If you put RHP Tim Elliott (4th round) and RHP Levi Stoudt (3rd round) in a row in a row, you may see a very similar profile. Elliott is a 6 & 1; 200 lbs Righty who works with his heater 90-94 and directs most of his attention to a late shift. He mixes slider and curveball, but both could use work. The difference is the track record and the quality of the competition.
Elliott is a junior Draftee at the University of Georgia, where he served as a helper until this year. Elliott refined his command and was one of the better pitchers in the SEC. With an ERA of 2.93 and a K / BB of 60/21 through 61
"My things are better than theirs and I will do my best," said Elliott. "We did the job and barely changed the approach."
Elliott is, after all, ranked # 244 by Baseball America with 35 FV from FanGraphs and outside the MLB pipeline. Here's a video of Elliott, who recently worked against Texas A & M.
Elliott was at his best, throwing a CG SO Maddux against Florida Atlantic Rotation this year, no doubt question marks that propel him to a 4/5 starter or bullpen anticipation.
These are now FIVE Straight College Pitchers for the Mariners. There are things that appeal to every choice, especially Kirby and Campbell, and the refreshed depth of pitching in the system is absolutely wonderful. Nevertheless, this is a surprising run in a draft that is not praised as rich in college pitching depth.