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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects: Seattle Mariners

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1. Jesus Montero, c
2. Taijuan Walker, rhp
3. Danny Hultzen, lhp
4. James Paxton, lhp
5. Nick Franklin, 2b/ss
6. Francisco Martinez, 3b
7. Chance Ruffin, rhp
8. Tom Wilhelmsen, rhp
9. Vinnie Catricala, 3b/1b/of
10. Phillips Castillo, of

The strength of the system now clearly lies with its pitching, a fact that became even more pronounced when Seattle used the No. 2 overall pick in the draft on polished lefthander Danny Hultzen. In November, the Mariners hired Padres director of player personnel Chris Gwynn as farm director. Replacing Pedro Grifol, who now will manage the club’s high Class A High Desert affiliate, Gwynn will oversee the development of Hultzen, Taijuan Walker, James Paxton and Co.

Repoz Posted: January 28, 2012 at 09:12 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Champions Table Posted: January 28, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4048151)
As a fan of mashing, I was bummed to see Jesus Montero traded to the M's.
   2. Barnaby Jones Posted: January 28, 2012 at 02:30 PM (#4048161)
They must really like Wilhelmsen...
   3. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 28, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4048163)
Tom Wilhelmsen is 28 years old. What's the oldest person ever to be one of a team's top 10 prospects?

The Wilhelmsen story
   4. Boxkutter Posted: January 28, 2012 at 03:58 PM (#4048211)
I still wish they used that Hultzen pick on Trever Bauer instead. They passed on a Lincecum clone after passing on a hometown Lincecum back in 2006.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 28, 2012 at 05:43 PM (#4048292)
Nick Franklin is really good at playing base ball.
   6. Brian Posted: January 28, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4048319)
I still wish they used that Hultzen pick on Trever Bauer instead.


Agreed. I keep hearing he is a #3 starter but very likely to make it. A low risk/reward guy but that's not what you should shooting for with that pick.
   7. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: January 28, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4048327)
Tom Wilhelmsen is 28 years old. What's the oldest person ever to be one of a team's top 10 prospects?

Was Jim Morris ever one of the Rays Top 10?
   8. bobm Posted: January 28, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4048378)
7. Chance Ruffin, rhp
is the son of former Phillies pitcher Bruce Ruffin IIRC

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