Three player comps for Mariners 29th Pick, OF Jonny Farmelo

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The emotions running through Lumen Field were insane as the Mariners prepped to make their second pick of the first round. They had earned the 29th pick due to Julio Rodriguez being on the roster to start the season on his path to winning Rookie of the Year. Other teams had also lost their first round picks, which is why this pick slotted in at 29 instead of 31. They used it on OF Jonny Farmelo.

It was right before this pick that the highlight of the entire night happened. The Astros held the 28th pick, and I think all Seattle fans think the same about that organization. You could barely hear Manfred on the TV as the booing was enough to drown him out, so loud that it actually flustered him and caused him to pause and look out at the crowd. It's a good thing they didn't enforce the "throwing out anyone who boos", because everyone in attendance would've been tossed.

But hey, when does Manfred ever actually enforce anything?

Anyway, I'm not here to harp on Manfred (not too much at least), but instead, to focus on the Mariners selection at 29, Jonny Farmelo. Like we did for Colt Emerson, let's take a look at some player comps for the young OF.