Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mets pick infielder Emaus and Reliever Beato in Rule 5 draft

Well the Mets did a little homework I see when it comes to the Rule 5 draft.or was it the workings of there new GM assitant J P Riccardi.  The Mets picked up a infielder from Toronto, Brad Emaus and pitcher Pedro Beato from the Orioles. 

Emaus split his time with the Blue Jays double A and triple A club this past year and below is a scouting report on the 24 year old.

The closest thing to Dan Uggla in this year's Rule 5 is probably Emaus, who doesn't have Uggla's raw power but is an offensive second baseman/third baseman. He posted a career-best 15 homers in 2010, but nine came at Triple-A Las Vegas' Cashman Field. Emaus controls the strike zone (81 walks and just 69 strikeouts in '10) and his .290/.397/.476 line looks pretty tempting for a 24-year-old. However, he's a well below-average runner (despite his 13 steals in 15 tries this season) and his defense at both second and third is below-average

The Mets also picked 24 year old Pedro Beato who played for the Orioles on there Double A team . He was there closer and notched 16 saves.  He has a 7.5 per 9 innings strkeout rate and 2.9 BB walk rate per 89 last year. 

A quote from Sandy Alderson regarding Beato via Adam Rubin "He throws hard, has had some command issues in the past, is having a good season so far in the Dominican winter league over 20 innings," 

The Mets will have to keep both on there Major league roster otherwise return them to there prospective teams. Emaus could back up Wright at 3rd but his fielding/throwing at 3rd is much to be desired. 

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