Rule 5 Draft Results
Here are the complete Rule 5 Draft picks from earlier today, via Baseball America. Nothing too mind blowing, though the Orioles taking Double-A pitcher Andrew Barb from the Mariners is an awfully interesting move.
Speaking of the Orioles, Barb was one of four players Baltimore selected, though one of those four -- catcher Lou Palmisano, the No. 5 overall pick from the Brewers' system -- was immediately traded to the Astros. As for the others, here's what the O's took:
AAA-Phase First Round: Roberto Valido, ss (White Sox)
AAA-Phase Second Round: Josh Perrault, rhp (Nationals)
AA-Phase: Andrew Barb, rhp, (Mariners)
The Nats had the first pick in each phase, and here's what they ended up with:
Major League Portion First Round: Terrell Young, rhp, Reds
AAA-Phase First Round: Ricardo Nanita, of (White Sox)
This assessment of Young over at Nats Journal is well worth reading. Sounds like he may really have a shot at making the bullpen, which, when you think about it, isn't saying a ton with the Nationals. Sounds like exactly the type of situation you'd want to be in as a former Class A reliever, doesn't it?
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