The Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced today that the club has signed 4 more players from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, including outfielder James Zamarripa (6th), left-handed pitcher Nick Valenza (18th), right-handed pitcher Richard White (23rd) and right-handed pitcher Gabe Saquilon (25th). The Mariners have now signed 31 of the 51 players selected in the 2011 June Draft.
All four players recently signed will be assigned to the rookie-level Peoria Mariners in the Arizona Summer League.
Seattle made 51 selections in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, highlighted by their first pick, left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen, who was the 2nd overall pick in the draft. The Mariners selected 28 pitchers, including 6 left-handers, 7 catchers, 9 infielders (3 1B, 2 2B, 3B, 3 SS), and 7 outfielders. Seattle selected 38 college players and 13 high school players.