Jerry Dipoto - Mariners GM 2015-2022
Justin Hollander - Oct 2022-Present
Years w/ M's
Kyle Lewis (OF)
Evan White (1B)
Logan Gilbert (RHP)
George Kirby (RHP)
Emerson Hancock (RHP)
Harry Ford (C)
Cole Young (SS)
Do you know what's crazy? In just two years, say, walking into the 2025 season, we could be looking at the 4th and 5th best first-round picks EVER for the Mariners in Logan Gilbert and George Kirby. With how they've looked, it doesn't seem like a crazy thought. If either gets above Mike Moore at 17.8, they become the greatest first-round draft pick pitcher in Mariners history. That's so bizarre.
Dipoto and crew have been doing a good job. Lewis won ROY before injuries derailed him and led to his eventual trade to the Diamondbacks. The Evan White pick stands out as a rough one, as he has also been dealing with potentially career-defining injuries. Just 26, he still has a chance to have a full career.
Hancock looks to be healthy. Ford is a monster athlete we rarely see at catcher. Young has a great hit tool. The great unknown is how they perform in the bigs. With three more picks coming up in this years draft, Dipoto and Hollander have a massive opportunity to find gold here and really improve the future of this team and keep that window open down the line.
They get two grades for this. TBD, because it's too soon to know. But with how the industry feels about these guys and what they've done so far, I give them an A-.
Well, there it is. A full round-up and wrap-up of every first-round pick that the Mariners have made, and the GMs that made the pick. Fingers crossed that from Gilbert forward keep performing, and truly make this a special group for the Seattle Mariners.