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Mets select two pitchers, lose two others in MLB Rule 5 Draft

The Mets selected two pitchers and lost two others during the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft on Wednesday.

The Mets selected RHP Alex Valverde from the Tampa Bay Rays, and RHP Carlos Ocampo from the Chicago Cubs.

Valverde, 24, has a 4.38 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 260 strikeouts in 271.0 innings in four minor league seasons, reaching as high as Double-A in 2021.

Ocampo, 23, has a 4.43 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 168 strikeouts in 152.1 innings in four minor league seasons, but has yet to potch above A-ball.

The Mets lost RHP Allan Winans, who was selected by the Atlanta Braves, and RHP Tommy Wilson, who was selected by the Seattle Mariners.

Winans, a 25-year-old reliever, reached Double-A with the Mets organization in 2021. He had a 2.64 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 100 strikeouts in 109.0 innings in the minors from 2018 to 2021.


Wilson, 25, also reached Double-A in 2021. He had a 3.28 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 141 strikeouts in 151.0 innings in the minors from 2018 to 2021.

The major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft has been postponed due to the lockout.



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