2012 3rd-Round Comp. Pick: LHP Tyler Pike

Jay Yencich · June 5, 2012 at 10:57 am · Filed Under Mariners 

My expectations, as established by the Mariners over the past few drafts, is that later rounds will feature a lot of picks from the same state or region as the first round pick came from. In some cases, they may even be teammates. A lot of Zunino’s relevant teammates have already been picked. The Astros used their first selection today to get one. But Florida is a big place, with a lot of players, one of which is Tyler Pike.

This pick surprised me in that one would think that with a compensation round guy, the inclination would be to go safer with a college guy and so as to avoid the risk of getting nothing if the kid doesn’t sign. Pike is a known Florida State recruit who may have been selected on the lower end of what he was willing to accept. His fastball is in the low-90s and he seems to command it well, left, right, up, down. Like a lot of left-handers, the word is that he’s more advanced in the change-up than the curve.

Good addition if he signs, though not super exciting. Solid pick.

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5 Responses to “2012 3rd-Round Comp. Pick: LHP Tyler Pike”

  1. Mid80sRighty on June 5th, 2012 11:09 am

    How do teams get a compensation pick in the 3rd round? I understand the 1st and 2nd round compensation picks, but how does it work for the 3rd?

  2. dnc on June 5th, 2012 11:11 am

    The Mariners failed to sign third round pick Kevin Cron last year. For their failure to sign a third round pick, they received a pick in the compensatory third round this draft. If the M’s fail to sign the compensation pick, there will be no further compensation.

  3. Mid80sRighty on June 5th, 2012 12:32 pm

    That’s right. I knew that, just forgot. Thanks!

  4. Cody on June 5th, 2012 1:13 pm

    Hey another “fish” player!

  5. Auggeydog on June 5th, 2012 1:35 pm

    Hope he makes it, has the same last name as me.

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