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06.28.13 Mariners Minor League Report

06.28.13 Mariners Minor League Report

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SEATTLE MARINERS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT 
Games of June 27, 2013
YESTERDAY’S RESULT STANDINGS FIRST HALF WINNER/LOSER/SAVE
at Tacoma 2
, Las Vegas 0 48-33, 1st, +4.0 W-Hultzen (4-1)/S-Bawcom (12)
Jackson
, at Tennessee 3-5, 4th, -2.0 29-37, 4th, -13.0 POSTPONED RAIN
at High Desert 9
, Modesto 7 4-2, 3rd, -1.5 34-36, 3rd, -5.0 W-Miller (4-6)/S-Dobbs (1)Wisconsin 5,
at Clinton 4
(11 IP) 5-2, T2nd, -2.0 33-36, 5th, -9.5 L-Holman (1-4)
Everett 3
, at Tri-City 2 12-2, 1st, +4.0 W-Pereira (1-1)
at Pulaski 8
, Danville 2 4-4, 3rd, -1.0 W-De La Cruz (1-0)
at AZL Mariners 10
, AZL Reds 4 3-4, T2nd, -1.0 W-Urbina (2-0)/S-Claudio (2)
DSL Mariners
9-13, T5th, -8.0 OFF DAY
VSL Mariners 9
, VSL Tigers 1 28-9, 1st, +8.5 W-Breto (3-1)/S-Hidalgo (4)
LEAGUE STANDINGS
Pacific Coast League Standings (Northern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10Tacoma Rainiers 48 33 .593 - 23-14 25-19 12-12 W4 6-4
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 43 36 .544 4.0 20-15 23-21 15-17 L2 5-5Salt Lake Bees 44 37 .543 4.0 25-15 19-22 15-9 W2 8-2Reno Aces 31 50 .383 17.0 18-30 13-20 10-14 L4 4-6
Southern League Standings (Northern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Tennessee Smokies 5 3 .625 - 3-0 2-3 5-3 W3 5-3Birmingham Barons 5 4 .556 0.5 3-1 2-3 3-1 W1 5-4Chattanooga Lookouts 4 5 .444 1.5 4-5 0-0 3-2 W1 4-5
Jackson Generals 3 5 .375 2.0 3-2 0-3 0-3 L3 3-5
Huntsville Stars 2 7 .222 3.5 0-0 2-7 1-3 L1 2-7
California League Standings (Southern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Lancaster JetHawks 7 1 .875 - 4-0 3-1 4-1 L1 7-1Inland Empire 66ers 6 2 .750 1.0 5-2 1-0 6-2 W4 6-2
High Desert Mavericks 5 2 .714 1.5 2-1 3-1 1-1 W1 5-2
Lake Elsinore Storm 3 4 .429 3.5 0-1 3-3 3-4 L1 3-4Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 1 7 .125 6.0 1-0 0-7 1-7 W1 1-7
Midwest League Standings (Western Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Cedar Rapids Kernels 7 0 1.000 - 3-0 4-0 7-0 W7 7-0Beloit Snappers 5 2 .714 2.0 3-1 2-1 5-2 L1 5-2
Clinton LumberKings 5 2 .714 2.0 2-1 3-1 5-2 L1 5-2
Quad Cities River Bandits 5 2 .714 2.0 4-0 1-2 5-2 L2 5-2Peoria Chiefs 3 4 .429 4.0 2-1 1-3 3-4 W2 3-4Burlington Bees 1 6 .143 6.0 1-3 0-3 1-6 L5 1-6Kane County Cougars 1 6 .143 6.0 1-2 0-4 1-6 W1 1-6Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 1 6 .143 6.0 0-4 1-2 1-6 W1 1-6
Northwest League Standings (Western Division):
 
W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10Everett AquaSox 12 2 .857 - 6-2 6-0 8-1 W5 8-2
Vancouver Canadians 8 6 .571 4.0 2-1 6-5 5-4 W1 7-3Spokane Indians 6 8 .429 6.0 5-6 1-2 2-7 L1 5-5Tri-City Dust Devils 5 9 .357 7.0 2-4 3-5 3-6 L3 3-7
 Appalachian League (Eastern Devision):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Bluefield Blue Jays 5 3 .625 - 4-1 1-2 3-2 W2 5-3Burlington Royals 5 3 .625 - 3-0 2-3 5-3 L3 5-3
Pulaski Mariners 4 4 .500 1.0 4-1 0-3 4-4 W3 4-4
Danville Braves 3 4 .429 1.5 2-0 1-4 2-2 L3 3-4Princeton Rays 1 6 .143 3.5 1-2 0-4 1-4 L2 1-6
 Arizona League Standings (Western Division):
 
W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
 AZL Padres 4 3 .571 - 2-1 2-2 4-2 L1 4-3
 AZL Mariners 3 4 .429 1.0 3-1 0-3 2-4 W1 3-4
 AZL Rangers 3 4 .429 1.0 1-2 2-2 3-3 L1 3-4 AZL Royals 3 4 .429 1.0 1-3 2-1 3-3 L2 3-4
Dominican Summer League Standings:W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
DSL Red Sox 17 5 .773 - 9-2 8-3 17-5 W1 7-3DSL Astros 13 9 .591 4.0 4-7 9-2 13-9 L1 5-5DSL Rays 12 10 .545 5.0 5-6 7-4 12-10 W4 7-3DSL Royals 12 10 .545 5.0 5-6 7-4 12-10 W1 5-5DSL Athletics 9 13 .409 8.0 6-5 3-8 9-13 L1 6-4
DSL Mariners 9 13 .409 8.0 3-8 6-5 9-13 L1 3-7
DSL Dodgers 8 14 .364 9.0 2-9 6-5 8-14 W1 3-7DSL Indians 8 14 .364 9.0 3-8 5-6 8-14 L4 4-6
Venezuelan Summer League Standings:W L PCT GB Home Away Streak Last10VSL Mariners 28 9 .757 - 15-3 13-6 W1 8-2
VSL Phillies 19 17 .528 8.5 7-11 12-6 W2 7-3VSL Cubs 18 19 .486 10.0 11-8 7-11 L1 5-5VSL Tigers 16 21 .432 12.0 8-9 8-12 L1 4-6VSL Rays 11 26 .297 17.0 6-14 5-12 W1 1-9
FIRST HALF FINAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
Southern League Standings (Northern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
* Birmingham Barons 44 26 .629 - 24-11 20-15 25-15 W2 6-4Chattanooga Lookouts 35 35 .500 9.0 19-16 16-19 16-24 W1 6-4Tennessee Smokies 34 35 .493 9.5 17-17 17-18 23-17 W1 3-7Jackson Generals 29 37 .439 13.0 13-18 16-19 17-21 L2 4-6Huntsville Stars 29 39 .426 14.0 13-22 16-17 17-21 L1 3-7
California League Standings (Southern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
* Lancaster JetHawks 39 31 .557 - 23-12 16-19 27-16 L1 4-6Inland Empire 66ers 37 33 .529 2.0 19-16 18-17 24-22 L1 7-3High Desert Mavericks 34 36 .486 5.0 21-14 13-22 21-22 W1 4-6Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 31 39 .443 8.0 16-19 15-20 17-23 L2 3-7Lake Elsinore Storm 28 42 .400 11.0 18-17 10-25 21-27 W1 7-3
Midwest League Standings (Western Division):
 
W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
* Beloit Snappers 43 27 .614 - 21-14 22-13 36-22 W2 8-2@Cedar Rapids Kernels 40 28 .588 2.0 23-13 17-15 31-25 L4 3-7Peoria Chiefs 38 29 .567 3.5 20-11 18-18 32-25 W4 7-3Quad Cities River Bandits 38 31 .551 4.5 17-17 21-14 31-26 W1 4-6
Clinton LumberKings 33 36 .478 9.5 17-17 16-19 27-31 L2 5-5
Kane County Cougars 30 36 .455 11.0 18-17 12-19 23-31 W1 4-6Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 29 36 .446 11.5 12-20 17-16 22-31 L1 5-5Burlington Bees 26 39 .400 14.5 9-22 17-17 22-33 L1 3-7
 
MLB FUTURES ALL-STAR GAME
Seattle Mariners minor league pitcher
Taijuan Walker 
and shortstop
Brad Miller 
have been selected to play for the U.S. squad in the 15thannual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game to be played July 14 at Citi Field in New York City (11 a.m. PT/ESPN2, ESPN2 HD and MLB.com,MLB Network Radio) as part of All-Star weekend.This is Walker’s second consecutive selection on the All-Star Futures roster. Tacoma Rainiers hitting coach
Howard Johnson
will be part of the U.S. coaching staff. The Mariners have had 30 selections to the Futures Game since its first beginning in 1999. Three players on the current 25-man rosterplayed in the Futures Game in the past:
Felix Hernandez
(2004),
Kendrys Morales
(2005) and
Michael Saunders
(2007).
Hernandez
 (All-Star: 2009, 2011-12; Futures Game: 2004) is one of 99 players to have competed n both the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and theMajor League Baseball All-Star Game.Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 MajorLeague Clubs, selected the 25 players currently on each team. Each Major League organization is represented and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.For the first time, fans will determine the final player on both the U.S. and World Team rosters by casting their votes in the All-Star SundayFutures Finalists (#FuturesFinalists) ballot, available exclusively on MLB.com/futuresfinalists and the Club sites. Fans may begin votingimmediately and cast their ballots until Sunday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). The 5 candidates for the U.S. are: OF Tyler Austin (Trenton/NYY; #VoteAustin); OF Nick Castellanos (Toledo/DET; #VoteCastellanos); 3BGarin Cecchini (Portland/BOS; #VoteCecchini); OF Courtney Hawkins (Winston-Salem/CWS; #VoteHawkins); and OF Brandon Nimmo(Savannah/NYM; #VoteNimmo). The players vying for the final roster spot on the World Team are: SS Javier Baez (Dayton/CHI; PuertoRico; #VoteBaez);
1B Ji-Man Choi (Jackson/SEA; South Korea; #VoteChoi)
; SS Carlos Correa (Quad Cities/HOU; Puerto Rico;#VoteCorrea); 3B Renato Nunez (Beloit/OAK; Venezuela; #VoteNunez); and 2B Rougned Odor (Myrtle Beach/TEX; Venezuela;#VoteOdor).
MARINERS MINOR LEAUGE AFFILIATES TEAM RECAPS
 AAA TACOMA RAINIERS
 – 
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
 
Las Vegas 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors Tacoma 2 runs, 9 hits, 1 errorRECAP: Starter
Danny Hultzen
combined with relievers
Brian Sweeney
,
Brian Moran
and
Logan Bawcom
on a 3-hit shutout as Tacomadefeated Las Vegas 2-0 on Thursday night.
Hultzen
(6.0,2,0,0,1,6), who made his first start with Tacoma since April 19 vs. Fresno,recorded the win allowing only 2 hits and striking out 6 in 6.0 scoreless innings. Hultzen was placed on the DL on April 29 after he wasdiagnosed with a left rotator cuff strain.
Sweeney
(1.1,0,0,0,0,1),
Moran
(1.0,1,0,0,0,2) and
Bawcom
(0.2,0,0,0,0,2) combined to strike out5 in the final 3.0 innings.
Bawcom
struck out both batters faced in the 9th inning to earn his 12th save of the season. SS
Robert Andino
 (1x2, RBI, BB) lined a 2-out single that cleared the way for
Nate Tenbrink
to score the go-ahead run from second base in the 5th inning.DH
Brad Miller 
(2x4, R, HR, RBI), who extended his hitting streak to a career-high 22 games, hit a solo home run in the 6th inning to givethe Rainiers a 2-0 lead.
Miller 
, CF
 Abraham Almonte
(2x4) and RF
Carlos Peguero
(2x3) each recored 2 of the Rainiers 9 hits.
TRANSACTIONS
: SS
Brad Miller 
was selected from Tacoma to Seattle today. Miller finished his stint with Tacoma on a 22 game hittingstreak, batting .385 (35x91) with 23 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 27 RBI. The streak is currently the 2nd-longest in thePCL this season (Chris Owings, REN: 23) and is 4 games shy of the Rainiers franchise long hitting streak (26). Miller has reached basesafely in all 26 games, including hits in 24 games, with Tacoma since his promotion from AA Jackson on May 25. Overall Miller hit .350(35x100) with 25 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs and 27 RBI. In 42 games with Jackson, Miller hit .294 (45x153) with 27 runsscored, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs, 25 RBI and 20 walks. In three professional seasons Miller has combined to bat .334 (290x867),including 186 hits last season (with A High Desert & AA Jackson) to rank 2nd in the minor leagues. He received the Mariners Minor LeagueHeart & Soul Award in 2012 for his exemplary play and leadership skills on and off the field. A native of the Orlando, FL area (Windermere,FL), Miller was selected in the 2nd round (62nd overall) in the 2011 June Amateur Draft. He played three seasons at Clemson University(2009-2011), where he was named the 2011 ACC Player of the Year, the 2011 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year and was a two-timemember of the USA Baseball National Team (2009-2010).
OF NOTE:
Tacoma owns a 4.0-game lead over Colorado Springs in the PCL Pacific Northern Division. The Rainiers have now owned thetop spot in the division for 27 consecutive games. It marks the longest Tacoma has held that position since holding down first place for 41consecutive games, June 29-August 13, 2010. OF
Carlos Peguero
has recorded 12 RBI over his last 8 games and 23 in 16 games since June 10. During this 16-game stretch, Peguero is batting .351 (22x60) with 12 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 23 RBI and 10walks. OF
 Abraham Almonte
has hit safely in 8 of his last 9 games, batting .306 (11x36) with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 7RBI. INF
 Alex Liddi
ranks 10th among Tacoma’s all-time batting leaders with 206 runs scored. LHP
James Paxton
recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts on June 22 vs. Fresno. It marked his 9th career start recording at least 10 strikeouts (last: 11, 5/13/13 at New Orleans).RHP
Taijuna Walker 
is currently the youngest player in the PCL this season and 2nd-youngest in Triple-A. He made his Triple-A debut vs.Fresno on June 25 at Cheney Stadium (W, 6.0,3,0,0,2,4).The
Rainiers
lead the league in both runs scored (484) and home runs (93). Tacoma is averaging 5.98 runs per game this season, and is homering at a clip of once every 30 at-bats. Of those 484 runs the Rainiershave scored, 148 (30.6%) have been accounted for via homers.
 
PCL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
: LHP
James Paxton
was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcherof the Week for June 17-23. Paxton started 2 games for the Rainiers over that period, combining togo 1-0 and striking out 16 batters through 12.0 innings. He limited Sacramento to 1 unearned run on4 hits and fanned 5 in a win on the road, June 17. In his next outing, Paxton struck out a season-high 11 batters over 6.0 shutout innings at home against Fresno on June 22. The 24-year-old is 4-5with a 4.75 ERA (38 ER, 72.0 IP) over 15 starts at Tacoma in his first Triple-A season. He ranksamongst the league pitching leaders in strikeouts (76) and strikeouts and strikeouts per 9.0 inningspitched (9.50). Paxton is the fourth Rainiers player to receive a weekly league award this seasonand the third to nab Pitcher of the Week honors. Right-handers Andrew Carraway (April 22-29) and Jeremy Bonderman (April 29-May 6) and infielder Nick Franklin (April 22-29) were each recognizedby the PCL after producing outstanding weeks earlier this year.
Today’s probable starter:
LH
James Paxton
(4-5, 4.75) vs. Las Vegas
 AA JACKSON GENERALS
 – 
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
 
 Jackson POSTPONED – RAIN Tennessee
RECAP
: Last night's game in Kodak between the Generals and the Tennessee Smokies waspostponed due to rain and unplayable field conditions. Smokies Park was pounded by rain two hoursbefore game time and left a large amount of standing water on the field. The Smokies and Generalswill play a doubleheader, featuring two 7.0 innings games today. The doubleheader will be the 6thplayed this season by the Generals and 3rd at Smokies Park. In total, the Generals are 5-6 in 7.0-inning games this season.
OF NOTE:
 OF
James Jones
has hit safely in 6 of his last 7 games, batting .286 (8x28) with 3 runsscored, 1 double, 2 home runs and 7 RBI. Since being promoted to Jackson, 5 of 
Ramon Morla
s 6hits have gone for extra-bases (2-2B, 3 HR). Overall he is batting .231 (6x26) with 4 runs scored, 2doubles, 3 home runs and 8 RBI. LH
Kyle Hunter 
has held oppoents scoreless in 17 of 19 relief appearances this season. Overall he is 1-0 with 1 save and a 1.14 ERA (3 ER, 23.2 IP). He haslimited opponents to a .216 (19x88), while walking 6 and striking out 13. RH
Tyler Burgoon
hasallowed only 1 run over his last 11.0 innings in relief (7 G). During this stretch he has limitedopponents to a .132 average (5x38), while walking 5 and striking out 13. He has recorded at least 1strikeout out in 19 of 20 appearances with Jackson (44 strikeouts overall), including 8 outings with atleast 3 strikeouts.
SOUTHERN LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
: OF
Julio Morban
was named Southern LeaguePlayer of the Week. At 21, Morban is one of the younger players in the Southern League. He's alsobeen one of the best, as he leads the circuit amongst the league leaders in average, sluggingperceanted and average with RISP. After going 0-for-2 with 2 strikeouts at Birmingham on Monday,Morban went on a tear with 5 extra-base hits and 9 RBI in his next 5 games as the Generals took 3of 5 from visiting Mobile. This is the first Hitter of the Week selection for a Generals player sinceBrad Miller was selected the first week of the season.
(.409/.435/.773, 6 G, 9-for-22, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 SB)
 
Today’s probable starter:
Game 1: RH
Chance Ruffin
(4-2, 3.38) at TennesseeGame 2: LH
 Anthony Fernandez
(4-3, 4.55) at Tennessee
 A HIGH DESERT MAVERICKS
 – 
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE
 
Modesto 7 runs, 10 hits, 0 errorsHigh Desert 9 runs, 11 hits, 1 error
RECAP:
The Mavericks scored 9 runs from the 2nd-4th innings, including a 6-run 2nd inning, asHigh Desert defeated Modesto 9-7 on Thursday night. Starter
Trevor Miller 
(6.0,7,2,2,1,8) recordedthe win allowing 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.0 innings. RH
Seon-Gi Kim
(1.1,3,5,5,2,1,HR) allowed 5 runsover the 7th and 8th innings, while LH
Jeremy Dobbs
(1.2,0,0,0,0,1) earned his first save of theseason recording the final 5 outs in the game. CF
Jamal Austin
(2x4, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB), LF
PatrickBrady
(2x4, R, HR, 4 RBI), RF
Kevin Rivers
(2x4, 2 R, 2B, SB) and 2B
Brock Hebert
(2x3, R, RBI)each recorded 2 of High Desert’s 11 hits.
MARINERS ORG. LEADERS:Offensive Leaders
 Average:
1. Chantz Mack ............. .385 (10x26)2. Isaiah Yates ............... .345 (10x29)3. Chris Taylor ............. .322 (95x295)4. Cory Scammell ............ .320 (8x25)5. Brad Miller ............... .319 (82x257)6. Dario Pizzano .......... .311 (75x241)7. Julio Morban ............ .311 (59x190)8. Jabari Henry ........... .308 (56x182)9. Ji-Man Choi ............. .307 (73x238)10. Eric Thames ............ .295 (64x217)
Home Runs:
1. Jabari Blash ................................. 152. Carlos Peguero .......................... 13Ramon Morla ............................... 134. Brad Miller ................................... 125. Ji-Man Choi ................................. 11Alex Liddi ..................................... 11Daniel Paolini .............................. 11Mike Zunino ................................. 11
RBI:
1. Carlos Peguero ........................... 542. Brad Miller ................................... 53Daniel Paolini .............................. 534. Ji-Man Choi ................................. 505. Kevin Rivers ................................ 47
Stolen Bases:
1. Chris Taylor ................................. 222. Jamal Austin ................................21 James Jones ...............................204. Leon Landry ................................ 165. Abraham Almonte ........................ 13Brock Hebert ...............................13
MARINERS ORG. LEADERS:Pitching Leaders
ERA:
1. Edwin Diaz ............................... 0.002. Thyago Vieira ........................... 0.773. Rigoberto Garcia ...................... 1.69Neritzon Osorio ........................ 1.695. Taijuan Walker ......................... 2.306. Noel De La Cruz ...................... 2.317. Melchor Urquides .................... 2.458. Dylan Unsworth ....................... 2.479. Tyler Olson .............................. 2.5110. Lard Huijer ............................... 2.89
WINS:
1. Brian Sweeney .............................. 72. Andrew Carraway .......................... 63. Scott DeCecco .............................. 5 Jimmy Gillheeney .......................... 5Danny Hultzen .............................. 5 Jordan Pries .................................. 5Brett Shankin ................................. 5Matt Vedo ...................................... 5 Taijuan Walker .............................. 5
SAVES:
1. Logan Bawcom ............................ 122. Dominic Leone .............................. 93. Stephen Shackleford ..................... 7Carson Smith ................................. 7Grady Wood .................................. 7
STRIKEOUTS:
1. Taijuan Walker ..........................1003. James Paxton .............................. 762. Stephen Landazuri ...................... 734. Roenis Elias ................................ 68 Trevor Miller ................................68ordan Pries................................68

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