Mariners’ Day 2 and 3 MLB Draft selections
By Brent Stecker
Here’s each of the Mariners’ picks from the final two days of the 2014 MLB Draft. For the Mariners’ Day 1 selections, click here.
Third round (80th overall): Austin Cousino, OF, Kentucky, 5-10, 185 lbs
Cousino, a left-handed junior, is touted as perhaps the best defensive center fielder available in the draft by MLB.com. Originally from Dublin, Ohio, he hit .308 with four home runs, 38 RBIs, 58 runs and 18 stolen bases for the Wildcats in 2014.
Fourth round (111th overall): Ryan Yarbrough, LHP, Old Dominion, 6-5, 210 lbs
Posted a 4-4 record with 3.27 ERA and one save in 17 games (13 starts) with the Monarchs in 2014. Had 60 strikeouts to 25 walks in 82 2/3 innings.
Fifth round (141st overall): Dan Altavilla, RHP, Mercyhurst College, 5-11, 200
Hard thrower who projects as a reliever in the pros, according to MLB.com. Won the inaugural Brett Tomko Award as Division II’s most outstanding pitcher in 2014. Finished 9-1 this spring with a 1.23 ERA in 12 starts, including five complete games. Had 129 strikeouts to 25 walks in 80 1/3 innings.
Sixth round (171st overall): Lane Ratliff, LHP, Jones County (Miss.) JC, 6-3, 185 lbs
Went 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA and 89 strikeouts over 13 starts and 64 1/3 innings in 2014.
Seventh round (201st overall): Taylor Byrd, LHP, Nicholls St., 6-2, 195 lbs
Was 8-3 with a 1.92 ERA in 14 starts, recording 80 strikeouts to 27 walks in 89 innings pitched in 2014.
Eighth round (231st overall): Kody Kerski, RHP, Sacred Heart (Conn.), 5-10, 185 lbs
Went 7-3 with a 2.42 ERA in 13 starts for the Pioneers in 2014, striking out 74 while issuing just 15 walks in 85 2/3 innings.
Ninth round (261st overall): Peter Miller, RHP, Florida St., 6-1, 193 lbs
Posted a 3-4 record with a 5.14 ERA in 17 appearances (seven starts) in 2014. Recorded 53 strikeouts to 31 walks in 42 innings.
10th round (291st overall): Adam Martin, C, Western Carolina, 6-2, 230 lbs
Hit .307 with 14 home runs in 2014, and led Western Carolina with and 65 RBIs and a .574 slugging percentage. Was also a perfect 9-for-9 in stolen bases.
11th round (321st overall): Jay Muhammed, RHP, Coral Spings Christian Academy (Fla.), 6-2, 195 lbs
12th round (351st overall): Nelson Ward, SS, Georgia, 5-11, 175 lbs
13th round (381st overall): Marvin Gorgas, RHP, East Hampton (Conn.) HS, 5-9, 185 lbs
14th round (411th overall): Chris Mariscal, SS, Fresno St., 5-10, 180 lbs
15th round (441st overall): Lukas Schiraldi, RHP, Texas, 6-6, 210 lbs
16th round (471st overall): Wayne Taylor, C, Stanford, 6-1, 205 lbs
17th round (501st overall): Trey Cochran-Gill, RHP, Auburn, 5-10, 190 lbs
18th round (531st overall): Nick Kiel, LHP, Bellevue CC, 5-11, 205 lbs
19th round (561st overall): Rohn Pierce, RHP, Canisius College (NY), 6-3, 210 lbs
20th round (591st overall): Hawtin Buchanan, RHP, Ole Miss, 6-8, 245 lbs
21st round (621st overall): Jay Baum, SS, Clemson, 6-0, 195 lbs
22nd round (651st overall): Jarrett Brown, LHP, Georgia, 6-2, 190 lbs
23rd round (681st overall): Pat Peterson, LHP, NC State, 6-3, 190 lbs
24th round (711th overall): Sheehan Planas-Arteaga, 1B, Barry University (Fla.), 6-2, 195 lbs
25th round (741st overall): Vinny Nittoli, RHP, Xavier, 6-1, 210 lbs
26th round (771st overall): Taylor Smart, SS, Tennesee, 5-10, 175 lbs
27th round (801st overall): Andrew Peterson, 2B, Oregon St., 5-100, 178 lbs
28th round (831st overall): Dominic Blanco, C, Gulf Coast HS (Fla.), 6-2, 215 lbs
29th round (861st overall): Tyler Herb, RHP, Coastal Carolina, 6-4, 190 lbs
30th round (891st overall): James Alfonso, C, Hartford, 5-10, 195 lbs
31st round (921st overall): DeAires Moses, CF, East Nashville Magnet School, 5-9, 160 lbs
32nd round (951st overall): Jonathan Nyman, East Mississippi JC, 2B, 5-11, 170 lbs
33rd round (981st overall): Tom Verdi, SS, UConn, 6-2, 185 lbs
34th round (1,101st overall): Andrew Summerville, LHP, Lakeside HS (Wash.), 6-3, 195 lbs
35th round (1,041st overall): Chris McGrath, LHP, Marist School (Ga.), 6-3, 198 lbs
36th round (1,071st overall): Spencer Hermann, LHP, Fisher College (Mass.), 6-4, 245 lbs
37th round (1,101st overall): Sam Lindquist, RHP, Stanford, 6-6, 255 lbs
38th round (1,131st overall): Taylor Zeutenhorst, OF, Iowa, 6-5, 228 lbs
39th round (1,161st overall): Kavin Keyes, 3B, Oregon St., 5-11, 195 lbs
40th round (1,191st overall): Scott Manea, C, St. Johns HS (Mass.), 5-11, 205 lbs