Rangers take two minor leaguers in Rule 5 Draft

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San Diego, Calif. — The Texas Rangers have selected two players in the minor league (Triple-A) phase of this morning’s Rule 5 Draft at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego.  The selections of other clubs’ players by Texas:

  • RHP Eris Filpo selected from Colorado’s Grand Junction (Rookie) roster in first round
  • RHP Andriu Marin selected from Minnesota’s Pensacola (AA) roster in second round


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Additionally, two players from the Rangers organization were selected by other clubs, with both going in the first round of the minor league (Triple-A) phase.  The selections of Texas players by other clubs:

  • LHP Brady Feigl selected by San Diego from Frisco (AA) roster
  • INF Michael De Leon selected by Cincinnati from Frisco (AA) roster

Filpo, 21, split the 2019 campaign with Grand Junction (Rookie), Boise (Low-A), and Asheville (A), combining to go 4-4 with a 6.46 ERA over 14 games/10 starts.  He has spent his entire four-year professional career in the Colorado system.

Marin, 21, went 2-4 with a 5.92 ERA in 11 starts with the Twins’ Elizabethton (Rookie) affiliate in 2019.  The Venezuela native ranked tied for 2nd in the Appalachian League with 68 strikeouts and averaged a career-best 12.6 strikeouts per 9 innings.

The 28-year-old Feigl was 2-0 with a 3.13 ERA in 16 games/2 starts for Nashville (AAA) and the Arizona League Rangers in 2019.  De Leon, 22, spent all of last season with Frisco (AA), batting .260 with 3 home runs and 40 RBI in 127 games.

The Rangers did not select any players in the Major League phase of this morning’s draft, and no players from the Texas organization were selected in the MLB phase.

From Rangers PR staff reports