The annual ranking of the Top-100 prospects in the minor leagues by Scout.com has been released and the Seattle Mariners placed five of their prospects on the list as follows:
Taijuan Walker - No. 5 overall
Danny Hultzen - No. 11 overall
Mike Zunino - No. 30 overall
Nick Franklin - No. 47 overall
James Paxton - No. 82 overall
Walker and Zunino both rank as the No. 3 prospects at their respective positions with Hultzen being the 6th pitcher, Franklin 8th at shortstop and Paxton the 38th pitcher (8th left-hander).
The five players do represent the same five that SeattleClubhouse had as our top Mariners' prospects, albeit in a slightly different order than we had in our rankings. The complete SeattleClubhouse Top-50 is still accessible with detailed scouting reports on 50 of the brightest prospects in the Mariners' organization.
To view the entire Scout.com Top-100 list and fashion your own method of breaking them down into smaller groups, click this link to be taken to the Top-100 main page. For reference, the Top-100 will remain linked below the main stories on our front page throughout the 2013 season.
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