The New York Mets yesterday announced that the team has selected right-handed pitcher Zach Greene from the New York Yankees in the major league phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
Greene already slots in as the Mets’ twelfth-ranked pitcher and No. 25 overall player, according to MLB.com’s 2022 prospect ranking list.
The 26-year-old put up an unblemished 9-0 record with a 3.42 ERA (26 ER/68.1 IP) while striking out 96 over 48 appearances (four starts) in 2022 with Scranton/Wilkes Barre, the Yankees Triple-A affiliate.
In three minor league seasons, the Jacksonville, Florida, native has posted a 14-8 mark with a 3.08 ERA (50 ER/146.0 IP) in 96 outings in New York’s (AL) system. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder has a 35 percent strikeout rate in the minor leagues, punching out 211 of the 595 batters he has faced. The Yankees originally picked Greene in the eighth round of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of South Alabama.
— Jerry Del Priore