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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Everett Aquasox (21-27, 6th place NWL) 

Last season, Frogs' fans were treated to a stacked roster that included Clase, Ford, Locklear, Reid VanScoter, and Young. Everett feels the pain with all those players promoted and a significant talent gap between the lower-level Modesto Nuts and the big-league club. There are some bright spots, though. Brock Rodden is in the NWL top 10 in almost every offensive category.

Outfielder RJ Schreck is contributing in the box thanks to a tremendous strike zone awareness (30 BB/20 K). Jared Sundstrom is providing a power threat in the middle of the order this team lacked for the first month-plus of the season. 

The pitching trio of Brendyn Garcia, Michael Morales, and Ryan Hawks are fronting the staff and eating innings. Sign a spotlight on Morales, who is finally reigning in his command and transitioning from a pitch-to-contact hurler to a stuff guy (48 IP/47 SO).