2012 MLB Mock Draft: Seattle Mariners Take Mike Zunino

The Seattle Mariners do have one definitive weakness they need to improve via the draft, and that is hitting. Seattle's offense is one of the worst in the country. If they're expected to become contenders in the near future, they'll need more batters up there who can do extensive damage.

Keith Law releases his latest mock draft, and it has the Mariners taking one of the best hitters available in 2012, one Mike Zunino of the Florida Gators. Zunino is a catcher (which Seattle has plenty of), but he could immediately become one of their best hitters on the team.

This is a weak year for college hitters, but Zunino is the best of the bunch. He doesn't have any standout tools, but no real weaknesses either. Seattle would take Buxton if he was here and is also strongly in on Correa. For whatever it's worth, the rumor that they're on Oklahoma State lefty Andrew Heaney won't die, although I really doubt they take him this high."

Law's full mock can be viewed here. You will need an ESPN Insider account to view the full thing.

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