The 2011 MLB Draft came to a close on Wednesday after 50 rounds of non-stop, rapid-fire picks. The MLB Draft is a unique experience, and the sheer volume of prospects can be daunting and disorienting for the most followers. With most of the country used to the NBA and NFL Drafts -- low on numbers, high on recognizable faces -- there's a certain beauty in the way the MLB conducts its draft.
The fact of the matter is most of these players will never see the field in the uniform of the team that selected them. Yes, first and second round prospects are a significant investment, but signability concerns, players choosing college over the pros and the lack of a guarantee a draft pick will ever make it to the major leagues takes some of the intrigue out of the process. This holds especially true on the third day, where teams are drafting filler and taking fliers on players in the late rounds.
The Seattle Mariners took a shotgun approach again on Wednesday to start the day, choosing three left-handed pitchers in a row to start the day, each 30 picks apart. If you'll recall, Seattle's first pick was Danny Hultzen, a lefty out of Virginia at No. 2. Seattle followed the left run with a righty run, taking three-in-a-row on the third day, as well -- two from college, one out of high school. Overall, the late rounds were about adding arms, and a bevy of pitchers who will likely never see the day were taken.
Here is the list of players taken on the third day of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners.
|933||Hunter, Kyle||Kansas State||LHP||L/L||6'03"||205||1989-06-18||JR|
|963||Hawthorne, Ryan||Loyola Marymount University||LHP||L/L||6'01"||185||1989-12-21||JR|
|993||Dobbs, Jeremy||Austin Peay||LHP||L/L||6'03"||185||1989-10-12||JR|
|1023||Smith-Brennan, Taylor||Edmonds CC||2B||R/R||6'00"||210||1992-01-31||J1|
|1053||Scammell, Cory||St. Francis Xavier HS||LF||L/R||6'05"||205||1993-07-28||HS|
|1083||Reeder, Bo||East Tennessee St U||RHP||R/R||6'00"||195||1990-08-21||JR|
|1113||Null, Jeremy||Bunker Hill HS (NC)||RHP||R/R||6'07"||200||1993-09-27||HS|
|1143||Sunderland, Alexander||Claremont McKenna Col||RHP||R/R||6'03"||200||1989-08-09||SR|
|1173||Andreas, Christopher||Sam Houston St U||1B||L/R||6'03"||215||1988-05-31||SR|
|1203||Miller, Trevor||San Joaquin Delta Col||RHP||R/R||6'03"||190||1991-06-13||J2|
|1233||Shore, Bobby||U Oklahoma||RHP||R/R||6'01"||178||1989-01-27||SR|
|1293||Reyna, Marcos||Bakersfield Col||RHP||R/R||6'02"||190||1989-11-04||J3|
|1323||Corrales, Joshua||Cal State - Dominguez Hills||RHP||R/R||6'02"||205||1990-05-25||JR|
|1353||Jimenez, Charles||Milton HS (FL)||RF||R/R||6'03"||225||1993-05-19||HS|
|1383||Catapano, Maxx||Lee U||RHP||R/R||6'04"||215||1988-10-28||SR|
|1413||Plotz, Brandon||Chabot Col||RHP||R/R||6'03"||200||1991-05-22||J2|
|1443||Krakowiak, Max||Fordham U||RHP||R/R||6'03"||205||1989-06-23||SR|
|1473||Grifol, Andrew||Santa Fe CC||1B||L/L||5'11"||200||1991-09-17||J1|
|1503||Tresgallo, Esteban||Colegio Marista de Guaynabo||1B||R/R||6'02"||200||1993-09-10||HS|