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Oakland A's Rule 5 Draft Preview

The sweet-fielding Gregorio Petit is eligible.

With the Winter Meetings approaching quickly, general managers around baseball are preparing for the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Today, we take a look at the Oakland A's players who are eligible for the draft. On Monday, our Scout.com Roundtable will be an overview of top players from many organizations around baseball who will be eligible to be picked in the draft.

Background The Rule 5 draft is an annual event designed to prevent major league teams from hording minor league talent. In the past, players who were 18 or younger on the June 5 that proceeded the day they signed their first professional contract were eligible for the Rule 5 draft after four years. Players who were 19 or older on the June 5 that proceeded the day they signed their first...

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