The Arizona Fall League is in full stride, but it is not the only offseason league that has Mariners players seeing action. The Venezuelan Winter League is the next to kick off. The league has eight teams which play 63 regular seasons games starting this Wednesday, October 12th, in two round robin phases before the playoffs begin on January 2nd.
October 8, 2011
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 pitching categories--including some sabermetric stats--are listed below.
October 1, 2011
Jeremy Hefner is in line for the win in Portland but takes a no-decision while Kyle Blanks provides the only offense. Ernesto Frieri wins his league leading seventh and is backed by Brian Joynt and Luis Durango. Allen Harrington gets a start but doesn't fare well. Matt Clark is back in the RBI lead and Anthony Bass picks up win number six.
June 18, 2009
Brian Lawrence returns – and earns a win in Portland. Nathan Culp is money across seven and is backed by Eric Sogard. Corey Kluber strikes out 14 but still takes the loss. Fort Wayne clinches, seeing Allan Dykstra and Blake Tekotte go deep. The DSL Padres are swept – and two losses can be attributed to Jairo Gomez.
June 17, 2009
Walter Silva isn't very good but Kyle Blanks bails him out with two homers. Cesar Carrillo gives up three over six. Cory Luebke pitches a complete game, getting help from Logan Forsythe and Colt Morton. All-Star Zach Herr gives up four runs, as does Alexis Lara, after Nick Schmidt tossed blanks. Freddys Henrique is battered across three while Carlos Garcia continues the hot start.
June 5, 2009
Walter Silva is pounded to the tune of 12 hits and seven runs while Matt Antonelli hits his first homer of the year. Nathan Culp takes loss number five while the red-hot Mike Baxter keeps it up. Jeremy McBryde has been consistent as can be while Yefri Carvajal drives in three. Matt Clark pounds out a pair of homers and Drew Cumberland adds three more hits to his ledger.
May 31, 2009