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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Kansas City Royals

MLB Phase: RHP Sam McWilliams, and RHP Chris Ellis (Trade)

For the second year in a row, the Royals are stocking up on pitching. McWilliams has a high ceiling but can be considered a risk. Ellis was acquired for cash right after the draft and he represents a very solid bullpen option, or potentially a back-end starter.

Triple A Phase: N/A (Traded pick away)

Total Players Lost: 2

RHP Elvis Luciano (Blue Jays) and LHP Luis Lugo (Cubs)

Chicago White Sox

MLB Phase: N/A (Traded pick away)

Triple A Phase: 1B Jordan George

The White Sox went with a first baseman in the Triple-A phase of Rule 5 Draft. He is not a power threat with only 17 home runs as a professional. But the 26-year-old has good bat to ball skills and patience with a career .292 batting average and a 157/155 K/BB ratio in four seasons.

Total Players Lost: 1

RHP Cristofer Melendez (Padres, traded to Pirates)