"Good arm, he's a conversion guy," said Mariners scouting director Tom McNamara. "He was playing a position, third base, pretty good college player and they used him as a closer. So he's got arm strength."
Pagan's collegiate career began at Gardner-Webb, but he transferred to Belmont Abbey College so that he could pitch and play in the field. He went 1-0 on the mound with 13 saves and a 0.00 ERA.
"Our area scout did a great job on him," McNamara said. "We were happy to get him in the 10th round."
Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.