FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT (MLB RULE 4 DTAFT ) - NEGOTIATION LIST
Players selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft (MLB Rule 4 Draft) are placed on a club's Negotiation List.
The signing deadline is 5 PM (Eastern) on August 1st or 14 days after the last day of the draft, whichever comes first (August 1st in 2022).
NOTE: The signing deadline cannot be on the same day as the MLB Trade Deadline.
A player selected in the Rule 4 Draft will be declared a free-agent if he is not offered a contract by the signing deadline.
In most cases, a player selected by a club in the Rule 4 Draft will remain on the club's Negotiation List until either the player signs or until the signing deadline (whichever comes first), and if a club does not sign a Rule 4 Draft pick by the deadline, the player is removed from the club's Negotiation List and becomes eligible for selection again in the next Rule 4 Draft in which the player would be eligible for selection.
A college senior with no eligibility left who is selected in the Rule 4 Draft will remain on the club's Negotiation List until the player signs or until one week prior to the next Rule 4 Draft.
If a player selected in the Rule 4 Draft enrolls in a junior college, the player can be signed during a period of time beginning with the completion of the junior college's baseball season (including post-season) up until one week prior to the next Rule 4 Draft.
NOTE: Called a "draft & follow," a club signing a previously-selected JC player prior to the next draft can offer a maximum bonus of $225,000, and the bonus does not count against the club's Rule 4 Signing Bonus Pool.
A player eligible for selection in the Rule 4 Draft who is not drafted ("Non-Drafted Free-Agent" or "NDFA") can sign with any club after the conclusion of the draft any time up until one week prior to the next Rule 4 Draft, unless and until the NDFA enrolls in a four-year college, in which case MLB Rule 4 Draft eligibility rules apply.
NOTE: A player eligible for selection in the 2022 MLB First-Year Player Draft who is not selected can be signed by any MLB club as a Non-Drafted Free-Agent (NDFA) beginning at 9 AM (Eastern) on July 20th, but clubs are not permitted to discuss with a draft-eligible player the possibility of signing the player as a NDFA prior to the draft, during the draft, or anytime after the conclusion of the draft prior to 9 AM on July 20th.
A player selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft or a Rule 4 eligible NDFA cannot be signed to a Major League contract.
A player who signs after being selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft (First-Year Player Draft) cannot be traded until after the conclusion of the World Series (no earlier than 9 AM on the day after the final game of the World Series), or for 90 days if the player signs after the World Series.
NOTE: Previously, a player signed after being selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft could not be traded until the first anniversary of the player signing his first contract.
A player signed after being selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft (First-Year Player Draft) cannot be a PTBNL in any trade made prior to the conclusion of the World Series.
CUBS 2022 MLB RULE 4 NEGOTIATION LIST (Last updated 7-30-2022)
Cade Horton, RHP (U. of Oklahoma) - COLLEGE REDSHIRT FRESHMAN - SIGNED
Jackson Ferris, LHP (IMG Academy - Bradenton, FL) - HIGH SCHOOL - SIGNED
Christopher Paciolla, INF (Temecula Valley HS - Temecula, CA) - HIGH SCHOOL - SIGNED
Nazier Mule, RHP (Passaic Technical Academy - Wayne, NJ) - HIGH SCHOOL - SIGNED
Brandon Birdsell, RHP (Texas Tech) - COLLEGE REDSHIRT JR - SIGNED
Will Frisch, RHP (Oregon State) - COLLEGE REDSHIRT SOPH - SIGNED
Nick Hull, RHP (Grand Canyon U.) - COLLEGE SR - SIGNED
Mason McGwire, RHP (Capistrano Valley HS - Mission Viejo, CA) - HIGH SCHOOL - SIGNED
Connor Noland, RHP (U. of Arkansas) - COLLEGE REDSHIRT JR - SIGNED
Brody McCullough, RHP (Wingate U.) - COLLEGE REDSHIRT JR - SIGNED
Branden Noriega, LHP (Miami-Dade College) - JC REDSHIRT SOPH - SIGNED
Mathew Peters, RHP (Ivy Tech CC) - JC REDSHIRT SOPH - SIGNED
Luis Rujano, RHP (Sunshine State Elite Academy - Kissimmee, FL) - HIGH SCHOOL - SIGNED
Shane Marshall, RHP (U. of Georgia) - COLLEGE REDSHIRT JR - SIGNED
Haydn McGeary, C-1B (Colorado Mesa U.) - COLLEGE REDSHIRT JR - SIGNED
JP Wheat, RHP (Next Level Academy - Wetumpka, AL) - HIGH SCHOOL - SIGNED
Andy Garriola, OF (Old Dominion U.) - COLLEGE REDSHIRT JR - SIGNED
Garrett Brown, RHP (U. of Georgia) - COLLEGE REDSHIRT JR - SIGNED
Brock Blatter, RHP (Billings Central Catholic HS - Billings, MT) - HIGH SCHOOL
Ke'Shun Collier, OF (Meridian CC) - JC SOPH - SIGNED
CUBS 2022 MLB RULE 4 NDFA SIGNED
Grant Kipp, RHP (Yale) - COLLEGE SR