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September 2, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Mariners minor league report, September 2 — DJ Peterson homers twice in Jackson’s season finale

Here is today’s Mariners’ minor league round-up for the last games of the season. Big thanks to Kelly Munro and the Mariners for providing us the info each day. It’s a very useful tool to keep people caught up on the minor league system.

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Class AAA Tacoma

The Rainiers ended their season with a 9-5 loss in Fresno to finish a respectable 74-70. Xavier Avery had three hits in the last game.

  • Video of a Ji-Man Choi double
  • AwardsDH/1B Jesus Montero (Player of the Year), RHP Logan Kensing (Pitcher of the Year) and SS Gabriel Noriega (Defensive Player of the Year) earned team awards from the Rainiers. Right-handed pitchers Forrest Snow and Logan Bawcom were named the recipients of the Rainiers Community Service Award. 
  • From the report: The Rainiers played their final game of the season on Monday and finished in third place in the PCL Pacific North Division. The Rainiers spent portions of April and May in first place and last led the division on May 11. Tacoma produced the club’s 28th winning season in franchise history (since 1960). Of the 25 active players on the Rainiers Opening Day roster, a total of 13 finished the season on the team’s active roster. And of those 13, only 3 remained active on the team’s roster the full length of the season (Logan Kensing, Ty Kelly, Xavier Avery). Since being optioned to AAA Tacoma on Aug. 1, OF Stefen Romero is batting .390 (41×105) with 21 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 triples, 9 home runs, 27 RBI, 7 walks and 1 stolen base in 25 games. Overall this season with Tacoma, he is batting .358 (54×151) with 26 runs scored, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 12 home runs, 36 RBI, 8 walks and 1 stolen base. 1B Justin Smoak has recorded a hit in 19 of his last 21 games with 9 multi-hit efforts, batting .446 (33×74) with 9 runs scored, 6 doubles, 1 home run, 18 RBI and 18 walks. Smoak has also reached base safely in his last 27 games dating back to July 31. The streak the 2nd-longest posted by a Rainiers player this season (Taylor 30 and Franklin 23). During this stretch he is batting .408 (40×99) with 13 runs scored, 8 doubles, 1 home run, 19 RBI, 20 walks and a .496 on-base percentage. Since May 28, RH Carson Smith is 1-2 with 8 saves and a 1.64 ERA (6 ER, 33.0 IP) in 28 relief apperances. During this stretch he has limited opponents to a .238 (29×122) average, while walking 9 and striking out 38. Overall this season, he is 1-3 with a team-high 10 saves (13 save ops) and a 2.93 ERA (14 ER, 43.0 IP) in 39 releif appearances. 

Class AA Jackson

DJ Peterson went 4-for-6, belting his 30th and 31st homers of the season in  a 13-6 win.

  • Video of Peterson’s 30th homer isn’t good. But it does show how far it went.
  • From the report:

    Over 5 starts in August, LH Tyler Olson went 5-1 with a 1.18 ERA (5 ER, 38.0 IP). During this stretch he limited opponents to a .199 (28×141) average, while walking 7 and striking out 30. After going 3-5 with a 4.56 ERA (36 ER, 71.0 IP) over his first 13 AA starts, Olson went 7-2 with a 2.15 ERA (13 ER, 54.1 IP) over his final 9 starts. LH Kyle Hunter allowed only 1 run over his final 28.0 innings (0.32 ERA). During this stretch, since July 16, Hunter went 3-0, limited opponents to a .188 (18×96) average, while walking 6 and striking 13. INF Daniel Paolini hit safely in 12 of his last 19 games with 6 multi-hit efforts, batting .362 (25×69) with 16 runs scored, 8 doubles, 4 home runs, 8 RBI, 8 walks and 1 stolen base.

    30 HR/100 RBI: INF D.J. Peterson wrapped up his sophomore season, batting .297 (147×495) with 83 runs scored, 31 doubles, 1 triple, 31 home runs, 111 RBI, 45 walks nad 7 stolen bases combined in 123 games with Single-A High Desert and Double-A Jackson. Peterson is 1 of 5 minor league players this season to record at least 30 home runs, while driving in at least 100 runs, joining Kris Bryant-CHI (43 HR/110 RBI), Marquez Smith-CIN (38 HR/131 RBI), Steven Moya-DET (35 HR/105 RBI) and Joey Gallo-TEX (42 HR/106 RBI). Dating back to 1992, Peterson is 1 of only 3 Mariners farmhands to accomplish the feat and first since Alex Liddi hit 30 home runs and drove in 104 runs in 2011 with Triple-A Tacoma. 1B Rich Poythress hit 31 home runs and had 130 RBI in 2010 with Single-A High Desert.

    100 RBI CLUB: Of the 11 minor league players this season to record at least 100 RBI this season, the Mariners currently have 3 players on the list. Seattle is the only franchise with 3 players with at least 100 RBI this season (Colorado has 2) and have 5 players that rank in the top 19. INF D.J. Peterson finshed the season ranked 2nd in the minor league with 110 RBI, while INF Jordy Lara finished 6th with 104 RBI and INF/OF Patrick Kivlehan 7th with 103 RBI. OF Gabby Guerrero recorded 96 RBI this season ranked T15, while OF Jabari Henry is finished T19th in 2014 with 95 RBI. 

 

Class A High Desert

The Mavs lost 12-3 to close out the season with a 66-74 record.

  • From the report: OF Gabby Guerrero has hit safely in his final 6 games of the season, batting .345 (10×29) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 2 walks and 2 stolen bases. INF Burt Reynolds finished the season on a 6-game hitting streak, batting .500 (10×20) with 9 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 3 RBI and 2 walks. Since Aug. 22, INF Zach Shank has hit safely in 8 of his last 10 games, batting .325 (13×40) with 5 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 3 RBI, 3 walks and 2 stolen bases. He has also hit safely in 16 of his final 20 games, batting .298 (25×84) with 17 runs scored, 4 doubles, 3 triples, 2 home runs, 11 RBI, 4 walks and 2 stolen bases. SS Jack Reinheimer ended the season on a 6-game hit streak, batting .520 (13×25) with 6 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 7 RBI, 2 walks and 1 stolen base. Since being promoted to High Desert, Reinheimer hit .341 (29×85) with 15 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 12 RBI, 4 walks and 4 stolen bases in 20 games. RH Andrew Kittredge averaged 12.19 strikeouts per 9.0 innings over 42 relief appearances with High Desert (112 SO/82.2 IP). Ovearall this season he struck out a career-high 117 batters in 89.2 innings combined between High Desert (112), Jackson (3) and Everett (2) in 45 appearances. 

Class A Clinton

The LumberKings lost 3-1 to finish with a 61-77 record.

  • From the report: INF Joe DeCarlo hit safely in 20 of his last 24 games, batting .354 (28×79) with 10 runs scored, 8 doubles, 1 home run, 12 RBI and 8 walks. LH Paul Fry has not allowed a run over his last 10.2 innings in relief (8 G). Since July 12, Fry is 3-1 with 1 save and a 0.67 ERA (2 ER, 27.0 IP) over his last 18 relief appearances. 
  • Season review: 9.2.14 Season in Review

Short A Everett

The Aqua Sox lost 4-3 to finish 28-48 on the season

  • From the report: RH Daniel Altavilla went 5-1 with a 3.07 ERA (14 ER, 41.0 IP) in his last 7 starts, after going 0-2 with a 6.48 ERA (18 ER, 25.0 IP) in his first 7 career starts (6/17-7/19). LHP Ryan Yarbrough allowed only 12 hits and has allowed only 1 earned run (2 R) in his last 23.2 innings (7 GS). Overall with Everett he went 0-1 with a 1.40 ERA (6 ER, 338.2 IP), while walking 4 and striking out 53 in 12 games/10 starts. 

Rookie League Pulaski

Season over

  • From the report: OF Arby Fields hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games, batting .396 (21×53) with 11 runs scored, 3 doubles, 3 triples, 3 home runs, 7 RBI, 8 walks and 7 stolen bases. INF Rafael Fernandez hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .394 (13×33) with 9 runs scored, 1 double, 2 RBI, 3 walks and 2 stolen bases. INF Tom Verdi ended the season with a 7-game hit streak, batting .296 (8×27) with 6 runs scored, 2 RBI, 2 walks and 1 stolen base. 

Rookie League Arizona

Season over

  • From the report: RH Osmel Morales went 4-0 with a 0.75 ERA (2 ER, 24.0 IP) over his final 6 games/3 starts of the regular season. During this stretch he limited opponents to a .173 (14×81) average, while walking 8 and striking out 36. He did not allow a run over a season-high 16.1 innings, from the 3rd inning on July 17-Aug. 13 RH Ronald Dominguez did not allowed a run over his last 16.2 innings in relief to end the season (6 G). During this stretch he was 4-0 with 1 save, while walking 4 and striking out 13. Overall this season he went 5-1 with 2 saves and a 0.43 ERA (2 ER, 42.1 IP) in 17 relief appearances. He has limited opponents to a .153 (21×137) average, while walking 11 and striking out 36. RH Jose Santiago went 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA (3 ER, 28.1 IP) in 5 starts in August. Overall with the AZL Mariners, Santiago went 5-1 with a 2.80 ERA (14 ER, 45.0 IP) in 9 games/8 starts.

Full report

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