More fun with Rule 5 research

Jim Callis and I are dilligently working on digging up names that seem likely/possible to go in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft. That list will be live on the site later today. For now, I thought I’d play with the research I did on the Rule 5 Drafts 2006-2013. In a recent post, I talked about how pitching is always popular in Rule 5 Drafts. Now I want to look at team involvement.

It probably surprises no one that the Houston Astros are at the top of the list, with nine Major League phase selections since 2009. But they’re tied with the Phillies. The Nationals are next with eight, the Mets and Orioles at seven, the Pirates and Padres at six. Here’s the complete list.

TM #
HOU 9
PHI 9
WAS 8
NYM 7
BAL 7
PIT 6
SD 6
ARI 5
CHC 5
KC 5
MIN 5
SEA 5
TB 5
BOS 4
MIA 4
MIL 4
NYY 4
OAK 4
CIN 3
SF 3
STL 3
TOR 3
CLE 2
ATL 1
CWS 1
COL 1
DET 1
TEX 1

There must be something in Los Angeles… Neither the Dodgers nor the Angels have made a Major League phase pick in the past seven Rule 5 Drafts.

OK, what about the flip side? Which organization has been raided the most? Houston and Seattle are the two teams who haven’t had a player taken from their systems. The Angels make up for not taking any players by having the most taken, at 10. The Yankees, Red Sox and Indians have each been raided nine times. Again, here’s the complete list:

TM #
LAA 10
BOS 9
CLE 9
NYY 9
CHC 8
TB 7
WAS 7
MIN 6
BAL 5
ATL 4
COL 4
CWS 4
MIL 4
SF 4
CIN 3
DET 3
LA 3
NYM 3
PIT 3
STL 3
ARI 2
KC 2
PHI 2
SD 2
TEX 2
MIA 1
OAK 1
TOR 1

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