We are inching closer to what is arguably the most important draft in the history of the Seattle Mariners. Last week, we unveiled our top 10 prospects for Seattle to consider. Today, we deepen our focus.
The odds that the Mariners will select a player from inside our Top 10 with the sixth overall pick are astronomically high. But they could be tempted by a few of the players we will be ranking shortly, particularly if there is an opportunity to save significant bonus pool money, or perhaps (although unlikely) to overpay at the 43rd selection.
The 2020 MLB Draft is one of the best and deepest classes we have seen in a while so it is crucial for the Mariners to come away with at least one difference-maker and one or two solid contributors going forward.
Now if you missed our top 10 draft prospect list and want a full breakdown, you can click here. But as a refresher, here are the prospects we ranked inside the Top 10:
For reference as to where prospects 11-20 rank relative to the top of the list, most of the names between 11-15 could potentially crack our Top 10 down the line, though almost certainly can’t crack our top seven. These 10 players all have solid, everyday player upside, but lack some of the raw tools or floor as their counterparts in the Top 10.
As we said, these next 10 players are almost certainly not going to be the pick at six without some serious cash savings, in which case the goal may be to land two of these players with their top 20 picks.
But that’s enough chattering. Let’s look at some prospects and see if we can’t identify some of the players Seattle may go under slot for at pick-six.