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A look at the 2015 Rule 5 Phillies pick: Tyler Goeddel

When you look at Rule 5 draft pick ups, you normally associate a good player that another team for some reason or another hasn’t promoted or protected a player to remain on their ballclub.

Just the nature of a Rule 5 pick is curious, if the player that you pick doesn’t stay on your team’s 25 man roster the entire season in the upcoming year, that player must be offered back to his original team by the drafting team. The player drafted in the Rule 5 must not be optioned or sent down to the minors. The team that is drafting the player may waive him at any time though, at which he may be signed by another team through the waiver process or if he is not claimed, be offered back to his original team. The drafting team may also trade the player to another team during the season keeping the original rules in effect.

The most interesting thing about Tyler Goeddel, who was the first pick overall in the 2015 Rule 5 draft is his position. He is a 3rd baseman, but has also played in left field and right field. That presents an interesting situation, as Maikel Franco has been touted as the Phillies future 3rd baseman for some time to come.

Goeddel banged out 72 RBI and 12 HR in AA ball last year for the Montgomery Biscuits in the Southern League.

Franco has appeared in 96 games as a Phillies player, last year he hit 50 RBI and 14 HR in 80 games for the team, which was very much appreciated by the fans.

There is going to be competition this year in Spring Training in Clearwater with the Phillies and Goeddel is adding to the mix.

Here’s Goeddel’s minors number courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA
2012 19 Bowling Green MIDW A 103 329 52 81 19 2 6 46 .246
2013 20 Bowling Green MIDW A 112 450 63 112 18 12 7 65 .249
2013 20 Brisbane AUBL Fgn 6 21 5 4 0 2 0 4 .190
2014 21 Charlotte FLOR A+ 113 424 41 114 25 8 6 61 .269
2015 22 Montgomery SOUL AA 123 473 68 132 17 10 12 72 .279
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 451 1676 224 439 79 32 31 244 .262
All Levels (4 Seasons) 457 1697 229 443 79 34 31 248 .261
A (2 seasons) Minors 215 779 115 193 37 14 13 111 .248
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/20/2015.

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