How are the Mariners Top Prospects Faring this Spring?
Dario Pizzano – OF
The Columbia University alum entered camp as the Mariners 11th best prospect, but Dario Pizzano has been just okay in limited action this spring. He has slashed .250/.368/.500 across 13 games. Pizzano is 4 for 16 with a double, a home run and 2 RBI in Cactus League play. He’s had his moments, but he has looked overmatched at the plate the majority of the time.
Pizzano spent 2015 with the Jackson Generals in the Southern League. He slashed .308/.366/.457 through 243 plate appearances last season. Pizzano added 13 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs and 33 RBI to his impressive stat line. The Mariners sent him to the Arizona Fall League following the season, and Pizzano did a nice job against the best young talent in the game.
The 24-year-old corner outfielder is on the fast track to Seattle, and he should open this season in Tacoma with the Rainiers. Look for Pizzano to make his debut with the Mariners this summer or early next year.
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