The Mariners took right-handed pitcher Brett Lorin of Long Beach State in the fifth round (No. 162 overall) and then ended their first day by taking prep outfielder Jarrett Burgess of Florida Christian (Miami) with their sixth round (No. 192) selection.
"We were extremely pleased with how the draft turned out today. We set out to get a power pitcher and power left handed bat, which is what we accomplished when we drafted Josh Fields and Dennis Rabin," Mariners vice president of scouting Bob Fontaine said about the clubs top two picks. "Overall, we're extremely pleased with the players we drafted and look forward to tomorrow."
Lorin went 5-3 with a 2.61 ERA in 15 games, eight starts for Long Beach State. Burgess was the only prep player the Mariners took on Thursday.