Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Happy Felix Day

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. Back to the losing column for the M’s this week. Felix Hernandez looks toward the All-Star game, Hector Noesi finally sent down to Tacoma, and Taijuan Walker and Danny Hultzen make a name for themselves in Kansas City.

Prospect Watch: A look at bats on the rise for the Seattle Mariners

Francisco Martinez, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his second prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over how prospect hitters Francisco Martinez, Nick Franklin and newly drafted Mike Zunino should fare coming up through the minor league system.

2012 Mariners MLB Draft: Seattle picks & draft overview

Patrick Kivlehan is a big 3B with a big bat (photo scarletknoghts.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his overview of the top ten players selected in the 2012 MLB first player draft by the Seatlle Mariners. Don’t expect many of these players to make it to the show, especially the way that Jack Zduriencik likes to deal prospects. Mike Zunino, a catcher who hits a ton, and calls a mean game as well, is heir apparent for the M’s starting catching duties as soon as he is available.

Seattle Mariners 2012 draft profile: Florida Gators Mike Zunino

With an above average and defense to boot, Zunino will be the future of the Mariners. (photo mlbdraftinsider.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve tells us why he’s so high on Mariners number one draft pick Mike Zunino. The reigning SEC player of the year, Zunino hits like Carlton Fisk, but has the knowledge of Mariners great Dan Wilson behind the plate. Watch out Jesus Montero, Zunino’s coming! Steve gives you the numbers behind Zunino’s game, and tells you he will be an important part of this orginazation moving forward.

In-Depth: A closer look at Seahawks rookie DT Jaye Howard

Jaye Howard, Seattle Seahawks

NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us a closer look at the Seattle Seahawks 2012 fifth round draft choice. The Seahawks selected Jaye Howard – DT – Florida. He’ll practice this week at the VMAC in Seattle at the first Seahawks rookie minicamp. He has deceptive speed for a big guy and will pursue ball carriers on the edges of the field.

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