Mariners 6th Rounder Lynn A High School Star

For most 18-year-olds, June means one thing: summer vacation. With this exciting time of year also comes graduation, parties, sunshine and the beach. But for some lucky individuals, it also means the first year player draft. That's the case with Brownsburg High's RHP Lance Lynn, who was drafted by Seattle Tuesday in the sixth round.

"It's exciting, it's a real honor being drafted out of high school," said Lynn, an Ole Miss signee, in a phone interview Wednesday morning. "The Mariners are a great organization and it's just exciting being a part of an organization."

June 18th will mark the end of the right-hander's stay at Brownsburg High, because he will be competing for the Indiana State Championship. Until then, he wants to keep his options open on whether he will attend school at Mississippi, or begin his professional career.

"We have not really sat down and discussed anything yet," said Lynn, who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 235 pounds. "I'm going to wait until high school baseball is over before I get anything going."

Lynn dominated the Indiana high school ranks in 2005. Indeed, the numbers don't lie. The standout posted a 10-0 record on the hill, with an impressive earned run average of 0.73. What might be the most eye-opening stat, though, is his 122 strikeouts in 67 innings.

The Mariners entire organization should be pleased that Lynn slipped as far down as the sixth round. Ranked as one of the top players in Indiana, it was thought he may be drafted higher.

"I was kind of surprised that I was not called in the first five rounds," said Lynn. "Being drafted in the sixth is basically the same thing, though."

The Mariners will be anxiously waiting for the decision that Lynn has to make in the coming weeks, and will likely be ready to open their wallets for the tall right-hander with loads of potential.

Seattle Clubhouse Top Stories