Mariners have high hopes for Canadian Gareth Morgan

The Seattle Mariners have high hopes for Canadian draft pick Gareth Morgan. (ALEXIS BRUDNICKI)

The Seattle Mariners have high hopes for Canadian draft pick Gareth Morgan. (ALEXIS BRUDNICKI)

Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:26 PM ET

His biggest supporters compare him to Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton.

His detractors say he’ll strike out more than Houston Astros’ Chris Carter.

Whichever comparison proves accurate will take time, but we know one thing: Gareth Morgan was drafted by the Seattle Mariners late on Day 1 of the three-year player draft of high schoolers and collegians.

Does he join the North Carolina Wolfpack or sign with the Mariners? Could scout Wayne Norton someday have an outfield of Victoria’s Michael Saunders, Tyler O’Neill of Maple Ridge, B.C., and Morgan.


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