M’s Draft Kanekoa Texeira
The M’s used their Rule 5 selection on RHP Kanekoa Texeira today. Think Sean Green – he’s a right-handed sinker-slider guy who gets a lot of groundballs and uses an arm slot that makes him tough against righties. His slider is good enough to get some swinging strikes, and his command is okay, but not great.
If he’s going to have a major league career, it will probably be as a situational middle reliever. The M’s are so deep in RH relievers that I don’t expect him to make the club. He was likely drafted as Sean White insurance – if White’s healthy, he has almost no shot at making the team.