Here were the toughest Rule 5 calls and their outcomes

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Teams had until 6 p.m. ET to set their 40-man rosters and protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place on Dec. 6 at the Winter Meetings. We tracked every organization’s ranked prospects who are Rule 5-eligible here.

There were six Top 100 Prospects who require protection, starting with Rockies middle infielder Adael Amador (No. 21), and they were all virtual locks to join 40-man rosters before the deadline. But a lot of decisions weren’t be nearly that easy.