To accompany the 2013 M’s Prospects of the Year, we’ve also put together the All-Prospects Team for 2013.
Unlike the POY, players that continue to hold onto prospect status qualify, so, for example, Brad Miller is not eligible, despite his being named Prospect Insider’s 2013 Seattle Mariners Prospect of the Year. Nick Franklin also does not qualify.
This is not a top prospects list of any nature. It’s also not simply a list of players at each position that improved their status the most. It’s the top talents that performed the best and made the most progress, improving their stock and getting closer to the big leagues in the process. It’s not based on statistics and it’s not based on a player being promoted. Those are each results of what matters most — development — the most significant major factor in choosing the All-Prospects Team.
It’s worth noting that a player that conducts such development closer to the majors was given a bit more consideration, but at times the player’s upside and performance — again, not statistics — won out, too.
|SP||Taijuan Walker||AA, AAA, MLB||2.93 ERA, 141.1 IP, 57 BB, 160 SO|
|SP||James Paxton||AAA, MLB||4.45 ERA, 145.2 IP, 58 BB, 131 SO|
|SP||Edwin Diaz||R||1.43 ERA, 69 IP, 18 BB, 79 SO|
|RP||Dominic Leone||A, A+, AAA||2.25 ERA, 64 IP, 18 BB, 64 SO|
|RP||Carson Smith||AA||1.80 ERA, 50 IP, 17 BB, 71 SO|
|RP||Stephen Kohlscheen||AA||2.30 ERA, 66.2 IP, 25 BB, 85 SO|
|1B||Ji-Man Choi||A+, AA, AAA||.295 AVG/.394 OBP/.535 SLG|
|2B||Tim Lopes||A||.272 AVG/.315 OBP/.344 SLG|
|3B||D.J. Peterson||SS-A, A||.303 AVG/.365 OBP/.553 SLG|
|SS||Chris Taylor||A+, AA||.314 AVG/.418 OBP/.455 SLG|
|C||Tyler Marlette||A||.304 AVG/.367 OBP/.448 SLG|
|OF||Jabari Blash||A+, AA||.271 AVG/.387 OBP/.534 SLG|
|OF||Stefen Romero||AAA||.277 AVG/.331 OBP/.448 SLG|
|OF||Julio Morban||AA||.295 AVG/.362 OBP/.468 SLG|
Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio prior to joining HERO Sports in July, 2016.
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