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 MLB.com starting at 10 a.m. PT.

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