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Help is on the way, Seattle Mariners

James Jones, Justin Smoak had good minor league postseasons in SEA's organization

Originally Published: September 27, 2010
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Getty ImagesJustin Smoak looked rough when he came up to Seattle this summer, but he seems to have stopped pressing.

The minor league postseason is coming to an end. Here are 10 notable performances:

Darrell Ceciliani, OF, New York Mets (Short-season Brooklyn)
A fourth-round pick in 2009, Ceciliani kind of fell off the radar when he was held back for extended spring training, but he moved back into the spotlight with a dynamic .351/.410/.531 (AVG/OBP/SLG) showing for the Cyclones during the regular season. A plus-plus runner with true center-field skills, the 20-year-old Oregon native kept it up during the playoffs, going 9-for-19 with four walks and four stolen bases. His 2011 full-season debut is among the most anticipated in the system.


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