Seattle Mariners draft picks haven't always worked out, but on Monday (June 4), the franchise added a new prospect to its stable. The Mariners had the No. 14 overall selection after a really rough 2017 MLB season. Could he join Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez as two of the early picks that ended up really working out for the Mariners?

With the No. 14 pick, the Mariners drafted Logan Gilbert. Gilbert is a right-handed pitcher from Stetson University. He was 10-0 as a sophomore and then was an All-Star in the Cape Cod League over the summer. He is 21 and was ranked as the No. 16 overall prospect by MLB.com. He has a mid-90s fastball and has been on the uptick in regard to pitching prospects.

Seattle Mariners take Logan Gilbert

Breaking it down, Logan Gilbert is a college pitcher who could be available to the Seattle Mariners much quicker than some of the high school arms on the board. During the 2018 college baseball season, Gilbert put up some amazing stats that drew the attention of major league teams.

Gilbert started 15 games for Stetson in 2018, posting a 2.52 ERA over 107 innings pitched. He also had 157 strikeouts in those games, which is a rate the Mariners would love to see continue with the franchise. The rest of his stats include just 23 walks for the season, a .172 batting average against him by opponents, and only one wild pitch.

A draft profile constructed by MLB.com sheds more light on this selection. The scouting profile for Logan Gilbert breaks down exactly how the scouts view him, mentioning that Corey Kluber and Jacob deGrom also pitched at Stetson.

"While Gilbert was sitting in the mid-90s and touching 97 mph over the summer, he's been pitching more in the 91-92 mph range and touching 94 mph. At times his two breaking balls can blend together, but his slider is better than his slow 'get me over' curveball. His changeup might be his best pitch, though some scouts would like to see him use it more frequently. His arm and delivery works well and he throws strikes."

Future looks bright for Seattle Mariners?

The Seattle Mariners currently have the best record in the American League West. At 37-22, the Mariners are a game ahead of the Houston Astros in the race to the postseason. It shows that the short-term prognosis for the team is a good one, even if the minor league system needs some help.

It's also been a season of frontpage news for the Mariners, with James Paxton pitching a no-hitter [VIDEO] and then Robinson Cano getting suspended [VIDEO] for a failed PED test. If the Mariners can finally make it back to the postseason, those stories won't be how the 2018 MLB season gets remembered.