Last night was the deadline for teams to sign 2010 draft picks, and the Mariners were able to ink a couple more of their top picks. The two most notable were infielder Marcus Littlewood and LHP Jordan Shipers. For info on Littlewood, take a look here and here. As for Shipers, he’s a 5’10 lefty with a decent fastball that can touch the low 90′s, as well as both an average change and curve. He was a 16th round pick, and he signed for significantly over-slot at $800,000.
The two most disappointing misses for the M’s on signing day were RHP Ryne Stanek and LHP James Paxton. Remember, they had already agreed to a deal with supplemental first rounder Taijuan Walker well before the deadline.