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-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Draft: M's 6th-10th Round Picks


6th Round Pick

Corey Simpson

Ourfielder from Sweeny High School in Sweeny, Texas

19 years old

Bats/ Throws R/R

6’2” 210 pounds

Brief Thoughts:

Simpson is another catcher who is being moved to the outfield by the Mariners, which makes sense because his glove was well below average behind the plate. He did posses a decent arm as a catcher which should translate to outfield. Regardless, the Mariners are buying Simpson’s plus power with this pick. While the power is impressive, it is unclear whether or not he will hit for enough average to allow his raw power to play up. Simpson could become a less dramatic version of Carlos Peguero down the road.

 

7th Round Pick

Tyler Olson

Pitcher from Gonzaga University

23 years old

Bats/ Throws R/L

6’3” 195 pounds

College Stats: 101.2 IP, 2.48 ERA, .249 BAA, 91 strikeouts, 31 walks

Brief Thoughts:

Olson is a different kind of selection because he is already 23 years old. While that doesn’t give him much time to progress, he may not need it because he already has fairly refined stuff as a left-hander. His fastball sits in the mid to upper 80’s but he locates it very well. In addition, Olson brings a good curveball and nice changeup. Olson doesn’t have much untapped potential, so this is more of a short term move. If all goes well, Olson could be a major league reliever within the next two seasons.

 

8th Round Pick

Tyler Smith

Shortstop from Oregon State University

22 years old

Bats/ Throws R/R

6’0” 195 pounds

College Stats: .301/.386/.389, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homeruns, 24 rbis, 9 stolen bases. (49 games)

 

9th Round Pick

Jacob Zokan

Pitcher from College of Charleston

22 years old

Bats/ Throws R/L

6’1” 175 pounds

College Stats: 79 IP, 2.85 ERA, .261 BAA, 80 strikeouts, 15 walks

 

10th Round Pick

Emilio Pagan

Pitcher from Belmont Abbey College

23 years old

Bats/ Throws R/R

6’3” 205 pounds

College Stats: 34 IP, 4.50 ERA, .336 BAA, 39 strikeouts, 9 walks

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