I was looking at a rundown of the players we might pick up in the Rule 5 draft and it made me think, "Does anyone ever get value in the Rule 5 draft?"
Ok, so it turns out, yeah, they do. Wikipedia lists all the players taken in the Rule 5 draft and at the top of the list is Roberto Holyfriggin Clemente. Of course that was the oooold Rule 5 draft which involved everyone's first year draftees and which changed in 1965 with the creation of the current system.
But there are names in the list of players taken in the modern Rule 5 draft that are also impressive, such as Josh Hamilton. Check it out: here.
So maybe paying attention to the Rule 5 draft isn't automatically a waste of my time, after all.