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Potential Phillies losses in the Rule 5 Draft

Justin Friend

The Phillies have found some success in the Rule 5 Draft and they've lost a couple of decent prospects to other clubs over the years. This year, there are a few young players who might tempt one of the 29 other teams.

Julio Rodriguez (RHP) - It would have been interesting to see Rodriguez get bumped up to AAA last season, if only for a couple starts. The 22-year old wasn't dominant at AA Reading with a 4.23 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP, but he threw 134 innings and struck out 136 hitters. It's not easy to stash a Rule 5 guy in a major league rotation for a full season, so any team that looks at Rodriguez is likely to...

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