Today is the final day of the 2019 MLB Draft and the Seattle Mariners will be making 30 picks today. Not all will sign, but teams can be built on day 3 of the draft.
While most of these names will be new to us, we will still track as many of the Mariners draft picks into the tracker as possible. Let’s see if they continue the trend of selecting college arms or go off the board.
Day 3 is about adding depth to your farm system. Drafting for need start to becomes a thing. But not drafting for the need of the MLB roster, but to help fill out minor league rosters. Let’s see where they go early on.
Round 11, Pick 336: Carter Bins, Catcher, Fresno State
With their first pick of day 3, the Mariners snagged one of the highest players still on the board, Fresno State catcher Carter Bins. Ranked 134 on MLB Pipelines Top 200, Bins wrapped up his junior season at FSU with a chance at being drafted in the Top 5 rounds.
Bins is already an advanced defensive catcher, with a plus arm and above-average blocking and framing. The bat isn’t all that far off either, sporting above-average raw power but the swing is a bit long. He did post a .269/.375/.403 slash this year but is just one year removed from slashing .301/.372/.526 with 7 home runs and 18 doubles in 2018.
Round 12, Pick 366: Antoine Mistico, OF, Gateway CC
14th round pick of 2017, officially committed to the University of Illinois. Good speed, raw power. Similar signability questions to prep players. Was 52/56 in SB attempts at Junior College.
Round 13, Pick 396: Reid Morgan, SP, South Carolina
The first college arm of the day, 10th overall for the Mariners.
Round 14, Pick 426: Patrick Frick, SS, Wake Forest
Great name. Good numbers at Wake Forest. Solid bat to ball skills. More walks than strikeouts last 2 years.
Round 15, Pick 456: Anthony Tomczak, RHP, North Broward Prep HS
6’2″, 190 lbs. 90 MPH fastball, up 5-6 MPH over the past 2 years.
Round 16, Pick 486: Logan Rinehart, RHP, California Baptist University
68 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. 6’3, 184 lbs. Some projection in the arm. 11th college pitcher selected by Mariners this year.
Round 17, Pick 516: Dutch Landis, RHP, Bishop Gorman HS (NV)
Verbally committed to the University of Arizona. Fastball up to 93, up 12 mph from freshman year. 12-6 curveball, changeup needs work. 6’2″, 180 lbs.
Round 18, Pick 546: Tyler Driver, RHP, Crossroads FLEX HS (NC)
6’3″, 190 lbs. 18-years-old. UNC-Charlotte commit. 88 mph fastball. Growth potential.
Round 19, Pick 576: Travis Kuhn, RHP, University of San Diego
Junior RH reliever. 6’1″ 190 lbs. 23 games, 48 innings, 64 strikeouts. Needs to improve control.
Round 20, Pick 606: Cade Marlowe, OF, University of West Georgia
6’2″, 200 lbs OF. Good runner and base-stealer. 46/52 in SB attempts. Solid summer in Coastal Plain League.
Round 21, Pick 636: Reeves Martin, RHP, University of New Orleans
5’10”, 170 lbs reliever. 29 appearances, 1.03 ERA in 35 innings. 55 strikeouts, 9 walks. Pitches with emotion.
Round 22, Pick 666: Trent Tingelstad, OF, University of Louisiana-Monroe
From Marysville Washington. Attended Marysville-Pilchuck High School and Everett CC. .346/.464/.571 with 27 extra base hits. 39 walks to 27 k’s.
Round 23, Pick 696: Caleb Ricca, SS, Northwestern State University
Undersized junior with some pop. Hit .309/.405/.484 with five dingers and 35 RBIs. Solid arm and good fielding instincts, so he should stick at shortstop.
Round 24, Pick 726: Kipp Rollings, RHP, North Greenville University
Struck out 35 batters in as many innings this year. Needs to fill out a bit more physically but could project as a middle-inning reliever.
Round 25, Pick 756: Fred Villarreal, RHP, University of Houston
Took on quite the load as a reliever this year, clocking in 59 innings of work in just 33 appearances. 91-94 mph on the fastball.
Round 26, Pick 786: Garrett Westburg, RHP, University of Central Florida
Posted 45.1 innings of relief this year, striking out 55 batters and walking 26 in that time. Big guy at 6’2″, 200 pounds and can go up to 97 on the radar gun.
Round 27, Pick 816: Brock Minich, RHP, Nova Southeastern University
Tall and filled out at 6’6″, 220. Didn’t pitch a lot this year, but stuff appears to be decent.
Round 28, Pick 846: Anthony Lepre, Catcher, The Master’s University
Power hitting catcher who put up absurd numbers this year, hitting for a .438 average with 28 home runs and 80 RBIs.
Round 29, Pick 876: Utah Jones, SS, North Greenville University
By far one of the best names in this draft. Pretty solid player too. Slashed .358/.435/.480 this year and paired it with some solid defense.
Round 30, Pick 906: Cody Grosse, SS, Southeastern Louisiana University
Now the fifth shortstop taken by the Mariners today. Didn’t have a great year at the plate, but flashed an above-average glove that earned him Southland Conference All-Defensive Team honors.
Round 31, Pick 936: Jacob Meador, RHP, Centennial HS (Texas)
Ranked 172 overall by Baseball America, this TCU commit likely won’t sign with the Mariners but it’s a neat idea.
Round 32, Pick 966: Jackson Tate, OF, Lawson State Community College
The two-sport athlete with some speed and pop. Slashed .328/.447/.578 with nine home runs, 46 RBIs, and 23 steals.
Round 33, Pick 996: Jarod Bayless, OF Dallas-Baptist
Senior RH reliever. Good size, appeared in 22 games, striking out 50 batters in 40 innings.
Round 34, Pick 1026: Christian Encarnacion-Strand, IF Yavapai College (AZ)
Crushed it at Jr. College. Hit .402 with 22 home runs and 70 RBI. 19.5 years-old. Signability a question. Can hit.
Round 35, 1056: Dominic Tamaz, C Lady Bird High School
5’10”, 180 lbs. Arkansas commit. Above-Average arm, fastball clocked at 88 MPH. Good athlete. Difficult sign. Upside in 3 years.
Round 36, 1086: C.J. Mayhue, LHP CrestHS (NC)
Great athlete, up to 91 MPH with the fastball. East Carolina commit. Not likely to sign. The changeup is solid for prep arm but telegraphs it. The slider has tilt. Top 10 round pick in 3 years.
Round 37, 1116: Cole Bar, 3B Indiana University
A draft-eligible sophomore, he has big-time power. Slugged 16 home runs, slashed .260/.396/.597 in 55 games. Swing and miss an issue. Can drastically improve stock next year, so don’t expect him to sign.
Round 38, 1146: Jackson Lancaster, CF Itawamba CC (MS)
5’11”, 190 lbs OF. .348/.423/.415. 2-way player who pitches as well.
Round 39, 1176: Jacob Hurtubise, OF West Point Army (NY)
On base machine. .533 OBP, 63 walks to 23 strikeouts. No power. Must serve in the military for 2-years before he can begin his pro career.
Round 40, 1206: Perry McMichen, 2B Wyoming HS (OH)
With their final pick of the 2019 MLB Draft, the Mariners took a prep bat with plus athleticism who is unlikely to sign.