Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen Crack ESPN's Top-25 MLB Prospects List

With the likes of Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Matt Moore already in the majors, ESPN's Keith Law had to re-organize his top-25 MLB prospects list accordingly. Luckily a pair of up-and-coming Seattle Mariners make the grade as right handed pitcher Taijuan Walker has jumped into the No. 6 spot on Law's latest list, while lefty Danny Hultzen pushed his way up into the No. 22 spot.

Make the jump for more.

Walker was sitting No. 24 in Law's last prospects list, but has been lighting it up for Double-A Jackson. Walker currently owns a 3-1 record in eight starts, posting a 2.06 ERA along with a 41/12 K/BB ratio.

Here is Law with the commentary:

Still just 19 and holding his own in Double-A, although he's not quite as polished as [Dylan] Bundy or [Shelby] Miller. Seattle did the right thing in jumping him past hitter-friendly High Desert in the high Class A California League.

A for Hulzten, he is 4-3 with a 1.78 ERA (14 R in 50.2 IP) in nine starts for Jackson, jumping up eight spots from his previous rank of No. 30. This 22-year old isn't exactly overpowering, but will make a solid starter in the majors in Law's opinion.

Hultzen is nothing spectacular, but he's very close to major league ready, with a changeup as his best shot for an out pitch and above-average command of all of his pitches.

For more on the Mariners, head over to Lookout Landing.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.