The San Francisco Giants have officially set their 40-man roster, protecting multiple prospects from the Rule-5 Draft.
The San Francisco Giants set their 40 man roster, protecting a few of their top prospects from the upcoming Rule-5 draft.
The main rule surrounding the Rule-5 Draft are that the player is not on the 40-man roster. After that, if the player was 18 years old when he signed, he has to have not been on the 40-man for 5 years. After that, if they were signed at 19 or older, they have to have not been on the 40-man for 4 years.
The San Francisco Giants had a decent amount of players up for this, with minimal 40-man roster spots available. Tyler Beede was the main prospect that got protected. Along with Beede was D.J. Snelten, Aramis Garcia, and Tyler Herb.
While most people were familiar with Beede and Garcia, others might be intrigued as to why Snelten and Herb ended up on the list. Herb ended up being the player to be named laster when the Giants sent Chris Heston over to the Seattle Mariners. He posted a 2.76 ERA in 10 starts in Richmond, and looked pretty good.
Snelten spent 2016 and 2017 transitioning from being a starter to a reliever. 2017 was easily his best season yet. He held a 2.21 ERA across both AA and AAA, and a 1.09 WHIP in tow. He had 71 strikeouts to 23 walks.
The Giants chose those four over the following: