The Mariners drafted two college pitchers with their third and fourth round selections.
In the third round, Seattle took Aaron Pribanic, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-hander from Nebraska with the 98th overall pick.
Here's the MLB.com scouting report:
Fastball: Pribanic threw his fastball up to 94 mph.
Fastball movement: It's a relatively straight fastball.
Slider: It was average, on occasion, and he threw it in the 80-81 mph range.
Curve: It's a below-average offering.
Changeup: He showed an average changeup in this start.
Control: He's got pretty good command, especially of his fastball.
Poise: He had outstanding poise and competed very well.
Physical Description: Pribanic is a big and strong right-hander who uses a big Nolan Ryan-like leg kick.
Medical Update: Healthy.
Strengths: Arm strength that allows for a fastball up to 94 mph; he shows the ability to throw three average pitches.
Weaknesses: His fastball is straight; he doesn't have a long track record of success and is used only as Nebraska's Sunday pitcher.
Summary: A junior college transfer, Pribanic has opened some eyes this spring as Nebraska's Sunday starter. With a big leg kick, he's run his fastball up to 94 mph and shown the ability to throw an average changeup and slider. A strong competitor, he doesn't have much of a track record to go from, but if he pitches this well all season, that won't matter.
Right-handed pitcher Steven Hensley of Elon University was the M's fourth-round pick (No. 132 overall). Hensley is listed at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds.
Hensley (pictured below) was picked as the Southern Conference's pitcher of the year. The native of Asheville, N.C., was 9-1 with a 3.52 ERA.