Maurer rising to level of elite prospects 

March, 8, 2013
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PHOENIX -- A few more Seattle Mariners notes, these from their game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday at Phoenix Muni:

• Seattle starter Brandon Maurer doesn't get the attention of the Mariners' "big three" pitching prospects, but at this point I think he's already passed the third of that group (discussed below), and the right-hander should be considered a future member of the team's big league rotation.