Dec 6, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik answers questions on the MLB.com set during the MLB winter meetings at Hilton Anatole. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

3rd and 4th Round Picks

The Mariners had a regular third round pick, a third round compensation pick, and a fourth round pick.

Edwin Diaz

Pitcher from Naguabo High School (Puerto Rico).

Throws Right

6’3” 163 pounds

My Thoughts:

This kid’s fastball sits around 92-95, but he can touch 97. I can’t help but imagine that the sky will be the limit once he puts a little muscle on that lanky frame. His curveball and changeup are unreliable, but the velocity is impressive. If he can bulk up a bit and improve those off-speeds, Seattle could have a really good young pitcher on their hands. He may take some time to mature however.

Tyler Pike

Pitcher from Winter Haven High School (FL).

Committed to Florida State University

Throws Left

6’0” 205 pounds

My Thoughts:

Pike sits around 90 mph with good command. He kind of reminds me of Jason Vargas as he is a lefty with command of his fastball as well as a nice curve and good changeup. He will be a good guy to throw into the farm system and see how he can develop.

Patrick Kivlehan

Third Baseman from Rutgers University.

Bats/ Throws R/R

6’2” 211 pounds

My Thoughts:

Kivlehan is an interesting story because he didn’t play college baseball until this past year. Despite his hiatus, he hit .392 with 14 homeruns. He is expected to transition to the outfield in pro-ball which makes sense considering his great athleticism and hewas a safety on the Rutger football team. His power should fit the corner outfield role and he has learned how to hit breaking pitches very quickly which bodes well for his development.

Tags: 2012 MLB Draft Edwin Diaz MLB Draft Patrick Kivlehan Tyler Pike

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