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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Tampa Bay Rays

MLB Phase: N/A

Triple A Phase: RHP Ryan Thompson, RHP Ian Gardeck, RHP Cristofer Ogando, and RHP Hector Figueroa

The Rays sprung heavy for a group of right handed reliever types in the Triple A phase of the Rule 5 Draft. Thompson and Gardeck both have upper level experience. The prize might be Gardeck who has 270 strikeouts in 223.1 innings. Ogando and Figueroa were still in Rookie ball last season, so they will be interesting cases.

Total Players Lost: 3

RHP Sam McWilliams (Royals), 3B Peter Maris (Giants), and C Alexander Alvarez (Brewers)

Colorado Rockies

MLB Phase: N/A

Triple A Phase: C Chris Rabago (Trade)

The Rockies sent cash to the Royals to acquire Rabago after the draft. After showing ability with the bat in his first few years, he hit a lowly .176 at the Double A level. He actually moved to catcher after committing 20 errors at short in his inaugural season as a professional.

Total Players Lost: 1

RHP Brandon Brennan (Mariners)