Original Post: With the 7th pick in the Rule 5 Draft, the Mets selected RHP Carlos Monasterios, 23-years-old from the Phillies Triple-A roster.
Monasterios went to the Phillies from the Yankees in the Bobby Abreu trade.
He made eight starts last year, seven with Clearwater (Advanced-A) and one with Reading (Double-A). He appeared in 37 games total last season.
In 89 1-3 innings, Monasterios put up a 3.73 ERA and a 1.209 WHIP. He allowed 4 home runs last season.
In his career, he’s pitched 384 2-3 innings, posting a 4.49 ERA, 1.318 WHIP, a 2.9 BB/9 and 6.8 SO/9.
According to the broadcast on MLB.com, Monasterios has been throwing very well in the Venezuelan winter league.