Mariners Fans Musings: Answering some MLB Draft questions
Well, our good buddy wasn’t done yet. @alexledbetter15 has a follow-up request, one in which we are most happy to oblige:
Well answering this question is a bit harder than the first since we don’t know for sure who will be on the board at picks 43 and 65. But there are a few names I can throw out there who should still be on the board at or around those picks.
From the college ranks, a guy like Daniel Cabrera from LSU could make some sense. He’s a left-handed hitter with above-average swing plane and bat speed with a good chance to hit for average with decent pop.
If Jerry Dipoto‘s quest for an up the middle bat is legitimate, Arizona State shortstop Alika Williams could be interesting. He profiles as an average bat with a chance to hit for some pop and an above-average defender who won’t have an issue sticking at shortstop.
Clayton Beeter, an RHP from Texas A&M stands at 6’2″, 220 lbs is a fascinating arm with three 60-grade offerings and average command. The knock on the 21-year-old will be his two elbow surgeries. If Seattle wants to swing for the fences at 43, Beeter is a guy to take a chance on.
Texas prepster Masyn Winn is a two-way player with a powerful right arm. His best chance to be a star comes on the mound, where he generates high spin rates on his fastball and curveball. Scouts believe he can hit enough to be a glove-first everyday shortstop, so Winn could be a fun addition to the organization.