The Mariners have seemed to turn a corner in the draft process, taking players with good pedigrees and high ceilings in the MLB draft. Shoot, they're doing pretty well in the International Draft as well, but that's a story for a different day.
There are plenty of avenues you can take when looking at drafts. First round, busts, best picks, etc. For today, I wanted to look at just the first round picks that the Mariners have taken in their ~45 years as a Franchise.
Further than that, I wanted to break it down by GM. I figured this would give a good glimpse into history, and a bit of an insight into the different draft strategies that the Mariners have held depending on who was at the helm. A GM plays a massive part in the development and success of a team, especially in baseball. Getting a young superstar can change the path of a team. Missing for multiple years in a row can set you askew for a decade.
Who do you think has done the best in the first round throughout the history of the Mariners? It's easy to skew towards the present, but let's check back and see if it's actually true by looking at every first-round pick in the history of the Seattle Mariners. Oh, and as an added bonus, I'll throw a grade to each GM at the end of each slide.
Once last thing. You might need a trash can nearby for this. A lot of these names are not good. Especially when it's limited to their time with the Mariners.