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A spring training prospect showcase

Updated: March 5, 2012, 10:24 PM ET
By Keith Law

The Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners played a "B" game on Monday morning in Goodyear, Ariz., featuring Cincy's Daniel Corcino (the No. 54 prospect in the minors heading into 2012) and Seattle's Taijuan Walker (No. 24) as the two starting pitchers, after which the Mariners threw all their best pitching prospects with two top hitters in the lineup for good measure.

• Corcino, the Reds right-hander with a remarkable physical resemblance to Johnny Cueto, started out around 88-91 mph, but warmed up and eventually hit 94 in his second inning of work, sitting 90-92 by that point with an average slider, a hard changeup with good action, and what I assume was a cutter at 85-88 that he threw three times.

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