Braves select LHP Tyler Thomas in Rule 5 Draft

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The Rule 5 Draft took place today, and the Braves did not take anybody in the major-league portion, which isn’t much of a surprise. However, they did select left-handed pitcher Tyler Thomas from the Mets in the minor-league Rule 5 Draft.

Interestingly enough, the last time the Braves took a player in the minor-league Rule 5 Draft, it was Allan Winans, who made his major-league debut last season and was also previously a part of the Mets organization when the Braves selected him.

Hopefully, Tyler Thomas can follow in the footsteps of Winans and eventually make some kind of impact at the major-league level.

The southpaw had some pretty good numbers in AA last year, recording a 0.79 ERA across 15 appearances with an 11.9 K/9. He’ll be 28 years old next season, so expecting a major contribution is wishful thinking, but as we saw last year with Allan Winans, there could be an opportunity down the road for him to make an impact if injuries arise.

Photo: Photographer: Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire

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