John From Albany – Mets get Giants pitcher, lose Krizan in Rule 5 Draft


No Mets prospects were taken in today’s draft and the Mets did not take any players in the Major League portion of the draft. 

The Mets did however pick 25 year old Right handed Pitcher Adam Oller from the Giants and lost Jason Krizan to the A’s in the minor league portion.

The 6'4", 225 pound Oller pitched for Augusta in the South Atlantic League last year, making 17 starts for a 5-6 record, 4.02 ERA, 87.1 innings, 93 Ks, 26 walks, 1.37 WHIP.  Career in the minors Adam is 15-16, 4.32 ERA, 76 games, 33 starts, 260.1 innings, 267 hits, 68 walks, 257 Ks, 1.29 WHIP.

Drafted by the Pirates in 2016 in Round 20, signed last winter by the Giants after the Pirates released him. 

Jason Krizan was signed by the Mets as a minor league free agent before the start of the 2019 season.  A late season call-up to Syracuse after he played most of the season in Binghamton, Jason played the infield and outfield.  He hit .257 in 97 AA games and .375 in 20 AAA games.

So the good news, the Mets did not lose players like Shervyen Newton, INF; Patrick Mazeika, C; Desmond Lindsay, OFLuis Carpio, 2B/SS; Pitcher Matt Blackham or Pitcher Harol Gonzalez.

They also chose to not draft any of the available outfielders that could have helped build outfield depth in the system like I suggested earlier today. 

This also means that Mack’s Mets Tom was right and I worried about the Mets losing players for nothing. 


Glad you were right Tom.


Mack Ade said...

Another thing here.

He was a reliever in the Pirates org. and failed He was released and signed up into Indy ball.

There, he was converted into a starter and pitched lights out until he was signed by Giants.

John From Albany said...

Sounds like a worthwhile gamble.

Tom Brennan said...

Good pick up. John, I used to be worried like you, for Rule 5, but when I saw in past years how little happened in actuality, I figure that losing anyone is rare.

TexasGusCC said...

Tom, it’s rare if your system isn’t too strong, but when it’s strong, it’s hard to protect everyone. I thought this through earlier this week and here is why I figured Newton wouldn’t go anywhere. He’s in A Ball and hasn’t mastered it completely. To have him on the MLB roster all year and have him struggle, would mean to start him in A or no higher than A+ Ball. So, that means a minimum of two years until he gets back to the majors. At this point, you’ve exhausted three years of control and in his first year, he will already be arbitration eligible! So, if someone wanted him, I knew he’d either be returned, or that team was really sacrificing time to have him.

Conversely, Mazeika was an easy pickup with the 26 man. An offensive catcher that is close to AAA, he didn’t need much seasoning. Luckily, one agreed with me, so he stays too.

Tom Brennan said...

TexasGus, interesting look at Sherveyn. He definitely needs more time. Everyone is high on him, but he really struggled all season in a league that is 4 rungs below the majors. At this point, frankly, Jake, Zack, and Matz were better hitters.

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