Although most major league teams will be calling up minor leaguers on their 40-man rosters in September, the Seattle Mariners have had to open their presents a little bit early this year, with two of their top pre-season prospects making the big club earlier this summer. Those two, middle infielder Nick Franklin and catcher Mike Zunino, were two of the team’s first round picks in the Jack Zduriencik era and perhaps represent the vanguard of drafted players to emerge in the majors as the Seattle GM’s strategy to tend to the farm begins to bring results. But even with their promotion, Seattle doesn’t lack for top prospects picked early in their respective drafts.
Here is a review of the past ten years’ first round picks by the Mariners, including some of the top young talent still in the organization.
2013- D. J. Peterson, 3B University of New Mexico (12th Overall)
The second time was a charm for the Mariners, as they signed D.J. Peterson this year out of college, after having been ...