Seattle Mariners: 5 Ineffective Draft Picks in 2011

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Seattle Mariners: 5 Ineffective Draft Picks in 2011

The title of this slideshow indicates that it is critical of the Mariners' 2011 draft, but the Tom McNamara, his scouts and Jack Zduriencik did a pretty nice job overall.

They addressed most of the team's needs adequately, but some were overdone and some didn't receive enough attention. The final tally is seven OF, three 1B, two 2B, one 3B, three SS, seven C, 22 RHP and six LHP.

The two biggest standouts there are the 28 pitchers and sole third baseman. Maybe the players the scouts wanted for third base were already taken, but isn't that a little ridiculous? Right now, the Mariners have one of the best rotations in the league and an awesome bullpen, and Chone Figgins has been having a terrible year at third.

With that in mind, here are five picks the Mariners could have improved.

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