Mets MiLB Rule 5 Draft Results

Yesterday the MiLB Rule 5 draft took place with the Mets gaining and losing two pitchers. The Mets lost Tommy Wilson and Allen Winans and gained Alex Valverde and Carlos Ocampo.

The Mets picked the 25 year old Alex Valverde from the Rays as their first pick. Valverde pitched to a 4.88 ERA at AA in 2021. Main plus was his increased strikeout rate as he went from 9 per 9 in 2019 to 11.5 per nine in 2021. Control is an issue as he had a 3.6 walk per nine rate with 9 hit batsman over 72 innings.

James Schiano

With the Mets second pick they got Carlos Ocampo from the Cubs. The 23 year old from Venezuela pitched to a 5.85 ERA over 47.2 innings. The 23 year old showed solid walk (2.6) and strikeouts (12.5) rates per nine innings. His WHIP at 1.28 is solid but his main issue was homeruns in 2021. Over his minor league career he owns a 4.43 ERA with Single-A as his highest level reached.

Michael Mayer
Carlos Ocampo

In the same draft the Mets lost Allen Winans and Tommy Wilson. Winans was great since the Mets drafted him in the 17th round of the 2018 draft. Winans pitched to a 2.64 career ERA, coming of a great 2021. Between Brooklyn and Binghamton, he pitched to a 1.72 ERA with a 0.80WHIP. Winans doesn’t strike out a ton with a 8.3 K/9 rate but had solid run prevention during his MiLB career so far. Winans was picked by the Braves.

Tommy Wilson was picked up by the Mariners, who traded him to the Orioles right after. Wilson was drafted one round after Winans in 2018. The 25 year old pitched just 15 innings for AA in 2021, pitching to a 2.35 ERA. Over his minor league career he pitched to a 3.28 ERA.

Tommy Wilson

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