Seattle Mariners Pre-2014-Draft Needs

MLB First Year Player Draft

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us his three pre-draft needs for the Mariners heading into Thursday’s draft. With Nick Franklin looking shaky and no SS in the system, the Mariners must try to score a talented shortstop to make sure that the position will not be wasted with Robinson Cano at their side.

No mystic in Seattle: A look back at past drafts

Hopefully the top picks of recent years will pan out better than in year's past.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Alex McPhee talks about Seattle’s misfortunes in prior MLB drafts. Selecting players who were considered to have been sure things at the next level, for whatever reason, the Mariners have had a tough time developing their draft picks into players who could contribute significantly at the next level. Citing numerous picks after Seattle’s who have become MLB stars, Alex runs down the unfortunate selections Seattle has made in the past.

Seattle Mariners 2013 draft profile: Stanford Cardinal Austin Wilson

The M's land high-upside OF Austin Wilson in the second-round of the 2013 draft. (Photo: SFGate.com)

NWSB insider and Mariners blogger Jon Irwin brings us his breakdown of the Mariner’s second-round pick in the 2013 draft. With the No. 49 overall pick the M’s selected outfielder Austin Wilson from Stanford University. Wilson is a high-upside bat who could have been a first-round pick if not for an elbow injury suffered earlier in the year.

Seattle Mariners 2013 draft profile: New Mexico Lobo’s D.J. Peterson

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NWSB insider and Mariners blogger Jon Irwin brings us his breakdown of the Mariner’s first-round pick in the 2013 draft. With the No. 13 overall pick the M’s selected third baseman D.J. Peterson from the University of New Mexico. Peterson was arguably the purest college hitter in this year’s draft, with his bat drawing many similarities to that of Mike Zunino—Seattle’s first rounder from last year.

Mariners prospect watch: Zunino signs, Franklin adjusts

Mike Zunino

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over how prospect hitters Francisco Martinez, Nick Franklin and newly drafted Mike Zunino. The biggest news is that Zunino has now officially signed with the Seattle Mariners. The M’s dropped a $4 million bonus on their first rounder.

Prospect Watch: A look at bats on the rise for the Seattle Mariners

Francisco Martinez, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his second prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over how prospect hitters Francisco Martinez, Nick Franklin and newly drafted Mike Zunino should fare coming up through the minor league system.

Mariners Top 5 options in the 2012 MLB draft (1st Round)

Mike Zunino

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin makes some predictions on the candidates to be selected by Jack Z. Here is all the information you need to get set for the MLB draft. Its on June 4-6 on the MLB Network. The consensus first round pick for the Mariners, Mike Zunino is considered the best college bat of the draft. Byron Buxton is considered by many to be the top position player.

Mariners profiles: Justin Smoak under the spotlight

Justin Smoak, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve brings us a good piece on the M’s today. First baseman and Goose Creek, South Carolina native Justin Smoak is under the spotlight. Justin Smoak is not comfortable in a MLB batter’s box. For the first time in his life, he is not excelling at the one thing that brought him joy.

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | April 23rd

Statue of Dave Niehaus

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. A not so fun bit of news this week. Seattle fans had to watch a perfect game pitched on them on Saturday afternoon. The crown jewel of frustration came on the day the Mariners were nationally televised losing a to Philip Humber in a perfect game. Brandon League no more blown saves on Felix Hernandez day ok?

NorthWest Athlete Profile: James Paxton

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Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. James Paxton, a British Columbia product, has already earned his way into the ranks of the Seattle Mariners farm system. After dominating up through high school, a bad experience with Scott Boras led Paxton to return to college before Seattle drafted him in 2010.

Busted! 5 Worst Seattle Mariners Draft Picks Ever

The Little Unit did very little for Seattle

NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us another good read. He lists the Seattle Mariners top 5 WORST draft picks in team history. We all know who number one is, Ryan Anderson, but do you remember Roger Salkeld or Brandon Morrow? He does and they’re listed here!

Cream of the Crop – 5 Best Seattle Mariners Draftees

If Ken Griffey Jr. was expendable, so are 99% of these guys

NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us another good read. He lists the Seattle Mariners top 5 draft picks in team history. We all know who number one is, Ken Griffey Jr., but do you remember Mark Langston or Tino Martinez? He does and they’re listed here!

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