Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/9/12
What about relievers? A lot of stock is put into the Mariners Big 3 pitching prospects of James Paxton, Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker. With their phenomenal upsides it’s hard to not get excited. That’s why, to date, they’ve been the only three covered in this column. Today, we’re taking a different path. We’re going to be examining another pitching Big 3 in the Mariner’s system. These guys aren’t starters, but their arms will one day make up the backbone of the Seattle bullpen. Big 3 of starting, meet the Big 3 of relieving. Note: all three of these pitchers have seen MLB time, but none have passed the official “rookie” limit of 50 innings pitched. Therefore, they are still considered rookies and prospects. Chance Ruffin Ruffin is your typical right handed power pitcher. Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Tossed in at last year’s trade deadline, Chance Ruffin was part of the deal that sent Doug Fister to the Detroit Tigers. Before pitching for Detroit’s affiliates he...
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