Seattle Mariners 

Projecting the Mariners’ September Call-Ups

We’ve discussed this on Baseball Things in-depth, but things have changed a bit. Jarrod Dyson is on the 10-day disabled list, there have been numerous roster moves and even a handful of acquisitions. So less than two weeks until Major League Baseball rosters can expand beyond 25, who are the most likely call-ups for the Mariners? I think it starts with pitching and ends with pitching but there are a handful of bats that make some sense, too. Players currently on the disabled list not considered. High Probability Dan Altavilla,…

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 Prospects 

Churchill: Why I Can’t Quit Gareth Morgan

The Seattle Mariners selected outfielder Gareth Morgan with overall pick No. 74 in the 2014 MLB Draft.  He signed for $2 million. It was a pure upside play for a raw Canadian player with big power potential. Through the 2016 season, however, Morgan looked lost at the plate: 2014-16 YEAR LEVEL PA AVG OBP XBH% BB% SO% 2014 Rookie 178 .148 .244 7.1 9.0 41.0 2015 Rookie 241 .225 .270 9.5 5.0 36.9 2016 Rookie 134 .216 .261 8.0 6.0 43.3 2016 Advanced-A 14 .385 .429 23.1 0.0 50.0 For…

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 Prospects 

Updated Top 30 Prospect Rankings

The Seattle Mariners have made numerous moves since the Mid-Season Top 30 Prospect Rankings was released July 5. A handful of talents from that list are now with other organizations. Here’s the Updated Top 30. More on the farm system on Baseball Things Tuesday night Click Here to Subscribe!   Note: Players in big leagues do not qualify (Emilio Pagan, Marco Gonzales) Kyle Lewis, CF — Modesto (A+) Evan White, 1B/RF — Not Active Julio Rodriguez, RF — Not Active Sam Carlson, RHP — Arizona (R) Nick Neidert, RHP —…

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 Seattle Mariners 

Churchill: Mariners Take Shot at Utility Upgrade

As we’ve discussed here at Prospect Insider, on Baseball Things and Twitter, the Mariners could use an upgrade to Taylor Motter’s utility role. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports tweeted Sunday afternoon the Seattle Mariners had signed veteran Danny Espinosa to a major-league deal. This means he will be on the 25-man roster. This also means a roster move is coming and it has to be Motter, unless Jarrod Dyson’s foot injury necessitates a DL stint. Motter had a 2-3 weeks stretch in April-May where he was pretty good, hitting for…

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 Seattle Mariners 

Baseball Things Pod: Episode 3

Here’s episode 3 of Baseball Things. Beware, the connection cut out during the Tyler O’Neill discussion, so there are two parts spliced together here using two different sources to record (so it sounds a bit different, too.) To subscribe to all future episodes, GO HERE and click the red button that says ‘become a patron,’ but the one below is FREE.

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 Seattle Mariners 

PODCAST: Baseball Things LIVE

It’s time for Episode 2 of Baseball Things with Jason A. Churchill, available LIVE only right after Saturday night’s game. When the final out is recorded, this is where you need to be: CLICK HERE, or listen to the embedded player below, which will play automatically, so either turn up your volume, or turn it down — just a little bit: Baseball Things is on Mixlr

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