Bakersfield Blaze: 12-20, 4th place in California League North Division
Andrew Moore, RHP – Hot
It’s the same story ever week, Andrew Moore is making it look ridiculously easy in the hitter friendly California League. The Oregon State alum is 1-1 on the season with a 1.48 ERA through 7 starts with the Blaze. He has posted a 36:10 strikeout to walk ratio over 42.2 innings pitched. The young right-hander has limited the opposition to just 0.89 walks/hits per inning in 2016. Put simply, Moore cannot do much more to earn a promotion to Jackson.
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Drew Jackson, SS – Hot
The Stanford alum is quickly establishing himself as the Mariners’ top position player prospect. Jackson is slashing .301/.352/.398 with 9 doubles, 2 triples, 14 RBI and 4 stolen bases in 31 games. He has struck out 24 times and walked 9 times in 133 at bats. Jackson is a top of the order type of athlete, and he should advance quickly through the M’s system.
Tyler Herb, RHP – Hot
The former 29th round selection is making waves so far this season in Bakersfield, posting a 3-1 record with a 2.61 ERA through 6 starts. Herb has smoked the opposition, registering a 46:9 strikeout to walk ratio across 38 innings of work. Not much was expected of Tyler entering this season, but he is proving to be one of the more underrated pitching prospects in the M’s system.
Austin Wilson, RF – Not
Wilson has always been considered a bust, and 2016 has done little to disprove this reputation. The Stanford alum is slashing .173/.289/.279 through 104 at bats. He has homered twice and driven in 8 runs across 27 games. It’s not too late for Wilson to recapture his status as a midlevel prospect, but time is definitely running out.
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