The order for the baseball's 2015 new-player draft crystallized Sunday when the regular season ended.
The Mariners will select 21st which, at this point, marks their lowest initial selection since 2010, when they didn't have a first-round pick. They lost that pick to the Angels in compensation for signing free-agent utilityman Chone Figgins.
Their top pick in 2010 was right-hander Taijuan Walker, whom their selected in the supplemental round as the 43rd overall pick.
The Mariners, under current draft rules, would lose their top 2015 pick if they sign a free agent who receives a qualifying offer from another club.
The draft order is determined by a reverse order of each club's winning percentage, i.e., the club with the worst record drafts first, etc.
The first round in 2015 tentatively has 31 picks for the 30 clubs. The extra pick belongs to the Astros, who will get the second overall selection as compensation for failing to sign pitcher Brady Aiken, whom they selected with the first overall pick in the 2014 draft.
The Mariners chose catcher Alex Jackson with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 draft. Jackson subsequently converted to the outfield in the Arizona Rookie League.
Here's the complete 2015 draft order, which is subject to change if clubs sign free agents who receive a qualifying offer:
2. Astros (for failing to sign Brady Aiken)
7. Red Sox,
8. White Sox
18. Blue Jays
Mariners' top picks since 2000
2000: LHP Sean Hays (fourth round)
2001: SS Michael Garciaparra
2002: 1B John Mayberry
2003: SS Adam Jones
2004: SS Matt Tuiasosopo (third round)
2005: C Jeff Clement
2006: RHP Brandon Morrow
2007: RHP Phillippe Aumonte
2008: RHP Josh Fields
2009: INF Dustin Ackley
2010: RHP Taijuan Walker
2011: LHP Danny Hultzen
2012: C Mike Zunino
2013: 3B D.J. Peterson
2014: C Alex Jackson