2016 Rule V Draft

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The Major League 2016 Rule V Draft was held December 8th in Washington, DC. With the new collective bargaining agreement, the Rule V draft had a few changes. The Double A phase was eliminated resulting in only two phases, the Major League portion and the minor league portion. Also the prices for draft picks were raised to $100,000 for Major League picks and $24,000 for minor league picks. Eighteen players were selected in the Major League phase, and 39 were taken in the minor league phase.

Interestingly the top three picks in the draft ended up with the San Diego Padres, who selected Allen Cordoba third overall, and then arranged deals to obtain the top two picks as well: Miguel Diaz, who had been selected first overall by the Minnesota Twins, and Luis Torrens, who had been picked second by the Cincinnati Reds. All three went on to make their major league debut in the Padres' first game of the 2017 season, on April 3rd.

Rule V Draft Major League Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization Notes
Minnesota Twins Miguel Diaz Pitcher Milwaukee Brewers *
Cincinnati Reds Luis Torrens Catcher New York Yankees *
San Diego Padres Allen Cordoba Shortstop St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays Kevin Gadea Pitcher Seattle Mariners
Atlanta Braves Armando Rivero Pitcher Chicago Cubs
Arizona Diamondbacks Tyler Jones Pitcher New York Yankees
Milwaukee Brewers Caleb Smith Pitcher New York Yankees *
Los Angeles Angels Justin Haley Pitcher Boston Red Sox *
Chicago White Sox Dylan Covey Pitcher Oakland A's
Pittsburgh Pirates Tyler Webb Pitcher New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers Daniel Stumpf Pitcher Kansas City Royals
Baltimore Orioles Aneury Tavarez Outfielder Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays Glenn Sparkman Pitcher Kansas City Royals
Boston Red Sox Josh Rutledge Infielder Colorado Rockies
Cleveland Indians Hoby Milner Pitcher Philadelphia Phillies
Texas Rangers Mike Hauschild Pitcher Houston Astros
Cincinnati Reds Stuart Turner Catcher Minnesota Twins
Baltimore Orioles Anthony Santander Outfielder Cleveland Indians

* Subsequently traded

Rule V Draft Minor League Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization Notes
Louisville Bats Jose Adames Pitcher Miami Marlins
El Paso Chihuahuas Trevor Frank Pitcher Cleveland Indians
Durham Bulls Ty Hensley Pitcher New York Yankees
Gwinnett Braves Cesilio Pimentel Pitcher Pittsburgh Pirates
Reno Aces Jon Fitzsimmons Pitcher Cleveland Indians
Lehigh Valley IronPigs Jorge Flores Shortstop Toronto Blue Jays
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Art Charles 1st baseman Cincinnati Reds
Salt Lake Bees Matt Williams Shortstop St. Louis Cardinals
Albuquerque Isotopes Anthony Bemboom Catcher Los Angeles Angels
New Orleans Baby Cakes Cal Towey Outfielder Los Angeles Angels
Omaha Storm Chasers Kelvin Magallanes Pitcher New York Yankees
Fresno Grizzlies Eduardo De Oleo Catcher Arizona Diamondbacks
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Jorge Saez Catcher Toronto Blue Jays
Tacoma Rainiers Paul Paez Pitcher New York Mets
Memphis Redbirds Austin Wilson Outfielder Seattle Mariners
Toledo Mud Hens Sean Donatello Pitcher Miami Marlins
Norfolk Tides Jefri Hernandez Pitcher Cincinnati Reds
Buffalo Bisons Phillip Walby Pitcher Washington Nationals
Oklahoma City Dodgers Edward Paredes Pitcher Detroit Tigers
Pawtucket Red Sox Harrison Cooney Pitcher Los Angeles Angels
Round Rock Express Matt Smoral Pitcher Toronto Blue Jays
Iowa Cubs Kevin Cornelius Shortstop New York Yankees
Durham Bulls Jairo Munoz Pitcher Philadelphia Phillies
Reno Aces Grant Sides Pitcher Cleveland Indians
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Matt Ramsey Pitcher Miami Marlins
Salt Lake Bees Adrian Almeida Pitcher New York Mets
New Orleans Baby Cakes Nick Maronde Pitcher Cleveland Indians
Fresno Grizzlies Jared Mortensen Pitcher Tampa Bay Rays
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Colten Brewer Pitcher Pittsburgh Pirates
Tacoma Rainiers Chuck Taylor Outfielder Arizona Diamondbacks
Toledo Mud Hens Elvis Rubio Outfielder Milwaukee Brewers
Norfolk Tides Brian Moran Pitcher Atlanta Braves
Oklahoma City Dodgers Kyle Grana Pitcher St. Louis Cardinals
Pawtucket Red Sox Joshua Smith Pitcher Pittsburgh Pirates
Round Rock Express Zack Bird Pitcher Atlanta Braves
Reno Aces Daniel Lockhart Shortstop Chicago Cubs
Salt Lake Bees Mario Sanjur Catcher Detroit Tigers
New Orleans Baby Cakes Alex Yarbrough 2nd baseman Los Angeles Angels
Round Rock Express Fernando Miranda Pitcher Atlanta Braves

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jonathan Mayo: "Top 3 picks of Rule 5 Draft end up on Padres: Twins, Reds send Nos. 1-2 selected players to San Diego via trades", mlb.com, December 8, 2016. [1]

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