Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hot Stove Update: Giants Rule 5 Eligibles

A bit of a lull here while I research a longer post.  Covechatter posted a list of Giants Rule 5 Draft eligible players on his site, linked to the left.  They are:

Reyes Maronta, RHP
Dan Slania, RHP
Chase Johnson, RHP
Miguel Gomez, 3B
DJ Snelton, LHP
Gustavo Cabrera, OF
Tyler Rogers, RHP
Tyler Horan, OF
Brandon Bednar, IF
Pat Young, RHP
Dusten Knight, RHP
Christian Jones, LHP
Jake McCasland, RHP.

I'll guess the Giants protect Maronta, Slania, Gomez and Rogers.  Gustavo will be a tough decision, but I highly doubt another organization would keep him on their 25 man roster.


  1. Agree with your choices, but Chase Johnson is kind of surprising. I guess Chase Johnson's name doesn't seem to have the same shine it used to a season or so ago. I think you are right about Gustavo. While I like his potential he still hasn't shown enough for other teams to think about poaching him. This upcoming season should be telling on the type of prospect he will be.

  2. Any chance Horan makes the 40 man? He didn't do much in 2015, but had a solid 120 wRC+ at AA last year.

  3. Honestly, I don't know what to think. All I can say is that part of me thinks Johnson makes it because after a rough-start he got back on track until injuries derailed his season.

  4. I would be surprised if Chase isn't protected. I saw him close a game in Richmond and he was sitting 95-98

  5. Who on that list would an organization use up a 25-man roster spot for the entire year?
    How often does that work out?
    It did last year against the Giants with Joe Biagini acquitting himself well for a contender -- is there someone like that above?
    Johnson, at 25 (next year), may appear to be ready (age, talent) although his lengthy stint on the DL last year should discourage most.