Okay, first MY draft philosophy: I'm of the opinion that if I was running things for the M's draft that I would be looking for HITTERS, first of all, this season because A) Ther draft is strong with them, especially college ones B) They tend to be underrated when they arent' at a premium position and a good one will likely drop to the 20th pick and others later in the draft as well. C) You need to be able to really hit to make an impact in the big leagues if you play at Safeco Field. I think you need to make hitters a premium if you are drafting for Seattle...if you want to win. This is just a guideline though. The #1 rule is... take the best future big leaguer.
Mariners pick 20th in round one, 66th overall in round and 98th overall in round 3. I'm open to discussing ANY player you think should be considered for a draft board for either of these 3 picks or players recommended for later in the draft. Anybody who comments should consider themselves a SCOUT however, for the purposes of this excercise...
I want to hear what you think a player will do as a big leaguer. Go out on a limb! Have an opinion. Tell me what you think based on what you have seen, heard, read, stats, whatever. I do have a preference for opinions based on what you have SEEN however.
I will start with a poll of players 15-23 on BA's recent hot sheet...because I assume all of the top 15 will be gone. I really like Brett Wallace and I think he deserves a strong look as the pick myself but I am willing to listen to any strong opinions or ideas. I was really impressed by what I have seen of Ethan Martin's swing as well...AMAZING power potential. He has been rising up the boards as a pitcher though right now.
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