Breaking Down the Top-50

Walker's the top guy now matter how you slice it

Looking at the recently completed SeattleClubhouse Top-50 Mariners' prospect list from all angles.

As we've wrapped up our annual look at the Top-50 prospects in the organization for the Seattle Mariners, giving in-depth reports on those players five at a time, now it's time to take a look at that group as a whole in chart form. Everyone knows Taijuan Walker and James Paxton and are anxious to see if both will make the big league rotation for the M's, but where are the rest of the top prospects? Where is the system the strongest? What is the most common level for the top prospects? The most common age?

Here is the quick and dirty answers to those questions, showing the level that they last played in 2013 and the players ages as of today's date.

POSITION /
LEVEL
C 1B /
DH
2B 3B SS OF SP RP TOTAL
Rookie 1 1
Short Season 1 2 3 3 1 10
Low-A 2 1 1 2 2 8
High-A 1 1 3 5
Double-A 1 1 1 4 3 4 14
Triple-A 1 1 1 3 1 2 9
MLB 1 2 3
TOTAL 3 1 3 3 5 17 11 7 50

And another look at level, this time broken down by age:

AGE 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 TOTAL
Rookie 1 1
Short Season 1 1 3 3 2 10
Low-A 2 2 2 2 8
High-A 1 1 2 1 5
Double-A 1 1 3 7 2 14
Triple-A 1 1 2 5 9
MLB 1 1 1 3
TOTAL 1 1 3 6 8 6 6 11 8 50

This look gives us handedness of the hitting:

HITS Left Right Both TOTAL
Rookie 1 1
Short Season 6 6
Low-A 1 4 1 6
High-A 2 2 1 5
Double-A 2 5 7
Triple-A 3 2 1 6
MLB 1 1
TOTAL 8 20 4 32

And this one does the same for pitchers:

THROWS Left Right TOTAL
Rookie
Short Season 1 3 4
Low-A 1 1 2
High-A
Double-A 3 4 7
Triple-A 1 2 3
MLB 1 1 2
TOTAL 7 11 18

To find out the "who" that make up the "what" and "where" from the above charts, the complete Top-50 reports can be found at the following links:

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