Top 5 Rule 5 Draft Picks from the 2015 Season

Credit: Joe Camporeale/ USA Today Sports

Credit: Joe Camporeale/ USA Today Sports

Sean GilmartinNew York Mets

This left-handed pitcher had a fantastic year for the Mets. Gilmartin went 3-3 with a 2.67 ERA in 57 innings for the Mets. He had an impressive 1.118 WHIP and struck out 54 batters. The lefty was an All-American at Florida State University. He was drafted in the 1st round (28th overall) of the 2011 draft by the Atlanta Braves. He was dealt to the Twins after the 2013 season for Ryan Doumit.

The left-handed pitcher was mostly a starter in the minors, but made a great transition into the bullpen. In 2014 Gilmartin started 26 games in the Twins system between Double-A and Triple-A. He went 9-7 with a 3.71 ERA and threw 145 innings, striking out 133 batters. Gilmartin showed great moxie in his first tour in the Major Leagues and could be a vital member of the Mets 2016 bullpen.

In 2015 for the Mets Gilmartin surprisingly had better numbers against right-handed batters compared to lefties. Righties hit .216 off of him while lefties hit .260. That could be an indication that he might be a candidate to start. Having effectiveness to both types of hitters is very important for success at the Major League level. Gilmartin recorded an impressive 1.1 WAR rating in 2015. A very nice pickup by the Mets, and it shows you talent can be had if you do your homework.

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