We're over halfway done with the 2011 MLB Draft, but the beat goes on again on Wednesday as the marathon finally comes to a close. With 50 rounds of picks, and over 1,000 prospects to track, keeping an eye on the MLB Draft is a daunting task, but thankfully we have plenty of tools at our disposal. We know the Mariners took left-handed pitcher Danny Hutlzen first, and added his battery-mate early in the second day. Outside of the first few picks, though, it's tough to get a read on exactly who these guys are.
We made note of some of the interesting second day picks on Tuesday, including the run on catchers early that included Kevin Cron, a power-hitting high schooler who will likely end up at a different position. But the Mariners weren't done with the catcher position, and took a shotgun approach to adding organizational depth at a spot its desperately needed. Brad Miller, a shortstop from Clemson, became the Mariners second pick in the draft when his name was called at No. 62.
The rest of the day was filled with names and faces, many of whom only a select few following the draft knew. In a way, that's the beauty of the MLB Draft. Most of these prospects come from relative anonymity, making it like opening a present on Christmas, though 90 percent of the time that present turns out to be coal.
With that in mind, here is the list of prospects the Seattle Mariners took on the second day of the 2011 MLB Draft.
|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|
|303||Paolini, Daniel||Siena College||2B||R/R||6'00"||190||1989-10-11||JR|
|363||Dowd, Michael||Franklin Pierce University||C||R/R||5'08"||205||1990-04-10||JR|
|393||Austin, Jamal||Alabama - Birmingham||CF||R/R||5'09"||180||1990-08-26||JR|
|423||Weiss, Cody||La Salle||RHP||R/R||5'10"||195||1990-08-14||JR|
|453||McGee, Michael||Florida State||CF||R/R||6'00"||185||1988-03-07||SR|
|543||Valenza, Nicholas||Horizon HS (AZ)||LHP||R/L||5'10"||180||1993-03-31||HS|
|573||Guarnaccia, Luke||Palm Beach CC||C||S/R||5'11"||210||1992-07-11||J1|
|603||Hazlett, Dillon||Emporia St U||2B||R/R||5'11"||190||1989-01-22||SR|
|633||DiRocco, Joseph||Seton Hall||RHP||R/R||6'01"||200||1988-09-19||SR|
|663||Taylor, John||U South Carolina Columbia||RHP||R/R||5'10"||175||1989-03-27||SR|
|693||White, Richard||No School||RHP||R/R||5'11"||1993-02-01||NS|
|723||Chleborad, Tanner||Stevens HS (SD)||RHP||R/R||6'06"||185||1992-11-04||HS|
|753||Saquilon, Gabriel||Horizon Christian HS (CA)||RHP||R/R||6'00"||1993-06-07||HS|
|783||Straus, Kenneth||Georgia Perimeter College||3B||L/R||6'00"||190||1990-08-07||J2|
|813||Colvin, David||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges||RHP||R/R||6'03"||215||1989-01-07||SR|
|843||Shankin, Brett||Wayne State||RHP||R/R||6'00"||200||1989-10-30||SR|
|873||Kela, Keone||Chief Sealth HS (WA)||RHP||R/R||6'01"||190||1993-04-16||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.