Double-A player Michael De Leon, and Triple-A player Brady Feigl were both lost to the Rule 5 MiLB draft today.
De Leon was selected by Cincinnati. Last season the 22-year-old infielder batted .260 in 477 at-bats with the Frisco RoughRiders. He had an SLG of .314 and an OPS of .623. Born January 14, 1997, in the Dominican Republic, De Leon bats both and throws right. He’s struggled some in the Dominican Winter League, batting only .164 in 67 at-bats.
Left-handed pitcher Feigl was taken by San Diego. The 28-year-old was born December 27, 1990. With Nashville last season, Feigl had a 3.43 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched. He’ll be joining the El Paso Chihuahuas.
Some spot of good news; pitcher Joe Barlow will remain in the Texas Farm system. Barlow is seen as an up and coming pitcher, and retaining him is a positive for the Rangers.