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RULE 5 December 14

10/30/2023 Two spots are open on the 40-man roster.

Data below collected from: Fangraphs.com/Roster-Resource/Depthcharts/athletics

December's Rule 5 Draft approaches quickly.
  • The A's can pick up talented R5 players IF they have spots open on the 40-man roster. (3B?)
  • Similarly, they can lose talent if Rule 5 eligible players are left off the 40-man roster, ...unprotected. (McCann?)
  • The hoped result is to obtain a player(s) that are ready for MLB play.
  • The best available R5 talents are typically blocked off the 40-man roster by a solid veteran already in the position.
  • *Players, 22 years & younger, are commonly passed over as "not ready for MLB" that season.
  • Top prospects & keepers are shown in Bold Face.
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Projected by Fangraphs to be on the A's 40 Man Roster:

OF/INF Max Schuemann R 26.4 Drafted 20th Rd '18 R5 2018 OAK 20 593
8 SS Darell Hernaiz R 22.2 Trade (BAL) Jan'23 R5 2019 BAL 5 138 5
  • I hope Utility Player Schuemann makes Aledmys Diaz and his $8 million contract available & tradeable. Getting A-Diaz off the roster would be worth taking on an injured player/pitcher to keep on the IL list. This would free up a roster spot for another player/pitcher.
  • ETA for Hernaiz 22.2 is 2 years away: 2025. (MLB.com, Fangraphs.com)
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Year Team Rd Pick Ovr Rank ('23) Org Rank ('23) Ovr 1st Half 2nd Half PA HR SB OPS Max Level ('23)

*22 years or younger.

CATCHER (Langeliers/Kyle McCann L 25.9
AAA C/1B Soderstrom

AAA C/1B JJ Schwarz R 27.6 Drafted 8th Rd '18 R5 2018 OAK 8 233 AAA
AA C Cooper Uhl R 26.0 Non-Drafted FA Jun'20 R5 JUN 2020 OAK AAA

*A C Carlos Amaya R 21.8 Amateur FA (VEN) Aug'19 R5 AUG 2019 OAK A+
*A C Carlos Franco R 20.7 Amateur FA (VEN) Jul'19 R5 JUL 2019 OAK A
  • R5 Catcher: Kyle McCann would surely be selected and will need replacing if left off the 40-man roster.

1B (Noda)

AAA 1B/2B/3B 49 Logan Davidson S 25.8 Drafted 1st Rd (29) '19 R5 2019 OAK 1 29 19 680 481 AAA

AAA 1B/C William Simoneit R 27.0 Non-Drafted FA Jun'20 R5 JUN 2020 OAK AAA
AA 1B/LF/RF Danny Bautista Jr. R 23.1 Amateur FA (DOM) Oct'17 R5 OCT 2017 OAK 709 357 A+

  • Is this Infielder Logan D's break out season?

2B▼ (Gelof)

*AA 2B/3B/SS Euribiel Angeles R 21.5 Trade (SDP) Apr'22 R5 JUL 2018 SDP 401 230 AA

AA 2B/SS/1B Jeremy Eierman R 27.1 Drafted 2nd Rd (70) '18 R5 2018 OAK 2 70 AA

3B▼ (Diaz)

*A+ 3B/LF/1B T.J. Schofield-Sam L 22.3 Drafted 12th Rd '19 R5 2019 OAK 12 374 853 A+

SS▼
(Allen)
*A SS/LF/RF Robert Puason S 21.1 Amateur FA (DOM) Jul'19 R5 JUL 2019 OAK A


OF▼ (Butler/Brown/Ruiz/Bleday/Rooker)
AAA LF/RF/CF Lazaro Armenteros R 24.4 Amateur FA (Cuba) Jul'16 R5 JUL 2016 OAK 396 244 AA
AAA RF/CF/LF Austin Beck R 24.9 Drafted 1st Rd (6) '17 R5 2017 OAK 1 6 AAA

*AA CF/RF/LF Junior Perez R 22.3 Trade (SDP) Nov'20 R5 JUL 2017 SDP 710 346 A+
*A+ CF/RF/LF Brayan Buelvas R 21.4 Amateur FA (COLM) Jul'18 R5 JUL 2018 OAK 17 512 473 813 AA
*A CF/LF/RF Joseph Rodriguez R 20.8 Amateur FA (VEN) Jul'19 R5 JUL 2019 OAK
*A LF/RF/CF Nelson Beltran R 21.8 Amateur FA (DOM) Jul'18 R5 JUL 2018 OAK A
*A LF/RF/CF Moises Gallardo R 20.5 Amateur FA (VEN) Jul'19 R5 JUL 2019 OAK

SP▼ (Blackburn/Waldechuk/Medina/Sears/Boyle)
AAA SP Jack Cushing R 26.9 Drafted 22nd Rd '19 R5 2019 OAK 22 674 340 AAA

AAA SP/RP Colton Eastman R 27.2 Free Agent (PHI) Mar'23 R5 2018 PHI 4 107 AAA
AAA SP/RP David Leal L 26.5 Drafted 38th Rd '19 R5 2019 OAK 38 1154 AA

*AA SP Royber Salinas AFL R 22.5 Trade (ATL) Dec'22 R5 OCT 2018 ATL 4 752 AA

AA SP J.T. Ginn R 24.4 Trade (NYM) Mar'22 R5 2020 NYM 2 52 20 AA
AA SP Brady Basso L 26.0 Drafted 16th Rd '19 R5 2019 OAK 16 494 818 AA

AA SP/RP Christian Fernandez R 24.2 Trade (TBR) Jul'22 R5 JUN 2016 TBR A+

*AA SP Joelvis Del Rosario R 22.5 Rule 5-AAA (PIT) Dec'22 R5 JAN 2018 PIT AA
A+ SP James Gonzalez L 23.1 Amateur FA (PAN) May'19 R5 MAY 2019 OAK 577 620 782 A+
*A+ SP Jose Dicochea R 22.6 Drafted 8th Rd (254) '19 R5 2019 OAK 8 254 710 A+

A+ SP Wander Guante R 23.4 Amateur FA (DOM) Mar'19 R5 MAR 2019 OAK AA

*A+ SP Luis Carrasco R 21.8 Amateur FA (VEN) Jul'18 R5 JUL 2018 OAK A
  • SP Free Agent Rucinski spent 2023 on the IL, is 34.5 years old, and costs $5 million if re-signed. Time to use this roster spot on another pitcher?