Will Manny Banuelos be added to the 40-man roster in time to be protected from the Rule V draft? (Photo Credit: MiLB.com)
With tomorrow being the deadline for the Yankees to protect some of their players from the annual Rule V draft. If not added to the 40-man roster, each of the players below will be able to be drafted just a couple of weeks from now. There is currently seven open spots, but it is unrealistic to say more than three or four of them should be filled. Additionally, anyone drafted by another team must spend the entire season in the major leagues next year. In the case of Manny Banuelos, he would have to spend a certain number of games in 2014, as he will be on the disabled list for all of 2013 with Tommy John surgery. I’d like to hear who everyone thinks needs protecting on this list. I’ll make my choices known at the bottom of the article.
Here’s the list of those who will be eligible for the draft if not added to the 40-man roster.