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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Prospect Rankings: Nos. 16-30

The Seattle Mariners’ farm system has taken a hit the last couple of years with the graduations of the likes of Mike Zunino, James Paxton, Taijuan Walker, Brad Miller and Chris Taylor, among others. Still, the organization boasts a solid collection of talent, despite the lack of pitching in the high minors. The club has taken advantage of the strengths in the draft classes the past three years, adding right-handed hitting outfielders with power and more depth in the middle-infield. Seattle also has done fairly well internationally, even with the…

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M’s Draft Notes: Morgan, Day 2

Rounds three through 10 of the 2014 MLB Draft took place Friday, with the Seattle Mariners selecting sixth in each round. It was an excellent Day 1 for the club, tabbing Alex Jackson at No. 6 and selecting Gareth Morgan at No. 74. I’ll have more on Morgan over the weekend, but here’s a look at what the club did Friday, pick by pick. Round 3: Austin Cousino, CF — Kentucky (No. 80) Cousino, pronounced Co-Sino, like ‘casino’ but with the ‘oh’ sound and a softer ‘s,’ comes to pro…

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