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Hot Stone League

Larry Stone gives his take on a wide array of baseball issues and weighs in about the Mariners, too.

April 29, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Mariners minor-league report, Thursday, April 29: Three-homer game for Carlos Peguero

Click here to get the latest Mariners’ minor-league report, covering Wednesday night games.

The big news once again is Carlos Peguero, the hottest hitter in the Mariners’ farm system, who had a three-homer game for West Tennessee against Mobile. Peguero went 4-for-5 and is now tied with Jacksonville’s Mike Stanton — one of the top prospects in baseball, from the Marlins’ organization — for the league lead with nine homers. Peguero is hitting .378 overall, with a .452 on-base percentage, and a .797 slugging percentage. Did I mention he’s 23, left-handed, and 6-foot-5, 247 pounds? It appears, from the box score, that Peguero is the leadoff hitter for West Tennessee, which is interesting. Somehow, I don’t think Ichiro is concerned.

Kirby Arnold of the Everett Herald has a nice writeup on Peguero. USS Mariner checks in here, with some words of caution from Dave Cameron in the comments. Here’s what Peguero looks like at the plate. And here’s a look at his golf swing.

Tacoma (hopefully) returns to action tonight against Reno after three day’s off — two rainouts and a scheduled off day. Josh Wilson has been their hottest hitter at .348. Jack Hannahan, who figures to join the Mariners soon as the utility infielder he was envisioned to be before getting injured, is hitting .227 in six games, with two homers.

For High Desert, Jake Wild starts tonight against Rancho Cucamonga. “Wild” is almost as unfortunate a name for a pitcher as “Balfour,” but Wild, it turns out, is not: He has struck out 20 and walked just five in 19 1/3 innings.

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