Down on the Farm: Mariners Minor League Check-in
By Trevor Pedro
Arkansas Travelers' Go Toe-to-Toe with Tulsa Drillers
14 – 7 (1st in Texas League North)
The Arkansas starters are on a roll. Top pitching prospect Bryce Miller (#88 MLB Pipeline) was called up to the big-league club this week. This wasn't a spot start, but his coronation into the Mariners' rotation promptly showed us why President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto is so high on the former Texas A&M Aggie.
The Travs' rotation still has Emerson Hancock, Prelander Berroa, and newly minted MLB Pipeline pitcher of the week, Bryan Woo. The latter one-hit the Tulsa Drillers in an absolute masterpiece (5 IP, 0 R, 8 K) while flashing elite control of all four pitches.
The Travelers are getting contributions up and down the roster. Still, the top of the lineup consisting of Leo Rivas, Spencer Packard, Robbie Tenerowicz, and Robert Perez Jr. is keeping this team on track. Speedsters Isiah Gilliam, Riley Unroe, and Tanner Kirwer provide just enough offense at the bottom of the order while combining to steal 17 of 18 bases.