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.
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.
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).