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

Otto Greule Jr

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (71-65, Pacific Coast League)

In ten rehab starts with the Rainiers, Michael Saunders is batting .257 with 14 walks, 1 double and 2 runs batted in. Saunders was recalled from his rehab assignment on Saturday due to flu-like symptoms, and he will be eligible to return to Tacoma after 5 days.  This is a minor setback, but he should hopefully be joining the team sooner than later.

Stefen Romero currently has a 13-game hitting streak.  During the streak, Romero has 4 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs and 19 runs batted in.  In his 18 games since being optioned to Tacoma, he is batting .425 with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs and 22 runs batted in.

Over his last 14 games, Justin Smoak is hitting batting 23-for-53 (.434) with 6 doubles, 12 walks and 10 runs batted in.  Smoak has been raking since he was sent down, but unfortunately for him, Logan Morrison has been spectacular of late.

Erasmo Ramirez has been pretty solid lately.  He hasn't allowed more than 3 earned runs in his last 11 consecutive starts and he's 4-1 with an ERA of 2.74 in his last 7 starts.  During those 7 starts, he has struck out 32, walked 4 and held opposing hitters to a .238 batting average.

Shortstop Ketel Marte still looks very promising.  He's been up with Tacoma for 11 games and he's recorded at least one base hit in 10 of those games.  Since his promotion to AAA, Marte is batting .306 with 4 walks, 3 stolen bases, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 6 runs batted in.

AA Jackson Generals (59-73, Southern League)

Third baseman D.J. Peterson ranks 3rd among all minor leaguers with 102 combined RBIs during his time with the High Desert Mavericks and Jackson Generals.  He's also ranked 2nd in homers in the M's organization, with 28 on the year.

Jordy Lara ranks 2nd among all minor leaguers with 171 base hits on the year.  He's also ranked 4th in both RBIs (101) and extra-base hits (67).

Reliever Trevor Miller hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 23.2 innings of relief.  In those 10 relief appearances, Miller has 19 strikeouts, 4 walks and a .203 opponent batting average.

A High Desert Mavericks (63-70, California League)

Jabari Henry finally passed D.J. Peterson and now leads all M's minor leaguers in home runs.  Henry, who has 30 home runs this season, has hit 6 dingers in his last 12 games, and 16 since July 1st.  He was just named the California League's Player of the Week for the week of 8/18-8/24.  In his 7 games during that week, he hit .375 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 6 runs batted in. Over his last 16 games, he's batting .328 with 8 walks, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 14 runs batted in.

Andrew Kittredge has managed to strike 108 batters out in 78.0 innings pitched (12.46 K/9) over the course of 38 relief appearances.  Overall on the season, Kittredge has recorded 113 strikeouts with High Desert, Jackson and Everett.

A Clinton LumberKings (57-73, Midwest League)

Third baseman Joseph DeCarlo extended his hitting streak to 13 games, with  5 doubles and 7 RBIs during the impressive stretch.  He's also managed to his safely in 18 of his last 19 games.

Outfielder Aaron Barbosa currently has a nice 6-game hitting streak going.  During the streak, he's batting .458 with 3 walks, 6 stolen bases, 1 double and 2 RBIs.

Short-A Everett AquaSox (24-44, Northwest League)

Really not too much happening in Everett, other than some solid pitching from right-handed pitcher Daniel Altavilla, who is 5-1 with a 3.34 ERA in his last 6 starts.

Rookie Pulaski Mariners (34-27, Appalachian League)

Arby Fields, who has easily the best name in the M's organization/the world, has recorded a base hit in 12 of his last 14 games.  During those 14 games, he's 17-for-48 with 8 walks, 6 stolen bases, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 7 RBIs.

Lefty Spencer Hermann hasn't allowed a run in his last 15.0 innings with Pulaski.  During that stretch (3 games), he's struck out 14, walked 5 and has held opposing hitters to a meager .143 batting average.

Rookie AZL Mariners (29-19, Arizona League)

Right-handed pitcher Osmel Morales has struck out 37 batters in his last 24.0 innings while limiting opponents to a .198 batting average.

Reliever Ronald Dominguez hasn't allowed a run in his last 13.2 innings of relief.  During this 5-game stretch, he is 3-0 with one save, 13 strikeouts and 2 walks.