Seattle Mariners Minor League Update (June)
By Dan Hughes
Mar 11, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners minor league shortstop Chris Taylor (74) swings at a pitch in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Mariners started the 2nd half of the season with a nice win Sunday over the Cleveland Indians. So, now it’s time to check in with the various minor league affiliates of the organization and see how the potential future Mariners are doing.
Let’s start with the guys who are the closest to the bigs, the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.
The Rainiers have already sent several players back and forth to Seattle this season. Currently, Justin Smoak and Corey Hart are on rehab assignments there. The Rainiers are currently last in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Northern Division with a record of 38-43. They are 8.5 games back of the Sacramento River Cats (Athletics).
Tacoma is led offensively by SS Chris Taylor (.329, 4 HR, 27 RBI) who some believe will be called up to Seattle if Brad Miller begins to struggle again this season.
Tacoma was in action at the time of this posting, so the stats are through the games of Saturday June 28, 2014.
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On the pitching side, Taijuan Walker was just called up to make his first start of the season for Seattle on Monday, but he’s not the only one posting good numbers in Tacoma. Here are the current stats for the arms.
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