With Yasmani Grandal going down Rene RIvera, a 13 year veteran of the minor leagues, gets the call. The TinCaps rally to win while the Ems barely hold on and who is Rod Boykin?
In 2011 the Seattle Mariners' minor league affiliates did not experience the same team successes as they saw in 2010, but there were several great statistical performances throughout the organization. The Top-5 for most offensive categories--including some sabermetric stats--are listed below.
September 30, 2011
APPLETON, Wisc. – My, how things have changed around the Fox Valley. After a surging first half, the Rattlers find themselves near the bottom of the standings looking up. And while the M's Midwest League affiliate still relies on first-half stars such as Matt Tuiasosopo, Rob Johnson and Marshall Hubbard, there are a few rising stars starting to carry the load.
APPLETON, Wisc. - Whether he's hitting a booming home run, hanging out in the locker room, signing autographs or talking about losing a fly ball, right fielder Mike Wilson always seems to have a big smile on his face.
Just when hitters thought it was safe to bat versus Tacoma's starting rotation, with Felix Hernandez and Jorge Campillo on the DL, a veteran left-hander comes to the rescue... again.
InsidethePark.com's coverage of the M's entire farm system continues as Sean Duade features Everett outfielder Mike Wilson. Get in here and see why Wilson the athlete might take a backseat to Wilson the human being.