Thursday, December 8, 2011

Diamondbacks take Brett Lorin in Rule 5 Draft

Another year, another Marauder chosen in the Rule 5 Draft.

This time, it was pitcher Brett Lorin, who was picked by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The Kansas City Royals chose Nathan Adcock during last year's draft, and the pitcher wound up becoming the first Marauder to reach the majors.

Lorin, 24, spent all of last season in Bradenton, and went 7-6 with a 2.84 ERA in 25 games and 17 starts. He walked just 19 in 117 1/3 innings and limited opponents to a .230 average en route to making the Florida State League's South Division All-Star team.

The Pirates acquired Lorin, along with Adcock, Jeff Clement and Aaron Pribanic, in a 2009 trade that sent Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to Seattle.

The Mariners drafted Lorin, who attended Long Beach State, in the fifth round of the '08 draft. He is 18-16 with a 3.03 ERA in 76 professional appearances.