In a few weeks, we’ll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR. Currently, we’re creating 15-player protected lists for each of the existing 30 teams. You can catch up on the rules for player eligibility here.
Free agent Jose Iglesias has a club option for 2021, but we won’t force the Orioles to use a protected spot on him. We will make them include Chris Davis and Alex Cobb, players with full or partial no-trade rights. After those two, I’ll lock in seven more players:
That leaves six spots for these 23 players:
Dwight Smith Jr.