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Those three Mariners phenoms speak! (video)

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on March 5, 2012 at 8:17 am with 3 Comments »
March 5, 2012 8:17 am

No one knows what the future holds, although the Seattle Mariners and their fans are hoping theirs are tied to James Paxton, Dan Hultzen and Taijuan Walker.

All three are young pitchers on the fast track toward the big leagues and, as fate has it, are good friends. They locker together, stretch together and – in games like today against Cincinnati – pitch on the same day.

Paxton (23), Hultzen (22) and Walker (19) are what we old-poops like to think of as ‘good kids,’ thoughtful, friendly and charming. If you haven’t read a word about any of them, watch this 2 1/2 minutes with them and see if you’re not smiling by the end.

Charm may not be an attribute on the mound, but it’s hard not to see it in these three pups.

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  1. wabubba67 says:

    Can’t vouch for Paxton or Walker (though they seem great too), but after watching Hultzen this fall in Arizona over the course of six weeks and seeing him interact with fans (when other players chose not to), he is an extremely easy guy to root for!

    The tidbit about FDR is kind of funny because after meeting Hultzen’s dad for a few minutes, I walked away thinking, “He actually looks a little bit like FDR.”

  2. footballscaa says:

    A bit early to be calling these guys “phenoms”. Let’s see them in the bigs first.

  3. wabubba67 says:

    They already do things that the average or even above average baseball pitcher cannot do…the term phenom seems to be accurate. No guarantees in baseball and injuries (especially with pitchers) can be cruel, but that (along with youth) does not diminish their talent in my eyes.

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