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 June 72014(ISN) – SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced today that the club

selected 40 players in the 2014 Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, highlighted by their first pick, outfielder

Alex Jackson, who was the 6th overall pick in the draft.

 

The Mariners selected 21 pitchers, including 9 left-handers, 5 catchers, 9 infielders (1 1B, 2 2B, 5 SS, 1 3B), and 5

outfielders. Seattle selected 31 college players and 9 high school players.

In all Seattle selected players with hometowns from 17 states: Alabama, California (3), Connecticut (2), Delaware, Florida

(6), Iowa, Georgia (5), Massachusetts (2), Mississippi (4), New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, Tennessee,

Texas (2), Utah and Washington (4); 2 countries: United States, Canada (1).

The Mariners drafted 5 catchers, 9 infielders (1 1B, 2 2B, 5 SS, 1 3B), and 5 outfielders. Outfielder Alex Jackson from the

Rancho Bernardo (CA) High School, was the Mariners first position player selected by the organization with the 6th overall

pick (third position player selected overall in the first round). Of the 19 position players selected, 7 are left-handed hitters

and 1 is switch hitter.

 

Seattle selected 21 pitchers in the draft, including 13 pitchers in the first 20 rounds. The Mariners selected 12 right-
handed pitchers and 9 left-handed pitchers. Right-handed pitcher Jay Muhammad (11th round) from Coral Springs

Christian Academy in Coral Springs, FL was the first high school pitcher selected by the Mariners, while left-handed

pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (4th round) from Old Dominion University was the first college pitcher drafted by Seattle. In all,

17 of the 21 pitchers selected by Seattle were college pitchers.

The Mariners selected 31 college players in the draft, including 23 of the Mariners first 27 picks. At 18-year-old, Morgan

Gareth (2th round) out of Blyth Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was the youngest player the Mariners selected.

The Mariners selected 4 players with ties to Washington State in the 2014 First Year Player Draft: LHP Nick Kiel from

Bellevue Community College (18th-round), shortstop Taylor Smart (26th round) out of University of Tennessee, left-
handed pitcher Andrew Summerville out of Lakeside High School in Seattle, WA and right-handed pitcher Sam

Lindquist out of Stanford University. Kiel, who graduated from Jackson High School in Everett, WA in 2012, recently

signed a letter of intent to play at University of Missouri next season. After redshirting his freshman season in 2013, Kiel

went 7-4 with a 1.81 ERA (15 ER, 74.1 IP), while striking out a team-high 95 batters in 12 starts with Bellevue College in

2014. He played in the Area Code Games and Mariner Cup team. Smart, graduated from Tahoma High School in

Covington, WA and attended Western Nevada College in 2011-12 before transferring to University of Tennessee for his

final two collegiate seasons. He was invited to the Washington Nationals Area Code team and selected by the Seattle

Mariners for the Mariner Cup Team. Smart hit .292 (54×185) with 37 runs scored, 14 extra-base hits and 29 RBI in 53

games with the Volunteers in 2014. Summerville, who was named to the 2014 West Region All-American Second Team

after his senior year with the Lions, has signed a letter of intent to play at Stanford next season. Lindquist is from Mercer

Island, WA and graduated from Eastside Catholic in 2010. He went 2-0 with a 3.14 ERA (5 ER, 14.1 IP) in 14 relief

appearances with Stanford during his senior season.

 

Seattle selected second baseman Andy Peterson (27th round) and third baseman Kavin Keyes (38th round) teammates

from Oregon State University. Peterson, from La Palma, CA, hit .237 (49×207) with 42 runs scored, 10 extra-base hits

and 14 RBI during his junior season for the Beavers. Keyes, from Sandy, UT, wrapped up his senior campaign batting

.329 (50×152) with 22 runs scored, 10 extra-base hits and 23 RBI in 43 games.

 

The Mariners selected 8 players (rounds 3-10) on Friday afternoon. The Mariners also made two selections during the first

day of the draft, prep outfielders Alex Jackson (No. 6 overall) and Gareth Morgan (No. 74 overall). Jackson hit .400

(40×100) with a 1.459 OPS and 45 runs scored, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 11 home runs, 31 RBI in 35 games during his senior

season at Rancho Bernardo High School. In four prep seasons he combined to bat .375 (150×400) with 156 runs scored,

35 doubles, 6 triples, 47 home runs and 127 RBI in 135 games with the Broncos (primarily as catcher). His 47 prep career

home runs tied him with former Indians prospect Johnny Drennen (2002-05) for the all-time San Diego section record.

Morgan has been a member of the Canadian Junior National Team since he was 14, and also played with the Langley

Blaze travel team with current Mariners minor leaguers Tyler O’Neill and Lachlan Fontaine.

2014 Seattle Mariners Draft – Day 3

Saturday, June 7, 2014

 

Here is a look at the Mariners 40 selections in the 2014 Draft:

RD PLAYER POS B-T HT WT AGE SCHOOL HOMETOWN

1 Alex Jackson OF R-R 6-2 215 18 Rancho Bernardo HS Escondido, CA

2b Gareth Morgan OF R-R 6-4 220 18 Blyth Academy Toronto, ONT, Canada

3 Austin Cousino OF L-L 5-10 185 21 University of Kentucky Dublin, OH

4 Ryan Yarbrough LHP L-L 6-6 210 22 Old Dominion University Lakeland, FL

5 Dan Altavilla RHP R-R 5-11 200 21 Mercyhurst College Greenock, PA

6 Lane Ratliff LHP L-L 6-3 185 19 Jones County Junior College Purvis, MS

7 Taylor Byrd LHP L-L 6-2 175 21 Nicholls State University Petal, MS

8 Kody Kerski RHP R-R 5-10 185 22 Sacred Heart University Waterbury, CT

9 Peter Miller RHP R-R 6-1 200 22 Florida State University Lutz, FL

10 Adam Martin C R-R 6-2 230 22 Western Carolina University Marietta, GA

11 Jay Muhammad RHP R-R 6-2 195 19 Coral Springs Christian Academy Corals Springs, FL

12 Nelson Ward SS L-R 5-11 175 21 University of Georgia Marietta, GA

13 Marvin Gorgas RHP R-R 5-9 185 18 East Hampton High School East Hampton, CT

14 Chris Mariscal SS R-R 5-10 180 21 Fresno State Fresno, CA

15 Lukas Schiraldi RHP R-R 6-6 210 20 University of Texas Austin, TX

16 Wayne Taylor C L-R 6-1 205 21 Stanford University Houston, TX

17 Trey Cochran-Gill RHP R-R 5-10 190 21 Auburn University Tallassee, AL

18 Nick Kiel LHP R-L 5-11 205 21 Bellevue College Everett, WA

19 Rohn Pierce RHP R-R 6-3 210 21 Canisius College Lockport, NY

20 Hawtin Buchanan RHP L-R 6-8 245 21 Ole Miss Biloxi, MS

21 Jay Baum SS R-R 6-0 195 21 Clemson University Alpharetta, GA

22 Jarrett Brown LHP R-L 6-2 190 21 University of Georgia Conyers, GA

23 Pat Peterson LHP R-L 6-3 190 21 North Carolina State Bear, DE

24 Sheehan Planas-Arteaga 1B L-R 6-2 195 21 Barry Unversity Miami, FL

25 Vinny Nittoli RHP R-R 6-1 210 23 Xavier University Gibsonia, PA

26 Taylor Smart SS R-R 5-10 175 22 University of Tennessee Maple Valley, WA

27 Andy Peterson 2B R-R 5-10 178 22 Oregon State University La Palma, CA

28 Dominic Blanco C L-R 6-2 215 18 Gulf Coast High School Naples, FL

29 Tyler Herb RHP R-R 6-4 190 22 Coast Carolina University Lykens, PA

30 James Alfonso C R-R 5-10 195 22 University of Hartford Raynham, MA

31 DeAires Moses CF L-L 5-9 160 18 East Nashville Magnet School Goodlettsville, TN

32 Chase Nyman 2B L-R 5-11 170 20 East Mississippi Community College Pascagoula, MS

33 Tom Verdi SS R-R 6-2 185 22 University of Connecticut Warwick, RI

34 Andrew Summerville LHP L-L 6-3 195 18 Lakeside High School Seattle, WA

35 Chris McGrath LHP R-L 6-3 198 18 Marist School Atlanta, GA

36 Spencer Hermann LHP L-L 6-4 235 20 Fisher College Jacksonville, FL

37 Sam Lindquist RHP R-R 6-6 255 22 Stanford University Mercer Island, WA

38 Taylor Zeutenhorst OF L-R 6-5 228 22 University of Iowa Sheldon, IA

39 Kavin Keyes 3B S-R 5-11 195 22 Oregon State University Sandy, UT

40 Scott Manea C R-R 5-11 205 18 St. Johns High School Shrewsbury, MA

2b = Competitive Balance B Pick (end of 2nd round)

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