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This is not the number two prospect you expected to see today. That will instead come on Monday (hooray suspense!). Today, I decided to put up a watchlist of twenty guys that I’m keeping tabs on this summer, any of whom could jump in to the top 20 next year depending on how they perform.
It needs to be noted that these guys are listed in no particular order. The only sorting of any kind to this list is who I thought of first. Not all of them are full-on legit prospects, but they could at least be fringe major league talents or useful pieces if things fall right for them.
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One of the prospect storylines of interest this year is the transition of 2010 draft pick Forrest Snow from the bullpen in to the rotation. Snow had a wonderfully successful debut in Everett in Clinton last year in a relief role, giving up just three runs in 45 1/3 innings over 25 appearances, including nine saves.
Then, during the offseason, the Mariners decided to move him to the rotation. Mostly a starter at the University of Washington (Snow is a local boy, having been born in Seattle), Snow is no stranger to the role, and supposedly welcomed the change with open arms. He could have been fast-tracked as a reliever, but given his arsenal, he has intriguing potential as a starter.