Can you believe that IT’S ALMOST FRIDAY ALREADY?! I’m making the trip over from Spokane tomorrow to hit Saturday’s game. Anyways, lots of Mariners minor league happenings to be excited about below!
In Mariners news...
- NBC Sports’ Christopher Crawford finds it hard to imagine the Mariners in the playoffs without Jarrod Dyson
You'd have to get something that really helps. It's tough for me to see Seattle in the playoffs without Dyson. https://t.co/f48GTDAWKj— Christopher Crawford (@Crawford_MILB) July 6, 2017
- The M’s officially announced the signing of several international prospects, headlined by OF Julio Rodriguez, who Baseball America rated the #6 prospect in this international signing period
- Jason A. Churchill over at Prospect Insider posted his mid-season organizational prospect rankings, including this year’s international signings and draftees.
In Mariners minors news...
- Tyler O’Neill continued to his ridiculous hot streak by going deep yet again last night. That makes 8 over his last 13 games.
- College strikeout king LHP JP Sears continued to do what he does best. He’s now up to 15 K’s in 6.1 IP.
2 more strikeouts by JP Sears. 12K in 5.1 IP to begin his pro career. #AquaSox— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) July 6, 2017
- SS Chris Torres—who MLB.com ranks the Mariners’ #15 prospect—made his Short Season-A debut
Shortstop Chris Torres makes his NWL debut with a line drive to right field for a base hit ☄️#GoFrogs— Everett AquaSox (@EverettAquaSox) July 6, 2017
- The Mariners finally fulfilled their end of the Chris Heston trade, sending RHP Tyler Herb to the Giants as Grant Brisbee noted over at McCovey Chronicles.
Around the league...
- Ex-Mariner Logan Morrison made headlines for publicly calling out Yankees C Gary Sanchez, saying “Gary shouldn’t be there” in regards to Sanchez’ selection to the Home Run Derby.
- Speaking of the Home-Run Derby, current Brewer and ex-Korean home run king 1B Eric Thames says he never got a call about participating, according to the crew over at Brew Crew Baseball
- Rockies pitcher Jon Gray hit his first career home run, and it went 467 feet
Jon Gray's first career home run, it went 467 feet pic.twitter.com/wSIl10E4bf— Jake Shapiro (@Shapalicious) July 6, 2017
- A Single-A lineup smacked around rehabbing Giants ace Madison Bumgarner to the tune of nine hits and nine runs--including four home runs--in a four inning appearance.
- All-Star snub LHP Alex Wood has continued to perform like one of the top pitchers in baseball, blanking the D-Backs over seven with 10 strikeouts.
Lowest ERA in MLB— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) July 6, 2017
1.67 - Alex Wood
1.94 - Scherzer
2.19 - Kershaw
Lowest FIP in MLB
2.02 - Sale
2.04 - Wood
2.47 - Kluber
(Min. 80 IP)
- As a self-proclaimed sports card collecting nerd myself, I was very disappointed to hear Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is being accused of using a machine to sign his autograph on some recently released sports cards as opposed to hand-signing them.