Mets select RHP Zach Greene in Rule 5 Draft

December 8th, 2022

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 7, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has selected right-handed pitcher Zach Greene from the New York Yankees in the major league phase of the Rule 5 Draft.

Greene, 26, posted a perfect 9-0 record and a 3.42 ERA (26 ER/68.1 IP) while striking out 96 over 48 appearances (four starts) in 2022 with Scranton/Wilkes Barre, the Yankees Triple-A affiliate.

In three minor league seasons, the Jacksonville, Florida native has gone 14-8 with a 3.08 ERA (50 ER/146.0 IP) in 96 outings in the Yankees system. He has a 35 percent strikeout rate in the minor leagues, punching out 211 of the 595 batters he has faced. Greene was originally selected by New York (AL) in the eighth round of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of South Alabama.