Hello everyone! Here’s a fresh batch of links to kick off your Wednesday.
In Mariners news...
- Eno provides a strong endorsement of the M’s player development system.
This is exactly the type of culture that the Mariners are encouraging up & down their minor league system. My profile of pitching coordinator Max Weiner looks at this from a different angle, but I’m 100% in on the process in their PD department right now. https://t.co/pq8qWUsU3s https://t.co/p4uWWocLBo— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) August 19, 2019
- The Mariners have inked a pair of international prospects.
Mariners sign international FA’s P Steven Sánchez & C Geury Pena.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) August 20, 2019
- Corey Brock at The Athletic profiled Everett manager Louis Boyd, who is only 25 years old. ($)
- These are sweet.
Which Moana soundtrack song will I use as my walkout though.. https://t.co/hdcLfo2pKb— Sam Tuivailala (@Stuivailala) August 20, 2019
- Joshua Horton at The Herald wrote up a neat feature on Mariners farmhand Bernie Martinez. Martinez is now in Modesto after having started his campaign in the AZL.
- George Kirby’s control is incredible.
Elon’s Kirby, who came into the season expected to throw 20-30 innings, reaches 20, lowers ERA to 2.25— Steve Roth (@SteveUnoTres) August 21, 2019
⚾️ His combined 2019 K-BB ratio (Elon & MiLB) is now an incredible 130-6 ⚾️
His last BB was on May 4, the day @ElonBaseball clinched its first CAA regular season title https://t.co/eEEjLyaITg
- Baseball Prospectus talked about outfielder Jake Fraley, who was just called up to Seattle yesterday. ($)
Around the league...
- Carlos Correa left a recent game for the Astros with some back pain.
- Houston is having all sorts of issues with hurt players, as the team just placed Aaron Sanchez on the injured list.
- Marco Gonzales, along with Trevor Cahill and David Phelps, discussed his curveball with Fangraphs’ David Laurila.
- Craig Edwards at Fangraphs notices that this year, the richest teams are also the winningest teams.
- David Schoenfield at ESPN finds the most interesting home run record for each franchise.
- This sure is a unique injury.
Hunter Strickland was lifting weights today when a bar fell and struck him in the face. Nose was bandaged, part of face was discolored. He’s heading out to get X-rays now.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) August 20, 2019
- Craig Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus notices that players are having more successful debut seasons than ever before. ($)