Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/23/13
Now who’s top dog? Entering this season the Mariner’s had one of the most hyped farm systems in baseball. But with names like Mike Zunino, Nick Franklin and Brad Miller finding themselves in the Big Leagues, there’s a chance the talent is drying up. Luckily that’s not the case. Seattle’s top prospects may be moving up, but there’s still plenty of other big names to be excited about. Here’s an inside look at Seattle’s other guys down on the farm. The Big Three Everyone knows the big three by now—Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen and James Paxton—so we won’t spend too much time talking about them. So far in 2013 Walker’s development has taken huge steps forward. Unfortunately, after a great start Hultzen’s been on the shelf with a shoulder injury since June—he’s likely to be shut down before season’s end. As for Paxton, he’s taken some steps back. All-in-all these three are still high ceiling prospects, with Hultzen and Walker likely candidates to break the rotation next Spring. D
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