2013 Rule 5 Draft Results Brewers select pitcher Wei-Chung Wang from Pirates

The Taiwanese lefty is a very long shot to make the roster at this point.

This probably isn't the way the Brewers planned it, but it looks like they'll be coming home from Orlando today with just one acquisition from the Winter Meetings: Pitcher Wei-Chung Wang, who they selected from the Pirates in Thursday morning's Rule 5 Draft.

Wang is a 21-year-old native of Taiwan who has pitched just one professional season, appearing in 12 games (eleven starts) for the Pirates' Gulf Coast League (Rookie) team last season. He posted a 3.23 ERA over 47.1 innings and struck out eight batters per nine. Baseball Reference lists him at 6'1" and 160 pounds.

The Brewers must love Wang's potential, but he has to be considered a long shot at best to stick with this team: The organization is only allowed to keep him if he remains on the MLB roster through the 2014 season, or else they're required to offer him back to the Pirates for cash. Wang may have a brilliant future ahead of him, but it's hard to imagine he's ready to consistently face MLB hitters when he's never pitched above rookie ball.

Meanwhile, no Brewers were selected in the Major League portion of the draft.

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