Mariners select RHP Nick Neidert 60th overall in the 2015 MLB Draft

Neidert was named a 2015 Perfect Game All-American.

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle Mariners selected right-handed pitcher Nick Neidert with their first selection (60th overall pick) in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced tonight.

Neidert (NYE-dert) played prep baseball at Peachtree Ridge High School in Lawrenceville, GA. As a senior at Peachtree Ridge he was named 7-AAAAAA All-Region. The 6-1, 185-pound right-hander was selected as a 1st-team All-American and Southeast All-Region 1st-team by Perfect Game in 2015. The 18-year-old signed a national letter of intent to play college baseball at the University of South Carolina.

The Mariners will have one more selection tonight with the 72nd pick of the draft as part of the Competitive Balance B selections. Seattle did not have a first round draft pick due to signing free agent Nelson Cruz during the offseason.

The 2015 Draft continues tomorrow with rounds 3-10 (starts at 10 am PT) and rounds 11-40 on Wednesday (9 am PT).

Here's a look at the Mariners first selections in the June draft through the years:

Year

Player (overall pick)

Year

Player (overall pick)

Year

Player (overall pick)

1977

Dave Henderson, of (26th)

1990

Marc Newfield, 1b (6th)

2003

Adam Jones, ss (37th)

1978

Tito Nanni, of (6th)

1991

Shawn Estes, lhp (11th)

2004

Matt Tuiasosopo, ss (93rd)

1979

Al Chambers, of (1st)

1992

Ron Villone, lhp (14th)

2005

Jeff Clement, c (3rd)

1980

Darnell Coles, ss (6th)

1993

Alex Rodriguez, ss (1st)

2006

Brandon Morrow, rhp (5th)

1981

Mike Moore, rhp (1st)

1994

Jason Varitek, c (14th)

2007

Phillippe Aumont, rhp (11th)

1982

Spike Owen, ss (6th)

1995

Jose Cruz Jr., of (3rd)

2008

Josh Fields, rhp (20th)

1983

Darrel Akerfelds, rhp (2nd)

1996

Gil Meche, rhp (22nd)

2009

Dustin Ackley, inf (2nd)

1984

Bill Swift, rhp (2nd)

1997

Ryan Anderson, lhp (19th)

2010

Taijuan Walker, rhp (43rd)

1985

Mike Campbell, rhp (7th)

1998

Matt Thornton, lhp (22nd)

2011

Danny Hultzen, lhp (2nd)

1986

Patrick Lennon, ss (8th)

1999

Ryan Christianson, c (11th)

2012

Mike Zunino, c (3rd)

1987

Ken Griffey Jr., of (1st)

2000

Sam Hays, lhp (116th)

2013

D.J. Peterson, 3b (12th)

1988

Tino Martinez, 1b (14th)

2001

Michael Garciaparra, ss (36th)

2014

Alex Jackson, of (6th)

1989

Roger Salkeld, rhp (3rd)

2002

John Mayberry, of (28th)

2015

Nick Neidert, RHP (60th)