Post-Draft Top 10 Prospects

Changes are afoot in the Seattle Mariners farm system. The draft immediately impacts each club’s farm system and represents an opportunity for organizations to gain ground on their competitors across Major League Baseball. The Seattle Mariners began 2016 with one of the worst five farm systems in the game. They may fare a bit better today thanks to some performances of Top 25 talents, but the acquisitions in the draft may make the biggest difference. Here are my Top 10 Mariners Prospects including the draft picks. One note: Players currently…

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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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2015 M’s Mid-Season Prospect Rankings

As it was at the start of the season, the Seattle Mariners’ farm system is thin. Yes, there is talent. Most of it lies in a crude state in the lower minors. Of those that have graduated to the upper levels, many have struggled, been traded since or hold a status somewhere south of elite. The Mariners have a group of young talent on the 25-man roster that otherwise might create a much deeper, stronger crop down on the farm, including the likes of Mike Zunino and Taijuan Walker, suggesting…

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Everett AquaSox to watch

The Everett AquaSox, the short-season Class-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, begin their season Thursday night at Everett Memorial Stadium, or as I like to call it, Pat Dillon’s Megaphone. The club’s roster has been set for a few days. Here’s what I’m interested in with this group, plus what you can look for should you attend games, follow them online or listen to Dillon call the games on radio. The obvious names on the roster are Alex Jackson and Luiz Gohara. Jackson was the Mariners’ top pick a year…

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Top picks Neidert, Moore agree to terms

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms with their top two draft picks from the 2015 amateur draft, right-handers Nick Neidert and Andrew Moore. Jim Callis of MLB.com reports that Neidert, the No. 60 selection overall, will receive a bonus of $1.2 million — above the slot value of $1.026 million. Chris Cotillo of SBNation reports that Moore, the No. 72 overall pick, will receive a bonus of $800 thousand — under the slot value of $852.8 thousand. Neidert is a right-handed pitcher out of Peachtree High School in Suwanee, Georgia. His…

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