Miller, Mariners prospects lead Peoria to win
Three Seattle Mariners prospects represented well in Arizona Fall League, as their strong performances contributed toward the Peoria Javelinas dominant, 16-8, win over the Surprise Saguaros on Tuesday. Ian Miller, the Mariners' No. 20 prospect, finished the game 1-for-3, including a three-run homer that was part of a six-run, sixth inning that gave Peoria the lead it held onto for the remainder of the game.
From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
After a 2017 campaign in which he was productive but slowed by two stints on the disabled list, Mitch Haniger was healthy in 2018 and quickly stood out as one of the top outfielders in the game. He…
James Paxton confident in Mariners next season
SEATTLE -- Without question, 2018 seemed like a tale of two seasons for James Paxton. And it's no coincidence that Paxton's early success and second-half struggles closely mirrored those of his Mariners. Remember the dominant 16-strikeout game by the big Canadian and the subsequent no-hitter in Toronto in May? Those were the days, the glory days, for a Seattle squad that seemingly had everything going its way in the first three months of the season.
Mariners 2018 Prospects of Year: White, Festa
SEATTLE -- The glove has never been a question for Evan White. When it comes to defensive first basemen, he's been identified already as one of the best fielders at any position in the Minor League ranks. But to be a big-time first base prospect, White needs to hit and show some power. That part of his game developed so well this year that the 22-year-old from Ohio was selected as this year's Mariners Minor League Player of the Year by MLB Pipeline after a strong season at Class A Advanced Modesto.
Evan White gets Minor League Gold Glove
SEATTLE -- Evan White's defensive prowess at first base was recognized again on Monday as the promising Mariners prospect was named a 2018 Minor League Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner, the first Seattle farmhand to win the award since it was reinstituted in 2011. White is no stranger to Rawlings Gold Gloves as he won two such college honors in his final two years at Kentucky, before being drafted in the first round by the Mariners in 2017.
Voting underway for Hank Aaron Awards
Hank Aaron is still widely revered as one of the game's all-time great hitters, a first-ballot Hall of Famer whose career statistics still rank among history's best. Aaron, who still has a presence in today's game as a senior vice president in the Braves' front office, is best remembered for breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record, and his 755 total ranked first when he retired in 1976. Yet for all his power, Aaron was perhaps just as effective as a contact hitter, as his 3,771 hits (third all time) would attest. • VOTE NOW: Cast your ballot for the Hank Aaron Award