|WHERE THE TOP 10 PROSPECTS ARE|
|1||Mike Zunino||3/25/1991||c||Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)|
|2||Taijuan Walker||8/13/1992||rhp||Jackson Generals|
|3||Danny Hultzen||11/28/1989||lhp||Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)|
|4||James Paxton||11/6/1988||lhp||Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)|
|5||Nick Franklin||3/2/1991||ss/2b||Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)|
|6||Brandon Maurer||7/3/1990||rhp||Seattle Mariners|
|7||Carter Capps||8/7/1990||rhp||Seattle Mariners|
|8||*Stefen Romero||10/17/1988||2b||Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)|
|9||Brad Miller||10/18/1989||ss||Jackson Generals (AA)|
|10||Victor Sanchez||1/30/1995||rhp||Extended Spring|
HE’S WHERE?: Catcher Mike Zunino is blazing a trail to Seattle, starting his first full minor league season in Triple-A Tacoma. Even after a great debut in short-season Everett in 2012, righthander Victor Sanchez is starting the season in extended spring training.
WHO’S MISSING: Third baseman Stefen Romero will begin the season on Triple-A Tacoma’s disabled list with an oblique strain.
GO SEE: Triple-A Tacoma is loaded with four players from Baseball America’s Top 100 list: Zunino, lefthanders Danny Hultzen and James Paxton, and middle infielder Nick Franklin. Righthander Taijuan Walker and shortstop Brad Miller could be there soon.