The Seattle Mariners have one of the best pitching development in all of baseball. They have so many quality arms coming through the system, it is ridiculous. The unquestioned leader of the pack is George Kirby, who has the highest potential of any pitcher in the Mariners organization. The biggest question is who comes next at the #2 spot? There are several good candidates, but it is ultimately a three-horse race for the second spot.
So, what we decided to do was put a poll up on Twitter to see what the Seattle Mariners fans thought about the other pitching prospects within the organization. It’s pretty clear to most that the next tier consists of three guys. Emerson Hancock, Brandon Williamson, and Matt Brash.
These three are the 3 Leading Candidates for #2 SP Prospect in the Mariners system
These three are the three with the best claim to the #2 spot, and we took a Twitter poll to gauge your opinions on who the best is out of this trio. Out of just under 550 votes, about 47% of you out there say that Emerson Hancock is the second-best pitching prospect in the organization. Nearly 41% say that it is Matt Brash, almost 12% say it is Brandon Williamson, and less than one percent say it’s someone else.
That’s how they finished, so let’s dive in a bit more to see some of the reasons so many fans are interested in these three pitchers.