5 Intriguing Prospects Left Unprotected for the Rule 5 Draft

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5 Intriguing Prospects Left Unprotected for the Rule 5 Draft
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OF Marc Krauss (Houston Astros)

The Rule 5 Draft will take place on Dec. 6 this year, which also marks the final day of the GM meetings in Nashville, Tenn. After examining some of the high-profile prospects added to their team’s 40-man roster last week and, in turn, protected from the draft, I wanted to highlight several players who will be draft-eligible.

Typically, power bats and once-promising arms are the big draw, but middle infielders and utility-type players also receive their share of consideration. While Rule 5 success stories have become few and far between, there are still plenty of teams every year that hope to land a diamond in the rough.

Here are five players who may be worth taking a flier on in a few weeks.

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