2012 Seattle Mariners Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Seattle Mariners Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Seattle Mariners Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Jesus Montero C
Born: 11/28/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB New York Yankees (Traded To Seattle Jan 2012)
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .288, 19(2B), 1(3B), 18HR, 67RBI
MAJORS: .328, 4(2B), 4HR, 12RBI (20 hits in 61 at-bats)

#2 Danny Hultzen LHP
Born: 11/28/1991
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#3 Taijuan Walker RHP
Born: 8/13/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Clinton Lumberkings
2011 Combined Stats: 6-5, 2.89ERA, 96.2IP, 39BB, 113K, .202BAA

#4 James Paxton LHP
Born: 11/6/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: 6-3, 2.37ERA, 95IP, 43BB, 131K, .215BAA

#5 Nick Franklin SS
Born: 3/2/1991
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .281, 13(2B), 7(3B), 7HR, 26RBI, 18SB

#6 Francisco Martinez 3B
Born: 9/1/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .289, 21(2B), 7(3B), 10HR, 69RBI, 10SB

#7 Erasmo Ramirez RHP
Born: 5/2/1990
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers
2011 Combined Stats: 10-8, 4.83ERA, 152.2IP, 32BB, 116K, .290BAA

#8 Chance Ruffin RHP
Born: 9/8/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Seattle Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 3-3, 2.03ERA, 19 Saves, 48.2IP, 22BB, 60K, .207BAA
MAJORS: 1-0, 4.08ERA, 17.2IP, 9BB, 18K, .261BAA

#9 Phillips Castillo OF
Born: 2/2/1994
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: .300, 18(2B), 5(3B), 1HR, 27RBI, 8SB

#10 Alex Liddi 3B
Born: 8/14/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Seattle Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .259, 32(2B), 3(3B), 30HR, 104RBI
MAJORS: .225 (9 hits in 40 at-bats), 3(2B), 3HR, 6RBI

#11 Tyler Marlette C
Born: 1/23/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Pulaski Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: .156 (7 hits in 45 at-bats), 2(2B), 2RBI (5th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#12 Brad Miller SS
Born: 10/18/1989
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Clinton Lumberkings
2011 Combined Stats: .415 (22 hits in 55 at-bats), 4(2B), 1(3B), 7RBI (2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#13 Guillermo Pimentel OF
Born: 10/5/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Pulaski Mariners
2011 Combined Stats: .265, 10(2B), 11HR, 46RBI

#14 Chih-Hsien Chiang OF
Born: 2/21/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .302, 44(2B), 4(3B), 18HR, 86RBI

#15 Vinnie Catricala 3B
Born: 10/31/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Jackson Generals
2011 Combined Stats: .349, 48(2B), 4(3B), 25HR, 106RBI, 17SB

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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