Before Jesus Montero, Kyle Seager, Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley, as well as others who have come up to the Mariners, there was a generation of Mariners that were also given a chance to secure an everyday spot with the Mariners.
That generation of players has gone from a bunch of wide-eyed rookies, to a bunch of 4A mid-20 somethings.
Some of these players you may remember, some of them you may not. And who knows? Maybe one of them will come out of nowhere and become a star in the near future.
But with everyday that passes, their hopes of becoming an everyday MLB player dwindles. Here are five players that are either already busts or are on the verge of becoming one.