Rule 5 Draft: One taken, Bochy stays


July 11, 2012; Reading, PA USA; Richmond pitcher Brett Bochy (39) throws during the AA Eastern League All-Star game at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Eastern Division defeated the Western Division, 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft was today, and the San Francisco Giants lost one player.  The good news is it wasn’t right handed relief pitcher Brett Bochy or outfielder Jarrett Parker.

Both were eligible to be selected but neither will be moving on to another team’s roster.  Player’s eligible for the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft, if selected, must be added to their new team’s 25-man for the duration of the regular season, or be offered back to their origin team for $25K, according to

Parker spent last season with the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels where he put together a .245/.355/.430 batting line with 18 homeruns and 60 RBI over 131 games from the left side of the plate.  He hit .300/.366/.333 over 17 games in the prestigious Arizona Fall League this past October/November.

Parker, 24, has struggled with strikeouts and contact over his three seasons in the Giants farm system, batting just .249 with 480 strikeouts over that time with San Jose and Richmond, respectively.

Jarrett Parker. Mandatory Photo Credit: Real Life Studios,

Bochy, of course the son of manager Bruce, has compiled a 2.78 ERA over his three seasons in the San Francisco system.  In 148.2 innings, Brett, age 26, has struck out 179 and walked just 42 with 26 saves for the Augusta GreenJackets (Low A), Richmond, and this past season with the Fresno Grizzlies.

The dream of seeing Bochy visit Bochy on the mound is still alive.

During the Minor League phase of the draft, the Toronto Blue Jays selected San Francisco farmhand, RHP Scott Shuman – who the Giants got last year the same way from the Tampa Bay Rays.  Shuman spent this past season with Richmond and posted a 9.51 ERA over 23.2 innings.

From CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly:

San Francisco wasn’t eligible to select anyone in this year’s draft due to their 40-man roster being full.

RHP Seth Rosin — who was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies along with catcher Tommy Joseph and Nate Schierholtz for Hunter Pence — was selected during the Major League phase by the New York Mets.

Below is a complete list of players selected in today’s draft, via  One name you might notice in the AAA phase is Russell Wilson – yes that Russell Wilson – as he was selected by the Texas Rangers.

2013 Rule 5 Draft
Acquiring teams in bold; former organizations in parentheses

Major League Phase

HOU: Patrick Schuster, LHP, Reno (ARI) — Sent to SD to complete trade for Anthony Bass
CWS: Adrian Nieto, C, Syracuse (WAS)
PHI: Kevin Munson, RHP, Reno (ARI)
COL: Thomas Kahnle, RHP, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY)
TOR: Brian Moran, LHP, Tacoma (SEA) — Traded to LAA for $244,000 of international cap space
NYM: Seth Rosin, RHP, Lehigh Valley (PHI) — Traded to LAD for cash
MIL: Wei-Chung Wang, LHP, Indianapolis (PIT)
ARI: Marcos Mateo, RHP, Iowa (CHC)
BAL: Michael Almanzar, 3B, Pawtucket (BOS)

Triple-A Phase

HOU: Ravel Santana, OF, Trenton (NYY)
FLA: Justin Bour, 1B, Tennessee (CHC)
CWS: Evan Crawford, LHP, New Hampshire (TOR)
CHC: Charles Cutler, C, Altoona (PIT)
MIN: Kevin Thomas, RHP, Springfield (STL)
TOR: Roberto Espinosa, RHP, Altoona (PIT)
NYM: Jonathan Velasquez, RHP, New Britain (MIN)
MIL: Kevin Mattison, OF, Jacksonville (MIA)
SD: Jacob Lemmerman, SS, Springfield (STL)
LAA: Jose Valdivia, RHP, Jackson (SEA)
ARI: Michael Lee, RHP, Mississippi (ATL)
BAL: Julio Borbon, OF, Tennessee (CHC)
WAS: Theodis Bowe, OF, Pensacola (CIN)
CIN: Michael O’Brien, RHP, Trenton (NYY)
TEX: Russell Wilson, 2B, Tulsa (COL)
TB: Enderson Franco, RHP, Corpus Christi (HOU)
PIT: Tyler Sample, RHP, Northwest Arkansas (KC)
OAK: Tim Atherton, RHP, New Britain (MIN)
BOS: Jonathan Roof, SS, Reading (PHI)
STL: Gregory Miclat, SS, Frisco (TEX)
HOU: Carlos Vazquez, LHP, Binghamton (NYM)
MIA: Brady Shoemaker, OF, Birmingham (CWS)
CWS: Omar Narvaez, C, Montgomery (TB)
MIN: James Fuller, LHP, Binghamton (NYM)
TOR: Richard Bleier, LHP, Frisco (TEX)
MIL: Vincent Catricala, 3B, Midland (OAK)
SD: Adolfo Reina, C, Erie (DET)
ARI: Hector Hernandez, LHP, Springfield (STL)
WAS: Martires Arias, RHP, Binghamton (NYM)
PIT: A.J. Morris, RHP, Tennessee (CHC)
STL: Jesus Ustariz, 3B, Erie (DET)
MIA: Tony Thompson, 3B, Midland (OAK)
TOR: Scott Shuman, RHP, Richmond (SF)
PIT: Felipe Gonzalez, RHP, Trenton (NYY)

Double-A Phase

HOU: Blaine Sims, LHP, Lynchburg (ATL)
MIA: Kelvin Castro, RHP, Charleston (NYY)

[Rule 5 Draft results from]