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Winter League notes from the Seattle Mariners

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Oct. 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm with 5 Comments »
October 25, 2011 2:50 pm

It’s been nearly a month since the Seattle Mariners stopped playing, although they’ve sent prospects across the planet, it seems, to continue working toward 2012.

Winter league ball, whether it’s in Venezuela or Arizona, can make you crazy with spectacular numbers that don’t pan out come spring training. Still, for the kids working on their skills, those numbers deserve a little notice.

For instance:

  • Right-hander Forrest Snow, who was up with Tacoma at the end of the year, has been dominant in four Arizona Fall League games – opposing batters are 1-for-29 against him.
  • Francisco Martinez, the infielder included in the Detroit Tigers trade for Doug Fister, has played five games in Venezuela and is batting .476 with four doubles.
  • Lefty Danny Hultzen, the No. 2 pick in the June draft, has made three AFL starts and worked nine innings, allowing two runs.
  • Outfielder Carlos Peguero has overmatched the Venezuela Winter League in his first 16 at-bats. Not only has he batted .438, but he’s hammered three home runs and four doubles.
  • Catcher Adam Moore is slowly working off the rust of a missed season, hitting just .130 ini six AFL games. His surgically repaired knee, however, has given him no problem.

Many thanks to the Mariners Kelly Munro for compiling the numbers and getting the info out.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. who cares?

  2. Francisco Martinez had best be really good or also we got HOSED in the Fister trade.

  3. SoundmanJamison says:

    To the above comments – #1 I care. If you don’t, there is no need to read or comment on an article. #2 I personally loved watching Doug Fister pitch for the M’s. He is a GREAT pitcher and I enjoyed watching him pitch throughout the playoffs with Detroit but I am also very excited about the young talent that we received in that trade. Chance Ruffin has great stuff and he is still developing. Casper Wells was killing it with the M’s before he got hit in the nose by a 98 mph fastball from Morrow and once he resolves his current issues he will be a guy that will provide a ton of pop in our lineup. He reminds me of The Bone. I am also very excited to see how Francisco Martinez comes along, he was very high on the prospect list for Detroit and they have some pretty damn good prospects. It also seems like he is doing well so far. Furbush is a guy that we pushed into a starters roll in a brand new city so I’m sure it is going to take some time but he had a very good outing last season against Boston when they were hot, and that shows that he has some good stuff. I think it was a pretty even trade.

  4. Soundman, I hope you’re right.

  5. hawkfan777 says:


    Obviously you do since you read it and responded to it.

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