Walker Intrigues M’s With Athleticism, Pitchability

The Mariners, who had dipped into the college ranks for their first pick in the last two drafts, changed course this time with the selection of Taijuan Walker, a righthander from Yucaipa (Calif.) High. Scouting director Tom McNamara loves the athleticism of the 6-foot-5 Walker, an electric athlete who doubles as a center in basketball.

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