June 22, 2021

Who should the Twins add to the 40-man roster, before today’s rule-5 deadline passes? (Twinkie Town)


The Rule 5 draft is approaching, so it’s time for teams to add anyone eligible to their 40 man roster that they want to keep. In fact—that deadline is today. Players are eligible for the Rule 5 draft if they were signed at 19 or older and have played four years of professional ball, or were signed at 18 or younger and have played five years. Adding a player to the 40-man roster protects them, regardless of other factors. This is because the main goal of the Rule 5 draft is to stop teams from keeping talent hidden away in their minor league system. If a team selects someone during the Rule 5 Draft, that player must remain on their new teams’ major league roster for the whole season or else they are offered back to their original team. If a player is not selected, they stay with their team.

The draft will take place during the Winter Meetings on December 12th.

Here are all of the players who could potentially be added to the roster. The Twins will have to make a decision on these players by 7:00 P.M. on November 20th.

Pitchers:

  • RHP Jhoan Duran
  • RHP Dakota Chalmers
  • RHP Luis Rijo
  • RHP Griffin Jax
  • LHP Sam Clay
  • RHP Moises Gomez
  • RHP Jake Reed
  • RHP Tom Hackimer
  • LHP Jovani…

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