Prospects added to 40-man rosters

Rule 5-eligible players protected before Tuesday's deadline

No. 25 overall prospect Dylan Cease is expected to be an easy 40-man roster addition for the White Sox. (Michael Wade/Birmingham Barons)

By MiLB.com Staff | November 20, 2018 8:40 PM

By 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, a lot of prospects will receive promising news.

That's the deadline by which eligible players must be added to their respective Major League organizations' 40-man rosters lest they be made available for selection in this year's Rule 5 Draft, which takes place Dec. 13 at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.

Players are Rule 5-eligible if they were signed at 18 or younger and have been in pro ball for at least five years or were signed at 19 or older and have been in the pros for at least four years. If a player is taken in the Rule 5 Draft, he joins the 25-man roster of his new Major League club and must remain there for the entire 2018 season (barring injuries) or be offered back to his original organization.

A full breakdown of the Rule 5-eligible prospects ranked among the top 30 in their farm systems by MLB.com can be found in last Friday's Toolshed.

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

NOTABLE Prospects Added To 40-man rosters
NAME POS ORG RANK 2018 LEVELS 2018 NOTES
Taylor Clarke RHP ARI No. 11 AAA 4.03 ERA, 125 K, 44 BB in 152 IP
Emilio Vargas RHP ARI No. 14 AA, A Adv. 2.88 ERA, 170 K, 49 BB in 143 2/3 IP; tied for sixth in MiLB in K's
Kevin Cron 1B ARI No. 20 AAA .302/.368/.554, 22 HR in 104 G; fifth in PCL in SLG
Huascar Ynoa RHP ATL No. 20 A Adv., A 4.56 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 131 K in 116 1/3 IP
Patrick Weigel RHP ATL No. 21 Rookie only made four GCL starts after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2017
Alex Jackson C ATL No. 27 AAA, AA .201/.286/.360, 8 HR in 99 G; 28.6 percent caught-stealing rate
Jacob Webb RHP ATL No. 29 AAA, AA 18 saves, 3.15 ERA, 69 K, .184 average-against in 54 1/3 IP as reliever
Dillon Tate RHP BAL No. 6 AA 4.16 ERA, 96 K in 22 starts, traded from NYY for Zach Britton 
Michael Chavis 3B BOS No. 1 AAA, AA, A Short Season No. 69 overall; .298/.381/.538, 9 HR, 14 2B in 46 G; suspended first 80 G for PEDs
Darwinzon Hernandez LHP BOS No. 7 AA, A Adv. 3.53 ERA, 134 K, 66 BB in 107 IP; 24 K in 11 1/3 IP in AFL
Travis Lakins RHP BOS No. 15 AAA, AA 2.32 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 57 K, 18 BB in 54 1/3 IP as reliever
Denyi Reyes RHP BOS No. 30 A Adv., A 1.97 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 145 K, 19 BB in 155 2/3 IP
Justin Steele LHP CHC No. 8  AA, A. Adv, Rookie 2.31 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, .176 batting average against, 53 K, 46 2/3 innings
Jimmy Herget RHP CIN No. 13 AAA 3.47 ERA, 65 K, 21 BB in 59 2/3 IP as reliever
Sam Hilliard OF COL No. 9 AA .262/.327/.389, 9 HR, 23 SB in 121 G; .905 OPS in AFL
Ryan Castellani RHP COL No. 10 AA 5.49 ERA, 91 K, 70 BB in 134 1/3 IP
Justin Lawrence RHP COL No. 17 A Adv. 2.65 ERA, 62 K, 27 BB in 54 1/3 IP; named AFL Fall Star
Josh Fuentes 3B COL unranked AAA .327/.354/.517, 14 HR, 12 3B, 39 2B in 135 G; PCL MVP
Bobby Bradley  1B CLE No. 7  AAA, AA  27 homers, 83 RBIs, .774 OPS, 58 extra-base hits, 225 total bases
Sam Hentges  LHP CLE No. 8  A Adv.  3.27 ERA, 122 K, 118 1/3 innings, 1.41 WHIP, Carolina League midseason All-Star
Dylan Cease RHP CWS No. 3 AA, A Adv. No. 25 overall; 2.40 ERA, 160 K, 50 BB in 124 IP
Kodi Medeiros LHP CWS No. 19 AA 3.60 ERA, 141 K, 67 BB in 137 2/3 IP; traded from MIL for Joakim Soria in July
Jordan Stephens RHP CWS No. 20 AAA, AA 4.23 ERA, 139 K, 54 BB in 146 2/3 IP
Seby Zavala C CWS No. 22 AAA, AA .258/.317/.418, 13 HR, 22 2B in 104 G; 32.7 percent caught-stealing rate
Franklin Perez RHP DET No. 3 A Adv., Rookie No. 67 overall; 6.52 ERA, 14 K in 19 1/3 IP; missed time with lat, shoulder injuries
Rogelio Armenteros RHP HOU No. 12 AAA 3.74 ERA, 134 K, 48 BB in 118 IP
Garrett Stubbs C HOU No. 15 AAA .310/.382/.455, 4 HR, 6 3B, 19 2B in 84 G; 36.5 percent caught-stealing rate
Josh Staumont RHP KC No. 11 AAA 3.51 ERA, 103 K, 52 BB in 74 1/3 IP mostly as reliever
Scott Blewett RHP KC No. 26 AA 4.79 ERA, 100 in 148 1/3 IP; 2.49 ERA in 25 1/3 IP in AFL
Jose Suarez LHP LAA No. 8  AAA, AA, A Adv. 3.92 ERA, 26 starts, 142 strikeouts, 117 innings, 1.41 WHIP
Luis Rengifo  SS LAA No. 10  AAA, AA, A Adv. 30 2B, career-high 13 3B, 7 HR, 64 RBIs, .299/.399/.452
Keibert Ruiz C LAD No. 2 AA No. 39 overall; .268/.302/.401, 12 HR in 101 G; .663 OPS in AFL
Yadier Alvarez RHP LAD No. 10 AA, Rookie 4.23 ERA, 62 K, 44 BB in 55 1/3 IP
Edwin Rios 3B/1B LAD No. 13 AAA .304/.355/.482, 10 HR, 25 2B in 88 G
Matt Beaty 1B/3B LAD No. 21  AAA, Rookie .284/.378/.404, 1 HR, 10 2B in 34 G; missed time with intercostal, thumb injuries
Monte Harrison  OF  MIA No. 2  AA  19 HR, 48 RBIs, 52 extra-base hits, career-high 28 SB, .240/.316/.399
Jorge Guzman  RHP  MIA No. 6   A Adv.  4.03 ERA, 96 innings, career-high 101 K, 1.54 WHIP 
Isan Diaz  2B MIA No. 9   AAA, AA   13 HR, 56 RBIs, .340 OBP, 41 extra-base hits 
Jordan Yamamoto RHP MIA No. 17   AA, A Adv., Rookie  Made 13 starts with three DL stints, 1.83 ERA in regular season, 2.08 ERA in six AFL starts 
Trey Supak  RHP  MIL No. 13  AA, A Adv. 2.48 ERA, 123 K, 137 2/3, 1.13 WHIP between Class A Adv. and Double-A
Troy Stokes Jr.  OF  MIL No. 15  AA 19 HR, 58 RBIs, .773 OPS, 19 SB, 201 total bases
Nick Gordon SS/2B MIN No. 4 AAA, AA 135 hits, 37 extra-base hits, 20 steals at Double-A and Triple-A
LaMonte Wade OF MIN No. 13 AAA, AA Career-high 11 homers between Double-A and Triple-A, posted .360 OBP
James Kaprielian  RHP OAK No. 9  N/A Has not pitched since 2016 (recovering from Tommy John surgery)
Grant Holmes  RHP OAK No. 15   A Adv. Two starts, 4.50 ERA, six innings total following rotator cuff injury 
Skye Bolt OF  OAK No. 30 AA, A Adv. 19 HR, 69 RBIs, .260/.347/.474, 2018 midseason All-Star in the Cal League
Adonis Medina  RHP  PHI No. 3  A Adv. 4.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 123 K in 111 1/3 innings
Arquimedes Gamboa SS  PHI No. 11 A Adv.  Batted .214 with career-highs in walks (53) and RBIs (37) 
Mitch Keller  RHP PIT No. 1 AAA, AA, A Adv. 3.48 ERA, 135 K, 142 1/3 innings, 25 starts, 2018 Futures Game selection 
Cole Tucker SS PIT No. 5 AA .259/.333/.356, 33 extra-base hits, five HR, 44 RBIs, 184 total bases
Jason Martin  OF  PIT No. 13  AAA, AA 13 HR, 55 RBIs, .274/.337/.429, 201 total bases
Chris Paddack  RHP  SD No. 5  AA, A Adv.  2.10 ERA, 120 K, 90 innings, 0.82 WHIP, won MiLBY for Starter of the Year 
Anderson Espinoza RHP  SD No. 12  N/A Has not pitched the last two seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery  
Austin Allen  C SD No. 25  AA 22 HR, 56 RBIs, .290/.351/.506, 53 extra-base hits
Edward Olivares OF  SD No. 28  A Adv. 12 HR, 62 RBIs, .277/.321/.429, 47 extra-base hits
Braden Bishop OF SEA No. 5 AA .284/.361/.412, 8 HR, 5 SB in 84 G; didn't play after July 19 due to broken arm
Erik Swanson RHP SEA No. 9 AAA, AA, A Short Season 2.66 ERA, 1.00 WHIP 139 K, 29 BB in 121 2/3 IP; traded from NYY in James Paxton deal
Logan Webb  RHP  SF No. 11  AA, A Adv.  2.41 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 104 2/3 innings, 100 K, 26 starts 
Melvin Adon   RHP  SF No. 19   A Adv.  4.87 ERA, 16 games (15 starts), 71 K, 77 2/3 innings 
Sam Coonrod  RHP  SF No. 30  A Adv., Rookie 5.40 ERA,1.20 WHIP, 11 2/3 innings
Ryan Helsley RHP STL No. 4 AAA, AA, Rookie 3.97 ERA, 82 K in 70 1/3 IP; missed time with shoulder injury
Genesis Cabrera OF STL No. 13 AAA, AA 4.17 ERA, 148 K, 71 BB in 140 1/3 IP; acquired from TB for Tommy Pham in July
Ramon Urias OF STL No. 20 AAA, AA .300/.356/.516, 13 HR, 28 2B in 90 G; signed out of Mexican League in March
Jesus Sanchez  OF TB No. 4  AA, A Adv. .301/.331/.462 with 64 RBIs and 36 extra-base hits in 90 games with Class A Adv. Charlotte
Joe McCarthy  OF/1B  TB No. 17   AAA, A Adv., Rookie Eight HR, 27 RBIs, .244/.356/.461
Ian Gibaut  RHP  TB No. 29  AAA 2.09 ERA, career-high 48 appearances as a reliever, 75 K, 56 innings, 1.00 WHIP
Taylor Hearn  LHP  TEX No. 6  AAA 3.49 ERA, career-high 24 starts, career-high 129 innings, career-high 140 K
Scott Heineman OF TEX No. 22   AAA, AA 12 HR, 67 RBIs, .306/.371/.445, PCL midseason All-Star
Hector Perez RHP  TOR No. 11 AAA, AA, A Adv. 3.76 ERA, 133 K, 115 innings, 1.24 WHIP 
Trent Thornton RHP  TOR No. 22  AAA (Fresno)  4.42 ERA, 124 1/3 innings, 122 K, 1.20 WHIP
James Bourque RHP WAS No. 17 AA, A Adv. 1.70 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 76 K in 53 IP as reliever

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