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A Look at Nick Franklin So Far

In 99 plate appearances (as of Sunday morning) since being promoted by the Mariners, Nick Franklin has been a very effective hitter. Franklin has been walking, not striking out very much, and hitting for power. He is swinging through pitches a lot less than average, making more contact than average, and not chasing pitches, in […]

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2013 Seattle Mariners Top 5 Prospects

Five Seattle Mariners were named in MLB‘s top 100 prospect rankings. Taijuan Walker, not surprisingly, was the very first Mariner on the list at #5. All of baseball considers the 20 year old RHP as one of the very best and that was proven when the Diamondbacks were willing to part with Justin Upton in a […]


Mariners Win the Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League club that the Mariners’ prospects played on, the Peoria Javalinas (which also contained prospects from the Reds, Twins, Phillies, and Padres) won the Arizona Fall League championship on Saturday. Since the game was televised on MLB Network, here are some notes on the 3 Mariners that played in the game: Reliever […]


All-Star Games and Hultzen and Franklin March On

The big news is that Nick Franklin and Danny Hultzen have been promoted from AA to AAA. I don’t have a lot of room for numbers, but Hultzen was nothing short of dominant in AA with a 1.19 ERA/2.84 FIP/3.35 SIERA. He gave up line drives just 11.4% of the time, leading to a .460 […]


Mariner Minor League Notes: Sorce, Hultzen, Hobson, and Robinson

Danny Hultzen was originally scheduled to start against Diamondbacks prospect Trevor Bauer. Bauer was promoted to AAA before the game, and started on Friday night. This was baffling for many people, and some speculated that the Diamondbacks didn’t want the pitchers facing each other, although that makes no sense to me. Hultzen had probably his […]


Franklin, Sherrill and other Spring Training Notes

Nick Franklin fell out of Kevin Goldstein’s top 101 because of a drop in 2011 performance, injury problems, defense and a concern with his swing (leaving him off was one of Goldstein’s more controversial decisions). That is quite a laundry list of things. Franklin played in 4 different levels of the minors in 2011, playing […]


Mariners Top 10 Prospects 2012

Baseball America has released it’s Top 10 Prospects list for the Seattle Mariners organization. There really aren’t any surprises at the top of the list, however the list will be changing relatively soon because a few of the key names are expected to be making an impact at the major league level as early as this season. […]