Mariners Minor League Review: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

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Clinton LumberKings – A – 26-43, 6th Place in Midwest League Eastern Divison

Hot – Martin Peguero – 2B

Martin Peguero is en fuego over the last week. The 21-year-old middle infielder is hitting .440 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI’s and 2 stolen bases across his last 7 games. He does an excellent job making contact, as he has stuck out just 2 times in his last 28 plate appearances. 2015 has not been overly kind to Peguero, but he appears to be turning the corner with the LumberKings.

Hot – Tyler Herb – SP

The 23-year-old Coastal Carolina alum is doing a great job this season for Clinton, and the last week has been very impressive. Herb is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA over his last 2 outings. The right-hander has stuck out 11 and walked 3 over his last 12 innings. Opponents are hitting just .186 off Herb since June 14th. The M’s selected Herb in the 29th round of the 2014 draft, and it is safe to say that he is far exceeding expectations this season.

Not – Kristian Brito – 1B

The 20-year-old slugger is struggling mightily over his last 7 ballgames. Brito is hitting just .136 with 3 RBI’s and 1 stolen base since June 12th. His 6:4 strikeout to walk ratio is not bad, but he is generating very little power at the plate. Brito has not had an extra base hit since he went yard on May 28th. Hopefully he can turn things around during the second half of the season, because he has big time potential if he can be more consistent.

Hot – Arby Fields – CF

The speedy Rancho Cucamonga product is having a stellar season in 2015 with the LumberKings. Fields is slashing an impressive .385 with a triple, 3 RBI’s and 2 stolen bases over his last 8 ballgames. The 23-year-old switch-hitter has nursed 10 free passes during that stretch, and sports a .528 on base percentage. Fields is tried for the team lead with 12 steals in 2015. I think he will earn a promotion to Bakersfield during the summer.

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