In my analysis of the Texas Rangers’ top-10 prospects yesterday afternoon, I noted how after Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt, there’s a noticeably wide gap between their big-league-ready talent, and the next wave of talent to presumably reach the major leagues.
The Mariners’ system, on the other hand, is absolutely loaded with talent at Double-A and above, as many of their top prospects have the potential to contribute as early as the 2013 season.
In addition to their depth on the mound in Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Brandon Maurer, they also have a host of highly promising bats at premium positions. Highlighted by 2012 first-round Mike Zunino, it seems as though Nick Franklin, Brad Miller and Stefen Romero are all capable of raking their way towards a call-up during the 2013 season.
Depending on the quality of their offseason acquisitions, the Mariners are also poised to be one of the game’s more intriguing teams to trade with given their overall depth at a variety of positions.
Here’s a look at the Seattle Mariners’ top 10 prospects.