List of Seattle Mariners first-round draft picks

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Ken Griffey Jr. was the first pick overall in the 1987 draft, a 13-time All-Star selection during his career, and a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee in 2016.[1]

The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Seattle, Washington. They play in the American League West division. Since the franchise entered the league as an expansion team in 1977, they have selected 46 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft",[2] the Rule 4 Draft is Major League Baseball's primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs to its teams. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick.[2] In addition, teams that lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks.[3] The First-Year Player Draft is unrelated to the 1976 expansion draft through which the Mariners filled their roster.

Of the 46 players selected in the first round by the Mariners, 17 have been pitchers, the most of any position; of whom 12 were right-handed and 5 left-handed. They have also drafted nine outfielders, eight shortstops, seven catchers, three first basemen and two third baseman.[4] Seattle has never drafted a second baseman in the first round.[4] The Mariners have drafted 22 players out of high school, and 24 out of college. All of the college selections came from four-year institutions; the team has never selected a junior college player in the first round.[4] The Mariners have drafted 11 players from high schools or colleges in California, four players from Florida, and a single player from their home state of Washington.[4] One of the Mariners' 2007 picks—Canadian Phillippe Aumont—is the only selection from outside the United States.

One Mariners first-round selection is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted in 2016, having received an all-time record of 99.3% of the possible votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America.[5] Two of the Mariners' first-round selections, Alex Rodriguez and Griffey, are members of the 500 home run club.[6] Rodriguez won a World Series title with the New York Yankees, four Hank Aaron Awards, three American League MVP awards, and was named to 13 All-Star teams.[7] The Mariners have held the first overall pick four times, most recently in 1993.[4] The Mariners have made eight selections in the supplemental round of the draft and 11 compensatory picks over their history. These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the previous off-season,[3][8][V] or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year.[9] The Mariners have failed to sign two of their picks, Scott Burrell in 1989 and John Mayberry, Jr. in 2002. For failing to sign these picks, the team received the 38th pick in the 1990 draft and the 37th pick in the 2003 draft, respectively.[10][11]

Key

Year Each year links to an article about that year's Major League Baseball Draft.
Position Indicates the secondary/collegiate position at which the player was drafted, rather than the professional position the player may have gone on to play
Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round
* Player did not sign with the Mariners
§ Indicates a supplemental pick
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
500 Indicates a member of the 500 home run club

Picks

Tino Martinez (1988) won four World Series rings during his career.[12]
Ron Villone (1992) is the Mariners' only selection from Massachusetts.
Alex Rodriguez (1993) is a three-time American League Most Valuable Player.
Jason Varitek (1994) has played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox.[13]
Gil Meche (1996) led the American League in games started as a pitcher in 2007 and 2008.[14]
Year Name Position School (location) Pick Ref
1977 Henderson, DaveDave Henderson Outfielder Dos Palos High School
(Dos Palos, California)
26 [15]
1978 Nanni, TitoTito Nanni Outfielder Chestnut Hill Academy
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
6 [16]
1979 Chambers, AlAl Chambers Outfielder John Harris High School
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
1 [17]
1980 Coles, DarnellDarnell Coles Shortstop Eisenhower High School
(Rialto, California)
6 [18]
1981 Moore, MikeMike Moore Right-handed pitcher Oral Roberts University
(Tulsa, Oklahoma)
1 [19]
1982 Owen, SpikeSpike Owen Shortstop University of Texas at Austin
(Austin, Texas)
13 [20]
1983 Akerfelds, DarrelDarrel Akerfelds Right-handed pitcher Mesa State College
(Grand Junction, Colorado)
7 [21]
1983 Bell, TerryTerry Bell Catcher Old Dominion University
(Norfolk, Virginia)
17§[a] [21]
1984 Swift, BillBill Swift Right-handed pitcher University of Maine
(Orono, Maine)
2 [22]
1985 Campbell, MikeMike Campbell Right-handed pitcher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
7 [23]
1985 McGuire, BillBill McGuire Catcher University of Nebraska–Lincoln
(Lincoln, Nebraska)
27§[b] [23]
1986 Lennon, PatrickPatrick Lennon Shortstop Whiteville High School
(Whiteville, North Carolina)
8 [24]
1987 Griffey Jr., KenKen Griffey Jr.500 Outfielder Moeller High School
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
1 [25]
1988 Martinez, TinoTino Martinez First baseman University of Tampa
(Tampa, Florida)
14 [26]
1989 Salkeld, RogerRoger Salkeld Right-handed pitcher Saugus High School
(Saugus, California)
3 [27]
1989 Scott Burrell* Right-handed pitcher Hamden High School
(Hamden, Connecticut)
26§[c] [27]
1990 Newfield, MarcMarc Newfield First baseman Marina High School
(Huntington Beach, California)
6 [10]
1990 Anthony Manahan Shortstop Arizona State University
(Tempe, Arizona)
38§[d] [10]
1991 Estes, ShawnShawn Estes Left-handed pitcher Douglas High School
(Gardnerville, Nevada)
11 [28]
1992 Villone, RonRon Villone Left-handed pitcher University of Massachusetts Amherst
(Amherst, Massachusetts)
14 [29]
1993 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 500 Shortstop Westminster Christian High School
(Miami, Florida)
1 [30]
1994 Varitek, JasonJason Varitek Catcher Georgia Institute of Technology
(Atlanta, Georgia)
14 [31]
1995 Cruz Jr., JoséJosé Cruz Jr. Outfielder Rice University
(Houston, Texas)
3 [32]
1996 Meche, GilGil Meche Right-handed pitcher Acadiana High School
(Lafayette, Louisiana)
22 [33]
1997 Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson Left-handed pitcher Divine Child High School
(Dearborn, Michigan)
19 [34]
1998 Thornton, MattMatt Thornton Left-handed pitcher Grand Valley State University
(Allendale, Michigan)
22 [35]
1999 Ryan Christianson Catcher Arlington High School
(Riverside, California)
11 [36]
1999 Jeff Heaverlo Right-handed pitcher University of Washington
(Seattle, Washington)
33§[e] [36]
2000 no first-round pick[f] [37]
2001 Garciaparra, MichaelMichael Garciaparra Shortstop Don Bosco High School
(La Habra Heights, California)
36§[g] [38]
2002 Mayberry Jr., JohnJohn Mayberry Jr.* Outfielder Rockhurst High School
(Kansas City, Missouri)
28 [39]
2003 Jones, AdamAdam Jones Shortstop Samuel F. B. Morse High School
(San Diego, California)
37§[h] [11]
2004 no first-round pick[i] [40]
2005 Clement, JeffJeff Clement Catcher University of Southern California
(Los Angeles, California)
3 [41]
2006 Morrow, BrandonBrandon Morrow Right-handed pitcher University of California, Berkeley
(Berkeley, California)
5 [42]
2007 Aumont, PhillippePhillippe Aumont Right-handed pitcher École secondaire du Versant
(Gatineau, Quebec)
11 [43]
2007 Mangini, MattMatt Mangini Third baseman Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
(Stillwater, Oklahoma)
52§[j] [43]
2008 Fields, JoshJosh Fields Right-handed pitcher University of Georgia
(Athens, Georgia)
20 [44]
2009 Ackley, DustinDustin Ackley Outfielder University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
2 [45]
2009 Franklin, NickNick Franklin Shortstop Lake Brantley High School
(Altamonte Springs, Florida)
27[k] [45]
2009 Baron, StevenSteven Baron Catcher John A. Ferguson High School
(Miami, Florida)
33§[l] [45]
2010 Walker, TaijuanTaijuan Walker Right-handed pitcher Yucaipa High School
(Yucaipa, California)
43§[m] [46]
2011 Hultzen, DannyDanny Hultzen Left-handed pitcher University of Virginia
(Charlottesville, Virginia)
2 [47]
2012 Zunino, MikeMike Zunino Catcher University of Florida
(Gainesville, Florida)
3 [48]
2013 Peterson, D. J.D. J. Peterson Third baseman University of New Mexico
(Albuquerque, New Mexico)
12 [49]
2014 Jackson, AlexAlex Jackson Outfielder Rancho Bernardo High School
(San Diego County, California)
6 [50]
2015 no first-round pick[n] [51]
2016 Lewis, KyleKyle Lewis Outfielder Mercer University
(Macon, Georgia)
11 [52]
2017 White, EvanEvan White First baseman University of Kentucky
(Lexington, Kentucky)
17 [53]

See also

Footnotes

  • V Through the 2012 draft, free agents were evaluated by the Elias Sports Bureau and rated "Type A", "Type B", or not compensation-eligible. If a team offered arbitration to a player but that player refused and subsequently signed with another team, the original team was able to receive additional draft picks. If a "Type A" free agent left in this way, his previous team received a supplemental pick and a compensatory pick from the team with which he signed. If a "Type B" free agent left in this way, his previous team received only a supplemental pick.[9] Since the 2013 draft, free agents are no longer classified by type; instead, compensatory picks are only awarded if the team offered its free agent a contract worth at least the average of the 125 current richest MLB contracts.[54] However, if the free agent's last team acquired the player in a trade during the last year of his contract, it is ineligible to receive compensatory picks for that player.[55]
  • a The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1983 as compensation for losing free agent Floyd Bannister.[21]
  • b The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1985 as compensation for losing free agent Steve Henderson.[23]
  • c The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1989 as compensation for losing free agent Mike Moore.[27]
  • d The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1990 as compensation for not signing first-round draft pick Scott Burrell.[10]
  • e The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1999 as compensation for losing free agent Mike Timlin.[36]
  • f The Mariners lost their first-round pick in 2000 to the New York Mets as compensation for signing free agent John Olerud.[37]
  • g The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2001 as compensation for losing free agent Alex Rodriguez.[38]
  • h The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2003 as compensation for not signing first-round draft pick John Mayberry, Jr.[11]
  • i The Mariners lost their first-round pick in 2004 to the Minnesota Twins as compensation for signing free agent Eddie Guardado.[40]
  • j The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2007 as compensation for losing free agent Gil Meche.[43]
  • k The Mariners received a compensatory first-round pick in 2009 from the Philadelphia Phillies as compensation for free agent Raúl Ibañez.[45]
  • l The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2009 as compensation for losing free agent Raúl Ibañez.[45]
  • m The Mariners gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2010 as compensation for losing free agent Adrián Beltré.[46]
  • n The Mariners lost their first-round pick in 2015 for signing free agent Nelson Cruz.[51]

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External links

  • Draft results at The Baseball Cube and The Official Website of the Seattle Mariners.
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