Mariners Prospect: Promotions looming amidst blossoming farm system

Plenty of Mariners' prospects are making a case to rise the organizational ladder, the Nuts are well, nuts, and who is the next pitching star in the system.
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Arkansas Travelers (27-20, 1st place TL North) 

Even with Tyler Locklear's promotion, the Arkansas Travs offense still scores enough runs to support a stellar pitching staff. Logan Evans is mowing down Texas League batters (.188 BAA), sitting in the Top 10 in innings, strikeouts, ERA, and WHIP. Evans, a 12th-round pick, has taken to the Mariners' pitching philosophy and continues to rise prospect boards, joining Baseball America's Top 100 last week. 

The top of the lineup, including Harry Ford, Cole Young, Spencer Packard, and Ben Williamson, is chipping in nightly. Ford, the Mariners' 2nd-rated prospect, had a heck of a month slashing .298/.416/.892 in 22 games. The backstop turned around his season after hitting under the Mendoza line for the first month. Packard and his elite hit tool have conquered the Texas League and are ready for a promotion, which could be an exciting storyline to follow with the big league club. 

Keep an eye on closer Troy Taylor, who has acclimated well to his recent promotion, going a perfect 3 for 3 in save opportunities. With how the Mariners like to promote pitching prospects directly from Double-A, Taylor could considerably contribute to the Mariners' pen down the stretch.