“There are few events in baseball more exciting than a highly-touted prospect making his major league debut. After months of scanning scouting reports, analyzing inflated minor league statistics, and picking apart top prospect ratings, fans get to revel in the moment when he finally steps off the page and onto the field of a Major League Baseball team.
This season, four of the Seattle Mariners’ top pitching prospects are expected to break into the big leagues: Brandon Maurer, Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker, and James Paxton. Of the three who made their season debuts yesterday, Maurer was the first one out of the gate in the series clincher against the Oakland Athletics.”
Full post at Prospect Insider here.