As we wait for Kenley Jansen‘s decision, the Dodgers added two players in the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 Draft in left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes (Tigers) and right-handed pitcher Kyle Grana (Cardinals).
I know this is the thrilling stuff you’ve looking forward to, you guys.
Paredes is a 30-year-old lefty, who projects as a LOOGY. Last year, in his age 29 season, he put up a 2.27 ERA with a 53/21 K/BB ratio in 43.2 AA innings. Perhaps most importantly for him, lefties hit just .167/.286/.236/.522, and continuing that trend could be his path to the majors.
Grana is a 25-year-old righty, who is a reliever that will be entering his age-26 season next year. In 2016, he posted a 3.12 ERA and a 63/27 K/BB ratio in 53.2 high-A innings. I, uh, can’t find much information on him, so I have no idea why the Dodgers took him.
Both players cost the Dodgers $24,000.
The Dodgers did not lose any players in the Rule 5 Draft.