by Matt Wells
Thanks to the All-Star game this past Tuesday, the name of Florida Marlin second baseman Dan Uggla was thrown around a lot. Uggla joined a list of numerous players over the years to be chosen via the Rule 5 draft. He became the first Rule 5 draft selection to become an All-Star in his first big-league season.
The success of Uggla, the Rule 5 castoff taken from the Diamondbacks, has had people scratching their heads. They’re not scratching their heads at Uggla’s success; they’re scratching their heads about the draft rule.
What is the Rule 5 draft? Read on…