Seattle Mariners 

How MLB’s top 10 prospects have fared

Despite the historic influx of impact rookies last season in Major League Baseball, the crop of prospects in 2016 again is strong. Some began the season in the majors and remain stalwarts, while others began the season there and either remain or have since been promoted. I spent the past week digging, studying, calling, texting and emailing scouts that have seen the top talents to get their takes on the first month of the season for the game’s best prospects. For context, I’m using Keith Law’s Top 100, since he’s…

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Seattle Mariners 

State of the Systems: NL East

This offseason I will be working on a series that examines the strengths and weaknesses of each of the 30 farm systems in Major League Baseball. The series will be broken up into 6 parts, with each section focusing on one division at a time. These are not prospect rankings, but rather a general outlook and a diagnosis on the overall health of the organization. I will also shed some light on some of the top prospects in each organization who are starting to generate some hype. The statistics, heights, and weights that…

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Seattle Mariners 

Nook Nacks — Futures Game Edition

The Futures Game is a beautiful event. And it’s not just because it’s the best prospects in baseball all playing on the same field, though that’s mostly why it’s beautiful. The real beauty is that right then, on that day, those players have more promise than anyone else in the minors. Some of them will go on to be stars, some will be bench players, some will get hurt and some won’t ever make the bigs, but, on that day, you, I, and Whitney Houston believe they’re the future. Over…

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