07/21/2010 6:56 PM ET
Mariners agree to terms with eighth-round selection OF Jabari Blash
Have now signed 33 of their 50 selections from the 2010 Draft
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced today that the club has agreed to terms with outfielder Jabari Blash, the club's eighth-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
McNamara also announced today the club has recently signed two additional players from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, including right-handed pitcher Stephen Landazuri (22nd), and right-handed pitcher Stephen Kohlscheen (45th).
Blash, 20, will report to Peoria, Arizona, to begin his professional career with the Peoria Mariners of the Arizona League. The 6-foot-5, 218-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, hit .341 (28x82) with 31 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 12 RBI in 29 games in 2010. He was named to the 2009 First Team All Southern Conference after his freshman season. Blash attended Charlotte Amalie High School in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Landazuri, 18, was the Mariners 22nd round-selection out of Wilmer Carter High School in Rialto, California. He will report to Peoria, Arizona to begin his professional career with the AZL Mariners. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound right-handed pitcher was 3-7 with 1 save and a 3.05 ERA (27 ER, 65.0 IP) in 10 appearances this year. He limited opponents to a .241 average, while walking 20 and striking out 85. He also hit .403 (27x67) with 15 runs scored, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 18 RBI in 23 games.
Kohlscheen, 21, made 17 appearances in his first season at Auburn University, going 1-0 with 2 saves and a 6.49 ERA. All but two of his appearances came out of the bullpen and he retired the first hitter he faced in 11 out of his 15 appearances, allowing just five of 14 inherited runners to score on the season. Kohlscheen struck out 23 batters in 26.1 innings in his first season pitching in the Southeastern Conference. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound right-handed pitcher also attended Cowley College in 2008 and 2009. Kohlscheen will begin his professional career with the Pulaski Mariners in the Appalachian League.
The Mariners have now signed 31 of their 50 draft selections (see full list on page 2 of this release). Seattle selected 30 pitchers, including 9 left-handers, 4 catchers, 11 infielders (2 1B, 1 2B, 4 3B, 4 SS), and 5 outfielders. Seattle selected 33 college players and 16 high school players (1 no school).
HereL is a look at the Mariners 2010 draft selections.