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Eligible for the Rule 5 Draft - Fall 2018

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Posted: November 21, 2018, 5:12 PM Post
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CheeseheadInQC said:
Most of the names on the unprotected list have either missed most of all of two seasons with injuries, struggled last year and were on the fringes of the roster or both. That makes Kuntz' name stand out. It seems like he would have made either the AA or AAA roster, but then I guess there haven't been many minor league free agent signings yet either.

That he made the cut is probably a vote of confidence for Spurlin, who could have slotted in with the injured on the unprotected list, as well as Preston Gainey (still have foolish hope there).


Kuntz is pretty old for the Southern League - he's 26, I think.


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Posted: December 06, 2018, 11:25 AM Post
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You can draft as many players in the Rule 5 as you have open 40-man spots. You can clear 40-man space up to the day of the draft.


Seems to me if the Brewers knew they were going to drop Lyles and Cedeno, they should have protected Olczak.

I sure hope no one takes him, as I can see him being on the AAA up and down shuttle next year with Houser+. A couple of months of seasoning in AAA and the Brewers will have figured out if Albers and whatever other retread(s) they sign to try in the pen are going to work out or not. I guess Wilkerson can be the low leverage inning eater.

Albers?, Barnes, Houser, Jeffress, Hader, Knebel, Williams, Guerra. Need one more, minimum.


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Posted: December 06, 2018, 11:29 AM Post
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I am a little surprised that Olczak wasn't protected, but his upside is that of a solid reliever, not necessarily a high-leverage guy. He has an above average curve but his fastball isn't a plus pitch at his point and his command needs work. Solid reliever upside doesn't usually profile as something you'd spend a Rule 5 pick on.


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Posted: December 06, 2018, 8:20 PM Post
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the rule 5 draft should be fun to see if the Brewers add someone have to figure it be an Arm


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Posted: December 11, 2018, 12:18 PM Post
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Jonathan Mayo did a little write up ahead of the Rule 5 Draft this Thursday and listed 10 players to watch for. Included in those 10 were Jake Gatewood and Jon Olczak of the Brewers.
https://www.mlb.com/news/top-names-to-w ... -301683078


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Posted: December 11, 2018, 4:48 PM Post
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I'm betting someone snags Olczak. At worst, they give him a long look in spring training. A non-playoff team can afford to let him take some lumps.


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Posted: December 11, 2018, 7:15 PM Post
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I'm betting someone snags Olczak. At worst, they give him a long look in spring training. A non-playoff team can afford to let him take some lumps.


I can't fathom the Crew not protecting him. Let Cedeno/Jennings go to free up the spot, but this was just poor roster management.


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Posted: December 11, 2018, 7:33 PM Post
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reillymcshane said:
I'm betting someone snags Olczak. At worst, they give him a long look in spring training. A non-playoff team can afford to let him take some lumps.


I can't fathom the Crew not protecting him. Let Cedeno/Jennings go to free up the spot, but this was just poor roster management.


They obviously have a plan, whether it's signing free agents, making trades or taking a Rule 5 guy of their own to fill up their 40-man roster. Olczak is a marginal relief prospect. He may eventually turn into something, but there's probably a lot better chance that he won't.


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Posted: December 11, 2018, 7:38 PM Post
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I am a little surprised that Olczak wasn't protected, but his upside is that of a solid reliever, not necessarily a high-leverage guy. He has an above average curve but his fastball isn't a plus pitch at his point and his command needs work. Solid reliever upside doesn't usually profile as something you'd spend a Rule 5 pick on.

Depends. I look at the Mets and see a team that just needs a 3B and a couple of bullpen arms to be a legitimate contender. Picking up a reliever might be right in their wheelhouse.


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Posted: December 11, 2018, 9:05 PM Post
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I think DS has someone he looking at in rule 5


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Posted: December 11, 2018, 9:35 PM Post
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https://twitter.com/prospectslive/statu ... 91200?s=21
This is somebody I think the Brewers will (or should) look at for their pick. Similar type of pitcher to some we’ve had recently, but there’s something there. Had a great 2017, rocky 2018 but he reached AA. Stuff is there and it’s nasty. Needs refinement but this could be a risk worth taking in my opinion.


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Posted: December 12, 2018, 7:24 AM Post
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Reminder that speculation of who the Brewers might select is on going in this Transaction Rumors Forum Thread.


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