The Seattle Mariners selected Puerto Rican high school pitcher Edwin Diaz (98th overall) and Rutgers third baseman Patrick Kivlehan (131st overall) in the third and fourth rounds, respectively, of the MLB Draft. They also added LHP Tyler Pike in compensation round B, with the 126th overall pick.
Diaz is a 6-2, 160 pound right-handed pitcher out of the Caguas Military Academy in Puerto Rico. Though Diaz is awfully skinny, he has already been clocked at 97 mph on his fastball. If he is able to add weight and muscle, he could end up an overpowering pitcher.
Kivlehan is a two-sport athlete at Rutgers, but this was Kivlehan's first season on the baseball team and what a season it was. As a junior, Kivlehan was the first player in Big East history to win the triple crown. He led the league with a .410 batting average, 10 home runs and 36 RBI.
MLB.com's scouting report on Pike notes, "In a deep class of high school arms from Florida, Pike's pure stuff may not jump out, but his pitchability should. The Florida State recruit has a three-pitch mix, with a fastball that will sit in the 90-91 mph range, though he can reach back for more at times, a curve and a changeup. A good athlete who could be a two-way player should he go to college, Pike has a clean delivery that should allow him to have excellent command throughout his career. While there are others from Florida's prep ranks who will go before him, there's bound to be a team who will be interested in his left arm in the first few rounds."
Talk about Diaz, Kivlehan and the rest of the Mariners selections over at Lookout Landing.