Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/19/12
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. Pitchers Brett Marshall Nik Turley Manny Banuelos Mikey O’Brien Vidal Nuno Shaeffer Hall Craig Heyer Kelvin Perez Pat Venditte Cory Arbiso Francisco Rondon Ryan Pope Caleb Cotham Manuel Barreda Jose A. Ramirez Jeremy Bleich Ryan Flannery Catchers Ryan Baker Jeff Farnham Kyle Higashioka Infielders Luke Murton Addison Maruszak Kevin Mahoney Jose Pirela Robert Lyerly Jose Toussen Carmen Angelini Outfielders Cody Johnson Damon Sublett Abe Almonte Neil Medchill Kelvin De Leon My choices Brett Marshall Nik Turley Manny Banuelos Jose A. Ramirez You’ll notice a trend here. All four players are starting pitchers, which are notoriously easy to hide on a major league roster. Marshall could probably crack the back end of some big league rotations right now, while Turley and Ramirez could easily fill a long relief role in most bullpens, just like the Twins did with Johan Santana years ago. With the way players have come back from Tommy John surgery, it is plausible that Banuelos, if unprotected, could be productive as a long reliever in 2014 for some teams. Most likely to lose Addison Maruszak Cody Johnson I was torn between making Maruszak my fourth choice over Jose A. Ramirez. Many don’t believe Maruszak is good enough to deserve a 40-man spot, however Trenton’s MVP can play just about anywhere on the field and is a decent hitter. He could likely serve as a utility infielder on a lot of teams, and with the uncertainty in the Yankees infield, could be a valuable asset. Cody Johnson missed most of the season with an injury, but is a pure lefty power hitter in the mold of Adam Dunn.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

The Warriors just trucked the Blazers with 8 threes, 45 points in the first quarter

Fans go crazy over Orioles’ mystery dugout drink

Kevin Durant thinks meme of him and Draymond Green is ‘hilarious’

Eric Thames now has as many homers vs the Reds as any other MLB player has total

WATCH: Jonas Valanciunas, Greg Monroe get into it after hard foul

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Steve Kerr present at arena in Game 4

Serena Williams fires back at Ilie Nastase’s racist comment about her child

Warriors F Kevin Durant to play in Game 4 against the Blazers

Magic Johnson will represent the Lakers at NBA Draft Lottery

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes suspended, fined for throwing at Manny Machado

Jerry Jones happy Tony Romo isn’t playing for another NFL team

NBA Weekend Awards: Who takes home the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy?

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 exits

20 of the best NFL Draft red carpet looks

Getaway Day: Wild, wacky and weird week in MLB (and that's just the injuries)

11 names you need to know for the NFL Draft

Most inspirational sports movies, series and docs available for streaming

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: David Fizdale and the Grizzlies won't go down quietly

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Weekend Awards: Who takes home the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy?

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 exits

Getaway Day: Wild, wacky and weird week in MLB

11 names you need to know for the NFL Draft

Most inspirational sports movies, series and docs available for streaming

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker