Looking back to spring training this year, the Seattle Mariners' farm system at that point was loaded with potential impact players. Fast-forward to June, and a few of them have gone to play significant roles in the Mariners' season (meanwhile, AAA Tacoma is taking a big hit this season).
Even Dustin Ackley has been called up, so at this point, many would assume that the farm system is effectively devoid of talent. Of nine players to make their rookie debuts this season, five are currently on the ball club. But right now, thanks to some impressive depth in the system, there are still plenty of players honing their skills in the minors, and some may even be able to contribute later this season.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the top minor leaguers after Ackley's ascension to the major league level.