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Rule 5 Draft Thread: O's select Adrian Rosario lose Pat Egan and Pedro Beato


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Interesting side note. It appears that Jacob Rasner, who we took in the AA phase of Rule 5, is the twin brother of Jesse Rasner, O's RHP, who went from GCL through to Aberdeen last season. Same birth date and hometown. Jesse actually seems to have better numbers but is obviously a step or two behind his brother in progressing up the ladder. Both just turned 24 last Sat.

That would be really cool, except Jesse Rasner was released, according to Baseball America, about three weeks ago.

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AM's quote was "Interestingly enough, Milwaukee took one of our guys and we took one of theirs. That's a dynamic frankly we didn't anticipate. Interesting to see how the spring plays out."

So, why don't they go through the procedures to trade them for each other - so they aren't forced to keep them on the 25 man rosters? It'd be a win/win situation for everyone.


The Brewers were surprised by the selection, assuming Rosario was too far down in the minors to be selected. Milwaukee then pulled its own surprise, by selecting Egan, a 6-foot-6 righty who was 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA in 22 games with Double-A Bowie and 1-1 with a 5.11 ERA at Triple-A Norfolk.

The Brewers originally had decided not to take anyone in the major-league portion of the Rule 5 draft, but Brewers general manager Doug Melvin changed his mind minutes before it started and told his representatives to grab Egan if he were still available.

"I pulled a Peyton Manning; I called an audible," Melvin said.

It's possible that if neither player is in position to make the big leagues out of spring, the teams could swap the two.

"That's a dynamic that frankly we didn't anticipate," MacPhail said. "But interesting to see how this spring plays out."

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Anybody know how hard Rosario throws?


Adrian Rosario went a pick ahead of him, to the Orioles, and was one of the more under-the-radar players picked. One scout said the Brewers farmhand threw harder in the past but now sits at 88-91 mph and has a solid slider.
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