2015 draft order: Diamondbacks pick No. 1, Astros pick No. 2 and No. 5

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All the fans of good teams get to be excited about the playoffs, but me and my fellow fans of bad teams can start thinking ahead to next June’s draft! (Note: Ugh.)

By virtue of finishing with the worst record in baseball at 64-98 the Diamondbacks–with a new general manager and, soon, a new manager–have the No. 1 overall pick. Houston gets the No. 2 overall pick as compensation for failing to sign this year’s No. 1 overall pick, Brady Aiken, so all the other picks are pushed down one spot.

Here’s the whole top 10:

1. Arizona Diamondbacks
2. Houston Astros
3. Colorado Rockies
4. Texas Rangers
5. Houston Astros
6. Minnesota Twins
7. Boston Red Sox
8. Chicago White Sox
9. Chicago Cubs
10. Philadelphia Phillies

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.