Evaluating the Development of the Seattle Mariners Top 5 Prospects

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Evaluating the Development of the Seattle Mariners Top 5 Prospects
H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY

With the induction of Ken Griffey Jr. to the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame last Saturday night, it made me wonder whether any current players within the organization have a chance of some day being inducted.  

For the moment, only Felix Hernandez would appear to be a solid candidate, but beyond him, are there any other players worth considering?

Perhaps Kyle Seager has a shot or one of the rookies like Nick Franklin or Mike Zunino?

Honestly, that sounds like a lot of wishful thinking for today, but could they some day form the nucleus of another successful team, much like legends Junior, Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner, Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson did once upon a time?

If so, the Mariners, as an organization, will need to provide them a little more help. 

With that in mind, I'd like to dig a little deeper as follow-up to my post on the M's top positional prospects from last week and evaluate the development of the teams top five overall prospects, according to MLB.com.

As you can expect, there will be a little bit of overlap, but, generally, I'm hoping to add a few new insights as well in seeing whether the Seattle organization can move forward rather than continually reminding us of a past that looks and feels all the more distant with each passing year. 

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