Seattle Mariners 

Keep an eye on …

Who are some fringe prospects in the M’s system to keep an eye on? Prior to the season, as always, I posted my Seattle Mariners Top 25 Prospects. Just outside that list are some fringe prospects that bring some potential value to the table. Many are medium-to-high upside talents with immense risk. Others are those of the low-to-medium ceiling and risk levels that land all over the map. These types of players can be very valuable. Look at the rosters around the league then trace back where those players were…

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Seattle Mariners 

M’s Prospect Monthly: O’Neill, Moore, Herb stand out

The Seattle Mariners began the season the owners of one of the thinnest farm systems in baseball. The only depth in the organization resides on the mound and all but one of the upside plays there began the season above Advanced-A ball and three of them didn’t start the year assigned to a full-season affiliate. Player development, the biggest factor in the sinking of the farm system under Jack Zduriencik — a system once ranked among the Top 10, only to fade fast thanks to rush jobs and poor planning…

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Seattle Mariners 

Prospect Rankings: The Next 15

It’s Year No. 9 for Prospect Insider’s Seattle Mariners Prospect Rankings, and while there will be no actual Handbook this year, all of the rankings, reports and analysis will be made available in one downloadable PDF. As I stated on Twitter a few nights ago, these are being released a few weeks later than I planned, but I have always created at these evaluations as a Preview to the upcoming season rather than a Review following last season. The advantage this season is that I was able to include the…

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Seattle Mariners 

M’s Prospect Wrap: ’13 draftees start fast

It’s a small sample size — most of the affiliates have played six or fewer games on the schedule — but a positive start is better than a negative one and several noteworthy prospects in the Seattle Mariners farm system have done just that — start fast. That group is led by the draft class of 2013, including the club’s first three picks last June, and the previous class highlighted by rounds 3-6. Dom Leone, that class’ 16th round picks, joined No. 3 overall selection Mike Zunino in the big…

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