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Franklin, Paxton and Zunino named to AFL rising stars game

Three of the Mariners top prospects have earned spots in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars game. Catcher Mike Zunino, infielder Nick Franklin and pitcher James Paxton have all been named to the West Team.

Franklin has been one of the top performers in the league.  He is hitting .342 (13-for-38) with a 1.024 OPS and just seven strikeouts.

Zunino is hitting .255 (14-for-55) in 13 games. He has posted a .741 OPS.

Paxton is 1-1 with a 5.68 ERA in five starts. He's struck out 16 batters in 14 1/3 innings.

The game will be televised on MLB Network on Saturday at 3 p.m. from Talking Stick Field in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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