Skip to main content

Phils Add a Pitcher, Lose a Pitcher in MLB Rule 5 Draft

As the annual Winter Meetings begin to wind down the Rule 5 draft took place on Thursday and the Phillies lost a player while gaining another.  Right-hander Kevin Munson was selected by the Phils from Arizona while the Mets took righty hurler Seth Rosin from the Phillies.

With Double-A Mobile in 2013, Munson was a mid-season All-Star, posting a 2-2 record with a 3.41 ERA, 13 saves and a .157 batting average against in 29 relief outings.  Following a promotion to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, which is often considered tough on pitchers, the six-foot-one 215 pounder sported a 0-2 record along with a 5.09 ERA, one save and a .269 batting average against in 24 relief appearances for the Reno Aces.  Additionally, Munson combined to tally a 10.87 K/9 mark at the two levels last year.

Scouting reports on Munson state that he has a low-90's fastball and a plus slider.  He projects to be a late inning reliever.  Munson was a 4th round draft selection by Arizona in 2010.

In five outings for Hermosillo in the Mexican Winter League, Munson has 1.59 ERA with two strike outs and one walk through 5 2/3 innings.

Rosin, also a Double-A All-Star last season, with Reading, was acquired from San Francisco in the 2012 Hunter Pence trade.  In 26 games (23 starts) with Reading last season, Rosin sported a 9-6 record with a 4.33 ERA while striking out 96 and walking 35 in 126 2/3 innings.

This is the second straight year the Phillies took a player from Arizona.  Last December, the team selected outfielder Ender Inciarte from the D-Backs, but lost him back to Arizona.  Rules require the selecting team to keep the selected player on their 25-man big league roster for the entire 2014 season, or offer him back to the team he was drafted from.

Players are eligible for selection in the Rule 5 draft when they are not on their major league organization's 40 man roster and 1) were signed to a contract at age 19 or older and have been in that organization for four years, OR 2) were signed at age 18 or younger and have been in that organization for five years.

*Update- Rosin was swiftly traded by the Mets to the Dodgers.  The same Rule 5 requirements of sticking on the major league roster will apply to Rosin with his latest new organization.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Who is Your Favorite Willie 'Mays' Hayes?

PhoulBallz.com is wondering which individual who has portrayed Willie "Mays" Hayes is the favorite of the public. Hayes, of course, is the character made famous in the Major League motion picture series. In Major League , Willie "Mays" Hayes was portrayed by budding Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes, who would go on to action movie superstardom. Snipes has starred in major motion pictures like the Blade trilogy, Passenger 57 , Undisputed and many more. Snipes remains an impact Hollywood actor, despite legal troubles related to income tax evasion. Snipes was replaced for the sequel, Major League II when his busy career, and possibly the film's budget, would not allow him to return, by Omar Epps. Another budding actor, Epps had previously worked with director David S. Ward, on the film The Program , and landed the role of Hayes, who had become a Hollywood action star over the off-season that occured between the two films. Epps' career portraying athletes rol

LHP Brown speaks on recent release and his future

Aaron Brown, image- Jay Floyd Please consider supporting my work and subscribe to  my Patreon page .  Your patronage will get you exclusive interviews and other prospect related material as well as early access to all of my other content such as this post.  Thank you. Aaron Brown was released last Friday after nearly six years in the Phillies organization. Brown, the Phils' 3rd round draft selection in 2014 out of Pepperdine, was primarily an outfielder after turning pro.  A two-way player in college, Brown switched to pitching in 2017 after struggling on offense (.224/.313/.360) at the Double-A level. A dominant hurler in college, Brown posted a 13-1 record along with a 1.95 ERA in 17 starts in 2014.  A solid performer on the minor league mound as well, the California native notched a 5-4 record with a pair of saves, a 3.82 ERA along with an 11.0 K/9 mark in 45 relief appearances for the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils last season. With free agency on the horizo

Former Phils prospect Cozens stops looters in AZ

Dylan Cozens, image- Jay Floyd Please consider supporting my work and subscribe to  my Patreon page .  Your patronage will get you exclusive interviews and other prospect related material as well as early access to all of my other content such as this post.  Thank you. Last week, as he rang in his 26th birthday, Dylan Cozens wasn't celebrating.  Instead, he took to the streets in the midst of rioting to protect local businesses in his native Scottsdale, AZ. After 1:00 AM, Cozens, a former Phillies outfield prospect and current Rays minor leaguer, caught a glimpse of some rowdy happening on Facebook Live.  Posts showed violence and thievery and the former second round draft selection wasn't going to let it continue.  "When I saw what they were doing and the reason behind it, I decided to try and stop it because it wasn't right. It had nothing to do with Black Lives Matter.  It was a hate crime to go and try to destroy businesses and loot and hurt peopl