On the last day of the Winter Meetings, MLB holds its annual Rule 5 Draft, an opportunity for players buried in the minors to get a shot in major league action. Unfortunately for the Minnesota Twins and their fans, a lockout prevented that from taking place (though we still got an MiLB Rule 5 Draft).
Since the draft would have taken place on December 9 if all was normal, I found it fitting to look back at the Minnesota Twins Rule 5 Draft history. Like most teams, it’s not an overly rich one, as big names are hardly found in the draft.
The Minnesota Twins have had both big hits and tough losses in the Rule 5 Draft.
Despite this, there are some significant players with regards to the Twins and the Rule 5 Draft. We break down three of the best selections that the the Minnesota Twins made in the Rule 5 draft as well as three of the biggest steals the team lost. Let’s get into it.