#Padres pick in Triple-A phase of Rule 5 draft Cristofer Melendez is 21 and 6-foot-3, 170-pound pitcher. All four seasons of pro ball in his native Dominican Republic Summer League with Astros. Had 1.54 ERA in 15 games (11 starts) last summer with 0.95 WHIP, 93 Ks in 70 1/3 IP.
The Rule 5 Draft is over. No Padres were selected, and with a full 40-man, they weren't able to take anyone. For the first time in his 5 seasons as GM, it appears as though A.J. Preller will leave the Winter Meetings without a transaction.
Hey, turns out this was a pretty big development.
Eighteen dudes were taken in the Rule 5 Draft. None were Padres. Franmil Reyes is still a Friar. If you woke up, so as not to miss the excitement, you can go back to sleep.
Eleven picks so far in the Rule 5 draft and no outfielders taken. Not surprising. In order of preference, outfield picks in Rule 5 draft are pitchers, catchers, middle infielders. So at the moment, Michael Gettys still a #Padre.
Stephen A. Smith one reason why I stopped listening to all forms of sports talk on radio and TV. Amazing how stupid you are allowed to be if you are loud, obnoxious and shout over people. And did I mention . . . Irritating and Offensive