Friday, October 31, 2008

Yanks Add Two To The 40 Man Roster

From Ed Price:
The Yankees have added left-handed pitcher Wilkin De La Rosa and right-hander Eric Hacker to the 40-man roster.

De La Rosa, 23, was 9-4 with a 2.11 ERA in 32 combined games (11 starts) with Class A Charleston and Class A Tampa in 2008, ranking fifth in the organization in strikeouts (125 in 106 2/3 innings). De La Rosa was originally signed as an outfielder and converted in 2007.

Hacker, 25, was 9-6 with a 2.43 ERA in 26 combined starts with Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton in 2008, ranking second in the organization in ERA. He was the Yankees' 23rd-round pick in 2002.
Adding people to the 40-man in a case like this is done to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.

Here are the player pages for both Hacker and De La Rosa.


Jeteristheman said...

Cox, Horne, and Garcia better be on the 40-man as well. Cox can be a great reliever next year and Horne/Garcia are filthy pitchers who may finally make the big league team next year. Gotta keep those three for sure

I think Whelan's also rule 5 eligible. I'd be willing to keep him as well.

Greg Cohen said...

Whelan has been very good in the AFL. He may open up some eyes.

Jeteristheman said...

His only issue is command. If he can ever figure that out, he could be a very good pitcher