As the draft hour fast approaches, it begs many questions regarding the state of these Seattle Mariners. Who will they draft? Pitching or hitting? Do they consider trading picks?
But there is something else to consider with all the draft hoopla: what value do the Mariners have beyond the players they drafted?
Granted, not all of the Mariners draftees have been hugely effective at the Major League level.
But drafting successful players and bringing them along within the Mariners system goes a long way.