Seattle Mariners Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

1981Seattle Mariners71.3
1991Seattle Mariners48.4
1987Seattle Mariners43.9
1993Seattle Mariners33.8
2006Seattle Mariners32.9

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1983Seattle Mariners-3.3
2005Seattle Mariners-0.6
2000Seattle Mariners-0.4
1989Seattle Mariners-0.1
2001Seattle Mariners0.3
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
198711Ken Griffey Jr.38.3
199311Alex Rodriguez35.0
1981235Mark Langston27.5
2009382Kyle Seager26.3
1986236Erik Hanson24.5
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
197911Al Chambers-0.5
200513Jeff Clement-0.7
198913Roger Salkeld0.4
197816Tito NanniNo MLB Experience
199016Marc Newfield-1.8
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199712373Joel Pineiro11.6
197917417Bud Black10.4
199122578Darren Bragg8.4
200411333Michael Saunders6.0
199525678Brian Fuentes4.9
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
1996591587Barry Zito23.8
1999381145Rich Harden16.5
1996481406Juan Pierre16.4
199530818Juan Pierre16.4
1994611534Morgan Ensberg15.3
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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