Non-Drafted Mariners: Is Felix Hernandez The Most Valuable?

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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?

There are a number of players on the 25-man roster this season that were originally drafted into the Mariners system: Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino, Brad Miller for example.

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.

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