At the Winter Meetings every season, the Rule 5 Draft takes place. Teams who need to fill out their roster take pieces from other teams in an effort to strengthen their own. This season, the Dodgers will be selecting 29th in the draft, but more likely than not, they will be selecting nobody at all. One of the integral aspects of the Rule 5 Draft is that teams do not have to select a player to place on their 40-man roster if they do not wish.
#Rule5 Draft Order Reminder:
— Emily Waldon (@EmilyCWaldon) December 10, 2019
Last season, the Dodgers lost infielder Connor Joe to the San Francisco Giants and infielder/outfielder Drew Jackson to the Seattle Mariners. This season, more likely than not, the Dodgers will be losing relief prospect, right-hander Jordan Sheffield. And possibly infielder Cristian Santana.
Five pitchers I expect to receive serious consideration:
LHP Resly Linares (TB)
RHP Sterling Sharp (WSH)
RHP Jordan Sheffield (LAD)
LHP Thomas Burrows (ATL)
RHP Lake Bachar…