We are back with our second, five-round MLB Mock Draft, to try and figure out what the Seattle Mariners will do less than one month from today.
Before we dive into the draft talk, let’s just get our standard disclaimers out of the way. First and foremost, we don’t get to watch a lot of these prospects we are discussing as a potential future Mariners. College baseball games are hard to find and trying to judge a player off of 1 or 2 games and some highlights I can find online. So most of what we are writing comes from reading and listening to those who do get to watch a lot of these player’s games.
We also don’t know whether or not a team will like or value a player the same way I, the individual ranked, does. Draft boards fluctuate wildly from team to team and from week to week, so I have to insert some of my own preferences into these mock drafts to be able to write them.
Finally, I write these mock drafts because they are fun to write. The goal isn’t to be accurate, it is just to present you with some realistic options for what is going to be an important draft for the Mariners.
So, with all that in mind, let’s go ahead and remind everybody that the Mariners will select at picks number six, 43, 64, 78, 107, and 137. Last time around, our mock draft looked like this:
- Nick Gonzales (6)
- Cole Henry (43)
- Clayton Beeter (65)
- Tyler Gentry (78)
- Anthony Servideo (107)
- Coby Mayo (137)
For a full breakdown of every prospect, click here. But today, we are going to try something a little different. Instead of a straight draft like we did in version 1.0, we are going to go over-slot in round two, but not by going under-slot in round 1. The Mariners have done this once under Jerry Dipoto and Scott Hunter, in 2017 when they selected Evan White for slot and gave Sam Carlson $2 million as a second-round pick. So we are going to try something similar.
With all that in mind, let’s do this.