The 2019 Winter Meetings are underway and things seem to be moving quickly. We have already seen Stephen Strasburg sign, and there are reports are that Gerrit Cole will sign soon. Because Detroit is not going to be in the sweepstakes for top tier free agents, the last day of the meetings will be the most important for the Detroit Tigers’ front office. The Rule 5 Draft is held on the last day of the winter meetings and the Detroit Tigers have the #1 pick.
Rules For Eligibility
To be eligible for selection in the Rule 5 Draft a player must have either been drafted in 2016 if they were at least 18 years old the day they were drafted or in 2015 if they were younger.