Rule 5 Draft: Major League phase and Triple A phase results

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 1: Riley Ferrell #70 of the Houston Astros throws the ball against the Boston Red Sox during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 1, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Astros defeated the Red Sox 10-5. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 1: Riley Ferrell #70 of the Houston Astros throws the ball against the Boston Red Sox during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 1, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Astros defeated the Red Sox 10-5. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /
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PEORIA, AZ – MARCH 1: Richie Martin #68 of the Oakland Athletics fields during the game against the San Diego Padres at the Peoria Sports Complex on March 1, 2017 in Peoria , Arizona. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /

The 2018 Rule 5 Draft has come and gone, and man was it quick. It took no time at all for teams to blaze through the players they thought were diamonds in the rough.

This is a complete list with some background on not only the MLB level Rule 5 Draft selections, but also the Minor League phase. There were 14 players selected in the major league phase, 43 in the farm phase, and already several trades have taken place.

Before jumping in, it is worth noting that two teams did not make a single pick today: the Rockies and the Dodgers. The Giants were the only team to pick twice in the first phase, and the Rays led the second phase with four selections.

In terms of loss, the Blue Jays, Astros, and Dodgers each lost two in the initial phase to lead the pack. 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. Only the Padres, Phillies, Mets, Braves, Brewers, and Twins managed to keep all of their players.

I did make some predictions prior to the draft, which can be read here. Spoiler alert, I got one name correct. So, without further ado, here are the results of the 2018 Rule 5 Draft sorted by team.

Baltimore Orioles

MLB Phase: SS Richie Martin and 2B/SS Drew Jackson (Trade)

With the first overall selection in the Rule 5 draft the Orioles took Martin. He is a solid defender who posted a .300 batting average in Double A last year. They also traded international bonus pool money for Jackson to give themselves some solid potential up the middle.

Triple A Phase: RHP Taylor Grover

Grover was recently signed by the Reds out of an Independent League. One thing is known for sure about him and that is his ability to light up a radar gun.

Total Players Lost: 4

RHP Jeffeson Medina (Rangers), OF Randolph Gassaway (Pirates), 2B Corban Joseph (Athletics), and 1B Wilson Garcia (Indians)