2013 Seattle Mariners Prospect No. 13: Steven Proscia

Steven Proscia, 3B/1B, High Desert Mavericks (A+, average age 22.4 in 2012)

6-2, 210 lbs, 23 years old

Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Acquired: 2011 Amateur Draft (7th Round)

2012 Ranking: 20th

ETA: 2014

Proscia, a Virginia teammate of Danny Hultzen, hasn’t been near the top of many prospect lists. I had him at No. 20 last year, and he performed well this year, though I’m hesitant as always to believe the numbers I see in High Desert. In 663 plate appearances at High Desert Proscia has run a .324/.354/.567 slash line with 36 homeruns, 35 doubles, and four triples. He’s got about an average strikeout rate, and a below average walk rate, but his BABIP isn’t completely damning. Proscia remains a questionable fielder, and he’ll probably have to hit his way to the big leagues as he’s likely got first base in his future. Proscia is probably more valuable to a team like the Mariners that is so left-handed in their infield as he could become a solid complement for Kyle Seager, or whoever is the Mariners eventual first baseman.

Potential (of 40): 24

Probability of Success (of 30): 20

Positional value (of 20): 10

Character (of 10): 10


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  • maqman

    It will be interesting to see what he does in Jackson, which is where I presume they will send him. If Smoak comes through (which I expect) he’s going to get blocked if he gets to Tacoma and still produces. If Smoak goes up in smoke then he has to have Morales leave town too, along with Morse and Carp. It’s interesting that many expect Smoak to fail but few think Ackley will. Good thing we have lots of back-ups for both of them. I like the depth Z has created.