Mariners Minor League Report: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not
Mar 15, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman D.J. Peterson (46) bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Jackson Generals – AA – 32-45, 5th Place in Southern League Northern Division
D.J. Peterson – 1B – Hot
The Mariners’ number 2 prospect has filed to live up to the hype in 2015, but D.J. Peterson has played well over the past week. Peterson is hitting just .213 on the season with the Generals, but he is hitting .316 across his last 5 games. The 23-year-old has 1 double, 1 home run and 1 RBI during his last 19 at bats. Hopefully the power hitting first baseman can build off his impressive week, and play much better during the second half of the season.
Edwin Diaz – RHP – Not
Edwin Diaz was recently selected to participate in the upcoming Futures Game in Cincinnati, and perhaps the pressure is getting to the 21-year-old right-hander. Diaz has struggled this week, going 0-1 and allowing 4 runs on 10 hits across 7 innings. This was the second consecutive ugly outing for the top prospect, but he is still cobbling together a solid campaign for the Generals. I think we could see Diaz toeing the rubber at Safeco as early as 2016.
Jabari Henry – LF – Not
Jabari Henry has had a rough week with the Generals, hitting .182 with 1 home run and 1 RBI. This season has been a nightmare for Henry. He began the year with the M’s in spring training before being demoted to Minor League camp. After hitting .164 this season in Jackson, he was removed from the Mariners’ 40-man roster and cleared waivers earlier this week. The 24-year-old remains on the Generals’ roster, but it is hard to say what his future holds.
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