The Rule 5 Draft in OMLB Explained.

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The Rule 5 Draft in OMLB Explained.

Post by Eddie Paxil-Commish » Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:38 pm

Rule V Draft:


Protecting Players:

First, in order to protect players from being eligible for the Rule 5 Draft they must be on your 40 man roster. You know a player is eligible on the Rosters and Transactions area they have a # (hashtag or pound) symbol next to them. There is NO automatic protection for any age range in the OMLB. However there is protection for recently traded or signed players.

Rule 5 Draft OMLB Selecting
Here is how you select in the OMLB:

Got to the Rule 5 Draft pool area. You can make a list for each round on the right. The game will select from the list.
You can make a list for each round on the right.You need to make or copy a list for every round. The game will select from the list.

Rule 5 Draft Roster Rules
There are a number of roster rules relating to Rule 5 drafts:


1. A team that wants to select a player in the Rule 5 draft must have at least one spot open on its secondary roster.
2. A player selected in the Rule 5 draft must remain on the selecting team's active rosteror disabled list for the entire season.
3. A player who was drafted in the Rule 5 draft can be waived. If he is claimed, then the player must remain on the claiming team's active roster for the remainder of the season.
4. A player selected in the Rule 5 draft can be traded. The team that receives the player must keep the player on its active roster for the remainder of the season.
5. A player selected in the Rule 5 draft must spend 90 days on the active roster. This rule prevents teams from picking players and then dumping them on the disabled list for an entire season to avoid using an active roster spot. This rule can extend into the following season if necessary.

Rule 5 Draft Eligibility
A player is eligible for the Rule 5 draft if he meets the conditions listed below:
1.The player has at least three but fewer than six years of professional service time, and the player was age 19 or older when he first signed a contract.
2.The player is not on the team's secondary roster.
Note: Players who were age 18 or younger when they entered the league are eligible if they have at least four, but fewer than seven years of professional service time. In other words, young players get an extra year before they become eligible for the Rule 5 draft.
Players who are eligible for the Rule 5 draft are designated by a pound sign (#) on the Transactions page. You can also see a player’s Rule 5 eligibility on the Contract and Status sub-screen. You can make them protected by moving them to the 40 man.

The game DOES NOT automatically protects players on the MLB DL. Players on the minor league DL are alsonot automatically protected. Accordingly, to prevent an abuse of this automatic protection by GMs in online leagues it is suggested that all uninjured players on the MLB DL whose time on the DL is up are assigned prior to the Rule 5 draft. For players on the minor league DL GMs will need to check their Rule 5 eligibility status on the player's contract & status page because they will not appear on the transaction screen
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