The picks just keep on coming in Day 2 of the 2011 amateur draft, and here are the latest from the Seattle Mariners:
- Picked center fielder James Zamarripo from Rancho Cucamonga High School in California in the sixth round. A 5-foot-10 left-handed hitter who batted .378 in his senior year and draws comparisons to former Philly Lenny Dyksra.
- In the seventh round picked their third player from University of Virginia, 3B Steven Proscia in seventh round. In scouting first-round pick Danny Hutlzen, the Marienrs may have seen more of Virginia than most any other college team - and liked what they saw. A 6--foot-2, 210-pound junior, Proscia is batting .341 with eight homers and 58 RBIs. Baseball America ranked him the 144th prospect in its mock draft.
- The Mariners picked right-handed pitcher Carson Smith of Texas State University in the eighth round. A 6-foot-6, 205-pounder, Smith has started and relieved, striking out 145 batters in 95 innings this season with a fastball that topped out at 98 mph. Baseball America ranks him No. 158. With a history of shoulder issues, Smith has been projected as a reliever.
- Took shortstop Cavon Cohoes in the ninth round, livin with his military parents and stationed in from Patch American High School in Bonn, Germany. Speedy, good hands, but hard to rate his bat against European opponents.
- Grabbed second baseman Dan Paolini from Sienna College, where he led the team him batting average (.352), home runs (17), RBI (63), slugging percentage (.663) and stolen bases (13.