Hey, Seattle Baseball family, it's been a wild and crazy June. The Mariners have been up and down; Ty France is 2nd in the AL 1B All-Star Voting, JP is top 4 in SS, and Julio is a top vote-getter for and OF. we have also witnessed the rise of Big Dumper, aka Cal Raleigh, into a top 8 C in the AL.
Let's review a few of the polls for this last month I posted on Twitter:
Do we think which one for #Mariners Julio this season? HR/SB
Other NL Team-Comment 0%
NY Yankees 66.7%
Other AL Team- Comment 16.7%
Under 15 0%
Logan Gilbert 28.6%
Has @JRODshow44 given us enough reason for the
@Mariners to give him a Tatis Jr/ Franco deal?
Not yet, one more year, 30.8%
What age does
win an MVP? He's 21
I was tasked this month with weeding through the many transactions for the Mariners. Let's start at the beginning of the month with:
LHP Jake Miednik, RHP Colby Morris, SS Dervy Ventura, RHP Eduardo Tovar, C Rodrigo Vigil, RHP Erick Rodriguez, and RHP Jacob Barnes all have signed Minor League deals
Barnes is attractive as he has 247.1IP at the MLB level with a 4.73ERA 252K/108BB
Ken Giles 6/1 and Erik Swanson 6/3 are both starting rehab assignments.
6/5 Blue Jays traded LHP Ryan Borucki to Seattle for MiLB 3B Tyler Keenan.6/10 Erik Swanson was activated off the IL
6/11 claimed INF Kevin Padlo off waivers from the Giants
6/11 DFA'd Drew Steckenrider
6/14 1B Evan White sent on a rehab assignment to AAA
6/16 claimed INF Drew Ellis off waivers from AZ
6/17 recalled OF Justin Upton and option 2B Sam Haggerty
6/18 selected LHP Tommy Milone, recalled LHP Justus Sheffield,
6/19 optioned Sheffield
6/20 DFA'd RHP Sergio Romo, LHP Roenis Elias, Activated Ken Giles, recalled INF Kevin Padlo
6/24 Ty France lands on the 10-day IL with a grade 2 flexor tendon strain
6/25 INF Drew Ellis recalled
6/25 OF Trey Amburgey traded to Seattle from Cincinnati.
A career .267/.320/.439, with a .318BABIP 74HR, 319RBI in 606G at the minor league level since 2015.
6/27 traded RHP Wyatt Mills and RHP William Fleming to KC 1B Carlos Santana- June 33/69 with a .357/.478/.554 slash with five doubles, 2HR and 11RBI, and 13BB.
6/27 placed C LT on the IL recalled C Andrew Knapp from AAA Tacoma
6/28 Option INF Drew Ellis and activated 1B Carlos Santana
6/29- Optioned Kevin Padlo, placed Taylor Trammell on 10-day, and moved Tom Murphy to 60-day. Recalled INF Sam Haggerty and selected OF Marcus Wilson
-Takeaways from the month
Perry Hill is the GOAT of INF coaches- Eugenio Suarez- has gone from a -6/-4/-3 and now is a 4DRS saved at 3B.
Sam Haggerty over Toro and Dmo
Penn Murfee is it! 1.82/2.12FIP 35K-8BB
Harry Ford= Harry Ford going off in his last 10 games. .450/.500/.925/1.425, 18H, 5 2B, 4 3B, 2HR, 15R, 11RBI, 5BB, 9K, 2SB.
1. JP Crawford, SS 2. Ty France, 1B 3. Julio Rodríguez, CF 4. Jesse Winker, LF 5. Mitch Haniger, RF 6. Kyle Lewis, DH 7. Eugenio Suárez, 3B 8. Cal Raleigh, C 9. Adam Frazier, 2B