The Top 10 Youngest Players In Each League On Opening Day
As we’ve done for three years, here’s a look at the Top 10 youngest players in each league as the season began (you can also see the 2012 Opening Day, 2011 [...]
Mariners’ Catricala Refocused For 2013
Last spring, all eyes in Mariners camp were on Vinnie Catricala. He had exploded onto the scene in 2011, hitting a combined .349/.421/.601 with 101 runs, 77 extra-base hits and 106 RBIs in 521 at-bats combined between Double-A Jackson and high Class A High Desert.
Position Remains The Question For Mariners’ Marder
Jack Marder's brief professional rÃ©sumÃ©—featuring the rare combination of a nearly equal amount of games at catcher and second base—immediately brings to mind longtime Astros star Craig Biggio.
Mariners’ Gohara Ahead Of The Curve
Former international scouting director Bob Engle left the Mariners in October, but he did leave a nice parting gift. The Mariners' biggest international signing in 2012 was 16-year-old lefthander Luiz Gohara from Brazil, who signed for $880,000.
Mariners’ Capps Gears Up For His Final Challenge
At 22, Carter Capps is just a kid in baseball years. He's only been a professional briefly, having been drafted in the third round out of Mount Olive (N.C.) in 2011 as a hard-throwing righthander. He's also just a kid in terms of being a pitcher.
What are the many ramifications of the Justin Upton trade, and did the Mariners offer more than the Braves gave up? Is a one-year ban really much of a punishment for Aledmys Diaz if the Cuban defector has falsified his age? Should the Mets' No. 11 overall pick be protected if they sign compensation free agent Michael Bourn?
Mariners Can’t Rule Out Walker
Taijuan Walker spent the 2012 season as one of the youngest players in Double-A. That's what happens when you possess a 98 mph fastball, have serious athletic skills and scouts put you on their "best of" lists.
Mariners Hope Peguero’s Tweaks Turn Into Results
Watching Carlos Peguero putting up numbers in winter ball, it's easy to get the idea that this is a guy who was born to hit. Blessed with great power, the Mariners outfielder can put ball after ball into and over the cheap seats. That's when he's on his game.
Lower Arm Slot Raises LaFromboise’s Stock For Mariners
It's clear that lefthander Bobby LaFromboise no longer throws like he did in high school.
Farquhar Aims To Find Home In Seattle
Most minor leaguers playing winter ball do it at the request of their big league organization. That is not the case for righthander Danny Farquhar.
Mariners’ Miller Answers Doubts About Defense
Brad Miller made huge strides during his first full season with the Mariners. For the 6-foot-2, 185-pound shortstop out of Clemson, the year was about more than honing his skills at the plate.
Romero Takes Off For Mariners
The Mariners thought they might have something good when they drafted Stefen Romero out of Oregon State in 2011, but they would have had difficulty believing he would be putting up numbers this good this soon.