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92 - 2014 SEATTLE MARINERS SEASON REVIEW 2014 SEATTLE MARINERS MINOR LEAGUE REVIEW AFFILIATES UPDATE: The Mariners 9 minor league affiliates wrapped up the 2014 season combining for a 420-474 (.470) record. The organization had 4 teams finish the season .500 or better, but the Arizona League Mariners were the only Mariners minor league team to qualify for the post-season. YOUTH MOVEMENT: The Mariners had 6 minor league players make their Major League debut this season, all 6 were
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  92 - 2014 SEATTLE MARINERS SEASON REVIEW 2014 SEATTLE MARINERS MINOR LEAGUE REVIEW AFFILIATES UPDATE : The Mariners 9 minor league affiliates wrapped up the 2014 season combining for a 420-474 (.470) record. The organization had 4 teams finish the season .500 or better, but the Arizona League Mariners were the only Mariners minor league team to qualify for the post-season.  YOUTH MOVEMENT : The Mariners had 6 minor league players make their Major League debut this season, all 6 were homegrown players: LHP Roenis Elias , OF James Jones , RHP Dominic Leone , OF Stefen Romero , RHP Carson Smith  and INF Chris Taylor  . MARINERS MILB AWARDS : Infielders Jordy Lara  (High Desert/Jackson) and D.J. Peterson  (High Desert/Jackson) were named Co-Player of the Year, right-hander pitchers Jordan Pries  (Jackson/Tacoma) and Edwin Diaz  (Clinton) were named the Co-Starting Pitchers of the Year and right-handed pitcher Matt Brazis  (High Desert/Jackson) was named Relief Pitcher of the Year. Infielder Patrick Kivlehan  (High/Jackson) received the Unsung Hero Award, while infielder Ketel Marte was earned the Heart and Soul  Award for his exemplary play and leadership. MARINERS MILB CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR : In his first full season in the minor leagues, INF D.J. Peterson  hit .297 (147x495) with 83 runs scored, 31 doubles, 1 triple, 31 home runs, 111 RBI, 45 walks and 7 stolen base in 123 games combined between High Desert and Jackson. Peterson was 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 only the 3rd 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 and 1B Rich Poythress hit 31 home runs and had 130 RBI in 2010 with Single-A High Desert. Peterson, attended University of New Mexico from 2011-13 and was the Mariners 1st round selection (12th overall) in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Jordy Lara  hit .337 (177x525) with 91 runs scored, 40 doubles, 5 triples, 26 home runs, 104 RBI, 46 walks and 1 stolen base in 135 games combined between High Desert and Jackson. Lara finished T3rd in the minor league this season with 71 extra-base hits, while also ranking 6th in RBI and T9th in doubles, 10th in slugging percentage (.581) and T13th in OPS (.937). He reached base safely via a hit or walk in 114 of 135 games, including 52 games with at least 2 hits. Lara was promoted to AA Jackson on July 27. At the time of his promotion, Lara had a 17-game hit streak, batting .479 (34x71) with 21 runs scored, 8 doubles, 8 home runs, 24 RBI and 6 walks. Overall he hit .353 (141x399) with 77 runs scored, 26 doubles, 5 triples, 22 home runs, 80 RBI, 38 walks and 1 stolen base in 102 games with the Mavericks. As of July 28, Lara led the California League in hits (141) and total bases (243), while also ranking 2nd in average (.353), T2nd in RBI (80), 3rd in slugging percentage (.609), T3rd in home runs (22), runs (77) and extra-base hits, T4th in games (102), 6th in on-base percentage (.413) and 8th in doubles. Lara was named California League Player of the week three times: April 21-27, July 14-20 & July 21-27. Lara, who completed his 4th season in the Mariners organization, was signed by Seattle as a non-drafted International free agent on November 25, 2008. MARINERS MILB STARTING CO-PITCHERS OF THE YEAR : RH Jordan Pries  split the season between  AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma, going a combined to go 10-8 with a 3.86 ERA (66 ER, 154.0 IP) over 27 games, 26 starts. Pries made 2 starts with AA Jackson before making his AAA debut with the Rainiers on April 20 vs. Sacramento. He allowed only 1 hit and struck out 2 in the Rainiers 1-0 win over Sacramento, but did not factor into the decision (6.0,1,0,0,2,2). Overall with Tacoma he went 9-8 with a 4.06 ERA (64 ER, 142.0 IP) in 25 games, 24 starts. He allowed 1 run or less in 11 of his 24 starts and and 3 runs or less 18 times. Pries ranked 5th in the league with a .254 opponents average (4th among starters, .246), while also ranking 9th with a 4.06 ERA. A native of Alameda, California, Pries was srcinally selected by Seattle in the 30th round out of Stanford University in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. RH Edwin Diaz  went 6-8 with a 3.33 ERA (43 ER, 116.1 IP) in 24 starts with A Clinton in the Midwest League. He limited opponents to a .226 (96x224) average, while walking 42 and striking out 111. Diaz allowed 2 earned runs or less in 17 games, including not allowing a run in 6 of his starts this season. He tossed his first complete game shutout on Aug. 3 at Burlington in Clinton’s 1 -0 win, allowing only 3 hits, while walking 0 and striking out 5. Prior to his 9.0-inning complete game, his longest career outing was 7.0 innings (done, 2x, last: 5/21/14 at Peoria). Among starters in the Midwest League, Diaz ranked 4th in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (8.59) and T4th in lowest opponents batting average (.226). Diaz was the Mariners 3rd round selection (98th overall) out of Caguas Military Academy in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft. MARINERS MILB RELIEF PITCHER OF THE YEAR : RH Matt Brazis  went 4-1 with 6 saves and a 2.36 ERA (19 ER, 72.1 IP) in 40 relief appearances combined High Desert and Jackson. He limited opponents to a .208 average (54x260), while walking 18 and striking out 84. Among Mariners minor league pitchers his 0.995 WHIP and ERA were 2nd-lowest, and strikeout rate (10.05 K/9.0 IP) was 3rd-lowest (min. 30 G). He began the season with the Mavericks, going 3-0 with 4 saves and a 2.97 ERA (13 ER, 39.1 IP) in 23 games. After allowing 7 runs over his first 6 relief appearances of the season (5.56), he allowed only 6 runs over his last 17 games (1.93 ERA). Brazis was promoted to Jackson on July 7 and made his Double-A debut that night at Huntsville (3.2,1,1,1,0,3,HR). Overall he went 1-1 with 2 saves and a 1.64 ERA (6 ER, 33.0 IP) in 17 relief appearances with the Generals. Brazis, a native of Tampa Bay, Florida, attended Boston University from 2009-12 and was the Mariners 28th round selection in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft. On the Farm: Tacoma (AAA) ............................ 74-70 Jackson (AA) .............................. 63-76 High Desert (High-A) .................. 66-74 Clinton (A) .................................. 61-77 Everett (short-season A) ............. 44-32 Pulaski (rookie) ........................... 36-30  AZL Mariners (rookie) ................. 31-22 DSL Mariners ............................. 27-43 VSL Mariners .............................. 34-34 Totals   420-474 Most MiLB RBI 1. Marquez Smith (CIN) ................ 131 2. D.J. Peterson (SEA)  ................ 111 3. Kris Bryant (CHI) ...................... 110 4. Joey Gallo (TEX) ...................... 106 5. Steven Moya (DET) .................. 105  6. Jordy Lara (SEA) ..................... 104   7. Patrick Kivlehan (SEA)  ........... 103 8. Ryan McMahon (COL) .............. 102 Correlle Prime (COL) ................ 102 10. Carlos Asuaje (BOS) ................ 101 11. Rudy Flores (ARI) ..................... 100 12. Mike Jacobs (ARI) ...................... 97 Matt Olson (OAK) ....................... 97 Corey Seager (LAD) ................... 97 15. Gabby Guerrero (SEA)  .............. 96 Renato Nunez (OAK) .................. 96 Christian Walker (BAL) ............... 96 Brandon Drury (ARI) ................... 95 19. Jabari Henry (SEA)  ................... 95 Fernando Perez (SD) .................. 95 Viosergy Rosa ............................ 95 100 RBI + 30 HR SEASON 1. Marquez Smith (CIN) ........... 131/30 2. D.J. Peterson (SEA)  ........... 111/31 3. Kris Bryant (CHI) ................. 110/43 4. Joey Gallo (TEX) ................. 106/42 5. Steven Moya (DET) ............. 105/35   Baseball America League Top Prospects Pacific Coast League: Taijuan Walker, RHP ........................ #9 Southern League: D.J. Peterson, INF ............................ #8 Ketel Marte, INF ............................. #13 California League: D.J. Peterson, INF .......................... #10 Gabby Guerrero, OF ....................... #14 Northwest League Ryan Yarbrough, LHP ..................... #12  Austin Cousino, OF......................... #16 Arizona League  Alex Jackson, OF ............................. #1  93 - 2014 SEATTLE MARINERS SEASON REVIEW MARINERS MILB UNSUNG HERO AWARD : INF Patrick Kivlehan  hit .295 (153x519) with 84 runs scored, 32 doubles, 9 triples, 103 RBI, 56 walks and 11 stolen bases in 138 games combined between High Desert and Jackson. He appeared in first base, third base, left field, center field, right field and designated hitter this season. He began the season with the Mavericks batting .282 (40x142) with 24 runs scored, 9 doubles, 2 triple, 9 home runs, 35 RBI, 12 walks and 2 stolen bases in 34 games before his promotion to Jackson on May 10. After batting .114 (4x35), Kivlehan reached base safely in the next 29 straight games. During this stretch he hit .381 (40x105) with 18 runs scored, 10 doubles, 2 triple, 4 home runs, 28 RBI, 14 walks and 3 stolen bases, raising his season average from .114 to .314. Kivlehan’s career  -high 17 game hitting streak from June 3-23 (.438/28x64, 13 R, 9 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 7 BB, SB), was T3rd-longest in the Southern League in 2014. He also reached base safely in 32 consecutive games, from July 3-Aug. 7 (.330/38x115, 24 R, 7 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 16 BB, 3 SB, .419 OBP), which was the longest on-base streak in the league. Kivlehan, a native of West Nyack, New York, attended Rutgers University from 2009-12 and was the Mariners 4th round selection in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft. MARINERS MILB HEART AND SOUL AWARD : INF Ketel Marte  hit .304 (159x523) with 79 runs scored, 32 doubles, 6 triples, 4 home runs, 55 RBI, 27 walks and 29 stolen bases in 128 games combined between Jackson and Tacoma. Marte set career-highs in nearly every offensive category, including games, at-bats, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, walks and stolen bases, while tying his high in triples and runs scored. He was named Southern League Post-Season All-Star team, after batting .302 (134x443) with 63 runs scored, 27 doubles, 6 triples, 2 home runs, 46 RBI, 19 walks and 23 stolen bases in 109 games. At the time of his promotion to Tacoma on Aug. 10, Marte was the league-leader in hits (134). He went 2-for-5 in his Rainiers debut on Aug. 11 vs. Fresno. Overall he hit safely in 16 of 19 games he appeared with Tacoma as the 3rd-youngest player in the Pacific Coast League, batting .313 (25x80) with 16 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 9 RBI, 8 walks and 6 stolen bases. Marte, who completed his 3rd season in the Mariners organization, was signed as a non-drafted International free agent on August 13, 2010. AN ALL-STAR AMONG US : The Mariners had 18 Minor League players named to 2014 All-Star teams, including 4 players from Triple-A Tacoma in the PCL, 3 players from the Double-A Jackson in the Southern League, 1 from Single-A High Desert in the California League, 4 from Single-A Clinton in the Midwest League and 6 from Short-A Everett. Mariners All-Stars include: PCL  –  SS Chris Taylor   (starter), 3B Gabriel Noriega  (starter), INF Nick Franklin  and RHP Logan Kensing ; Southern League  –  SS Ketel Marte  (2x5), RHP Mayckol Guiape  (1.0,1,0,0,0,1) and RHP Stephen Kohlscheen  (did not participate due to AAA promotion; California League  –  OF Gabriel Guerrero  (0x2); MWL  –  C Marcus Littlewood  (0x1, RBI, BB, SF), SS Jack Reinheimer (0x2), RHP Edwin Diaz (1.0,0,0,0,1,1) and RHP Emilio Pagan  (0.2,0,0,0,0,1); Northwest League  –  C Adam Martin  (0x2), INF Chris Mariscal  (0x2), INF Kyle Petty (1x2), OF Austino Cousino  (0x2), RHP Kody Kerski  (1.0,0,0,0,1,2) and LHP Cruz Pereira  (1.0,1,0,0,0,0). DRAFT RECAP : Seattle signed 36 of the 40 players they selected in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Mariners selected outfielder Alex Jackson , who was the 6th overall pick in the draft, with their first overall pick. The Mariners selected 21 pitchers, including 9 left-handers, 5 catchers, 9 infielders (1 1B, 2 2B, 5 SS, 1 3B), and 5 outfielders. Seattle selected 31 college players and 9 high school players. THE FUTURE IS NOW:  Seattle Mariners minor league infielder D.J. Peterson  played for the U.S. squad, while outfielder Gabby Guerrero  represented the World team in the 16th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis as part of All-Star weekend. Peterson started at 1B and batted in the 6th position in the lineup, going 1-for-2 with a double. Guerrero hit 7th as the World team’s starting DH, going 0 -for-2 at the plate. The Mariners have had 31 selections to the Futures Game since its first began in 1999. Five players on the current 25-man roster played in the Futures Game in the past: Robinson Cano (2003-04), Felix Hernandez (2004), Logan Morrison (2010), James Paxton (2011) and Michael Saunders (2007). Brad Miller was selected to the 2013 U.S. Team, but was unable to play due to his promotion to the Major League squad. Cano (All-Star: 2006, 2010-13, Futures Game: 2003 & 2004) and Hernandez (All-Star: 2009, 2011-13; Futures Game: 2004) are each one of 115 players to have competed in both the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the MLB All-Star Game. 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  finished 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. NO HITTER : Starter Tyler Pike  and relievers Mark Bordonaro  and Blake Hauser   combined on a no-hitter as High Desert defeated Rancho Cucamonga 5-0 on May 29. It marked the 2nd no-hitter in club history (also: 8/21/2006 at Inland Empire; also combined) and first at Mavericks Stadium. Pike  (6.0,0,0,0,2,8) tied his career-high with 8 strikeouts (last: 8/26/12 at AZL Brewers), but did not factor into the decision after leaving the game after 6.0 innings with the score tied 0-0. Bordonaro  (2.0,0,0,0,2,4) earned his first win with High Desert, tossing a scoreless 7th and 8th innings. Hauser   (1.0,0,0,0,1,1,HB,WP) worked his way around a walk and hit batter with a hitless 9th inning to cap off the no-hitter. Offensive Leaders  Among all full-season minor league clubs, Mariners affiliates ranked in the top 5 in average, hits, triples, home runs, RBI, runs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and OPS: Average: 1. New York (NL) ...................... . .272 2. Arizona .................................. .271 Houston ................................. .271 4. Seattle  ................................... .269 5. Baltimore ............................... .267 Hits : 1. Arizona ................................ 5,216 2. Seattle  ................................. 5,151 3. San Diego ............................ 5,128 4. Houston ............................... 5,112 5. New York (NL) ..................... 5,089 Triples : 1. Arizona ................................... 185 2. Los Angeles (NL) .................... 184 3. Los Angeles (AL) .................... 173 4. Seattle ................................... 166 5. Los Angeles (AL) .................... 165 Home Runs : 1. Texas ...................................... 495 2. San Diego ............................... 483 3. Los Angeles (NL) .................... 481 4. Seattle  .................................... 477 5. Arizona ................................... 470 RBI : 1. Houston ............................... 2,598 2. Arizona ................................ 2,594 3. New York (NL) ..................... 2,592 4. Seattle  ................................. 2,563 5. San Diego ............................ 2,496 Runs Scored : 1. Houston ................................ 2,860 New York (NL) ...................... 2,860 3. Arizona ................................. 2,830 4. Seattle  .................................. 2,772 5. Texas .................................... 2,710 On-Base Percentage : 1. New York (NL) ....................... .352 2. Houston ................................. .350 3. Oakland ................................. .341 4. Arizona .................................. .339 Seattle  ................................... .339 Slugging Percentage : 1. Arizona .................................. .418 2. Houston ................................. .415 3. Seattle  ................................... .413 4. Los Angeles (NL) ................... . 410 New York (NL) ....................... .410 OPS : 1. Houston ................................. .765 2. New York (NL) ....................... .761 3. Arizona .................................. .757 4. Seattle  ................................... .752 5. Oakland ................................. .740 Los Angles (NL) ..................... .740  94 - 2014 SEATTLE MARINERS SEASON REVIEW 16-RUN COMEBACK : In one of the most remarkable comebacks in minor league baseball history, the Clinton LumberKings overcame a 16-run 6th inning deficit to stun the Burlington Bees 20-17 at Community Field in Burlington on May 7. C Marcus Littlewood  hit a grand slam home run that tied the game 17-17 with 1 out in the 9th inning. All 9 of the LumberKings starting lineup recorded at least 1 hit, including 7 players with multi-hit contests. CF Ian Miller   (4x8, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI) and DH Justin Seager   (4x7, 3 R, 3B, 2 RBI) each led the team with 4 hits, while SS/2B Zach Shank (3x6, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI), 2B/P Lonnie Kauppila  (3x6, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB), C Marcus Littlewood  (2x6, 3 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB), 1B Jeff Zimmerman  (2x6, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB) and RF Burt Reynolds (2x5, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB) each recorded multi-hit games. Starter Jose Flores (4.0,7,8,8,4,2) allowed 8 runs on 7 hits in 4.0 innings, but didn’t figure into the decision. RH Tommy Burns  (0.1,3,6,6,2,1,HR) and LH Paul Fry  (1.2,1,3,3,2,3,HR) combined to allow 9 runs in the 5th inning. RH Rafael Pineda  (2.0,1,0,0,1,1), RH Emilio Pagan  (3.0,1,0,0,0,4) and RH Lonnie Kauppila  (1.0,0,0,0,0,0) combined to hold the Bees scoreless over the final 6.0 innings in relief. Pagan earned his first win of the season, after tossing a career-high 3.0 inning in relief. Kauppila , who started the game at 2B and recorded 3 hits in the game, recorded the save in his first career pitching appearance with a 1-2-3 12th inning. The National  Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, which governs the minors, didn't have any records of a 16-run comeback. The largest deficit overcame in a big league victory is 12 runs, accomplished by Detroit against the Chicago White Sox on June 18, 1911; by the Philadelphia Athletics vs. Cleveland on June 15, 1925; and by the Indians over Seattle on Aug. 5, 2001. MARINERS EXTENDED PDC WITH JACKSON : Seattle Mariners Vice President of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik and Director of Player Development Chris Gwynn have announced the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Jackson Generals, the Mariners Double-A affiliate in the Southern League. The Player Development Contract, which would have run out at the end of the 2014 season, has been extended to cover the 2015 and 2016 seasons. 2015 and 2016 will mark the ninth and tenth years of partnership between the Seattle Mariners and Jackson Baseball Club, which began in 2007. 47 former Generals have appeared in games for the Mariners since 2007 and 24 since 2012. Currently, there are 18 former Generals on Seattle’s active ros ter, including 2014 American League All-Star third baseman, Kyle Seager. The Generals appeared in the 2012 Southern League Championship Series and were led by current Mariners Brad Miller, Stefen Romero, Jesus Sucre, Mike Zunino, Brandon Maurer, Yoervis Medina, James Paxton and Taijuan Walker. MARINERS AGREE TO PDC WITH BAKERSFIELD : Seattle Mariners Vice President of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik and Director of Player Development Chris Gwynn announced the Player Development Contract with the Bakersfield Blaze, replacing the High Desert Mavericks as Mariners Single-A affiliate in the California League. The Player Development Contract is for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. This will be the Mariners second stint as a Major League affiliate in Bakersfield, previously partnering in 1982-1983. The Mariners have had an affiliate in the high-A California League since 1978. MARINERS EXTENDED PDC WITH CLINTON : The Mariners and Clinton LumberKings, Single-A affiliate in the Midwest League, announced the extension of the Player Development Contract to cover the 2015 and 2016 seasons. As an affiliate of the Mariners since 2009, the LumberKings have made the Midwest League playoffs 4 times in 6 years, which included a franchise record wins in a single half with 48 in the second half of 2012. With the renewal, Seattle will be the longest tenured MLB club with the LumberKings. MARINERS EXTENDED PDC WITH EVERETT : The Mariners and Everett AquaSox announced the extension of the Player Development Contract to cover the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The AquaSox have been affiliated with the Seattle Mariners for 20 seasons, becoming the Mariners affiliate in the Northwest League on September 12, 1994. The AquaSox play their home games at Everett Memorial Stadium, located in Everett, Wash., less than 30 miles north of Seattle. The AquaSox franchise has helped develop current Mariners Willie Bloomquist, Felix Hernandez, James Jones, Dominic Leone, Yoervis Medina, Michael Saunders, Tom Wilhelmsen and Mike Zunino. ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE : The Arizona Fall League began its 22nd season on Tuesday, October 7. Regarded throughout professional baseball as the “finishing school” for top prospects since its inception in 1992, the 6-team league features top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball. The league plays 3 games per day 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday) in 5 Cactus League stadiums. This year, the league adds the new Cubs Park in Mesa as a venue, joining returning sites Camelback Ranch-Glendale, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale Stadium and Surprise Stadium (two teams). The Major League affiliations for each AFL team are as follows: Surprise Saguaros-Surprise Stadium (Mariners, Red Sox, Reds, Padres and Rangers); Glendale Desert Dogs-Camelback Ranch (Orioles, White Sox, Tigers, Dodgers, Brewers); Peoria Javelinas-Surprise Stadium (Braves, Indians, Royals, Cardinals, Rays); Mesa Solar Sox-Cubs Park (Cubs, Angels, Athletics, Blue Jays, Nationals); Salt River Rafters-Salt River Fields (Diamondbacks, Rockies, Astros, Marlins, Twins) and Scottsdale Scorpions-Scottsdale Stadium (Mets, Yankees, Phillies, Pirates, Giants). AFL team is comprised of 5 major league organizations working cooperatively. Each organization is required to assign six of their most promising Major League prospects to the league. The roster includes right-handed pitchers Matt Anderson , Matt Brazis ,  Stephen Landazuri  and Taijuan Walker  , catcher John Hicks  and infielders Patrick Kivlehan  and D.J. Peterson .  Kivlehan  was on the also a member of the Peoria Javelinas in 2013. Current High Desert Pitching Coach Andrew Lorraine  will serve as the Saguaros pitching coach, while AA Jackson trainer B.J. Downie will serve as the team’s trainer.   INSIDE THE NUMBERS .353 INF/OF Jordy Lara  led the California League with a .353 batting average. 3 OF Jabari Blash  hit a career-high 3 home runs with Tacoma on June 3 at El Paso…1 of 32 minor league players to hit at least 3 HR in a game in 2014. 5 RHP Andrew Kittredge  struck out 5 batters in the 8th inning on July 1 at Rancho Cucamonga (w/High Desert). He also struck out 4 batters in an inning twice and 3 batters 6 times. 7 OF Jabari Blash  (6/3, Tacoma at El Paso), INF Ty Kelly (7/10, Tacoma at Salt Lake) and INF Alberto Velasquez  (6/25, VSL Mariners at VSL Rays) each recorded 7 RBI in a game, which was T9th-most in the minors this season. 13 RHP Taijuan Walker   struck out 13 batters in 7.0 innings on Aug. 10 vs. Fresno (w/Tacoma). H is 13 K’s were T7th-most in the minor leagues this season in a single start. 18 The number of Mariners minor leaguers named to league mid-season All-Star teams. 19 The Mariners had 19 farmhands receive the Player/Pitcher of the Week award (8 Position Players, 11 Pitchers).   142 INF/OF Patrick Kivlehan  has recorded 142 RBI since Aug. 1, 2013, the most in the minor leagues during that stretch (D.J. Peterson ranks 8th with 127 RBI). 177 Jordy Lara  led all minor league players with 177 hits between High Desert and Jackson. He is the first Mariners farmhands to lead the minor leagues in hits since Kyle Seager recorded 192 hits with High Desert in 2010.  95 - 2014 SEATTLE MARINERS SEASON REVIEW 2014 Minor League Season in Review Team Overall Standings First Half Second Half Tacoma /Pacific Coast League 74-70, 3rd, -7.0 -- -- Jackson /Southern League 63-76, 3rd, -13.5 31-38, 3rd, -14.5 32-38, 3rd, -4.0 High Desert /California League 66-74, 3rd, -12.0 34-36, 3rd, -10.0 32-38, 5th, -5.0 Clinton /Midwest League 61-77, 7th, -29.0 30-38, 7th, -14.0 31-39, 6th, -15.0 Everett /Northwest League 28-48, 4th, -18.0 11-27, 4th, -14.0 17-21, 3rd, -4.0 Pulaski /Appalachian League 36-30, 3rd, -3.0 -- -- AZL Mariners /Arizona League 31-22, 1st, +2.0 14-14, 3rd, -4.0 17-8, 1st, +3.0 DSL Mariners /Dominican League 27-43, 8th, -23.5 -- -- VSL Mariners /Venezuelan League 34-34, 3rd, -11.0 -- -- * Division winner; ^Clinched playoff spot    BATTING TOP 10 (minimum 2.7 PA/team game) BATTER CLUB AVG G AB R H HR RBI Lara, Jordy JXN .337 135 525 91 177 26 104 Guerrero, Gabby HD .307 131 538 97 165 18 96 Marte, Ketel TAC .304 128 523 79 159 4 55 Morales, Estarlyn PUL .303 57 208 43 63 6 34 Peterson, D.J. JXN .297 123 495 83 147 31 111 Kivlehan, Patrick JXN .295 138 519 84 153 20 103 Fields, Arby PUL .292 66 212 36 62 4 15 Henry, Jabari HD .291 114 430 79 125 30 95 Montero, Jesus TAC .286 97 364 55 104 16 74 Smith, Tyler JXN .284 128 493 93 140 10 48 PITCHING TOP 10 (minimum 0.8 IP/team game) PITCHER CLUB W-L ERA IP H BB SO Morales, Osmel MAR 5-2 2.20 49.0 40 15 65 Missaki, Daniel PUL 6-3 2.76 58.2 46 16 62 Santiago, Jose MAR 5-1 2.80 45.0 31 20 45 Diaz, Edwin CLI 6-8 3.33 116.1 96 42 111 Olson, Tyler JXN 12-8 3.46 148.1 147 35 127 Pries, Jordan TAC 10-8 3.86 154.0 138 53 120 Medina, Jeffeson EVE 2-8 3.91 73.2 81 23 48 Sanchez, Victor JXN 7-6 4.19 124.2 128 34 97  Altavilla, Dan EVE 5-3 4.36 66.0 74 32 66 Littell, Zack PUL 5-5 4.52 69.2 75 12 64 HOME RUNS Peterson, D.J. JXN 31 Henry, Jabari HD 30 Lara, Jordy JXN 26 Kivlehan, Patrick JXN 20 Blash, Jabari JXN 18 Guerrero, Gabby HD 18 RBI Peterson, D.J. JXN 111 Lara, Jordy JXN 104 Kivlehan, Patrick JXN 103 Guerrero, Gabby HD 96 Henry, Jabari HD 95 STOLEN BASES Barbosa, Aaron CLI 52 Reinheimer, Jack HD 39  Avery, Xavier TAC 31 Marte, Ketel TAC 29 Landry, Leon JXN 25 Witherspoon, Travis JXN 25 TEAM BATTING AVG AB R H HR BB SO SB CS High Desert .281 4947 841 1391 176 483 1121 149 71 Tacoma .281 4931 727 1384 131 523 1091 107 52 Jackson .261 4641 603 1210 92 430 894 109 44 Pulaski .257 2169 322 557 24 234 551 95 40 Clinton .252 4622 601 1166 78 439 1074 145 47  AZL Mariners .233 1750 241 407 20 186 547 56 20 Everett .231 2563 317 591 48 291 710 65 29 WINS Olson, Tyler JXN 12 Pries, Jordan TAC 10 Campbell, Eddie CLI 9 Carraway, Andrew TAC 8 Hobson, Cam JXN 8 Misell, Carlos CLI 8 SAVES Pagan, Emilio CLI 16 Cochran-Gill, Trey EVE 12 Guaipe, Mayckol JXN 12 Coffey, Todd TAC 11 Smith, Carson TAC 10 STRIKEOUTS Olson, Tyler JXN 127 Pries, Jordan TAC 120 Unsworth, Dylan HD 119 Gillheeney, James TAC 117 Kittredge, Andrew HD 117 TEAM PITCHING W-L ERA H CG SHO SV HR BB SO Pulaski 36-30 3.81 577 1 5 22 35 215 557  AZL Mariners 31-22 3.90 397 0 4 15 12 240 455 Clinton 61-77 4.11 1209 2 13 32 76 469 958 Jackson 63-76 4.15 1210 2 9 33 102 434 959 Everett 28-48 4.24 686 0 2 15 40 293 614 Tacoma 74-70 4.63 1325 2 7 40 151 495 1106 High Desert 66-74 5.26 1421 0 5 32 167 509 1122
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