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M’s draft philosophy is simple, but who will they pick at No. 6?

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ATLANTA — Tom McNamara’s philosophy toward the Major League Baseball amateur draft has been simple and unchanging since he became the Mariners’ director of amateur scouting in 2008.

“I was taught a long time ago you take the best player available whether it’s a position player or a pitcher,” he said.

It’s the philosophy he used when taking Dustin Ackley with the second overall pick of the 2009 draft, Danny Hultzen second overall in 2011 and Mike Zunino third overall…

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