Walker’s Tuesday Task

“Last season, the Big Four broke hearts in the Southern League. The top-rated pitching prospects in the Seattle Mariners organization — Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, Danny Hultzen, and Brandon Maurer — combined for a 2.03 earned run average, striking out 424 batters and quashing opposing power with just 23 home runs allowed in 83 appearances.

Now, the four are reunited as the core of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers’ staff. The latest addition to the rotation, 20-year-old Walker, kissed his Double-A career goodbye last week with a 12-strikeout performance, granting six hits and an earned run in 6 2/3 innings pitched. The right-hander is slated to make his Triple-A debut on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants’ Fresno Grizzlies — who, like the Rainiers, have had trouble harnessing run support in the first two games of the series.”

Full post at Prospect Insider here.