Prospects added to 40-man MLB rosters

Players protected from Rule 5 Draft prior to Wednesday deadline

Cristian Pache is ranked as the No. 11 overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By MiLB.com Staff | November 20, 2019 10:11 PM

It's time for some Major League dreams to get one step closer to reality. 

By 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Major League organizations added any eligible players to their 40-man rosters or risked losing those players in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 12 at the Winter Meetings in San Diego.

Rule 5-eligible players are those who signed or were drafted when they were 18 or younger and have been in pro ball for five years, or those who signed or were drafted when they were 19 or older and have been in pro ball for four years. For a full breakdown of which of MLB.com's ranked prospects are eligible for the 2019 Rule 5 Draft and could be protected Wednesday, check out the latest edition of Toolshed.

Below is a running table of ranked prospects officially added to their clubs' 40-man roster before Wednesday's deadline. Other notable prospects may also be included.

NOTABLE Prospects Added To 40-man rosters
NAME POS ORG RANK 2019 LEVELS 2019 NOTES
Taylor Widener RHP ARI No. 13 AAA 8.10 ERA, 109 K, 41 BB in 100 IP
Andy Young INF ARI No. 23 AAA, AA .271/.368/.535, 29 HR in 133 games
Cristian Pache OF ATL No. 1 AAA, AA .277/.340/.462, career-high 12 HR, 8 SB in 130 games
William Contreras C ATL No. 8 AA, A Adv. .255/.315/.354, 6 HR in 110 games
Tucker Davidson LHP ATL No. 13 AAA, AA 2.15 ERA, 134 K, 54 BB in 129 2/3 IP
Jasseel De La Cruz RHP ATL No. 14 AA, A Adv., A 3.25 ERA, 121 K, 49 BB in 133 IP
Ryan Mountcastle INF/OF BAL No. 4 AAA .312/.344/.527, 25 HR in 127 games; IL MVP
Dean Kremer RHP BAL No. 8 AAA, AA, A Adv. 3.72 ERA, 122 K, 37 BB in 113 2/3 IP
Keegan Akin LHP BAL No. 11 AAA 4.73 ERA, 131 K, 61 BB in 112 1/3 IP
Ryan McKenna OF BAL No. 13 AA .232/.321/.365, 9 HR, 25 SB in 135 games
Bobby Dalbec 3B BOS No. 2 AAA, AA .239/.356/.460, 27 HR, 73 RBI in 135 games; EL end-of-season/midseason All-Star
C.J. Chatham SS BOS No. 9 AAA, AA .298/.333/408, 50 R, 46 RBI in 110 games; AFL Rising Star; EL postseason All-Star
Marcus Wilson CF BOS No. 18 AA, A Adv. .269/.357/.492, 18 HR, 65 R, 58 RBI in 119 games; AFL Rising Star
Kyle Hart LHP BOS No. 28 AAA, AA 3.52 ERA, 140 K, 53 BB in 156 IP
Yoan Aybar LHP BOS No. 30 A Adv., A 4.61 ERA, 70 K, 41 BB in 56 2/3 IP
Miguel Amaya C CHC No. 2 A Adv. .235/.351/.402, 57 RBI, 50 R in 99 games; AFL Rising Star; Futures Game selection
Zack Short SS CHC No. 9 AAA, AA, Rookie .235/.363/.404, 34 R, 24 RBI in 63 games; missed time due to injury
Tyson Miller RHP CHC No. 12 AAA, AA 4.35 ERA, 123 K, 43 BB in 136 2/3 IP; SL midseason All-Star
Dane Dunning RHP CWS No. 5 None Did not pitch after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March
Blake Rutherford OF CWS No. 9 AA .265/.319/.365, 7 HR, 9 SB in 118 games; AFL Rising Star
Jimmy Lambert RHP CWS No. 18 AA 4.55 ERA, 70 K, 27 BB in 59 1/3 IP; underwent Tommy John surgery
Zack Burdi RHP CWS No. 23 AA, A 6.75 ERA, 30 K, 14 BB in 22 2/3 IP; missed time due to knee surgery
Bernardo Flores LHP CWS No. 28 AA, A, Rookie 3.57 ERA, 82 K, 17 BB in 93 1/3 IP
Tony Santillan RHP CIN No. 4 AA 4.84 ERA, 92 K, 54 BB in 102 1/3 IP
Tyler Stephenson C CIN No. 7 AA .285/.372/.410, 47 R, 44 RBI in 89 games; AFL Stenson Award winner
Ryan Hendrix RHP CIN No. 28 AA, Rookie 4-0, 1.85 ERA, 31 K, 8 BB in 24 1/3 IP; missed time due to elbow injury
Tejay Antone RHP CIN No. 30 AAA, AA, A Adv. 4.00 ERA, 133 K, 53 BB in 146 1/3 IP; SL midseason All-Star
Triston McKenzie RHP CLE No. 2 DNP missed season with upper back strain
Daniel Johnson RF CLE No. 16 AAA, AA .290/.361/.507, 19 HR, 77 RBI, 77 R in 123 games; MiLB organization all-star; Futures Game selection
Scott Moss LHP CLE No. 17 AAA, AA 10-6, 2.96 ERA, 159 K, 70 BB in 130 2/3 IP; SL midseason All-Star
Ben Bowden LHP COL No. 8 AAA, AA 3.48 ERA, 79 K, 24 BB in 51 2/3 IP
Tyler Nevin 1B COL No. 11 AA .251/.345/.399, 13 HR in 130 games
Isaac Paredes INF DET No. 5 AA .282/.368/.416, 13 HR in 127 games; EL end-of-season All-Star
Daz Cameron OF DET No. 8 AAA .214/.330/.377, 13 HR, 17 SB in 120 games
Beau Burrows RHP DET No. 14 AAA, AA, A Adv. 4.84 ERA, 69 K, 36 BB in 74 1/3 IP
Kyle Funkhouser RHP DET No. 18 AAA, AA, A Adv. 6.36 ERA, 98 K, 58 BB in 92 IP
Anthony Castro RHP DET No. 20 AA 4.40 ERA, 116 K, 65 BB in 102 1/3 IP; AFL Rising Star
Derek Hill OF DET No. 28 AA .243/.311/.394, 14 HR, 21 SB in 120 games
Cristian Javier RHP HOU No. 9 AAA, AA, A Adv. 1.74 ERA, 170 K, 59 BB in 113 2/3 IP; MiLBY nominee
Enoli Paredes RHP HOU No. 13 AA, A Adv. 2.78 ERA, 128 K, 42 BB in 94 IP; CAR midseason All-Star
Nivaldo Rodriguez RHP HOU No. 26 A Adv., A 2.40 ERA, 114 K, 35 BB in 105 IP
Taylor Jones 1B/OF HOU No. 28 AAA .291/.388/.501, 22 HR in 125 games
Carlos Hernandez RHP KC No. 13 A, Rookie Adv., Rookie 5.31 ERA, 68 K, 24 BB in 57 2/3 IP; missed time with fractured rib
Jahmai Jones 2B LAA No. 6 AA .234/.308/.324, 66 R, 50 RBI in 130 games
Hector Yan LHP LAA No. 17 A 3.39 ERA, 148 K, 52 BB in 109 IP
Mitchell White RHP LAD No. 9 AAA, AA 5.09 ERA, 105 K, 31 BB in 93 2/3 IP
DJ Peters OF LAD No. 12 AAA, AA .249/.358/.453, 23 HR in 125 games
Sixto Sanchez RHP MIA No. 1 AA, A Adv. 2.53 ERA, 97 K, 19 BB in 103 IP; Futures Game selection
Jazz Chisholm SS MIA No. 4 AA .220/.321/.441, 57 R, 54 RBI in 112 games; SL end-of-season All-Star
Edward Cabrera RHP MIA No. 6 AA, A Adv. 9-4, 2.23 ERA, 116 K, 31 BB in 96 2/3 IP; FSL midseason All-Star
Nick Neidert RHP MIA No. 11 AAA, A Adv., Rookie 4.67 EA, 46 K, 27 BB in 54 IP; AFL Rising Star
Lewin Diaz LHP MIA No. 12 AA, A Adv. .270/.321/.430, 27 HR, 76 RBI, 62 R in 121 games; FSL midseason All-Star
Humberto Mejia RHP MIA No. 29 A Adv., A 5-2, 2.09 ERA, 89 K, 24 BB in 90 1/3 IP; MWL midseason All-Star
Corey Ray CF MIL No. 4 AAA, AA, Rookie .218/.291/.363, 33 R, 25 RBI in 53 games; missed time with hand injury
Andres Gimenez SS NYM No. 3 AA .250/.309/.387, 9 HR, 28 SB in 117 games; hit league-best .371 in AFL
Thomas Szapucki LHP NYM No. 12 AA, A Adv., A 2.63 ERA, 72 K, 26 BB in 61 2/3 IP
Ali Sanchez C NYM No. 17 AAA, AA .261/.326/.322, 1 HR in 92 games; 44.3 percent caught-stealing rate
Jordan Humphreys RHP NYM No. 22 Rookie limited to two GCL starts due to elbow injuries
Deivi Garcia RHP NYY No. 1 AAA, AA, A Adv. 4.28 ERA, 165 K, 54 BB in 111 1/3 IP; Futures Game selection; EL midseason All-Star
Estevan Florial CF NYY No. 3 A Adv. .237/.297/.383, 38 R, 38 RBI in 74 games; missed time with wrist injury
Luis Gil RHP NYY No. 4 A Adv., A 2.72 ERA, 123 K, 47 BB in 96 IP; SAL midseason All-Star
Nick Nelson RHP NYY No. 14 AAA, AA, A Adv. 8-3, 2.81 ERA, 114 K, 43 BB in 89 2/3 IP
Luis Medina RHP NYY No. 20 A Adv., A 5.47 ERA, 127 K, 70 BB in 103 2/3 IP
Miguel Yajure RHP NYY No. 26 AA, A Adv. 9-6, 2.14 ERA, 133 K, 30 BB in 138 2/3; FSL end-of-season All-Star
Daulton Jefferies RHP OAK No. 12 AA, A Adv. 3.42 ERA, 93 K, 9 BB in 79 IP
JoJo Romero LHP PHI No. 10 AAA, AA 5.82 ERA, 92 K, 47 BB in 111 1/3 IP
Mauricio Llovera RHP PHI No. 15 AA 4.55 ERA, 72 K, 28 BB in 65 1/3 IP; missed time due to injury
Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B PIT No. 2 AAA, A Short Season .261/.334/.411, 65 R, 55 RBI in 110 games; Gold Glove winner
Oneil Cruz SS PIT No. 3 AA, A Adv., Rookie .298/.356/.475, 35 R, 34 RBI in 73 games; missed time with foot fracture
Will Craig 1B PIT No. 10 AAA .249/.326/.435, 23 HR, 78 RBI in 131 games; Futures Game selection; Gold Glove winner
Blake Cederlind RHP PIT No. 28 AAA, AA, A Adv. 5-2, 2.28 ERA, 55 K, 24 BB in 59 1/3 IP
Elehuris Montero 3B STL No. 4 AA, Rookie .194/.245/.316, 7 HR in 63 games; missed time due to hand surgery
Jake Woodford RHP STL No. 13 AAA 4.15 ERA, 131 K, 75 BB in 151 2/3 IP; PCL midseason All-Star
Vidal Brujan 2B TB No. 3 AA, A Adv. .277/.346/.389, 56 R, 40 RBI, 48 SB in 99 games; AFL Rising Star; FSL midseason All-Star
Ronaldo Hernandez C TB No. 7 A Adv. .265/.299/.397, 60 RBI, 43 R in 103 games; AFL Rising Star; FSL end-of-season All-Star; Futures Game selection
Jake Cronenworth SS TB No. 17 AAA, Rookie .329/.422/.511, 77 R, 45 RBI in 91 games; IL end-of-season/midseason All-Star
Lucius Fox SS TB No. 19 AAA, AA .221/.331/.327, 66 R, 34 RBI, 39 SB in 119 games; SL end-of-season All-Star
Leody Taveras CF TEX No. 5 AA, A Adv. .279/.344/.376, 76 R, 56 RBI in 131 games; TL midseason All-Star
Sherten Apostel 3B TEX No. 10 A Adv., A .251/.339/.440, 19 HR, 59 RBI, 56 R in 121 games
Anderson Tejeda SS TEX No. 11 A Adv. .234/.315/.386, 24 RBI, 22 R in 43 games; missed time with shoulder injury
Tyler Phillips RHP TEX No. 16 AA, A Adv. 3.71 ERA, 74 K, 20 BB in 131 IP
Demarcus Evans RHP TEX N/A AA, A Adv. 6-0, 0.90 ERA, 100 K, 39 BB in 60 IP; CAR midseason All-Star; MiLBY nominee
Thomas Hatch RHP TOR No. 30 AA 4.12 ERA, 127 K, 39 BB in 135 1/3 IP
Ben Braymer LHP WAS No. 15 AAA, AA 4.53 ERA, 116 K, 56 BB in 139 IP; EL midseason All-Star

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