San Diego Padres 2017 Rule 5 Draft Preview

December 11, 2017

*(Update) Jabari Blash and Ryan Schimpf were traded Tuesday morning by A.J. Preller and the Padres The San Diego Padres pulled off a trifecta last year as they selected Miguel Diaz, Luis Torrens, and Allen Cordoba in the 2016 draft and kept all three for the whole season. Each will probably start the season in the minors, but they are important members of the system. This year, the team currently…


Can Allen Cordoba Make the Padres’ 2017 Roster?

December 25, 2016

  On December 8th, the Rule-5 draft was held at the winter meetings in National Harbor, Maryland. The Padres, seeking to find major talent on the cheap, ended up being the most active team, trading up for the top three picks in the draft. It was the first time in Rule-5 history that a team had done such a thing. The Padres ended up with P Miguel Diaz, C Luis…


Exploiting the Rule-5 Draft: A Padres’ Organizational Perspective

December 14, 2016

Exploiting the Rule-5 Draft: A Padres’ Organizational Perspective: The San Diego Padres selected three young kids in this year’s Rule-5 draft. They drafted one player and swung trades for the other two prospects. All three of the selections are higher ceiling talents, but their organizations decided to leave them unprotected. Because of the ceiling on these prospects, they were likely left unprotected by their organizations simply because they thought they…


Padres’ Rule-5 Pick Miguel Diaz Will Have a Mentor in Luis Perdomo

December 11, 2016

The San Diego Padres once again rolled the dice when it came to the 2016 Rule-5 draft. A.J. Preller is loading the farm system with an influx of youth and he will acquire it any way he can. Just like last season, when the team selected four players (Jabari Blash, Luis Perdomo, Josh Martin, and Blake Smith) in the draft, the Padres once again went shopping and selected three in…


Padres Appear Poised to “Rule” the Rule 5 Draft

December 3, 2016

Following the 2015 season, it was clear where the Padres stood. A.J. Preller’s wild experiment had turned out to be a resounding failure, and it was clear something new had to be tried. Although the team still had some big contracts on the books, Preller made a concerted effort to add new big league talent that was unwanted on other rosters. Enter the Rule 5 draft. For those who don’t…