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Mariners take LHP Tyler Pike with third-round compensatory pick

Post by Ryan Divish on June 5, 2012 at 10:45 am with 1 Comment »
June 5, 2012 11:00 am

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The Mariners had an extra pick in the compensatory portion of the third round since slugging catcher Kevin Cron didn’t sign  with the team last year.

With that pick – #126 overall – the drafted left-handed pitcher Tyler Pike out of Winter Haven, Fla.

From the MLB scouting report …

The Florida State recruit has a three-pitch mix, with a fastball that will sit in the 90-91 mph range, though he can reach back for more at times, a curve and a changeup. A good athlete who could be a two-way player should he go to college, Pike has a clean delivery that should allow him to have excellent command throughout his career. While there are others from Florida’s prep ranks who will go before him, there’s bound to be a team who will be interested in his left arm in the first few rounds.

Here’s a post on Pike from the ESPN’s draft blog.

MLB Draft 2012
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  1. wabubba67 says:

    I’m not loving the drafting of relatively large number of high school picks so far…that’s one of the areas of Moneyball that made the most sense to me…you just don’t know if a HS kid will ever develop, whereas a college kid is already close to being physically/mentally mature. The statistics also support the idea that more college draftees will make it to the majors than HS.

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