The Road to Seattle – New Decor in Peoria

Mariners players and staff have been packing their bags and making their way to the Peoria Sports Complex to begin preparing for the 2016 season. When they arrive, they’ll be greeted by some slick new graphics lining the halls.

The Mariners building was remodeled during a big offseason project prior to the 2014 season. The new state-of-the-art facility offered more room for all aspects of baseball life, from training to rehab to clubhouse locker space.

Peoria Complex 2014

One thing it was missing was a little bit of decor. When new manager Scott Servais heard about the plans to dress up the building a bit, he had an idea: let’s celebrate Mariners scouting and player development.

As players navigate from the clubhouse to Peoria Stadium, they’ll now pass several graphics featuring players that were drafted, signed, developed and ultimately made their big league debuts in a Mariners uniform. Photos of former stars like Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez appear alongside current stars like Kyle Seager and Felix Hernandez.

In fact, let’s take a quick stroll from the player parking lot to the clubhouse.

The centerpiece of the new decor is “The Road to Seattle”, a 25-foot wide graphic featuring the names of every player to come through the Mariners system and reach the big leagues with the club.

365083-1-1 RTS Display eproof_2

While the new graphics look great, they also deliver a message to the hundreds of minor leaguers that will walk the hallways for years to come: with hard work, their name (maybe even a photo, too) could someday be on this wall.

In fact, you may notice how empty the lower half of the wall looks. Designed to hold 376 names, there are currently 174 players listed, leaving room for 202. We look forward to adding to the wall for many years to come.

Here’s a full list of the names on the wall today:

 

1979

Rodney Craig

Jim Lewis

 

1980

Dave Edler

 

1981

Dave Henderson

Vance McHenry

Dan Firova

Paul Serna

Jim Maler

Bob Stoddard

Bud Black

 

1982

Edwin Nunez

Ed Vande Berg

Mike Moore

Ron Musselman

John Moses

Orlando Mercado

 

1983

Matt Young

Jamie Allen

Ricky Nelson

Spike Owen

Al Chambers

Karl Best

Phil Bradley

Harold Reynolds

Darnell Coles

 

1984

Mark Langston

Alvin Davis

Jim Presley

Ivan Calderon

David Valle

Lee Gutterman

 

1985

Bill Swift

Bill Wilkinson

 

1986

Mickey Brantley

Dave Hengel

 

1987

Donell Nixon

Mike Campbell

Mario Diaz

Edgar Martinez

Brick Smith

Clay Parker

 

1988

Mike Schooler

Greg Briley

Bill McGuire

Terry Taylor

Erik Hanson

 

1989

Ken Griffey Jr.

Omar Vizquel

Clint Zavaras

 

1990

Tino Martinez

Dave Burba

Rich DeLucia

Mike Gardiner

 

1991

Dave Fleming

Calvin Jones

Chris Howard

Patrick Lennon

 

1992

Kerry Woodson

Bret Boone

 

1993

John Cummings

Mike Hampton

Jim Converse

Marc Newfield

Greg Pirkl

Brian Turang

Kevin King

Roger Salkeld

 

1994

Darren Bragg

Tim Davis

Jeff Darwin

Alex Rodriguez

George Glinatsis

 

1995

Ron Villone

Rafael Carmona

Tim Harikkala

Chris Widger

Bob Wolcott

Jim Mecir

Arquimedez Pozo

 

1996

Andy Sheets

Matt Wagner

Makoto Suzuki

Raul Ibanez

 

1997

Derek Lowe

Jose Cruz Jr.

Ken Cloude

Giomar Guevara

 

1998

Charles Gipson

Shane Monahan

 

1999

Sean Spencer

Ryan Franklin

Jordan Zimmerman

Aaron Scheffer

Gil Meche

Denny Stark

 

2000

Joel Pineiro

 

2001

Brian Fuentes

Ramon Vasquez

 

2002

Julio Mateo

Justin Kaye

Rafael Soriano

Chris Snelling

Willie Bloomquist

 

2003

Aaron Looper

JJ Putz

 

2004

Clint Nageotte

Matt Thornton

Travis Blackley

Justin Leone

Scott Atchison

Cha Seung Baek

Greg Dobbs

Rene Rivera

 

2005

Shin-Soo Choo

Yuniesky Betancourt

Felix Hernandez

Jamie Bubela

 

2006

Bobby Livingston

Emiliano Fruto

Mark Lowe

Adam Jones

Eric O’Flaherty

T.J. Bohn

Oswaldo Navarro

Cesar Jimenez

Ryan Feierabend

 

2007

Brandon Morrow

Ryan Rowland-Smith

Wladimir Balentin

Jeff Clement

Rob Johsnon

 

2008

Bryan Lahair

Justin Thomas

Luis Valbuena

Matt Tuiasosopo

 

2009

Chris Jakubauskas

Shawn Kelley

Michael Saunders

Doug Fister

Adam Moore

 

2010

Greg Halman

Matt Mangini

Anthony Varvaro

 

2011

Michael Pineda

Carlos Peguero

Mike Wilson

Dustin Ackley

Kyle Seager

Anthony Vasquez

Alex Liddi

 

2012

Erasmo Ramirez

Stephen Pryor

Carter Capps

Carlos Triunfel

 

2013

Brandon Maurer

Bobby LaFromboise

Yoervis Medina

Nick Franklin

Brandon Bantz

Mike Zunino

Brad Miller

Taijuan Walker

James Paxton

 

2014

Stefen Romero

Roenis Elias

Dominic Leone

James Jones

Chris Taylor

Carson Smith

 

2015

Tyler Olson

Mayckol Guaipe

Ketel Marte

John Hicks

Steven Baron

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: