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Revisiting the Cards’ last two Rule 5 drafts

Catching up with players lost and added by the St. Louis Cardinals organization via Rule 5 the past two winters. There hasn’t been much of an impact.

Perhaps because of a handful of exceptional players who later became all-stars after once having been selected in the Rule 5 Draft – Johan Santana, Dan Uggla and the like – the annual December event draws far more attention than it probably should. The reality is that only rarely do either the lost/chosen players ever become big-leaguers and only a rare few make a real impact. That is...

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