Hello Seattle, Kaden Polcovich is a Mariner.
The Mariners selected the Oklahoma State second baseman in the third round (No. 78 overall) in MLB Draft on Thursday. The MLB shortened its draft from 40 rounds to five due to the coronavirus.
Polcovich hit .344 with two home runs and drove in 21 runs in only 18 games for OSU, his first after transferring from Northwest Florida State Junior College. The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder also showed off his speed on the basepaths with eight stolen bases on nine attempts at OSU.
Prior to his time in Stillwater, he hit 15 home runs and drove in 56 runs. His family is no stranger to professional baseball as his father, Kevin, played two seasons for the Pirates.
We just loved @OSUBaseball UT Kaden Polcovich, now of the @Mariners at #78.— Stu Murray (@Stu_Murray1) June 11, 2020
This guy is a baller, our #8 prospect from the @Official_CCBL pic.twitter.com/rFeNvg50Wy
Polcovich will likely sign for about $793,000 as teams can go over or under that slot value if that decide to based on who they pick.
He joins fellow OSU alum Donovan Walton in the Mariners system.
You’re in for a treat Mariners fans:
He played in just 18 games in a Cowboy uniform in the shortened 2020 season, but @Mariners #MLBDraft pick @K_Polcovich_02 made quite an impression every time he stepped on the field #GoPokes #okstate #MakeItHappen pic.twitter.com/8cbauIe0ja— Cowboy Baseball (@OSUBaseball) June 11, 2020