Mariners Minor League Report

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Mar 4, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman D.J. Peterson (46) hits a home run in the first inning against the San Diego Padres during a spring training baseball game at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Jackson Generals – AA

Dario Pizzano – LF

Dario Pizzano does not have a lot of hype surrounding him, but he is currently riding a 16 game hitting streak. Pizzano is a former 15th round selection by the M’s, and it is safe to say the 24-year-old is demolishing Seattle’s expectations for him this season. The Columbia alum has hit .435 with 6 RBI’s and a stolen base since April 23. He is sporting an astronomical .447 on base percentage, and he has slugged .522 over his last 46 at bats. His only area of improvement would be plate discipline. Pizzano has only worked 1 walk in the last 2 weeks. He should warrant a call-up to Tacoma soon, and he could wind up with Seattle in September if his hot hitting continues.

D.J. Peterson – 1B

The Mariners first baseman of the future got off to a horrid start in 2015, but he has stabilized slightly over the past couple weeks. D.J. Peterson is hitting .265 with 1 home run and 7 RBI’s since April 23. He boasts a .359 on base percentage and he has slugged .441 over his last 34 at bats. These numbers are pedestrian at best, but they are considerably better than his previous stats. I expect the 23-year-old to continue improving as the season goes on. Peterson should get a chance to finish the 2015 season in Tacoma with the Rainiers.

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