Not any major surprises at this point. I wonder if James Paxton would have made the Rainiers’ rotation if Erasmo Ramirez didn’t start the season on the disabled list. But he’s there with Danny Hultzen, Mike Zunino, Nick Franklin and others. The Rainiers should have a pretty good team.
Hector Noesi has pitched his way down to Double A Jackson which has Rainiers fans rejoicing. Chance Ruffin is restarting his career as a starting pitcher in Jackson and Vinnie Catricala – the toast of last spring – is back in Double A. He really struggled this spring and doesn’t have a true position.
Jackson has Brad Miller and John Hicks and Walker… that’s a very good nucleus.