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Mariners Top 20 Prospects: Twenty To Track

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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.

James Paxton, LHP: Continue reading

Mariners Top 20 Prospects: Number Three

<< Previous Prospect: Guillermo Pimentel Top 20 Prospect List Page

As we hit the top three, we come across one of my favorite single players in this system both for his on-field exploits and his off-field personality.

3. Nick Franklin
Position: SS |  Hits: S Throws: R
DOB: 3/2/1991  |  HT: 6’1″ WT: 170 LB
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Mariners Top 20 Prospects: Number Four

<< Previous Prospect: James Jones Top 20 Prospect List Page

In terms of raw, uninhibited upside, this young man has a chance to become the single best player in the organization.  He’s a long ways away from being there, but there’s great hope that he can manage it.

4. Guillermo Pimentel
Position: OF |  Hits: L Throws: L
DOB: 10/5/1992  |  HT: 6’1″ WT: 180 LB
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Mariners Top 20 Prospects: Number Five

<< Previous Prospect: Taijuan Walker Top 20 Prospect List Page

Here we are.  The final five.  The top names in the organization.  The cream of the crop.  The guys that the Mariners are hoping become their biggest guns.

5. James Jones
Position: OF |  Hits: L Throws: L
DOB: 9/24/1988  |  HT: 6’4″ WT: 193 LB
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Mariners Top 20 Prospects: Number Six

<< Previous Prospect: Johermyn Chavez Top 20 Prospect List Page

This type of prospect is always hard to judge because they’re so raw, and all too frequently lead to heartbreak in the long run.  However, there’s still plenty of reason to be excited about him, and that’s what brings us here:

6. Taijuan Walker
Position: RHP |  Hits: R Throws: R
DOB:  8/13/1992  |  HT: 6’5″ WT: 195 LB
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Mariners Top 20 Prospects: Number Seven

<< Previous Prospect: Marcus Littlewood Top 20 Prospect List Page

There’s only been one trade so far that many Mariners fans feel was “screwed up” by GM Jack Zduriencik, and that was the trade that sent Brandon Morrow to Toronto for reliever Brandon League.  League has been frustrating in his time with the Mariners, but there’s still been a nice beacon of hope for the future that’s come out of that trade.  This next player is that beacon:

7. Johermyn Chavez
Position: OF |  Hits: R Throws: R
DOB:  1/26/1989  |  HT: 6’3″ WT: 220 LB
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Mariners Top 20 Prospects: Number Eight

<< Previous Prospect: Kyle Seager Top 20 Prospect List Page

This young man is still a ways away from the majors, but is an intriguing prospect all the same, even considering all the other infielders contending for attention in the organization.

8. Marcus Littlewood
Position: SS |  Hits: S Throws: R
DOB:  3/18/1992  |  HT: 6’3″ WT: 200 LB
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