Signed: September 23, 2006
That birth date isn't a misprint. Born in 1990, he'll be just 18 next season. Despite a broken thumb that slowed him down last year, he still made the leap to the California League and handled himself exceptionally well. It will be interesting to see if the Mariners continue to push him aggressively with a bump up to Double-A or if he'll begin the year back with High Desert. Whatever the case, he's still way, way ahead of the curve.