01:07 PM - April 19, 2012 by MMChrisS
2. Seattle Mariners
The Mariners are a team which have been in perennial rebuilding mode since topping out at an impressive 116 win season last decade. But in the coming years, the Mariners are going to have a whale of a prospect class on the rise.
The Mariners farm system is undoubtedly lead by Jesus Montero, a power hitting catcher who could see action in 2012 behind the plate. Other top prospects include right handed pitcher Taijuan Walker, left hander Danny Hultzen, and southpaw James Paxton.
The Mariners farm system strength is their pitching depth without a doubt. Competing with Texas and Anaheim might have to wait a year or two, but Seattle will definitely be near the top of the AL West Standings soon enough.