3 Mariners starting pitchers that will begin the season at Triple-A, and 2 who won't

With the big league rotation set, we take a look at the Mariners AAA affiliate Tacoma Rainiers, and 3 starting pitchers who will start there and 2 who won't

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Of all the teams in baseball, the Mariners might be up at the top when it comes to their big league rotation being set. Luis Castillo, George Kirby, Logan Gilbert, Bryce Miller, and Bryan Woo are all currently locked in. You have Anthony DeSclafani sitting as the 6th starter and long reliever for the team. That's set in stone as much as possible at this point in time.

It leads to the question of wondering who is behind those players, and where they are going to be in the upcoming season. That's the point of today's article, taking a look at some of those potential "next guys up", and where they will be at in 2024.

Some of them, the older ones or closer ones, will likely be with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers to start the season. Others, who are either coming off of injury or a bit younger, will be at AA. While the depth of the Mariners system is a lot lighter than it has been in the past for their starting pitching prospects, there are still definitely some names that we need to keep an eye on and an ear out for.