Baseball's Rule 5 Draft is a draft unique to the world of baseball. It was designed to prevent franchises from keeping talent in the minors. Players with at least 4 years of pro experience, not on the club's 40-man roster and not signed beyond the current season are exposed to the draft. To protect players from going into the draft, they must be added to the 40-man roster before the Rule 5 Roster Freeze following Free Agency. During the Roster Freeze, all eligible players form the draft class. At that time, you can rank all of your players and fine tune your settings. As a word of note, though, there are several stipulations to drafting a player.
NOTE: We have made 2 changes to MLB Rule 5 rules in that we strictly use 4 as the minimum years of experience to be eligible instead of 3 or 4 being the minimum which is based off of when they came into the league. The other change is that if a player has a multi-year contract, they are not eligible to be drafted. This way nobody gets stuck with a player with a massive, multi-season contract that they might not be able to get out of.