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Phillies take Rays outfielder Tyler Goeddel as top pick in 2015 Rule 5 draft

The Rangers aquired Delino DeShields from the Astros with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft. Texas passed with the No. 23 pick in 2015.
The Rangers aquired Delino DeShields from the Astros with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft. Texas passed with the No. 23 pick in 2015. Star-Telegram

Outfielder Tyler Goeddel was the No. 1 pick in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning.

The Philadelphia Phillies selected the 23-year-old Double A prospect from the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

The Texas Rangers, who drafted Delino DeShields from the Houston Astros a year ago in the Rule 5 process, passed with their No. 23 overall pick this year. Overall, 16 players were selected in the major league phase of the draft.

The Red Sox took Rangers’ High A right-hander Anyelo Leclerc in the minor league phase of the draft. He posted a 5.52 ERA in 45 2/3 innings for High Desert in 2015.

Here’s a look at the results of the 2015 major league phase of the Rule 5 Draft, with player, position and the team which lost him:

Round 1

1. Phillies: Tyler Goeddel, OF (Rays)

2. Reds: Jake Cave, OF (Yankees)

3. Braves: Evan Rutckyj, LHP (Yankees)

4. Rockies: Luis Perdomo, RHP (Cardinals)

5. Brewers: Colin Walsh, 1B (Athletics)

6. Athletics: Jabari Blash, OF (Mariners)

7. Marlins: No Selection

8. Padres: Josh Martin (Indians)

9. Tigers: No Selection

10. White Sox: No Selection

11. Mariners: No Selection

12. Red Sox: No Selection

13. Diamondbacks: No Selection

14. Rays: No Selection

15. Orioles: Joey Rickard, OF (Rays)

16. Indians: No Selection

17. Twins: No Selection

18. Nationals: No Selection

19. Giants: No Selection

20. Angels: Deolis Guerra, RHP (Pirates)

21. Astros: No Selection

22. Yankees: No Selection

23. Rangers: No Selection

24. Mets: No Selection

25. Dodgers: No Selection

26. Blue Jays: Joe Biagini, RHP (Giants)

27. Royals: No Selection

28. Cubs: No Selection

29. Pirates: No Selection

30. Cardinals: Matthew Bowman, RHP (Mets)

Round 2

1. Phillies: Daniel Stumpf, LHP (Royals)

2. Reds: Chris O’Grady, LHP (Angels)

3. Brewers: Zach Jones, RHP (Twins)

4. Padres: Blake Smith, RHP (White Sox)

5. Angels: Ji-Man Choi, 1B (Orioles)

Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @StevensonFWST

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