It nearly works like a fantasy draft you might have in person, as it's not a huge event (as compared to the first-year player draft, which is televised with announcements for the picks).
He has more than 90 minor league games of experience at all three outfield positions, the majority of which (171) in left field.
In the first-year player draft, the selection pool concerns amateurs in the United States and Puerto Rico. By losing a draft high five players in the Triple A phase, the Yankees were the big losers with six total players departing on the day.
- A player must have signed when they were 19 years or older and played professional baseball for four years are eligible. The Phillies have signed players like Carlos Ruiz, César Hernández, Ranger Suarez and Freddy Galvis, as well as current prospects Sixto Sanchez and Adonis Medina, both of whom are in the MLB's top 100 prospect list.
- Players now on a team's 40-man roster are "protected" and are not eligible for selection in the Rule 5 Draft. The Rule 5 Draft will be held today at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT, allowing teams to add eligible non-40-man-roster players from other teams.
Jackson and Joe must remain on their team's 25-man roster for the entirety of the 2019 season, or be offered back to the Dodgers for $50,000 in the event they are removed from the active roster. If the original team declines, the receiving team may option him to the minor leagues.
- The Rule 5 Draft operates in reverse order of the regular-season standings.