Rule 5 Draft/2007

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The 2007 Rule 5 Draft (held on December 6, 2007) saw Tampa Bay active as an agent for another team in the Major League phase, buyers in the Triple-A phase, and with only one player lost.

Picks involving the Rays

Phase Pick Player Pos. Picked By Picked From Notes
MLB 1 Tim Lahey P Tampa Bay Minnesota Immediately traded to Chicago (NL) for cash.[1]
MLB 2 Evan Meek P Pittsburgh Tampa Bay Traded to Pittsburgh for cash on May 14, 2008 in lieu of accepting his return from the Pirates.[2]
Triple-A 1 Rashad Eldridge OF Tampa Bay Minnesota Played for Double-A Montgomery in 2008. Retained by the Rays at the end of the season.[3]
Triple-A 20 Julio Puentes P Tampa Bay Houston Appeared in only one game for Advanced-Rookie Princeton in 2008. Released by the Rays at the end of the season.[4]
Triple-A 31 Jose Mejias P Tampa Bay New York (AL) Played for Single-A Columbus in 2008. Retained by the Rays at the end of the season.[5]


  1. Muskat, Carrie (December 6, 2007). "Cubs trade for top Rule 5 pick Lahey". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  2. Topkin, Marc (May 14, 2008). "Another bite of the apple?". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  3. Long, Stacy (April 3, 2009). "Eldridge returning to Biscuits". Biscuit Crumbs. Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  4. Eddy, Matt (February 23, 2009). "Minor League Transactions". Baseball America. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  5. "Jose Angel Mejias Minor League Statistics & History". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 1, 2012.