Discussing the Mariners Arizona Fall League Representatives
Jul 6, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher David Rollins (73) throws against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
David Rollins – LHP
This season has been a rollercoaster for David Rollins. The 25-year-old was selected by the Mariners in the Rule-5 Draft last December, and he was electric this spring in Peoria. However, Rollins was hit with a 50-game ban for testing positive for PEDs. Since being reinstated on July 4, Rollins has gone 0-1 with an 8.57 ERA across 15 appearances. He has fanned 19 and walked 8 through 21 innings with the M’s.
Much like with James Paxton, the Mariners ares sending Rollins to Arizona to get some more work in. The Dallas, TX product missed half the season, and has pitched less than 30 innings so far in 2015. Rollins made the jump from double-A to the big leagues this year, and there have been some growing pains. Hopefully, spending the fall with the Javelins will allow him to gain some confidence as he prepares for next season.
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