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M’s Don’t Want To Rush Hultzen

John Hickey -Premium Content

Danny Hultzen, taken second in the 2011 draft by the Mariners last June, has not pitched in the minor leagues yet. The lefthander's only pro experience came in the Arizona Fall League, where he pitched well enough that he started in the AFL Rising Stars Game. And there is a good chance that Hultzen's time in the minor leagues won't be extensive. He headed to spring training in Peoria, Ariz., as one of several rookies with no big league experience who will get long looks in major league camp, joining lefty James Paxton and righthander Taijuan Walker.

Majors | #2012#Organization Reports#Seattle Mariners

M’s Go Back To ACC In 2011 Draft

John Hickey -Premium Content

The Mariners have not been reluctant to dip into the pool of talent coming out of the Atlantic Coast Conference in recent years, and Brad Miller says that will only make the organization stronger. Seattle drafted Dustin Ackley and Kyle Seager out of North Carolina in 2009 and both are already starting in Safeco Field—Ackley at second base and Seager at third.

Majors | #2011#Organization Reports#Seattle Mariners