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: 11-15

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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ICYMI: May 10 – June 22

After a couple tough losses to the San Diego Padres earlier in the week, the Seattle Mariners have managed to pull off a sweep of the red hot Kansas City Royals and now sit four games above .500. The previous¬†six weeks or so have been up and down for the M’s, and have included a five-game winning and five-game losing streak, but a Wild Card spot is easily within reach at the moment. Let’s take a look at what’s been covered at Prospect Insider over the last six weeks. The…

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Seattle Mariners Mid-Season Prospect Report

When the 2012 season ended the Seattle Mariners had one of the top 10 or 12 farm systems in baseball. I made the argument they could have been as high as No. 8. Their stock of talent was led by right-hander Taijuan Walker and left-handers Danny Hultzen and James Paxton. The club had just drafted catcher Mike Zunino, Hultzen and fellow 2011 draftee Brad Miller were on the fast track after strong showings in their first full seasons in pro ball and Nick Franklin, the No. 27 pick in 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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