Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects: Seattle Mariners:

Hey, Nanni Nanni…still no sight.

1. Mike Zunino, c
2. Taijuan Walker, rhp
3. Danny Hultzen, lhp
4. James Paxton, lhp
5. Nick Franklin, ss/2b
6. Brandon Maurer, rhp
7. Carter Capps, rhp
8. Stefen Romero, 2b
9. Brad Miller, ss
10. Victor Sanchez, rhp

Hope is on the horizon, as the Mariners have one of the best farm systems in baseball. Seattle has top-tier talent, most notably an outstanding group of pitching prospects, along with depth and balance. Scouting director Tom McNamara and his staff have restocked the system in a short time, identifying quality players with their top picks—Ackley, righthander Taijuan Walker, lefty Danny Hultzen and catcher Mike Zunino—and finding value in the later rounds.

Jackson led the Double-A Southern League with a 3.37 ERA with a staff that featured all of the organization’s top pitching prospects at some point. Carter Capps and Stephen Pryor contributed to the big league bullpen by the end of the season, while starters Walker, Hultzen, James Paxton and Brandon Maurer could arrive in 2013 after some Triple-A time.

Repoz Posted: December 06, 2012 at 06:13 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mariners, prospects

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bug Selig Posted: December 06, 2012 at 06:40 AM (#4318403)
Jackson led the Double-A Southern League with a 3.37 ERA with a staff that featured all of the organization’s top pitching prospects at some point.


Hey - that's great news about Jackson! Um, there's no Jackson on the list.
   2. philly Posted: December 06, 2012 at 06:55 AM (#4318404)
Jackson is the town where the AA affiliate plays. That's the team ERA of 3.37 which lead the league. It's a team, depth achievement because all of the prospects played there, not an individual one.
   3. Derb Posted: December 06, 2012 at 08:24 AM (#4318426)
Lol, yes, Jackson, TN. I knew that, but it threw even me off. I really should make the 1 1/2 hour drive there sometime this summer to check them out. Lot of good prospects heading through there.

Edit: Make that 2 hour drive. Still, I should make it.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: December 06, 2012 at 08:30 AM (#4318427)
I thought the same thing as D-SM.
   5. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: December 06, 2012 at 10:46 AM (#4318565)
The ex-gf who most memorably tore out my heart & stomped that sucker flat lived outside of & went to school in Jackson, I think. And I also think it's the place where (before she & I got together) I left my wallet in a convenience store restroom while riding from Little Rock to Nashville to see Yo La Tengo with Lampchop opening, circa 2000. Got the wallet back -- luckily, I somehow still had the receipt for whatever coke &/or snack I bought there & was able to call them from the hotel after I put 2 + 2 together -- albeit minus the $200 or so I'd been carrying. Had to borrow a fiver from my driver (hey, that rhymes!) so I could afford the Fur Bible 12" at Great Escapes, embarrassingly enough.

In short, my impression of Jackson is not overwhelmingly positive.

   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 06, 2012 at 11:17 AM (#4318620)
Jackson is the town where the AA affiliate plays. That's the team ERA of 3.37 which lead the league. It's a team, depth achievement because all of the prospects played there, not an individual one.

Is that really a relevent gauge of anything? I mean, if they had a few non-prospects stink up the joint and blow the team ERA to 4.00, that really wouldn't say anything about the guys who have a chance at the bigs.
   7. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: December 06, 2012 at 12:25 PM (#4318729)
if they had a few non-prospects stink up the joint and blow the team ERA to 4.00, that really wouldn't say anything about the guys who have a chance at the bigs.

ironically, it was #2 on the list, walker, who actually stunk up the joint with a 4.69 ERA in 127 ip...
   8. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 06, 2012 at 12:45 PM (#4318753)
"West Tenn" changed its name to "Jackson"? That's confusing. I would not have guessed the "Jackson" team in the Southern League could be somewhere other than Mississippi.
   9. Bug Selig Posted: December 06, 2012 at 12:46 PM (#4318755)
Thank you, Edmundo. I feel like a maroon:-)

And thanks to those of you who corrected me as well.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Backlasher
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Politics January 2015 - Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Minor League Ballplayer, Dies at 82
(3990 - 7:19am, Jan 29)
Last: GregD

NewsblogRanking baseball's greatest dynasties - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
(121 - 7:17am, Jan 29)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - January 2015
(1576 - 6:10am, Jan 29)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

NewsblogOrioles Do Something, Add Lottery Ticket in Travis Snider | FanGraphs Baseball
(24 - 3:20am, Jan 29)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(355 - 1:59am, Jan 29)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogBring Back Selig - New Commissioner Manfred is a Moron - Halos Heaven
(471 - 12:50am, Jan 29)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogHistory hurts Shields' chances at landing a big contract | FOX Sports
(26 - 12:45am, Jan 29)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogIN PURSUIT OF PENNANTS: #14 — Brian Sabean
(57 - 11:44pm, Jan 28)
Last: Roger McDowell spit on me!

NewsblogTime for hitters to counter defensive shifts | MLB.com
(3 - 11:14pm, Jan 28)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogProspect Watch: Top 10 third basemen | MLB.com
(12 - 11:01pm, Jan 28)
Last: Cabbage

NewsblogWhere will Moncada land among Major suitors? | MLB.com
(9 - 9:50pm, Jan 28)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogJudging the Royals: Should Yordano Ventura be the Royals’ opening day starter?
(1 - 9:05pm, Jan 28)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(457 - 9:02pm, Jan 28)
Last: Good cripple hitter

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-28-2015
(9 - 8:54pm, Jan 28)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogKen Rosenthal on Twitter: Nationals sign free-agent reliever Casey Janssen
(5 - 7:43pm, Jan 28)
Last: Bourbon Samurai

Page rendered in 0.2068 seconds
48 querie(s) executed