Congrats to (ExcelCord user) D.J. Mitchell on his Major League Spring Training invite with the Seattle Mariners! Are any of you planning on going to Spring Training this year?
Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today that 18 players have been invited to Major League Spring Training.
The list features several notable names, including 2012 first round draft pick catcher Mike Zunino, Futures Game participant right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker, 2012 Mariners Minor League Player of the Year infielder Stefen Romero, 2012 Mariners Heart and Soul Award winner infielder Brad Miller and Arizona Fall League participants infielder Nick Franklin, left-handed pitcher James Paxton, right-handed pitcher Carson Smith and right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom. The Mariners farm system led all teams with a minor league record 496 wins in 2012, and was recently ranked as the second-best minor league system in baseball by Baseball America writer Jim Callis.
Of the 18 players that have been added to the Spring Training roster (in addition to the 40-man roster), 15 were members of the Mariners organization last season…
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