The Mets were active in the rule 5 draft, picking up four players. With their first selection, the Mets swiped pitcher Kyle Dowdy from the Cleveland Indians. The hard-throwing right-hander (sound familiar?) struggled in double A last year as a starter, but has shown signs of potential out of the bullpen, where he primarily worked in the Tigers organization before a mid season trade. At 25, he’s hardly a blue-chip prospect, but perhaps he’s a late bloomer. Dowdy figures to compete for a 40-man roster spot with the rest of the caravan of hard-throwing righties in spring training. If he doesn’t stick, the Mets will have to send him back to Cleveland for a partial “refund” as part of the quirky rule 5 stipulations. In the minor league portion of the draft, the Mets scooped up Angels catcher Mitch Ghelfi, Mariners reliever Chris Mazza and Marlins outfielder Braxton Lee. I’ve never heard of any of them, but the Mets could use some farm system replenishment after the Seattle blockbuster.