Found February 12, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
There may not be much hope for the Mariners to contend in the strong AL West in 2013, but if pitching wins championships, then there is some serious upside on the way -- and a catcher who can flat-out rake. My Top 10 1. Mike Zunino C 2. Taijuan Walker SP 3. James Paxton SP 4. Danny Hultzen SP 5. Victor Sanchez SP 6. Brad Miller SS 7. Nick Franklin SS/2B 8. Carter Capps RP 9. Stefen Romero 2B 10. Luiz Gohara SP   Star Potential   Mike Zunino C Age by 4/1/2013: 22 Notes: Strong frame, plus power and the tools to be an excellent defensive catcher at the big league level. Pretty much the whole package.   With my own eyes (video): Zunino starts with a wide, strong base that stays strong throughout a simple load. His balance is excellent at the point of contact and when he gets his arms extended, he has almost all of his strength behind the swing.   Upside: If his plate discipline continues to develop, w...
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