Hal Keller: Mariners GM 1981-85
Years w/ M's
Mike Moore (RHP)
Spike Owen (SS)
Darrel Akerfelds (RHP)
Terry Bell (C)
Bill Swift (RHP)
Mike Campbell (RHP)
Bill McGuire (C)
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.