Ranking the 5 Highest-Upside Talents Available in the 2012 MLB Rule 5 Draft

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Ranking the 5 Highest-Upside Talents Available in the 2012 MLB Rule 5 Draft
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1B Jesus Aguilar (Cleveland Indians)

In addition to negotiating potential trades like it’s going out of style at the GM meetings in Nashville, Tenn., every organization is also busily preparing for Major League Baseball’s Rule 5 draft on Wednesday.

For those who have followed the event over the years, then you already know that it’s not what it used to be and rarely yields impact talent at the major league level. Last year the draft was highlighted by RHP Rhiner Cruz (Astros) and LHP Lucas Luetge (Mariners), both of who reached the major leagues last season with their respective team.

This year’s crop of Rule 5-eligible prospects is headlined by a few power bats and numerous intriguing left-handed pitchers. Be sure to check back in the coming days for more analysis and predictions for Wednesday’s event.

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