Minor League Opening Day Roster Analysis: Seattle Mariners

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
*Disabled list


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.