As a Rule 5 pick in 2011, Adcock struggled through a season at the end of Royals’ bullpen bench. Though he was in over his head, the Royals had to keep Adcock on the roster, or risk losing him.
Other than the mess that Yuniesky Betancourt and the other second basemen are in, the roster could have been filled out prior to spring training.
Family bonding, and the season, are coming to a close.
While the Royals ride a wave of success to start the season, there is a longer-term issue to be resolved. Which of the current players will be with the team next April, and the April after that?
Taking a look at the Rule 5 draft in the past and one of the fact that one of the best Royals on the current roster came from a Rule 5 pick.