And just one more thing: Mariners
Kevin’s got the Mariners preview cranking this morning. They continue to do interesting things in the international scouting arena, but he weighs in with fourth-round pick from last year’s draft.
Nolan Gallagher, RHP: I’ll be curious to see if Nolan Gallagher is similar other pitchers I’ve
encountered from Stanford. The latest Stanford product that I encountered was
Greg Reynolds, who was Colorado’s top pick last season. He was thoughtful and
engaging, giving well-measured answered to all of my questions. The same can be
said for Mike Mussina on the few occasions that he and I have had dealings.
Gallagher, a right-hander whom Seattle drafted in the fourth round, would
obviously be well served should he ultimately draw comparisons to either of the
aforementioned pitchers. Whether or not that happens, we’ll just have to wait
and see. He had mixed results on the mound while splitting last year between
Everett and Wisconsin. He’s a Stanford guy, though, and they’re smart, aren’t
they? He’ll figure it out.