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Mariners Draft Tracker: Follow every M’s 2022 MLB Draft pick

Jul 19, 2022, 11:05 AM | Updated: 2:12 pm
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The Mariners after making their first pick of the 2022 MLB Draft at T-Mobile Park on July 17. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

The Mariners may have reached the MLB All-Star break, but that didn’t mean their front office was any less busy. And no, we’re not talking about the trade deadline coming up on Aug. 2.

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Along with the rest of baseball, the Mariners participated in the 20-round MLB Draft that kicked off Sunday as part of the All-Star festivities. The first two rounds took place Sunday, were followed with rounds 3-10 on Monday, and the draft finished up with the final 10 turns Tuesday afternoon.

See below for every pick made by Seattle, with details on the first three and video for all 20.

Sunday

First round: No. 21 overall: Cole Young, SS, North Allegheny HS in Wexford, PA. (Bats: LH, Throws: RH)

The Mariners went back to the high school ranks in the first round for the second year in a row, drafting Pennsylvania prep infielder Cole Young 21st overall.

Young, 18, is a Duke commit who hit .428 in his high school career.

From SeattleSports.com’s Brandon Gustafson’s pre-draft look at Young: “One of the prep players most commonly tied to the Mariners, Young is a leftty-hitting shortstop from the Pittsburgh area who checks in as MLB Pipeline’s No. 20 prospect. Young swings it from the left side, and while this sentence from MLB Pipeline may make some Mariners fans wince at first, the site says Young ‘has received comps to left-handed hitting infielders like Adam Frazier, with more extra-base impact and a better chance to stick at short, and former first-rounder Stephen Drew.'”

From Gustafson’s draft story on Young’s selection: “The selection of Young caused an awful lot of cheers, hugs and fist bumps from the Mariners’ draft room, and (Scott) Hunter told reporters after the selection that he and his staff were doing a lot of work on the phones to see whether Young would even make it to 21st overall. Luckily for Seattle, Young was indeed available and the Mariners didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger.”

Full story on Young’s selection

Second round: No. 58: Tyler Locklear, 3B/1B VCU (Bats: RH, Throws: RH)

From MLB Pipeline’s breakdown of the site’s No. 98 draft prospect: “Locklear’s carrying tool, obviously, is his raw power from the right side of the plate, which is better than plus. He’s shown he can use it in his mid-Major conference, and he’s strong enough to hit the ball out with wood in his hands as well. He makes a lot of contact at this level and has walked more than he’s struck out in his college career.”

Full story on Locklear

Competitive Balance Round B: No. 74: Walter Ford, RHP, Pace HS in Florida (Bats: Right, Throws: Right)

The Mariners again went to the high school ranks, taking Walter Ford, a young pitcher from Florida who reclassified to this year’s draft.

From MLB Pipeline’s breakdown of the young pitcher, who also played infield in high school: “(Ford’s) future is on the mound thanks to some very big stuff. The 6-foot-2 right-hander has been up to 96-97 mph, sitting comfortably in the low 90s with a fastball that comes from a quick arm and features good riding life in the zone, though his velocity backed up a little this spring. He throws a solid low-80s slider that misses a lot of bats and while feel for a changeup is fringy, scouts feel it could develop into an average offering in the future as he commits to throwing it more.”

Full story on Ford

Monday

Third round: No pick (forfeited to Toronto as compensation for signing Robbie Ray)

Fourth round, No. 126: Ashton Izzi, RHP, Oswego East HS (Ill.)

Fifth round, No. 156: Reid VanScoter, LHP, Coastal Carolina

Sixth round, No. 186: Josh Hood, SS, NC State

Seventh round, No. 216: Hogan Windish, 2B, UNC Greensboro

Eighth round, No. 246: Tatem Levins, C, Pittsburgh (left-handed hitter)

Ninth round, No. 276: Tyler Gough, RHP, JSerra Catholic HS (Calif.)

10th round, No. 306: Bill Knight, OF, Mercer

Tuesday

11th round, No. 336: Marcelo Perez, RHP, TCU

12th round, No. 366: Troy Taylor, RHP, UC-Irvine

13th round, No. 396: Darren Bowen, RHP, UNC Pembroke

14th round, No. 426: Tyler Cleveland, RHP, Central Arkansas

15th round, No. 456: Blake Rambusch, 3B, Auburn

16th round, No. 486: Jacob McNairy, RHP, Alabama

17th round, No. 516: Stefan Raeth, RHP, UW Huskies

18th round, No. 546: Brandon Schaeffer, LHP, UNC

19th round, No. 576: Curtis Washington Jr., OF, Purdue

20th round, No. 606: Nick Zona, 2B, James Madison

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