NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over prospect hitters Brad Miller, Phillips Castillo and Vinnie Catricala. They’re not the biggest names in the system, but they still have plenty to offer in the way of future talent.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us a look at the future of the Mariners today. You could make a statement for each and every one of these players. He puts on his swami hat and lists Danny Hultzen, Andre Carraway, Vinnie Catricala, Carlos Triunfel and Nick Franklin as options for big league promotion. Who does he think will be the next called up?
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us his take on the future uncertainty of the Mariners outfield and third base positions. With Mike Carp and Franklin Gutierrez out with injury, players are getting a chance to play. When they come back, though, what happens with Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners & Tacoma Rainiers blogger Danny Ferguson tells us what to expect from the AAA farm team of the M’s in 2012. Fans should see Adam Moore, Franklin Gutierrez and Mike Carp in Tacoma on training assignments before being activated off the disabled list. Does Tacoma have the same potential this season as well? It is hard to know exactly what to expect with a fluctuating roster of a AAA team.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out the one bright point was the Mariners minor league player of the year in 2011, 23 year old, Vinnie Catricala. Vinnie played in two leagues last year, starting off for A High Dessert before being promoted to AA Jackson Generals. If there is one thing that the Mariners need, it is offense. By the end of 2011 his batting average leveled off to a mere .349.