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Available Cardinals Rule 5 Players by Level

2006 first round pick Adam Ottavino

The St. Louis Cardinals have more players eligible to be taken in the Rule 5 draft than in the last two years combined. Not all are equal, however. Some are cheaper to catch and easier to keep.

Over the last week, the St. Louis Cardinals made two waves of roster moves to prepare for the upcoming Rule 5 draft, to be held as part of Baseball's Winter Meetings on December 9. The first action was to add five prospects with the other dropping four and adding two more. The by-product is a group of 41 players left unprotected by the Cardinals, eligible to be selected by another organization...

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