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Yankees lose six players to the Rule-5 draft, acquire one

The Yankees’ minor league systems is deep even beyond the flashy prospects, and as a result, they had six players they chose not to protect on the 40-man roster selected by other clubs in the Rule-5 draft. Only one of the six Yankees, RHP Nick Green, was selected in the Major League phase, while five players were selected in the Triple-A phase. The Yankees chose one player of their own in the Triple-A phase in RHP Adonis De la Cruz. A friendly reminder for those who are not familiar with the Rule-5 draft, the teams who select these players must keep them on their active roster of either the Major League or Triple-A team, depending on the phase of selection, or be offered back to their former club. Here is a breakdown of Cruz and who the Yankees lost:

2018 Bronx Bomber Ball mock Hall of Fame voting results

Along with being Yankee enthusiasts, the staff here at the BBB is comprised of avid baseball fans across the entirety of the sport. With that being said, we decided to complete a mock Hall of Fame voting using the 2018 candidates. Similar to the official voting, our ballots could only comprise of up to ten candidates, but choosing less than ten candidates was surely an option. Any player with a mark above 75% would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, if the voting rested in our hands. Here are the results of the sixteen ballots casted:
 
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Name
Vote Percentage
Vladimir Guerrero
100
Trevor Hoffman
100
Chipper Jones
100
Edgar Martinez
87.5
Mike Mussina
87.5
Roger Clemens
75
Jim Thome
75
Barry Bonds
56.25
Curt Schilling
43.75
Larry Walker
37.5
Andruw Jones
31.25
Manny Ramirez
25
Jeff Kent
12.5
Fred McGriff
12.5
Gary Sheffield
12.5
Sammy Sosa
12.5
Scott Rolen
12.5
Billy Wagner
6.25

Some interesting tidbits from the results:

  •         This would be the largest elected class in the history of the sport at seven players.
  •         Three players would have received 100% of the vote, which has never been done once.
  •         Roger Clemens would be the first of the “major players” associated with steroids to be inducted.
  •         Omar Vizquel and Johan Santana received zero votes along with former Yankees Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui.



Article by: Ryan Thoms
 

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