How are the Mariners Top Prospects Faring this Spring?
Find out which Mariners prospects have excelled and which have disappointed this spring in Peoria.
Spring training serves as an opportunity for the veterans to get ready for the regular season, but it also gives fans a chance to see some of the best young players in the organization. Here at SoDo Mojo, we ranked the top 20 prospects in the Seattle Mariners organization prior to the start of the Cactus League. Today we will discuss how these youngsters have fared in the desert this spring.
The Jack Zduriencik era was filled with busts and disappointing prospects. Many youngsters were rushed to the big leagues (see Mike Zunino) and others just failed to produce (see Dustin Ackley). Jerry Dipoto took over a depleted minor-league system when he was hired to be the M’s GM last September, and it will take some time to rebuild the farm.
The Mariners may not have many “can’t miss” prospects, but there are still plenty of young players who will make an impact in Seattle in the near future. We have had a chance to see many of them this spring in Peoria. Some have played better than expected, and others have looked overmatched.
We will begin this slideshow by discussing Jonathan Aro, who placed 20th in SoDo Mojo’s list of the M’s top prospects.
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