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06.29.13 Mariners Minor League Report

06.29.13 Mariners Minor League Report

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SEATTLE MARINERS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT 
Games of June 28, 2013
YESTERDAY’S RESULT STANDINGS FIRST HALF WINNER/LOSER/SAVE
Las Vegas 9,
at Tacoma 0
48-34, 1st, +3.0 L-Paxton (4-6)
Jackson
, at Tennessee 3-5, 4th, -2.0 29-37, 4th, -13.0 POSTPONED RAIN
at High Desert 5
, Modesto 4 6-2, 3rd, -0.5 34-36, 3rd, -5.0 W-Colvin (4-0)/S-Leone (10)
at Clinton 3
, Wisconsin 1 6-2, T2nd, -2.0 33-36, 5th, -9.5 W-Pike (5-3)/S-Bordonaro (2)
at Everett 5
, Spokane 3 13-2, 1st, +5.0 W-Valenza (3-0)
at Pulaski 4
, Danville 2 5-4, T2nd, -1.0 W-Thieben (1-0)
 AZL Mariners 10
, at AZL Reds 4 4-4, 4th, -2.0 W-Fry (1-1)at DSL Royals 4,
DSL Mariners 1
L-ASENCIO (1-1)at DSL Royals 3,
DSL Mariners 0
9-15, T6th, -9.0 L-Peralta (1-2)
at VSL Mariners 7
, VSL Rays 6 29-9, 1st, +8.5 W-Mata (2-0)
LEAGUE STANDINGS
Pacific Coast League Standings (Northern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10Tacoma Rainiers 48 34 .585 - 23-15 25-19 12-12 L1 5-5
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 44 36 .550 3.0 21-15 23-21 15-17 W1 5-5Salt Lake Bees 44 38 .537 4.0 25-15 19-23 15-9 L1 7-3Reno Aces 32 50 .390 16.0 18-30 14-20 10-14 W1 5-5
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 6 4 .600 - 4-1 2-3 4-1 W2 6-4Chattanooga Lookouts 5 5 .500 1.0 5-5 0-0 3-2 W2 5-5
Jackson Generals 3 5 .375 2.0 3-2 0-3 0-3 L3 3-5
Huntsville Stars 2 8 .200 4.0 0-0 2-8 1-4 L2 2-8
California League Standings (Southern Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Inland Empire 66ers 7 2 .778 - 5-2 2-0 7-2 W5 7-2Lancaster JetHawks 7 2 .778 - 4-0 3-2 4-2 L2 7-2
High Desert Mavericks 6 2 .750 0.5 3-1 3-1 1-1 W2 6-2
Lake Elsinore Storm 3 5 .375 3.5 0-2 3-3 3-5 L2 3-5Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 2 7 .222 5.0 2-0 0-7 2-7 W2 2-7
Midwest League Standings (Western Division):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Cedar Rapids Kernels 8 0 1.000 - 4-0 4-0 8-0 W8 8-0Beloit Snappers 6 2 .750 2.0 3-1 3-1 6-2 W1 6-2
Clinton LumberKings 6 2 .750 2.0 3-1 3-1 6-2 W1 6-2
Quad Cities River Bandits 5 3 .625 3.0 4-0 1-3 5-3 L3 5-3Peoria Chiefs 4 4 .500 4.0 3-1 1-3 4-4 W3 4-4Burlington Bees 1 7 .125 7.0 1-3 0-4 1-7 L6 1-7Kane County Cougars 1 7 .125 7.0 1-3 0-4 1-7 L1 1-7Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 1 7 .125 7.0 0-4 1-3 1-7 L1 1-7
Northwest League Standings (Western Division):
 
W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10Everett AquaSox 13 2 .867 - 7-2 6-0 9-1 W6 9-1
Vancouver Canadians 8 7 .533 5.0 2-2 6-5 5-5 L1 6-4Spokane Indians 6 9 .400 7.0 5-6 1-3 2-8 L2 5-5Tri-City Dust Devils 6 9 .400 7.0 2-4 4-5 4-6 W1 3-7
 Appalachian League (Eastern Devision):W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
Bluefield Blue Jays 6 3 .667 - 5-1 1-2 4-2 W3 6-3Burlington Royals 5 4 .556 1.0 3-0 2-4 5-4 L4 5-4
Pulaski Mariners 5 4 .556 1.0 5-1 0-3 5-4 W4 5-4
Danville Braves 3 5 .375 2.5 2-0 1-5 2-3 L4 3-5Princeton Rays 1 7 .125 4.5 1-2 0-5 1-4 L3 1-7
 Arizona League Standings (Western Division):
 
W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
 AZL Padres 5 3 .625 - 3-1 2-2 4-2 W1 5-3
 AZL Mariners 4 4 .500 1.0 3-1 1-3 2-4 W2 4-4
 AZL Rangers 4 4 .500 1.0 2-2 2-2 3-3 W1 4-4 AZL Royals 3 5 .375 2.0 1-3 2-2 3-3 L3 3-5
Dominican Summer League Standings:W L PCT GB Home Away Div Streak L10
DSL Red Sox 18 6 .750 - 10-2 8-4 18-6 L1 7-3DSL Astros 14 9 .609 3.5 4-7 10-2 14-9 W1 6-4DSL Royals 14 10 .583 4.0 6-6 8-4 14-10 W3 6-4DSL Rays 12 11 .522 5.5 5-7 7-4 12-11 L1 6-4DSL Athletics 11 13 .458 7.0 7-5 4-8 11-13 W2 6-4DSL Indians 9 15 .375 9.0 4-8 5-7 9-15 W1 4-6
DSL Mariners 9 15 .375 9.0 3-9 6-6 9-15 L3 3-7
DSL Dodgers 8 16 .333 10.0 2-10 6-6 8-16 L2 2-8
Venezuelan Summer League Standings:W L PCT GB Home Away Streak Last10VSL Mariners 29 9 .763 - 16-3 13-6 W2 8-2
VSL Phillies 20 17 .541 8.5 7-11 13-6 W3 7-3VSL Cubs 18 19 .486 10.5 11-8 7-11 L1 5-5VSL Tigers 16 22 .421 13.0 8-10 8-12 L2 4-6VSL Rays 11 27 .289 18.0 6-14 5-13 L1 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 9 runs, 13 hits, 0 errors Tacoma 0 runs, 9 hits, 1 error
RECAP:
The Rainiers recorded 9 hits, but it wasn’t enough as Tacoma was shutout by Las Vegas 0-9 on Friday night. CF
 Abraham Almonte
(2x4, BB) and SS
Carlos Triunfel
(2x5, 2B) each recorded 2 hits. Starter
James Paxton
(5.1,10,7,7,1,5,2HR) recorded his 6thloss of the season, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings. RH
Forrest Snow
(1.2,2,2,2,2,2,2HR) allowed 2 solo home runs in the 6thinnings, LH
Lucas Luetge
(1.0,1,0,0,1,1) and RH
Jonathan Arias
(1.0,0,0,0,0,1) each tossed a scoreless inning in relief.
TRANSACTIONS
: SS
Brad Miller 
was selected from Tacoma to Seattle on Friday. Miller finished his stint with Tacoma on a 22 gamehitting streak, batting .385 (35x91) with 23 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 27 RBI. The streak is currently the 2nd-longestin the PCL this season (Chris Owings, REN: 23) and is 4 games shy of the Rainiers franchise long hitting streak (26). Miller has reachedbase safely 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 27runs scored, 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 MarinersMinor League Heart & 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 atClemson University (2009-2011), where he was named the 2011 ACC Player of the Year, the 2011 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Yearand was a two-time member of the USA Baseball National Team (2009-2010).
OF NOTE:
Tacoma owns a 3.0-game lead over Colorado Springs in the PCL Pacific Northern Division. The Rainiers have now owned thetop spot in the division for 28 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 9 games and 23 in 17 games since June 10. During this 17-game stretch, Peguero is batting .365 (23x63) with 12 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 23 RBI and 11walks. OF
 Abraham Almonte
has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games, batting .325 (13x40) with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and7 RBI. LHP James Paxton recorded a seasonhigh 11 strikeouts on June 22 vs. Fresno. It marked his 9th career start recording at least 10strikeouts (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 theleague in both runs scored (484) and home runs (93). Tacoma is averaging 5.92 runs per game this season, and is homering at a clip of once every 30 at-bats. Of those 484 runs the Rainiers have 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:
RH
Erasmo Ramirez
(2-2, 2.23) vs. Las Vegas
 AA JACKSON GENERALS
 – 
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
 
 Jackson POSTPONED – RAIN Tennessee
RECAP
: The Generals and Smokies made it to the bottom of the 2nd inning Friday when rain hitSmokies Park in game 1 of the doubleheader. After a 2 hour rain delay the game was suspendedwith Tennessee leading 2-1 with 1 on and 1 out in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Game 2 of thedoubleheader was postponed. The 2 teams will not meet again at Smokies Park this season so thegame cannot be completed until the Smokies visit Jackson July 10-14 at The Ballpark in Jackson. The dates for making up the 2 games will be announced at a later date.
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 League Player of the Week. At 21, Morban isone of the younger players in the Southern League. He's also been one of the best, as he leads the circuit amongst the league leaders inaverage, slugging perceanted and average with RISP. After going 0-for-2 with 2 strikeouts at Birmingham on Monday, Morban went on atear with 5 extra-base hits and 9 RBI in his next 5 games as the Generals took 3 of 5 from visiting Mobile. This is the first Hitter of theWeek selection for a Generals player since Brad 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:
LHP
 Anthony Fernandez
(4-3, 5.55) vs. Birmingham
 A HIGH DESERT MAVERICKS
 – 
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE
 
Modesto 4 runs, 10 hits, 0 errorsHigh Desert 5 runs, 9 hits, 2 errors
RECAP:
The Mavericks took an early 4-0 lead after 4 innings as High Desert held on for a 5-4 win over Modesto on Friday night. Starter
Jordan Pries
(5.0,6,2,2,2,2) allowed 2 runs on 6 hits in 5.0 innings, but didn’t figure into the decision. RH
David Colvin
(2.0,4,2,2,0,1) blewthe save after being charged with 2 runs over 2.0 innings, but ended up recording his 4th win of the season. RH
Grady Wood
(0.2,0,0,0,1,2) and RH
Dominic Leone
(1.1,0,0,0,1,3) combined to strike out 5 batters over the final 2.0 innings in relief.
Leone
recordedhis 10th save of the season after recording the final 3 outs of the game. 3B
Patrick Kivlehan
(3x3, R, RBI, BB) recorded a team-high 3hits, while SS
Brock Hebert
(2x4, 2B) recorded the Mavericks only other multi-hit game.
OFNOTE
: After allowing 9 runs in his first 11.2 innings with the Maverick,
Dominic Leone
has only 2 earned runs over his last 22.1 inningsin relief (0.81 ERA). During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .164 (12x73) average, while walking 5 and striking out 29. Since May9, he has lowered his ERA from 6.23 to 2.80. LH
Jeremy Dobbs
currently has a 14.0 scoreless innings streak, dating back to May 24 (10G). During this stretch he has limited oppoents to a .091 (4x45), while walking 2 and striking out 18. Overall he is 3-0 with a 1.10 ERA (2ER, 16.1 IP) with 20 strikeouts in 13 games this season with High Desert. RH
David Colvin
has allowed only 4 earned runs over his last18.0 innings in relief (2.00 ERA). He has struck out at least 1 batter in 21 of 23 appearances this season (43), including 9 straight games(15). INF
Dillon Hazlett
has recorded a hit in 6 of his last 7 games, batting .310 (9x29) with 5 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 6RBI. INF
Patrick Brady
has recorded 7 hits over his last 18 at-bats with 5 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 6 RBI since re-joiningthe Mavericks on June 25. INF
Daniel Paolini
has recorded 8 RBI over his last 5 games, batting .375 (6x16) with 4 runs scored, 2 doubles,1 home run and 8 RBI. He has recorded 15 RBI in his last 13 games after recording only 8 in his previous 20 games from May 20-June 11.
Today’s probable starter:
TBA vs. Modesto
MARINERS ORG. LEADERS:Offensive Leaders
 Average:
1. Chantz Mack ............. .387 (12x31)2. Kyle Petty .................. .333 (10x30)Cory Scammell .......... .333 (10x30)4. Estarlyn Morales ........ .324 (11x34)5. Isaiah Yates ............... .323 (10x31)6. Chris Taylor ............. .322 (95x295)7. Brad Miller ............... .319 (82x257)8. Julio Morban ............ .311 (59x190)9. Dario Pizzano .......... .310 (76x245)10. Ji-Man Choi ............. .307 (73x238)
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. Daniel Paolini .............................. 552. Carlos Peguero ........................... 543. Brad Miller ................................... 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

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