Mariners 5 Round Mock Draft: The day-of final prediction
Pick 93 Seattle Mariners select Luis Gonzalez, OF New Mexico
It might be boring to keep projecting the same player to the Mariners again and again, but Luis Gonzalez is too obvious a name to ignore. I profiled Gonzalez in the 3 round mock draft:
"Gonzalez slashed .361/.500/.589 in 2017, finishing in the top 20 in doubles in the NCAA. Despite hitting just 8 home runs in New Mexico, a power hitters paradise, Gonzalez ability to control the zone is what will make Dipoto’s heart skip a beat. Gonzalez has a career 124/71 BB/K ratio. He walked 53 more times than he struck out. Gonzalez is also a gifted base stealer, despite only having slightly above average speed. He was successful on 35 of 36 attempts in college, including a perfect 32 of 32 the past 2 seasons. Gonzalez should be an adequate CF in pro ball, but has the arm strength and range to play in all 3 spots. Some scouts compare the New Mexico product to Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte ."