December 15, 2016
Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
The State of the System: The tenth-best pitching prospect in the Braves system is the fourth-best prospect in this system. Draw your own conclusions.
The Top Ten
The Big Question: Do the Mariners have the worst top pitching prospect in baseball?
Ask three evaluators what makes a good pitching prospect, and you may get three different answers. Many will naturally gravitate towards upside, and talk about size, arm strength, velocity, hammer breaking balls, and other terms you could associate with Noah Syndergaard. Some might bring up a pitcher’s ability to control his delivery, and to throw quality strikes with all of his pitches. Others will list a combination of stuff and mechanics, with a liberal dash of intangibles alongside.