Cubs Need to Protect Some More Prospects from the Rule 5 Draft by Friday

On Friday, November 18, the Cubs will have to turn in the list of prospects they are adding to their 40-man roster so as not to lose them in the Rule 5 Draft in early December. They’ve already added relief pitcher Jose Rosario to the list while dropping three other players, and will likely add up to four more just as they drop another one or two others from the roster.

Earlier this year on Cubs Insider, I talked about some possible choices for addition to the 40-man. With the deadline is extremely close, there’s been a little separation from the pack. The Cubs obviously can’t keep all their prospects, but, to be honest, that might be a good thing. It could give a few young players better options with another organization and will clear the way for other prospects on the way up.

More than likely, the Cubs will only protect four players on a 40-man roster that currently stands at 34. That leaves two open spaces for future free agents and/or trades.


Duane Underwood Jr, RHSP
Victor Caratini, C/1B

These two prospects are the only ones who I am sure are going to be on the 40-man roster by the end …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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