MARINERS ANNOUNCE SIGNINGS OF 13 OF 40 DRAFT PICKS

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Seattle Mariners

5 of top 10 and 8 of top 20 draft picks have signed professional contracts

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced today that the club has

signed 13 of the club’s 40 selections from last week’s Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft.

 

The 13 signings include 5 of the top 10 selections and 8 of the top 20. All Major League teams have until July 15, 2016 (2 pm PT) to sign drafted players with remaining college eligibility.

 

The Mariners selected 19 pitchers, including 6 left-handers, 4 catchers, 8 infielders (1 2B, 4 SS, 3 3B), and 9 outfielders. Seattle selected 29 college players and 11 high school players.

 

Here is a look at the Mariners selections and signings so far from the 2016 Draft. The minor league affiliate they have been assigned to is noted on the far right column:

RD PICK PLAYER POS B-T HT WT SCHOOL HOMETOWN Assigned
1* 11 Kyle Lewis OF R-R 6-4 210 Mercer University Snellville, GA Everett
2 50 Joe Rizzo 3B L-R 5-11 195 Oakton High School Oak Hill, VA  
3 87 Bryson Brigman SS R-R 5-11 180 University of San Diego San Jose, CA  
4 117 Thomas Burrows LHP L-L 6-2 225 University of Alabama Florence, AL  
5 147 Donnie Walton SS S-R 5-10 174 Oklahoma State University Tulsa, OK  
6* 177 Brandon Miller RHP R-R 6-4 195 Millersville University Ephrata, PA Everett
7* 207 Matt Festa RHP R-R 6-2 195 East Stroudsburg University Staten Island, NY Everett
8* 237 Nick Zammarelli 3B L-R 6-2 193 Elon University Lincoln, RI Everett
9 267 Jason Goldstein C R-R 5-11 195 University of Illinois Highland Park, IL  
10* 297 David Greer 3B R-R 6-1 209 Arizona State University Scottsdale, AZ Everett
11* 327 Michael Koval RHP R-R 6-1 180 Cal Poly Pomona Alta Loma, CA Everett
12* 357 Timothy Viehoff LHP L-L 6-4 210 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH Everett
13 387 Reggie McClain RHP R-R 6-2 180 University of Missouri Columbia Duluth, GA  
14 417 Kyle Davis RHP R-R 6-0 200 University of Southern California Garden Grove, CA  
15 447 Danny Garcia LHP L-L 6-0 185 University of Miami Miami, FL  
16 477 Lyle Lin C R-R 6-1 200 Junipero Serra Catholic High School San Juan Capistrano, CA  
17 507 Dimas Ojeda OF L-L 6-1 195 McLennan Community College Haltom, TX  
18 537 Robert Dugger RHP R-R 6-2 185 Texas Tech University Magnolia, TX  
19 567 DeAires Moses CF L-L 5-9 170 Volunteer State Community College Goodlettsville, TN  

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