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 June 6,2014(ISN) – SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Mariners selected outfielder Gareth Morgan from North York in Toronto (Ontario) Canada with their second selection (74th overall pick) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, Director of Amateur ScoutingTom McNamara announced tonight.

Morgan, 18, is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder. He has played both right field and center field during his high school career.

Gareth is a member of the Canadian Junior National Team, and has also played with the Langley Blaze travel team.

The teams played games against professional minor league clubs in Florida and Arizona during spring training.

Morgan and the Canadian Junior National team recently returned from playing eight games against professional teams in the Dominican Summer League.

Morgan has signed a letter of intent with North Carolina State.

Earlier today, Seattle selected outfielder Alex Jackson with their first selection (6th overall pick).

 

The Gareth Morgan File:

Full Name: Gareth B. Morgan                                                                                             High School: Blyth Academy

Born: April 12, 1996 in Toronto (ONT), CA          Resides: Toronto (ONT), CA        Age: 18

Height: 6-4                 Weight: 220                          Bats: Right                                       Throws: Right

Career Highlights:

  •          Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (2014)
  •          Perfect Game Canada/Puerto Rico – All Region First Team (2014)

Here’s a look at the Mariners’ first picks in the June draft through the years:

Year

Player (overall pick)

Year

Player (overall pick)

Year

Player (overall pick)

1977

Dave Henderson, of (26th)

1990

Marc Newfield, 1b (6th)

2003

Adam Jones, ss (37th)

1978

Tito Nanni, of (6th)

1991

Shawn Estes, lhp (11th)

2004

Matt Tuiasosopo, ss (93rd)

1979

Al Chambers, of (1st)

1992

Ron Villone, lhp (14th)

2005

Jeff Clement, c (3rd)

1980

Darnell Coles, ss (6th)

1993

Alex Rodriguez, ss (1st)

2006

Brandon Morrow, rhp (5th)

1981

Mike Moore, rhp (1st)

1994

Jason Varitek, c (14th)

2007

Phillippe Aumont, rhp (11th)

1982

Spike Owen, ss (6th)

1995

Jose Cruz Jr., of (3rd)

2008

Josh Fields, rhp (20th)

1983

Darrel Akerfelds, rhp (2nd)

1996

Gil Meche, rhp (22nd)

2009

Dustin Ackley, inf (2nd)

1984

Bill Swift, rhp (2nd)

1997

Ryan Anderson, lhp (19th)

2010

Taijuan Walker, rhp (43rd)

1985

Mike Campbell, rhp (7th)

1998

Matt Thornton, lhp (22nd)

2011

Danny Hultzen, lhp (2nd)

1986

Patrick Lennon, ss (8th)

1999

Ryan Christianson, c (11th)

2012

Mike Zunino, c (3rd)

1987

Ken Griffey Jr., of (1st)

2000

Sam Hays, lhp (116th)

2013

D.J. Peterson, 3b (12th)

1988

Tino Martinez, 1b (14th)

2001

Michael Garciaparra, ss (36th)

2014

Alex Jackson, of (6th)

1989

Roger Salkeld, rhp (3rd

2002

John Mayberry, of (28th)

   

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