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Mariners draft tracker: Full list of every M’s pick plus details

A look at the how the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft shook out Wednesday. (AP)

The Mariners have wrapped up their 2020 MLB Draft. Below is the list of every pick they made with links to full stories on each. Under that, you will find the updates we provided throughout the draft.

Check out our Breakdown post here for a more organized look at the M’s draft.

Wednesday

• First round (No. 6): Emerson Hancock, RHP, Georgia

Thursday

• Second round (No. 43): Zach DeLoach, OF, Texas A&M

• Competitive balance round B (No. 64): Connor Phillips, RHP, McLennan CC (Texas)

• Third round (No. 78): Kaden Polcovich, 2B, Oklahoma State

• Fourth round (No. 107): Tyler Keenan, 3B, Ole Miss

• Fifth round (No. 137): Taylor Dollard, RHP, Cal Poly

Update 7:05 p.m.

The Mariners went back to the college pitching well for their final pick of the draft with Taylor Dollard, a righty from Cal Poly. He was initially a reliever by trade, however, so it does deviate from the former college arms that populate their list of top prospects, though he did transition to starting this year.

Dollard’s performance in the Cape Cod League stands out, as he allowed just three runs in 11 appearances, and all of those runs came in the same game. He finished the season with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox with a 1.55 ERA and 27 strikeouts, allowing nine hits and just one walk over 17 1/3 innings.

The full story on Dollard is here.

Update 5:41 p.m.

Well here’s a fun one with the latest Mariners pick.

In the fourth round, Seattle selected Ole Miss third baseman Tyler Keenan, who checks in at 6 foot 4 and 240 pounds, and he’s done nothing but hit in college.

It seems likely the lefty swinger will be destined for first base, but with a bat that led the Rebels with 15 home runs as a sophomore in 2019, he should have the offensive production to justify the move.

Here’s our full story on Keenan.

Update Thursday 4:15 p.m.

The Mariners picked a pitcher over a second baseman in the first round, taking Emerson Hancock while Nick Gonzales was still on the board, but they circled back to the middle infield with their fourth pick, Oklahoma State second baseman Kaden Polcovich.

Polcovich was the Mariners’ third-round selection at 78th overall.

On the MLB Network broadcast of the draft, the selection of Polcovich earned a comparison to Donovan Walton, another Oklahoma State second baseman taken in recent years by the Mariners (fifth round in 2016). Walton made his MLB debut with the M’s late last season.

Click here for the full story on Polcovich.

Update Thursday 3:48 p.m.

The Mariners added another hard-throwing pitcher with their third pick, McLennan CC (Texas) right hander Connor Phillips, who Seattle took with the 64th overall pick.

For a full story on Phillips, click here.

Update Thursday 3:05 p.m.

The second day of the MLB Draft has begun, and the Mariners opened by taking Texas A&M outfielder Zach DeLoach with the No. 43 overall selection, which was the sixth pick of the second round.

For a full story on DeLoach, click here. Below is a highlight video from a game during DeLoach’s freshman season with the Aggies where he hit for the cycle.

 

Original post from Wednesday

The Mariners are adding to their already stocked farm system as the 2020 MLB Draft is underway.

Mariners Draft Takeaways: How does Emerson Hancock fit?

This year it’s a bit different, with just five rounds instead of 40 taking place over two days.

So far, the Mariners have made one of their six selections, opting for a college pitcher in the first round. That would be Georgia right-hander Emerson Hancock, who Seattle picked No. 6 overall pick on Wednesday, their highest draft spot since general manager Jerry Dipoto joined the team in late 2015.

For a full story on Hancock and his selection by the Mariners, click here. Our Mariners insider, Shannon Drayer, also has her story with quotes from Hancock and M’s director of amateur scouting Scott Hunter at this link.

Here’s what 710Sports.com’s Brandon Gustafson wrote about Hancock in his MLB Draft preview series:

Hancock is a tall pitcher, standing 6-4 and weighing around 210 pounds. His fastball sits at 94-97 mph and can touch 99, per MLB Pipeline, and he pairs that with a hard slider while also mixing in the occasional curveball and a solid changeup.

Hancock was in consideration for the No. 1 pick before the season began, but the play of other top prospects pushed him down a bit. He posted a 3.75 ERA and struck out 34 while walking just three in 24 innings.

Mariners draft preview series

• High 1st-round pick gives Mariners an edge in adjusted format
• Setting the stage for Dipoto’s highest pick as M’s GM
College arms who could be Seattle’s 1st-round pick
College bats Seattle could take with No. 6 pick
• High school players Seattle could take at No. 6

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