2018 Preview & Prospect Rankings Guide

How often do you search Google for ‘mariners prospects,’ ‘mariners top prospects,’ ‘mariners prospect rankings,’ ‘Kyle Lewis scouting report,’ ‘Evan White scouting report’ or even ‘Luis Liberato scouting report’?  Whether you have or haven’t, you’ve found the answers to such searches, and more. It’s that time of year. The Top 25 Prospect Rankings are out and if you are a 4-Ever subscriber or a subscriber to Baseball Things, you get FULL access without spending another penny. 4-Ever Subscribers: All you need to do is email or DM me on Twitter…

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Churchill: M’s Top 25 Prospects

It’s the 10th annual Prospect Insider Seattle Mariners prospect rankings. A few things you should know before continuing: Ceiling/potential value is only part of the equation. Probability, among other things, also is a significant factor. The player’s likely future role can dictate his value as much as his chances to get to the majors or his upside. While I do not crawl into each organization’s farm systems with a microscope, I did have numerous conversations about where the weakest Mariners system in some time fits in baseball right now. Keith…

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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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Northwest League Notes: Scouting a pair of Jays prospects

On Monday night I took in some short season Class-A action between the Vancouver Canadians (TOR) and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SFG), a game the Canadians took handily by a score of 10-2. The Northwest League season begins in June and is often the first stop for players drafted out of high school or college once they’re signed. For example, Marcus Stroman who was selected No. 22 overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2012 amateur draft made seven appearances for the Canadians in July of that year before being…

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MLB Draft Day 1

Day 1 of the 2014 MLB Draft will consist of 74 selections — Round 1, plus Comp. Round A and Competitive Balance Round A — and it all starts at 7p ET/4p PT. It’s televised on MLB Network and you can listen to each pick on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. I’ll be chatting all day right here so if you have questions join me live and let’s talk MLB Draft. I will also be offering analysis for each pick with links to video and scouting reports when available. In…

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Draft Watch: College bat battle

For much of the amateur season the draft chatter has very much been about the arms, and rightfully so. North Carolina State lefty ace Carlos Rodon, Vanderbilt right-hander Tyler Beede, LSU horse Aaron Nola, prep lefty Brady Aiken and flamethrowing righty Tyler Kolek each serve as surefire first-round talents, possibly all in the top 10 come June. Pitching is where it’s at for the class of 2014, and the majority of the intrigue regarding everyday players is centered around prepsters such as Alex Jackson, Jacob Gatewood and Michael Gettys, though…

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