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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 09 December 2010 08:34

MLBToday is the last day of the Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando, but a key activity occurs today. At 9:00 a.m. ET the process of selecting players begins.

During the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, players left unprotected may be selected for $50,000. The Selection Rules provide that a player must remain on the drafting team’s active Major League roster during the following season or be offered back to the original club at half the original price.

The draft order, which follows, is based on the reverse order of finish during the 2010 season. The Triple-A and Double-A phases of the draft will follow the Major League phase and will follow the same selection order as

described above:

RULE 5 DRAFT ORDER OF SELECTION

1 Pittsburgh Pirates

2 Seattle Mariners

3 Arizona Diamondbacks

4 Baltimore Orioles

5 Kansas City Royals

6 Washington Nationals

7 Cleveland Indians

8 Chicago Cubs

9 Houston Astros

10 Milwaukee Brewers

11 New York Mets

12 Florida Marlins

13 Los Angeles Dodgers

14 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

15 Oakland Athletics

16 Detroit Tigers

17 Colorado Rockies

18 Toronto Blue Jays

19 St. Louis Cardinals

20 Chicago White Sox

21 Boston Red Sox

22 San Diego Padres

23 Texas Rangers

24 Cincinnati Reds

25 Atlanta Braves

26 San Francisco Giants

27 Minnesota Twins

28 New York Yankees

29 Tampa Bay Rays

30 Philadelphia Phillies


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