The present is exciting for the Seattle Mariners, but the future also looks bright with two representatives at the 2014 MLB Futures Game, which is scheduled for July 13 at Minnesota’s Target Field.
D.J. Peterson and Gabby Guerrero were selected to participate from the Mariners’ system and will oppose each other Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis. They join Taijuan Walker and James Paxton as notable Mariners to participate recently in the event.
As the Mariners value homegrown offensive prospects highly, Peterson and Guerrero will be closely monitored in the Futures Game and beyond. Both are ranked in the top four of Seattle’s farm system among positional players by MLB.com.
Peterson and Guerrero will have relatively similar skill sets with a couple of key distinctions on display at the Futures Game.
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