Fun on the Farm, 7/3/14

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A look at how some of the notable Mariner prospects are performing for the team's minor league affiliates.

Hello, everyone.  I apologize for the lack of a Fun of the Farm post last week, but I was/still am crazy busy, so this will be a more concise version of the post.  It's not a big deal, though, because it's not like anything even happened last week, right?  What's that you say? Everything happened? Here's an official list of the minor league transactions that took place since the last post (via the team's daily Minor League Report release):

  1. INF Brock Hebert Transferred to Jackson from High Desert.
  2. INF Zach Shank Transferred to High Desert from Clinton.
  3. RHP Lars Huijer Transferred to High Desert from Clinton.
  4. RHP Jochi Ogando (High Desert) Placed on the Disabled List.
  5. RHP Dylan DeMeyer Placed on the Voluntarily Retired List.
  6. RHP Kevin McCoy Transferred to Clinton from Peoria, AZL.
  7. INF Luis Caballero Transferred to Clinton from Everett.
  8. OF Brett Thomas Trasferred to Clinton from Everett.
  9. OF Corey Simpson Trasferred to Everett from Clinton.
  10. INF Rafael Fernandez Transferred to Pulaski from Peoria, AZ.
  11. INF Nelson Ward Transferred to Everett from Pulaski.
  12. RHP Rigoberto Garcia Tranferred to Pulaski from Everett.
  13. Luiz Gohara Transferred to Everett from Peoria, AZ.
  14. LHP Lane Ratliff Placed on the Disabled List.
  15. RHP Forrest Snow Transferred to Tacoma from Jackson.
  16. OF Stefen Romero Optioned to Tacoma from Seattle.
  17. RHP Taijuan Walker Recalled to Seattle from Tacoma.
  18. RHP Moises Hernandez Reinstated from the Disabled List.
  19. RHP Mayckol Guaipe (Jackson) Placed on the Disabled List.
  20. Nick Hill Reinstated from the Disabled List.
  21. Ricardo Pereira Transferred to Pulaski from Everett.
  22. Ryan Yarbrough Transferred to Everett from Pulaski.
  23. OF Jabari Blash Placed on the Restricted List.
  24. OF Jamal Austin Placed on the Restricted List.
  25. RHP Dylan De Meyer Transferred to Clinton from Everett.
  26. OF Xavier Nady Released from his Minor League Player Contract.
  27. RHP Brandon Maurer Recalled to Seattle from Tacoma.
  28. RHP Erasmo Ramirez Optioned to Tacoma from Seattle.
  29. RHP Kevin McCoy Transferred to Peoria from from Everett.
  30. INF Mickey Wiswall Released from Minor League Player Contract.
  31. INF D.J. Peterson Transferred to Jackson from High Desert.
  32. LHP Ryan Horstman Placed on Rehab Assignment at AZL Mariners.
  33. OF Xavier Avery Reinstated in the Suspended List.
  34. OF Jabari Blash Placed on the Suspended List.
  35. RHP Jeffeson Medina Transferred to Everett from Pulaski.
  36. OF Corey Hart Placed on Rehab Assignment at Tacoma.
  37. Michael Saunders Placed on Rehab Assignment at Tacoma.
  38. RH Matt Palmer (Tacoma) Reinstated from the Disabled List.
  39. RH Forrest Snow Transferred to Jackson from Tacoma.
  40. RH Moises Hernandez (Jackson) Placed on the Disabled List.

So, as you can see, pretty much everything is completely different now and my head hurts.  Well, you can't see that my head hurts, but I assure you it does.  Anyway, let's get back into the action so we can all get ready for that big, patriotic birthday celebration tomorrow (not Malia Obama's birthday, AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY).  Like I said, this is going to be a shorter version of the post since I'm leaving for Pullman, WA and I haven't even packed my RBInson Cano t-shirt yet.  This post, in its full weekly glory, will resume next week.

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (39-46, Pacific Coast League)

Once again, Nick Franklin is tearing it up in AAA.  He currently has an 11-game hit streak with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, and 8 runs batted in during that stretch.

Justin Smoak reakky seems to be struggling during his rehab assignment in Tacoma.  He's only batting .200 over his 12 rehab starts which could be attributed to the adjustment that comes with playing down in AAA, although in 63 games with the Mariners this season, he's only batting .208.

Corey Hart is doing significantly better than Smoak on his rehab assignment.  In just 10 rehab starts, Hart is 11-for-37 (.297) with 3 doubles, a triple (NOT A TYPO), 1 home run and 3 runs batted in.

AA Jackson Generals (35-48, Southern League)

D.J. Peterson has played in 7 games for the Generals so far and he's managed to record a hit in each one.  He's 7-for-28 (.250) in those 7 games which isn't spectacular, but I can think of far worse ways to start a new promotion than with a 7-game hitting streak.  RUN DJP (we might as well start coming up with terrible nicknames for him now) still leads all M's minor league players with 18 home runs and 74 runs batted in.

Leon Landry is also hitting the ball well for the Generals after extending his hitting streak to 7 games.  In addition to his impressive streak, Landry has recorded at least one base hit in 19 of his last 21 games.  He is 31-for-81 with 5 doubles, 3 triples, 5 runs batted in, 3 walks and 9 stolen bases.

A High Desert Mavericks (41-42, California League)

Shortstop Tyler Smith has hit safely in 7 consecutive games and is 13-for-28 in that span while outfielder Jabari Henry has reached base safely in 16 consecutive games.  Henry has also hit safely in 14 of those 16 games while catcher Tyler Marlette has hit in 10 of his last 11 games.

A Clinton LumberKings (34-46, Midwest League)

Outfielder Aaron Barbosa went 2-for-5 yesterday to extend his current hitting streak to 9 games.   During the streak, Barbosa is 17-for-39 with 1 double, 1 triple, 3 runs batted in and 6 walks.  He has also managed to get a base hit in 12 of his last 14 games.

Fellow Clinton outfielder Chantz Mack has put together a nice hitting streak of his own, extending his to 8 games.  Mack is 11-for-29 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 8 runs batted in and 6 walks during his streak.

Short-A Everett AquaSox (5-15, Northwest League)

Catchers Adam Martin and Luke Guarnaccia are each riding 4-game hitting streaks.  Martin went 2-for-4 yesterday with a solo home run, his second home run during his hitting streak.  Guarnaccia is 7-for-15 with a double and 2 stolen bases during his streak.

Rookie Pulaski Mariners (6-7, Appalachian League)

Catcher Wayne Taylor has managed to hit safely in 8 of the 10 games he has played in thus far, and currently leads all players in the M's organization with a .395 batting average.

Pitcher Daniel Missaki was honored as the Appalachian League's Pitcher of the Week from June 23-29.  Missaki made one start that week, tossing 8.2 scoreless innings while striking out 9 and only allowing 2 hits.  He has only allowed one run in his last 27.0 innings and has now gone 20.0 consecutive innings without conceding a run.

Rookie AZL Mariners (5-5, Arizona League)

First-round draft pick Alex Jackson has recorded a base hit in 5 of the first 6 games of his career, including 3 multiple-hit performances.  Jackson is hitting .375 with a double, a triple, and 4 runs batted in.

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