Seattle Mariners: 10 Prospects Who Could Make An Impact in 2011

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Seattle Mariners: 10 Prospects Who Could Make An Impact in 2011
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The Seattle Mariners did not have a picture-perfect 2010 season. After a surprise 85-77 campaign in 2009, the Mariners lost 101 games last season, matching their 2008 low.

Ace starter Cliff Lee—their main acquisition a year ago—was traded to a division rival, and the Mariners finished the year with the worst record in the American League for the second time in three years.

As bad as 2010 was, there is hope in Seattle. The Mariners locked up Felix Hernandez early in the season and their 24-year-old top starter won his first Cy Young award with a 2.27 ERA and 232 strikeouts.

At the same time, the Mariners minor-league system had a fine season. The Cliff Lee trade netted three prospects and the Mariners top minor-league arm had a breakout season.

What Mariners prospects might make an impact with the 2011 club? Here are 10.

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