Athletics Return Cassevah To Angels

The Athletics returned Rule 5 pick Bobby Cassevah to the Angels, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.  The Halos will pay the standard $25K fee in the transaction.

Cassevah, 24, was one of 17 players taken in the Major League phase of December's Rule 5 draft.  He posted a 3.68 ERA, 5.5 K/9, and 4.5 BB/9 in 73.3 relief innings for the Angels' Double A club, allowing just two home runs.  Baseball America ranked Cassevah 26th among A's prospects, praising his heavy 92-94 mph sinker but suggesting he has middle reliever upside given the control problems.

Given the $21MM spent on one-year deals, the A's fancy themselves contenders in the AL West.  As such, it would've been difficult to keep Cassevah in the Majors all year.

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5 years 5 months ago

I’m going to guess that

Mike Parisi
John Raynor
Jorge Jimenez
Ben Jukich
Ben Snyder
Steve Johnson
Zach Kroenke
Kanekoa Texeira

are the only Rule 5 picks that stay with the team. It was awesome seeing Everth Cabrera do what he did last season. Jorge Jimenez could be the next Everth.