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Mets prepare for December’s Rule 5 draft

Yesterday, the New York Mets added seven minor league players to the 40-man roster to shield them from December’s Rule 5 draft.

Reese Havens

Players are eligible to be taken in the draft if he is not on a Major League 40-man roster and:

  • signed at 19 or over as part of the 2008 draft class or earlier
  • signed at 18 or younger during 2007 or earlier.

The Mets added lefthanded pitcher Robert Carson, righthanded pitcher Jeurys Familia, infielder Wilmer Flores, infielder Reese Havens, outfielder Juan Lagares, outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis and outfielder Cesar Puello to the 40-man roster.

Chris Walendin‘s tpgMets blog has a list of the minor leaguers in the Mets’ system who can be selected in the draft.

Some of the more interesting names on the draft-eligible list: Continue reading “Mets prepare for December’s Rule 5 draft”

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Catch the Rising Stars

Jordany-Valdespin

The World Series is over, the trophy has been presented and the parade is done. But there’s still one place that the 2010 baseball season isn’t over yet.

Top prospects from all 30 teams are playing in the Arizona Fall League, and tonight MLB.com and the MLB Network will show the league’s Rising Stars game. The telecast will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

Last year, the Mets were represented by Ike Davis. This year, second baseman Jordany Valdespin is their lone selection. Right-handed pitcher Brad Holt was also picked for the game, but word came down yesterday that he would not be able to pitch.