Phillies Make a Pair of Rule 5 Selections
December 6, 2012
Posted by on
In the 1st round (15th overall) in the Rule 5 Draft, the Phillies selected outfielder Ender Inciarte from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Inciarte was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Diamondbacks in 2008.
The former Diamondbacks prospect hit .293 for the South Bend Silver Hawks (Class A). Inciarte hit one home run and 30 RBIs to go along with 18 stolen bases in 65 games. In 62 games with the Visalia Rawhide (Class A), the Venezuela native hit an even better .319 with one home run and 17 RBIs. He also swiped 28 bases and had a .797 OPS.
Meanwhile in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft, the Phillies selected left-handed pitcher Brendan Lafferty from the Kansas City Royals organization.
Lafferty was originally selected in the 18th round by the Royals in the 2009 Draft.
Lafferty spent the 2012 season with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Class AA) of the Texas League. In 43 games, the lefty went 1-1 with a 4.77 ERA and struck out 71 batters while walking 40.