Monday is the final day for teams to sign their 2011 draft picks for Major League Baseball. While the Mariners have been an active bunch -- 15 of their top-20 have already signed -- they are still looking to sign first round pick Daniel Hultzen, among others. You can find a complete list of the players here.
Hultzen is the top-target for Seattle to sign. The No. 2 pick from June's draft was somewhat of a controversial selection -the left-handed pitcher does not have the typical upside of a high first round pick and not many saw him going as high as he did - though he was expected to be player among the easier first round picks to sign. He still remains unsigned, but those around the situation believe the Mariners and Hultzen will be able to work out a deal.
Second round pick Brad Miller and third round pick Kevin Cron both remain unsigned as well. Miller is a college player and is expected to sign before the deadline today, though Cron, who is verbally committed to TCU next season, may opt for college instead of signing. Not that Seattle does not have a chance to sign the slugging catcher out of Arizona, but it will be difficult.
Two other players to keep an eye on: right-handed pitcher Carson Smith and shortstop Cavan Cohoes. Selected in the eighth and ninth rounds, the team has been working hard to try and lock a commitment in from both prospects.
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