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Are there any arms available in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft that could help fill vacancies in the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen?
There were 10 players selected in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft to stick with their respective teams, making it one the most successful draft in recent years. One example of those picks is Delino Deshields Jr. taken from the Houston Astros by the Texas Rangers. Deshields Jr. impacted games with his speed and defense, giving the Rangers an game changers at the top of their lineup and in premium position in CF.
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The Blue Jays have some holes to fill in their bullpen, holes that they could fill by taking a chance on one or two arms exposed to the Rule 5 Draft. Many of the arms available have yet to crack Hi-A ball or have some serious control issues, making it unlikely they will be selected by another team; however, there are some intriguing prospects on this years list.
Would the Jays be interested in re-acquiring Alberto Tirado who they included in the Ben Revere trade at this years Trade Deadline? Tirado has huge upside with a fast ball that touches 100mph but has struggled with his control. Could Tirado be given the same chance as Roberto Osuna and Miguel Castro were given out of Spring Training last year?
Maybe, but probably not.
Here are three arms that could attract some attention from major league teams in the upcoming draft: Reymin Guduan, Austin Adams, and Zach Jones
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