Mariners Minors: Checking in with the Everett AquaSox

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Historic Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, BC. The Nat is home to the Vancouver Canadians. (Photo Credit: Brian Helberg)

On Tuesday night, I was afforded a unique opportunity to watch the Everett AquaSox play in my hometown of Vancouver, BC. The Canadians were hosting the AquaSox, and I was lucky enough to get a seat in the press box at historic Nat Bailey Stadium. Everett is the Seattle Mariners Class-A Short Season affiliate in the Northwest League.

I would be lying if I said it was a well played game, but it was very interesting to see how some of the M’s top prospects are faring this season. It was an error filled affair on both sides, and the Vancouver Canadians won 7-6 in the series finale.

The Everett AquaSox are currently leading the Northwest League Northern Division. The Mariners are not considered to have one of the better farm systems in baseball, but there is plenty of young talent on the AquaSox.

Before I get started I would like to personally recommend taking in a game at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, BC. Built in 1951, The Nat remains one of the premier Minor League stadiums in North America. Home to triple-A baseball for nearly 25 years, Nat Bailey Stadium is the jewel of the Northwest League. Click here to learn more about Nat Bailey Stadium.

I was hoping to see Braden Bishop, Ryan Uhl, Andrew Moore and Luiz Gohara, but unfortunately, none of these names were in the starting lineup on Tuesday night. Thankfully, there were more than a few intriguing prospects in the AquaSox ‘s starting 9.

A few of the players stood out to me, and I decided to take my notes and make them into a slideshow. We will start with Alex Jackson, who is currently the Mariners top prospect according to

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