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Mariners' 2004 Draft Review

How Successful Was The 2004 Draft?

The June draft came and went and with the exception of one selection, the Mariners weren't in position to grab much attention. <br><br> Without picks in either of the first two rounds, the M's personnel executives made the best of what they had to work with. <br><br> Now that the season has come and gone, takes a look at how the draftees fared in their first action in professional baseball.

When the Mariners turn came up several hours into the draft, Bavasi and Bob Fontaine had a decision to make. Should they take the best player available or play it safe and draft the best signable athlete? Matt Tuiasosopo's terrific season split between the Arizona Rookie League and the Northwest League is proof that the M's made the correct choice with their first pick, the 93rd overall and the... Recommended Stories

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