Rangers: Three Rule 5 draft prospects team should consider

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Dec 14, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; A general view of the Rule 5 Draft during the MLB winter meetings at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 14, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; A general view of the Rule 5 Draft during the MLB winter meetings at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers should look to the Rule 5 draft to find much needed upgrades for the roster heading into 2021.

The Rule 5 draft, set for December 10th, will give the Texas Rangers an opportunity to add young players that could immediately contribute to the team.

The draft pool consists of any players that were not put on a 40-man roster within five years of being signed at 18 years old or younger, or four years if they were signed at age 19 or older.

For a team to make a pick, the team must have a spot on their 40-man roster and pay $100,000 to the original team. Then, the player must remain on the active roster the entire season or be returned to the original team.

The Rule 5 draft will give new GM Chris Young a great opportunity to continue building for the future early in his tenure following the trade of Lance Lynn to the Chicago White Sox.  With the Lynn deal leaving a hole in an already weak rotation, the Rule 5 draft could provide the perfect opportunity to add to the rotation.

The Rangers might also look to improve their hitting following a year where they were near the bottom of the league in almost every statistical category.

Here are three players the Rangers should target in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday.

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