Pirates Gain and Lose in MLB Portion of the Rule 5 Draft

The Bucs picked LHP Jose Hernandez, from LAD. They then lost Blake Sabol to the Reds.

Hernandez (24) is a AA pitcher with a ML career WHIP of 1.29, ERA of 3.41, averages over a K per inning, and 4BB per 9. He is a bullpen guy.

Sabol would have been nice to keep but with Davis and Endy, Sabol would have not gotten much time a catcher. But they didn't lose Nunez or others so that is good.

I compared who was picked to the pre-draft list of "best prospects". Few if any of these got picked by any team. I guess the experts were wrong again.

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