Who Are the Seattle Mariners’ Top-20 Prospects? Part 3 Numbers 10-6
By Ronda Bowen
Dec 23, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; General view of Safeco Field. The facility is the home stadium of the MLB team Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
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.
#8 Brad Miller – 23 Years Old – Shortstop
Brad Miller is a non-roster invitee for this season’s spring training. During his 2012 stint in the minors, his batting average was .334. His OPS was .922. Miller has some great speed, and he’s good at stealing bases. He’ll be one to keep an eye on.
#7 Carter Capps – 22 Years Old – Right Handed Pitcher
Carter Capps has been added to the 40-man roster and he will be attending the spring training camp. Capps’ fastball is in the 98 MPH range, he’s got an average curve ball and he’s got an above-average change-up. He’s projected to make a great potential closer for the Mariners.
#6 Stephen Pryor – 23 Years Old – Right Handed Pitcher
Stephen Pryor is another top prospect who is on the 40-man roster and who will be attending spring training. His fastball is something truly amazing, his ERA in 2012 was .93, and his cutter is something truly special. He’s definitely a player to keep an eye on.