Yeah, I mean, this is a Cog. It's a card that does something unique and its worth knowing about, but it has no machine in which to put itself at the moment. it doesn't work in Vintage playable builds right now. I plumbed the Gatherer today and came up blank on things to do with him. If that one card from Mirrodin that was Survival of the Fittest for 1 cc artifacts allowed you to pitch creatures, you'd be in business, but that requires artifacts to pitch. So... yeah.
You know what it most reminds me of? That one Zombie from... M13? The one with Liliana of the Dark Realms? There's a Zombie that comes back to your hand when you play a swamp. Loads of fun in casual with that one blue Illusionist that lets you pitch a card to get basics (forget his name, too!) but totally unplayable in Vintage.