The Rule 5 Draft is now concluded and the Mets have selected 25-year old right-hander Seth Rosin from the Phillies organization in the major league phase of the draft. The Phillies surprisingly didn’t protect Seth Rosin who went 9-6 with a 4.33 ERA and 1.22 WHIP last season for Triple-A Reading.
However, the turned around and traded Rosin to the Dodgers for a player to be named later according to Seth Gurney of MLB.com. (Hat tip Matt Balasis)
In the minor league phase of the draft, the Mets selected RHP Jon Velasquez from the Twins organization. Last season for Double-A New Britain, the 28-year old righthander posted a 1.95 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 73.2 innings of relief.
The Mets lost three players in the minor league phase of the draft. The Astros selected LHP Carlos Vasquez, the Twins selected Mets’ RHP James Fuller, and the Nationals selected RHP Martires Arias from Double-A Binghamton.