Every First Round pick in the History of the Seattle Mariners

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Hal Keller: Mariners GM 1981-85

Player

Draft Year

Draft Pick

Years w/ M's

WAR

Mike Moore (RHP)

1981

1st

7

17.8

Spike Owen (SS)

1982

13th

4

3.3

Darrel Akerfelds (RHP)

1983

7th

0

0

Terry Bell (C)

1983

17th

0

0

Bill Swift (RHP)

1984

2nd

7

7.5

Mike Campbell (RHP)

1985

7th

3

-1.6

Bill McGuire (C)

1985

27th

2

-0.1

Again we have a GM starting off their tenure with a good pick. In Keller's case, it was actually a great pick. Moore was a stud for quite a while for the Mariners, putting up some really good seasons before leaving to the Athletics. He's still one of the better players the Mariners have ever taken in the first round, and it's not close... yet.

Bill Swift worked out well also, playing serviceably for 7 seasons for the Mariners. He got good at the end of his tenure there, before leaving to the Giants and dominating, finishing second in Cy Young voting in 1993.

Other than a nice little Spike Owen season, it was bad. A couple of guys never made it, and others didn't play well. Nailing the first-round pick in his first year nets a good grade for Keller, and I give him a solid B here.

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