Over the last two days, we’ve been profiling the top twenty prospects for the Seattle Mariners. In the first post, we took a look at the numbers 20-16 players. In the second post, we took a look at the numbers 15-11 players. We’re finally in the top ten, and we’ve already profiled a good number of talented athletes.
#10 Brandon Maurer – 22 Years Old – Right Handed Pitcher
Brandon Maurer earned himself a slot on the team’s 40 man roster this year. This right-handed pitcher was the most consistent starter in the minor leagues of 2012, and had an ERA of 3.20. He’s got a four-pitch repertoire including a 96 mile per hour fastball, slider, curveball, and change-up. He’s also made consistency a pastime. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him on the field this year.
#9 Victor Sanchez – 18 Years Old – Right Handed Pitcher
Victor Sanchez finished 2012 among league leaders for ERA (3.18) and batting average (.223). While he’s not quite ready for the big leagues (hopefully by 2016), he’s got a good fastball, and his curve and slider are both above average. He signed for a $2.5 million bonus – making him one of the highest paid prospects of 2011. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does.