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

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Clinton LumberKings – A – 29-50, 7th Place in Midwest League Eastern Divison

Joe DeCarlo – 3B – Not

The former 2nd round pick has failed to live up expectations thus far in 2015, and this week was no different. DeCarlo is hitting a measly .105 with 1 double and 1 RBI over the past 7 days. The 21-year-old is hitting an even .200 on the season with 7 home runs and 26 RBI’s. DeCarlo is not having a terrible season, but I would not classify it as a successful one either. He will likely get another season to try and impressive the Mariners’ brass.

Estarlyn Morales – RF – Hot

The 22-year-old Dominican has put together a solid week in Clinton, hitting .286 with 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 6 RBI’s and 1 stolen base. Morales is having a decent season with the LumberKings in 2015, posting a .244 batting average with 4 home runs, 37 RBI’s and 13 stolen bases. He has great raw skills, and Morales possesses plenty of upside moving forward.

Tyler Herb – RHP – Not

The Coastal Carolina University alum had a good month of June for Clinton, but he has stumbled out of the gate in July. Herb made 1 start this week, and it did not go well. The 23-year-old right-hander could not escape the 4th inning, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits. Herb is by no means a top prospect for Seattle, but he has done a reasonably nice job in 2015.

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