9 of top 10, 15 of top 20 and 22 of 40 total draft picks have signed professional contracts
SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced today that the club has signed nine additional players from the 2016 Draft. With these signings, 22 of the club’s 40 selections from last week’s Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft are now under contract.
The 20 signed players include 9 of the top 10 selections and 15 of the top 20. All Major League teams have until July 15, 2016 (2 pm PT) to sign drafted players with remaining college eligibility.
Signings announced today include the team’s 2nd (Joe Rizzo), 3rd (Bryson Brigman), 4th (Thomas Burrows), 9th (Jason Goldstein), 13th (Reggie McClain), 14th (Kyle Davis), 17th (Dimas Ojeda), 23rd (Jack Anderson) and 27th (Paul Covelle) selections.
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:
|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||Peoria|
|3*||87||Bryson Brigman||SS||R-R||5-11||180||University of San Diego||San Jose, CA||Everett|
|4*||117||Thomas Burrows||LHP||L-L||6-2||225||University of Alabama||Florence, AL||Everett|
|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||Everett|
|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||Everett|
|14*||417||Kyle Davis||RHP||R-R||6-0||200||University of Southern California||Garden Grove, CA||Everett|
|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||Peoria|
|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|