Over at Minor League Ball it is time for the annual fan run mock draft. For the second time in 3 years I am acting as the Mariners GM. Due to there being less comp picks the draft is being expanded to 4 rounds.
Already having posted a MOD on Minor League Ball, I wanted to expand the conversation to LL as well as to get more opinions. I'll start by saying I am looking for an Assistant GM to help out this year. The last time I led the Mariners, I had a very good one and if he shows up anytime soon he will have first dibs but please let me know if you are interested.
Second, the Mariners sit towards the middle of the first round this year (12) and I am really not sure quiet where they will look in the first round. There are some good prospects straight out of Washington High Schools that could fit well in McGuire and Dustin Driver but the M's have not made a habit of picking people out of their backyard. As it stands I am thinking a college bat is the most likely outcome. Of these my top 3 that could possibly be available are Moran, Renfroe, and Wilson. I suspect Moran will be gone and I wouldn't be surprised to see Renfroe go right before we pick. Others I am high on here are Manaea and Austin Meadows. I am open to other ideas of course.
In the second round things are more open but I would not be surprised to see the Mariners take someone who is just a good hitter in the form of a Kyle Seager or Brad Miller. They also tend to draft a lot from the ACC and the Carolina's so a LHP such as Emmanuel is a guy I am interested in. I mentioned Dustin Driver above and I think he will be in the discussion as well.
Please join the discussion! Thank you.