Top 5 Rule 5 Draft Picks from the 2015 Season

Credit: Andy Hayt/ Getty Images

Credit: Andy Hayt/ Getty Images

Odubel HerreraPhiladelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies came into the 2015 season a train wreck, and things just got worse. Ryne Sandberg was ousted, G.M. Ruben Amaro was ousted, and the Phillies finally were able to deal Cole Hamels. The team rolled the dice in claiming a 23-year-old Venezuelan outfielder, and that turned out to be a pretty nice pickup.

Odubel Hererra will probably be known the most for his circus catches in center field to preserve the Cole Hamels no-hitter at Wrigley Field. He had a great year defensively for the Phillies and even blossomed a little with the bat too. Hererra hit .297 last season with an impressive .344 on base percentage. He also hit eight homers and drove in 41 runs while stealing 16 bags.

The speedy outfielder played in Double-A ball in 2014 for the Rangers. He hit .315 that year with two home runs and 59 RBIs while stealing 21 bags. He has a great baseball instinct and is still very young. The 2015 season was his first playing outfield.

Hererra put up a jaw dropping 3.8 WAR last season including a 1.3 defensive WAR rating. He could bloom into a powerhouse on top of the Phillies lineup for years to come. A fantastic Rule 5 pick for a franchise that already boasts Victorino.

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