Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/20/12
The Seattle Mariners Farm Arms Today we’re kicking off a new monthly duel series here at NWSB called “prospect watch.” Each month I’ll be writing two pieces, one covering the top three-four pitchers in the Mariners system, and the other covering the top three-four hitters in the system. For our inaugural piece we’ll be exploring the pitching side of things. It’s not often that an organization has three pitching prospects that rank among the elite in all of baseball. With some stellar drafting over the years, the Seattle Mariner’s have achieved just that. Did I mention two are lefties? James Paxton, Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker are names fans might not be aware of. Well, you best start learning them, because they could be with the Big League club any day now. James Paxton Paxton has quite a story. Originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2009 draft, Paxton forwent signing in order to play his senior season at the University of Kentucky. However, because of contact ma...
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