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Rule 5 draft

The Astros picked 22 year old lefty pitcher Wesley Wright from the Dodgers' system in the Rule 5 draft.
His stats:
http://firstinning.com/players/Wesley-Wright-a/

As you probably know, the Rule 5 pick has to stay on the Astros' roster all year or he is returned to his previous team. Although it seems tough for him to make the Astros' crowded bullpen, Baseball America had this to say about the pick: "Lefthander Wesley Wright was the odd man out of the Dodgers 40-man roster crunch, and it was no surprise that he was drafted in the major league phase of the Rule 5 Draft. The Astros selected him with the eighth pick of the first round. Wright ranked among the Dodgers’ top 30 prospects in the 2007 Prospect Handbook, and was poised to climb near their top 20 this year after another solid season in 2007. Wright, who turns 23 next month, split 2007 between Double-A and Triple-A and finished his season with 16 consecutive scoreless innings out of Double-A Jacksonville’s bullpen. He pitches off an 88-91 mph fastball that he has deft command of. His solid-average spike-curveball is his best secondary pitch, but his best attributes are his good feel for pitching and consistency, two things that major league managers covet. As a middle reliever or situational man, his ceiling is modest, but the Astros can use him right away. It was probably more than a coincidence that the same scout that signed Wright out of Goshen (Ala.) High in 2003, Clarence Johns, is now a crosschecker with Houston and was in Nashville to offer assistance in the Rule 5 Draft."

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