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 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.
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.”
The Mariners are drafting HS SS Cole Young 21st overall. Hits lefty. 6-0, 180. Duke commit from Pittsburgh area. Lotta claps in this draft room. pic.twitter.com/Dl1zppghCp
— Brandon Gustafson (@TheBGustafson) July 18, 2022
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.”
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.”
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
Bearcats wrap up 4-2 win over Liberty in series opener #BingPride pic.twitter.com/jcafQsLWbQ
— Binghamton Baseball (@BinghamtonBASE) February 23, 2018
Sixth round, No. 186: Josh Hood, SS, NC State
Seventh round, No. 216: Hogan Windish, 2B, UNC Greensboro
Did Hogan Windish just break @TrackManBB? 😱
480 foot grand slam at 112 mph off the bat for the @HTHiToms. pic.twitter.com/y9hQCkC9BM
— Coastal Plain League (@CPLBaseball) June 12, 2021
Eighth round, No. 246: Tatem Levins, C, Pittsburgh (left-handed hitter)
THE LEAD IS CUT TO ONE!
A @TatemLevins HR makes this a 5-4 ballgame!@Pitt_BASE pic.twitter.com/rkMrBF0c6r
— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) May 25, 2022
Ninth round, No. 276: Tyler Gough, RHP, JSerra Catholic HS (Calif.)
10th round, No. 306: Bill Knight, OF, Mercer
Mercer knocks off No. 10 Florida State in extra innings thanks to this walk-off single by Bill Knight.
FSU had won 27-straight games against the Bears. @MercerBaseball is 8-1 on the season.
🎥 @PGCollegeBall | @Bill_Knight4pic.twitter.com/oT6Hvz0I15
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) March 2, 2022
11th round, No. 336: Marcelo Perez, RHP, TCU
Marcelo Perez works a 1-2-3 top of the first. He fans two in the frame.#FrogballUSA | #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/PgfRfNvihB
— TCU Baseball (@TCU_Baseball) April 15, 2022
12th round, No. 366: Troy Taylor, RHP, UC-Irvine
The #Mariners 12th round selection is RHP Troy Taylor from UC Irvine. He was the M's 20th round pick a year ago but did not sign. Taylor was the only pick Seattle made last year that did not sign with the team.
— Brandon Gustafson (@TheBGustafson) July 19, 2022
High Speed look at UCI reliever Troy Taylor. FB worked 94-96 w/ SL 83-84 (2300's RPM). 28 K's in 22 2/3 IP w/ 4 Saves on the year. @lohs_baseball Alum @UCIbsb @PG_Scouting @CBABaseballUSA pic.twitter.com/Aim2ucUcXG
— Perfect Game California (@California_PG) April 18, 2022
13th round, No. 396: Darren Bowen, RHP, UNC Pembroke
Darren Bowen escapes a jam in the 5th to keep @UNCP_Sports on top of @BartonAthletics 1-0! pic.twitter.com/XaqVhyn3Oq
— Conference Carolinas (@ConfCarolinas) May 5, 2022
14th round, No. 426: Tyler Cleveland, RHP, Central Arkansas
15th round, No. 456: Blake Rambusch, 3B, Auburn
Show it off, @BlakeRambusch. 💪 pic.twitter.com/9HW6GCrs5g
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) May 21, 2022
16th round, No. 486: Jacob McNairy, RHP, Alabama
Jacob McNairy ‘22 Elig. puts up a second zero for @AlabamaBSB after they scratch 2 runs across in the top half. FB has lived around 90 mph up to 92 mph. SL and a CH both in the low 80’s #PGDraft pic.twitter.com/gF8eTitkK9
— PG College Baseball (@PGCollegeBall) May 25, 2022
17th round, No. 516: Stefan Raeth, RHP, UW Huskies
B9 | Raeth closes the door on the Trojans to seal the win!
UW 2 | USC 1
📊 https://t.co/FwclSONILP#DaWgStrong pic.twitter.com/8CYxtC19nD
— Washington Baseball (@UW_Baseball) May 14, 2022
18th round, No. 546: Brandon Schaeffer, LHP, UNC
Huge shout-out to Brandon Schaeffer and Kyle Mott for a combined 12 Ks this afternoon! 👊 pic.twitter.com/dkqldnXcD4
— Carolina Baseball (@DiamondHeels) March 5, 2022
19th round, No. 576: Curtis Washington Jr., OF, Purdue
Curtis clears the bullpen in LF. Power Stroke in Full effect at Alexander. #BoilerUp @Swaggyc5 💪 pic.twitter.com/NToucVHpFn
— Purdue Baseball (@PurdueBaseball) March 25, 2022
20th round, No. 606: Nick Zona, 2B, James Madison
B3 | The wheels on Schiavone!
Nick Zona singles into left field and brings home Schiavone from second!
JMU 8, WM 1#GoDukes pic.twitter.com/zygMtbond3
— JMU Baseball (@JMUBaseball) April 24, 2022
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