to be an MLB Article XX-D minor league free-agent (or Article XIX-A minor league free-agent if the player has accrued at least five years of MLB Service Time) after being outrighted (he has three days to decide), or he can accept the Outright Assignment and defer the right to be a minor league free-agent until after the conclusion of the MLB regular season.   

7. If a Selected Player is returned (outrighted) to the minor league club from which he was drafted, the drafting club is responsible for any portion of the player's salary above what the player was paid the previous season.

8. If the club from which the Selected Player was drafted declines to re-claim the player, the player no longer has Rule 5 Selected Player status, the drafting club retains the player, and the player can be sent to the minors or released.

9. A player selected in the AAA Phase of the Rule 5 Draft must be immediately assigned to the reserve list of the AAA club that drafted the player and he must be given a 15-day trial during Spring Training with that club, but the player can be assigned to the active list of any minor league affiliate in the MLB club's organization once the minor league regular season commences. Also, unlike players selected in the Major League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft, a player selected in the AAA Phase does not have to be offered back to the club from which he was drafted if the player is ultimately assigned to the active list of a minor league affiliate below AAA.

PLAYERS SELECTED BY CUBS IN AAA PHASE OF 2021 RULE 5 DRAFT (updated 12-8-2021): 
Connor Menes, LHP (selected by Cubs for AAA Iowa from San Francisco Giants Domestic Reserve List) 

CUBS MINOR LEAGUERS SELECTED IN AAA PHASE OF 2021 RULE 5 DRAFT (updated 12-8-2021): 
Carlos Ocampo, RHP (selected by New York Mets for AAA Syracuse from Cubs Domestic Reserve List)

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MLB RULE 5: DRAFT -EXCLUDED PLAYER

A "Draft-Excluded Player" is any minor league player who has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time and who is eligible for selection in the MLB Rule 5 Draft, whose contract is selected, and who is added to an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) between August 15th and the Rule 5 Draft.

1. A Draft-Excluded Player can be non-tendered on 12/2, released, or traded at any time, but he cannot be sent to the minors by Optional Assignment beginning with the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until 20 days prior to MLB Opening Day.

2. A Draft-Excluded Player can be sent outright to the minors only if Outright Assignment Waivers are requested no later than 2 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day following the final game of the World Series, and if a Draft-Excluded Player is not outrighted to the minors prior to the Rule 5 Draft, the player cannot be sent outright to the minors any earlier than 20 days prior to the start of the MLB regular season.

CUBS PLAYERS WITH RULE 5 DRAFT-EXCLUDED STATUS: (last updated 9-17-2022)
Javier Assad, RHP
Jeremiah Estrada, RHP   
Esteban Quiroz, INF 
Hayden Wesneski, RHP 
Jared Young, INF-OF 

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  • crunch 11 hours 39 min ago (view)

    left oblique injury.

     

  • crunch 12 hours 35 min ago (view)

    w.miley leaves early, pointing to his lower back.

    a'ite then.

     

  • George Altman 12 hours 54 min ago (view)

    There's about 10-15 guys on the 40-Man, I'll be fine with saying vaya con Dios, amigos.

     

  • crunch 13 hours 52 min ago (view)

    still no s.suzuki...maybe tomorrow.

    nico available off the bench.

    also, i know options are sketchy and 2022 is a partial audition for 2023...but i don't wanna see z.mckinstry hitting leadoff, or even a starter option going into 2023...

     

  • JoePepitone 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    Yeah, pretty impressive!

     

  • crunch 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    Pujols #700 !!!!!!

    yeah, the big reason he's done it is because of his long contract and the sunk cost...but wow...700.

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    pujols #699 !

     

  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    cubs winning the hell out of some 1-run games lately.

     

  • fullykräusened 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    AZ Phil, I have a question that has been percolating (ask your parents, you young'uns) all year long.

    Over the last how-ever-many years, there have been two "rookie leagues." Now, we only have the complex leagues. Does that put too many players in the complex leagues, or is the smaller draft resulting in fewer rookies? Also, is the new alignment pushing some high prospects into Low A instead of another year in the high rookie league? I figure you are the only person on this blog who has insight into this--potentially important issue-- question. Thanks.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    If you have Twitter, you can see the Immaculate Inning...

    https://twitter.com/mlbpipeline/status/1573107767929409537?s=46&t=drPl0w...

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    AZPhil -  Sounds like CarGar has a stronger repertoire than most of our international pitchers at the moment. Good to hear!

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    If he wants it, he can have it... for 20 bucks. ;)

     

  • JoePepitone 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    W00t! Cubs win game #1!

     

  • crunch 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    yeah, i mean, it's not like the pen is overworked.  this isn't necessary.

    he's bringing the drama in the 9th.

     

  • JoePepitone 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    I spoke too soon. Can't believe Rossy has him pitching into a third inning. Yah keep on spinning that wheel, that "Bankrupt" space is eventually gonna come up. And Leiter has a bunch of them on his wheel. 

     

  • crunch 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    crazy amount of "small ball" being played since the break by the cubs.  a lot of it very recently.

    i can't recall the last time i've seen the cubs bunt and hit/run so much.