On the 2011 Draft
My apologies for not being more “with it” on the Mariners’ 2011 draft selections at this point in the year, but I usually don’t get overly excited until we start seeing signings and hearing of players heading our way. You’re better off checking out the myriad of Mariners’ websites and blogs than looking here for info on players not yet with Clinton.
With that being said, this article from Mariners.com offers up pretty good insight into Jack Zduriencik and Tom McNamara’s 51 picks in this year’s draft. Check it out: http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110608&content_id=20224564&vkey=news_sea&c_id=sea.
A common question I get from fans after the draft is “when are we going to see (insert high-round pick name) here in Clinton?” The answer to that has many dimensions. First, they’ve got to sign. Second, there’s got to be a spot open for them to fill (promotion, injury, etc.). Third, I don’t usually hear about the roster move until just before you do. The best way to find out if Danny Hultzen, Brad Miller or any of the other ’11 draftees are heading to Clinton is to keep checking LumberKings.com and this very blog.
Whether it’s this year or next year, many will be LumberKings, that’s a fact. Of the 2010 draft class, 19 of Seattle’s 50 picks played in Clinton either this year or last year. Of the 2009 draft class, 22 of the 52 picks wore black and green. We’ll soon see how much of this new crop is headed our way.