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Mariners select RHP Edwin Diaz out of Puerto Rico with 98th overall pick

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With their third round pick (98th overall), the Seattle Mariners drafted right-handed pitcher Edwin Diaz out of Caguas Military Academy in Puerto Rico.

At 6-2, 160 pounds, he's awfully thin, but still growing into his body. Obviously, the Mariners believe its a frame they can add muscle too, which should also add to his velocity.

Baseball America's Jim Callis mentioned on the draft broadcast that Diaz hit 97 mph with his fastball.

Here's a story from Moscato Baseball about Diaz.