Seattle continues run on pitchers in ninth round

Seattle continues run on pitchers in ninth round

With the 261st overall selection Friday, the Mariners used their ninth-round pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Florida State right-hander Peter Miller.

Miller had a rough senior season (3-4, 5.14 ERA), splitting time between the rotation and bullpen (17 appearances, seven starts) after two solid years with the Seminoles in which he combined to go 11-4 in 28 appearances (23 starts). A Lutz, Fla., native, Miller, 22, was drafted in the 16th round (484th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013 but opted to return for his senior year of college. He's a three-time selection to the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13) and made the All-ACC Academic Team in 2012 and 2013.

Miller is the sixth consecutive pitcher the Mariners took in the First-Year Player Draft.

The Draft concludes Saturday, with rounds 11-40 shown exclusively on starting at 10 a.m. PT.

Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.