The Rockies plucked Dan Rosenbaum from the Nationals team. The analysis by John Sickels on www.minorleagueball.com:
“This 25-year-old southpaw was drafted out of Xavier University in the 22nd round in 2009, but has performed well throughout his career. He posted a 3.94 ERA with a 99/39 K/BB and a 2.29 GO/AO in 155 innings for Double-A Harrisburg this year. His velocity is average but his fastball sinks and he gets plenty of grounders. He also has a solid curveball and average changeup. He could be useful as a fifth starter or a relief option. CHANCE TO STICK: High.”
I read the other Rule 5 picks’ bios and most of them have either low or moderate chance to stick with the MLB team. To me, he is basically a replacement for Matt Reynolds. Good pick for once, Rockies.
Rockies’ own Coty Woods was taken by the Rangers in Rule 5 and his chance to stick is “moderate.”