Day two of the 2011 MLB Draft is in the books, with teams making their second through 30th rounds picks. Unlike Monday, the picks came fast and furious, making the Draft tough to keep up with at times. I can only imagine what it's like to be making the picks and keeping track of the prospects taken off the board, but that's why front offices are paid the big bucks.
Seattle opened the draft with a bit of a surprise, picking left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen first. The Mariners regarded Hultzen as the best college lefty in the draft, and after scouting him for years, the Seattle front office felt confident he was their guy. With the No. 2 overall pick, Seattle had a plethora of options, including Anthony Rendon, Bubba Starling and Trevor Bauer, but threw a bit of a curveball in taking Rendon. As we said earlier, Jack Zduriencik and Tom McNamara had followed Hultzen for years and had scouted him extensively in the weeks leading up to the draft.
On day two, it was more about building depth and relying on scouting. Many of these players will never see the light of the day, some may be a diamond-in-the-rough and others may be filler. It's all a guessing game, but a fun one at that. Instead of breaking down who they are and who they will be, we'll just be passing along the picks because it's way too hard to not sound like a fool talking about MLB Draft prospects.
Let's break this down into bite-sized chunks. We know the Mariners took Hultzen first, but here are the rest of the early-round players taken on day two.
|92||Cron, Kevin||Mountain Pointe HS (AZ)||1B||R/R||6'05"||245||1993-02-17||HS|
|121||Capps, Carter||Mount Olive College||RHP||R/R||6'05"||220||1990-08-07||JR|
|153||Marlette, Tyler||Hagerty HS (FL)||C||R/R||5'11"||195||1993-01-23||HS|
|183||Zamarripa, James||Rancho Cucamonga HS (CA)||CF||L/L||5'10"||190||1993-09-17||HS|
|243||Smith, Carson||Texas State||RHP||R/R||6'06"||205||1989-10-19||JR|
|273||Cohoes, Cavan||Patch HS||SS||R/R||6'02"||185||1993-05-03||HS|
We'll be tracking the day's events and will have more on the Mariners' picks in our 2011 MLB Draft StoryStream. For a local look at what the Mariners are planning, head over to SB Nation's Lookout Landing.