Mariners Announce Nine Draft Signings

Seattle Mariners

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  

Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.

Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.
Email address
First Name*
We abide by all applicable emailing laws including 100% CAN-SPAM/CASL/US CAN-SPAM Act compliance. No spam!