BY SPNW Staff 07:20PM 06/10/2016

Mariners add 8 players on second day of draft

The Mariners Thursday selected eight players on the second day of MLB’s first-year player draft. Through 10 rounds, they have five infielders, three pitchers, a catcher and an outfielder. Nine of the 10 were from the college ranks.

After taking OF Kyle Lewis and INF Joe Rizzo in the first two rounds Wednesday, the Mariners selected INF Bryson Brigman, a sophomore from the University of San Diego who hit .372 the past season and was named first-team All-West Coast Conference for the second consecutive year.

Brigman was selected in the 40th round of the 2014 draft by the Oakland Athletics out of Valley Christian High School in San Jose, but did not sign.

The Mariners took LHP Thomas Burrows from the University of Alabama at No. 117 overall in the fourth round. Burrows went 2-1 with a 0.95 ERA and 12 saves in 21 appearances out of the bullpen for Alabama the past season.

Seattle selected SS Donnie Walton in the fifth round (147th overall) from Oklahoma State University. As a senior, Walton hit .350 with 44 runs, three homers and 43 RBIs. Walton is a three-time All-Big 12 first-team pick.

These are the Mariners choices through the first 10 rounds of the draft:

Rnd Pick Player Pos. Age Skinny
1 11 Kyle Lewis OF 21 All-America at Mercer (GA.) University
2 50 Joe Rizzo 3B 18 Lefty hitter from Oakton (VA.) H.S.
3 87 Bryson Brigman SS 21 Soph from U. of San Diego
4 117 Thomas Burrows LHP 22 Junior at University of Alabama
5 147 Donovan Walton SS 22 3-time All-Big 12 from Oklahoma St.
6 177 Brandon Miller RHP 22 Junior from Millersville (PA.) University
7 207 Matt Festa RHP 24 Senior from East Stroudsburg (PA.) St.
8 237 Nick Zammarelli 3B 24 Hit .342 for Elon (North Carolina) U.
9 267 Jason Goldstein C 24 Selected by Dodgers in 2015
10 297 David Greer INF 21 Junior from Arizona State University

The draft concludes Saturday with rounds 11-40, beginning at 9 a.m. PT.


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