Mariners Back Picking In Top 10 Of Amateur Draft

Since joining the Seattle Mariners after the 2008 season as their director of amateur scouting, it seems all Tom McNamara has known is making picks at the top of baseball's amateur draft. He would like to see that trend change at some point. It would be a sign that the major league product is having more success on the field. Instead, Seattle will again have a pick near the top in the first round of Thursday's amateur draft. The Mariners will pick No. 6 overall, the fourth time in the past six years they have held one of the top six selections. Another top selection gives Seattle a chance to add a premium player that - depending on the pick - could help the major league club sooner than later. June 4, 2014