Last year the Philadelphia Phillies plucked CF Odubel Herrera from the Texas Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft and he was outstanding for them. So this year, the Phillies took 23-year old righty swinging outfielder Tyler Goeddel from the Tampa Bay Rays in the Rule 5 Draft. He has not only made the team, but he will be playing a lot early this year due to the massive amount of injuries to the Phillies’ outfielders so far this spring. Goeddel played in 20 games in spring training for the Phillies and he was 14 of 56 (.250 avg, .662 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer, 8 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He played in 123 games in AA-ball for the Rays last year and he was 132 of 473 (.279 avg, .783 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 12 homers, 72 RBIs and 28 stolen bases. Goeddel has now played in 451 games in his first four years in the minors and he is 439 of 1,676 (.262 avg, .739 OPS) with 224 runs scored, 31 homers, 244 RBIs and 108 stolen bases. The Phillies are leaving no rock un-turned when looking for talent on other teams’ rosters and that is a good thing.