With the 10th pick in the Major League Baseball Rule 5 Draft, the Mets picked up RHP Seth Rosin from the Phillies.
Rosin, who the Giants drafted in the fourth round in 2010 out of the University of Minnesota, was sent to Philadelphia along with two other minor leaguers in the Hunter Pence swap at the July 31 trade deadline in 2012.
At the time of the trade, Baseball America wrote, “He’s been a bit hittable as the closer with high Class A San Jose and profiles as a set-up man with a fastball that ranges from 88-94 mph. When Rosin’s at his best, the pitch has some heaviness to it, and he gave up just three homers in 89 innings in the South Atlantic League in 2011. Rosin adds a slider and a changeup, with neither profiling as a premium pitch.”
And now the word is that the Mets selected Rosin for another team, and he’s going to be traded. I hope he enjoyed his hour as a Mets farmhand. Last year, the Mets drafted Kyle Lobstein in the Rule 5 draft and sent him to Detroit for cash. Expect the same return this time with Rosin.
EDIT: The Mets will send Rosin to the Dodgers.