For his first two minor league seasons, Josh Ellison took the typical path minor leaguers usually do after being drafted. Ellison, chosen by the Mariners out of high school in 2001, started in the rookie league with Peoria in 2002, then moved up to short-season Single-A ball in Everett in 2003. By all indications, 2004 was going to follow a similar course for the outfielder.
September 17, 2004
Few Mariners fans may recognize the name Josh Ellison, a soft-spoken outfielder recently called up to play at Mid-A Wisconsin. But in his first two weeks with the Timber Rattlers, the 20-year-old has burst on the scene by tearing the cover off the ball and sparking the team's offense. InsidethePark.com's Nick Saeger talked to him one-on-one recently to learn more about his promotion.
May 16, 2004
Everett, the Mariners Short Season-A level affiliate, played Yakima, mercifully, for the final time this season on Tuesday. The game ended shockingly, but the hottest news about the hottest Mariners' prospect came before the game. James L. Crockett brings you the second report filed from Yakima exclusively on InsidethePark.com.
August 20, 2003
InsidethePark.com caught up with Josh Ellison after a recent Everett AquaSox game. An 11th round draft choice by Seattle in 2001, the 20-year-old talked about getting the team on a winning track, developing as a player and being a leadoff hitter. Read more in this InsidethePark.com exclusive.
August 5, 2003
Don't call it a comeback, because it wasn't. It was, however, another off week for the Seattle Mariners farm system, which combined for a 12-18 record over the past seven days. There are a few contributing factors to the slump of the past few weeks; player call-ups, injuries and lineup changes.
June 30, 2003
During a week which was shortened in some leagues due to the All-Star break, the farm rode the thin line between mediocre and just plain bad, becoming the model of inconsistency of late. Alas, it is only June, and just one week we're talking about here. But boy, what a week.
June 23, 2003