Mariners Select Neidert and Moore in MLB Draft

The Mariners made two selections in the first day of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft and drafted a pair of right-handed pitchers.

Neidert

RHP Nick Neidert (NYE-dert) was the Mariners first selection and the 60th overall pick in the draft. He played prep baseball at Peachtree Ridge High School in Lawrenceville, GA. As a senior at Peachtree Ridge he was named  7-AAAAAA All-Region. The 6-1, 185-pound right-hander was selected as a 1st-team All-American and Southeast All-Region 1st-team by Perfect Game in 2015. The 18-year-old signed a national letter of intent to play college baseball at the University of South Carolina.

Moore

RHP Andrew Moore was selected 72nd overall in the draft out of Oregon State University. As a junior in 2015 he was named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection. The right-hander went 7-2 with a 1.91 ERA (26 ER, 122.1 IP) in 16 starts for the Beavers. In 10 starts in Pac-12 play he went 6-1 with a 1.51 ERA (13 ER, 77.2 IP) while averaging 8.00 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.

In three seasons in Corvallis, Moore combined to go 27-9 with a 2.10 ERA in 51 games/48 starts. He recorded 251 strikeouts and threw 4 shutouts during his college career. As a freshman in 2013 he posted a 14-2 record and a 1.79 ERA (26 ER, 131.0 IP) in 19 games/18 starts. He played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in the summer of 2014 going 2-0, 2.12 ERA in 7 G/1 GS.

Moore is a Northwest native from Eugene, OR (North Eugene High School). He was named the Oregon High School Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore and Junior, and the 5A State Player of the Year as a senior.

The 2015 MLB Draft continues tomorrow with rounds 3-10 (starts at 10 am PT) and rounds 11-40 on Wednesday (9 am PT).

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