Mariners 10 Round MLB Mock Draft

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 11: Seattle Mariners 2016 first round draft pick Kyle Lewis walks past scouts during batting practice before a game between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The Rangers won the game 2-1 in eleven innings. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 11: Seattle Mariners 2016 first round draft pick Kyle Lewis walks past scouts during batting practice before a game between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The Rangers won the game 2-1 in eleven innings. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /
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We have reached the home stretch. The Mariners have had a balanced draft thus far, but now it’s time to play with the long ball.

With the 208th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Seattle Mariners select:

Scouting Report. IF. SethLancaster. 7. player. 62. Pick Analysis. Coastal Carolina

This is a guy I found only recently, but it’s hard to look at Lancaster’s numbers and not be impressed. After a solid 3 seasons at CCU, Lancaster has exploded in 2018, bashing 19 home runs while adding 23 stolen bases.

Lancaster has cut down his strikeouts this year and has drawn a high volume of walks. Defensively, he is unlikely to stick at SS but is a good enough athlete to make the conversion to 3B. Adding this kind of power/speed combo at pick 208 is rare. However, if the Mariners believe this season is legit, Lancaster would be a steal in the 7th.

With the 238th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Seattle Mariners select:

JoeWainhouse. 8. 62. Pick Analysis. 1B/DH. University of Washington. player. Scouting Report

Joe Wainhouse crushes baseballs. He has legitimate light tower power. Wainhouse’s career numbers show him as a classic home run hitter who will swing and miss, but takes a good number of walks. He reminds me of former Mariner Russell Branyan, so I irrationally love him already.

With the 268th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Seattle Mariners select:

Scouting Report. OF. Dallas Baptist. 62. Pick Analysis. DevlinGranberg. 9. player

To be honest, when you get down this far, these are really just educated guesses. So when you see a guy named Devlin Granberg with a 1.182 OPS to go along with 11 homers and 23 steals, you just go along with it. He doesn’t strike out a lot and has a relatively simple swing. He has succeeded at a good baseball program and in a wood bat league, so let’s make it happen okay?

With the 298th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Seattle Mariners select:

AdamScott. 10. player. Pick Analysis. Wofford. 62. Scouting Report. Pitcher

I have no idea. But Adam Scott is an awesome actor, so why wouldn’t he be an awesome pitcher. In all seriousness, when searching the stats for gaudy numbers, Scott’s 137 strikeouts in 103 innings jump out. So too does his minuscule 1.57 BB/9.

Scott has been durable in his career, making 59 starts in 4 seasons. At this stage, these are just guesses, but his K/BB ratio the past 2 seasons seems to indicate he has more in the tank than his ERA would suggest.

So that’s a wrap. Sit back, enjoy the draft. When it’s all over, look back on this draft and laugh at how we didn’t get a single player right. But it’s draft day! So let’s all dream for the best, and enjoy the ride!

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