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Joe Dunigan Wins Southern League Home Run Derby

Jackson outfielder Joe Dunigan won the Southern League’s Home Run Derby today as part of the All-Star Game festivities.

The Mariners farmhand, who ranks 3rd in the Southern League with 12 home runs, beat out Justin Bour of the Tennessee Smokies for the HR crown. He hit 4 home runs in the first round, 1 in the championship round and 3 in the extra round to win the derby. The event was a precursor to the Southern League All-Star game in Kodak, TN.

Joe Dunigan hit eight blasts in the three-round Home Run Derby. (Tony Farlow/Four Seam Images)

It is All-Star Tuesday For Several Mariners Minor Leaguers

Three of the Mariners minor league affiliates are currently in their All-Star break, and today is All-Star Tuesday across much of Minor League Baseball. All-Star games for the Southern League, Midwest League, California League, Carolina League and South Atlantic League will be played today across America.

For Mariners affiliates Jackson Generals (AA), High Desert Mavericks (High A) and Clinton LumberKings (A), several players are foregoing the midseason break to play in All-Star games. For complete coverage of all the All-Star games, follow online at MiLB.com. Here are the Mariners minor leaguers that have been named All-Stars:

Southern League:
Jesus Sucre, C*
Carter Capps, RHP
Taijuan Walker, RHP
Danny Hultzen, LHP*
Joe Dunigan, OF
Denny Almonte, CF*
Nick Franklin, SS*
Bobby LaFromboise, LHP (will not play due to promotion to AAA)

*in starting lineup

California League:
John Hicks, C
Jack Marder, C (will not play due to injury)
Brad Miller, INF
Stefen Romero, INF
Julio Moran, OF

Midwest League:
Jamal Austin, OF
Tim Griffin, RHP
Jordan Shipers, LHP

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Mariners Minor League Report

Each day we produce a Minor League Report to keep track of our affiliates and players Down on the Farm. One of the great things about this blog is that we now get to share a lot of this stuff with you. We will not post the MiLB Report on the main page each day, but will have it up on the sidebar under the Minor League Report link. We hope you enjoy following the progress of our minor league teams and players.

 

Minor League Opening Day

The Mariners four full-season affiliates open the 2012 season today; the Tacoma Rainers (AAA) host Salt Lake in Tacoma, the Jackson Generals (AA) host Birmingham in Jackson, the High Desert Mavericks (A) host Lancaster in Adelanto and the Clinton LumberKings host Burlington in Clinton.

You can follow each game through their team websites (linked above) and via MiLB.com. Mariners.com also has a special section devoted to the minor league affiliates.

BaseballAmerica.com also has a ton of coverage of Minor League’s version of Opening Day, including naming Jackson as the most talented team in the Majors.

And here are the just-released starting lineups for tonight’s games:

Tacoma:
Trayvon Robinson, CF
Carlos Triunfel, SS
Vinnie Catricala, 3B
Carlos Peguero, RF
Adam Moore, C (on MLB rehab)
Luis Jimenez, DH
Mike Wilson, LF
Johan Limonta, 1B
Luis Rodriguez, 2B
————-
Matt Fox, P

Jackson:
Daniel Carroll, CF
Nick Franklin, SS
Francisco Martinez, 3B
Chih-Hsien Chiang, LF
Rich Poythress, 1B
Joe Dunigan, DH
Yohermyn Chavez, RF
Jesus Sucre, C
Leury Bonilla, 2B
————-
Andrew Carraway, P

Clinton:
Jamal Austin, CF
Guillermo Pimentel, LF
Dan Paolini,  2B
Jabari Blash, DH
Ramon Morla, 3B
Jharmidy De Jesus, 1B
Steve Baron, C
Anthony Phillips, SS
Mario Yepez, RF
————-
Cameron Hobson, P

The 25-Man Roster & Minor League Rosters

The Mariners had to set their 25-man roster today, moving from the 28-roster allowed in Japan. To move from 28 players to 25, Seattle has optioned the following players over the last two days to Triple-A Tacoma:

  • RHP Shawn Kelley
  • OF Carlos Peguero
  • LHP Charlie Furbush

Here is a look at the Major League roster heading into the two-game series starting in Oakland on Friday night:

And Opening Day rosters were also announced today for the Mariners four full-season minor league squads: AAA Tacoma, AA Jackson, A High Desert and A Clinton:

The four minor league affiliates open the 2012 season tomorrow: the Rainers (AAA) host Salt Lake in Tacoma, the Generals (AA) host Birmingham in Jackson, the Mavericks (A) host Lancaster in Adelanto, the LumberKings host Burlington in Clinton.

- JE

Down on the Farm – March 30

The Mariners four affiliates went 3-1 yesterday vs. the San Diego Padres affiliates, and finished spring training play with an impressive 31-14-3 record.

Camp is scheduled to break Monday (April 2), with the official opening day for the four affiliates on April 5: Tacoma vs. Salt Lake, Jackson vs. Birmingham, High Desert vs. Lancaster, Clinton vs. Burlington. Official opening day rosters for the four affiliates is tentatively scheduled to be announced when camp breaks.

Here is a brief recap of yesterday’s games vs. the Padres affiliates:

Tacoma 11, Tucson 7

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Jeff Marquez (3.2,8,7,7,4,3,HR)
LH Sean Henn (2.0,2,0,0,1,1)
LH Cesar Jimenez (2.0,1,0,0,1,1)
RH Josh Kinney (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)

Hitting Highlights:
CF Trayvon Robinson (2×5, 2B, RBI)
SS Carlos Triunfel (2×4, 2 2B, 2 RBI)
RF Mike Wilson (1×3, HR, 2 RBI)
3B Jorge Agudelo (1×1, HR, RBI)


San Antonio 8, Jackson 6

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Andrew Carraway (4.0,6,4,4,1,2)
LH Steve Garrison (0.1,2,3,3,1,0,2 HBP)
RH John Taylor (2.0,0,1,0,1,0)
RH Marcos Reyna (1.0,1,0,0,1,0)

Hitting Highlights:
LF Daniel Carroll (2×3, HR, RBI)
DH Chih-Hsien Chiang (1×4, 2B, RBI)
SS Nick Franklin (1×2, 2B)


High Desert 6, Lake Elsinore 2

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Carson Smith (3.0,2,0,0,1,7)
LH Kyle Hunter (2.0,3,1,1,0,2)
RH Jonathan Arias (2.0,2,0,0,1,1)
LH Jose Jimenez (2.0,1,0,0,0,0)

Hitting Highlights:
SS Patrick Brady (2×4, 2 RBI)
1B Mickey Wiswall (2×4)
DH Kevin Rivers (2×4, HR, RBI)
SS Mike McGee (1×2, 2B, 2 BB)


Clinton 7, Fort Wayne 6

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Stephen Landazuri (4.0,5,6,5,3,4)
RH Tim Griffin (2.0,1,0,0,1,3)
RH Richard Vargas (2.0,1,0,0,0,2)
RH Mario De Jesus (1.0,1,0,0,0,2)

Hitting Highlights:
SS Bryan Brito (3×4, 2B, RBI)
LF Reginald Lawson (3×4, 3B, 2 RBI)

- JE

Down on the Farm – March 29

The Mariners four affiliates went 3-1 yesterday vs. the Texas Rangers affiliates, and are 28-13-3 heading into the final day of spring training games. The Mariners minor leaguers will take on the San Diego Padres affiliates today with Tacoma and Jackson playing home games, and High Desert and Clinton making the long trek across the parking lot to play their Peoria Sports Complex partners.

Starting pitchers for today’s games against the Padres are scheduled to be: Tacoma – RH Jeff Marquez, Jackson – RH Andrew Carraway, High Desert – RH Carson Smith, Clinton – RH Stephen Landazuri.

Looking ahead, the minor leaguers will play some Intrasquad games tomorrow, and camp is scheduled to break April 2, with the official opening day for the four affiliates on April 5: Tacoma vs. Salt Lake, Jackson vs. Birmingham, High Desert vs. Lancaster, Clinton vs. Burlington. Official opening day rosters for the four affiliates is tentatively scheduled to be announced when camp breaks on Monday, April 2.

Here is a brief recap of yesterday’s games vs. the Rangers affiliates:

Tacoma 10, Round rock 0

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
LH Anthony Vasquez (5.0,2,0,0,1,4)
RH Brian Sweeney (2.0,2,0,0,0,2)
RH Aaron Heilman (1.0,0,0,0,0,0)
LH Oliver Perez (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)

Hitting Highlights:
LF Darren Ford (1×4, HR, SF, 2 RBI)
SS Carlos Triunfel (3×4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI)
DH Luis Jimenez (2×4, 2B, RBI)
2B Scott Savastano (3×4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI)


Jackson 9, Frisco 4

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Taijuan Walker (4.0,6,4,4,1,4,HR)
RH Steven Hensley (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)
RH Yoervis Medina (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)
RH Moises Hernandez (1.0,0,0,0,1,0)
RH Carter Capps (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)
RH Austin Hudson (1.0,1,0,0,1,0,WP)

Hitting Highlights:
RF Daniel Carroll (1×2, HR, RBI, BB)
SS Nick Franklin (3×4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI)
LF Joe Dunigan (1×3, HR, 3 RBI)


Myrtle Beach 4, High Desert 3

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Jandy Sena (3.2,7,3,3,0,2,HBP)
RH Willy Kesler (1.1,2,1,1,0,0,HR)
RH Wes Alsup (2.0,0,0,0,1,3)
RH Tyler Burgoon (2.0,2,0,0,0,5)

Hitting Highlights:
SS Patrick Brady (1×4, 2 RBI)
3B Mario Martinez (1×3, RBI)


Clinton 7, Hickory 4

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Brett Shankin (3.2,2,0,0,0,1)
LH Jordan Shipers (3.1,8,3,2,0,4,WP)
LH Jeremy Dobbs (2.0,2,1,1,1,0)

Hitting Highlights:
RF Mario Yepez (2×5, 2B, RBI)
1B Jharmidy De Jesus (1×5, 2B, RBI)
3B Ramon Morla (1×4, HR, RBI)
LF Dillon Hazlett (2×4)
2B Jean Acevedo (2×4, 2 RBI)
C Michael Dowd (2×2)

- JE

Down on the Farm – March 28

The Mariners four affiliates went 2-1-1 yesterday(March 28) vs. the San Diego Padres affiliates, and are 25-12-3 overall in spring training play. They are taking on the Texas Rangers affiliates today with Tacoma and Jackson playing home games, and High Desert and Clinton traveling to Surprise.

Looking ahead, minor league camp is scheduled to break April 2, with the official opening day for the four affiliates on April 5: Tacoma vs. Salt Lake, Jackson vs. Birmingham, High Desert vs. Lancaster, Clinton vs. Burlington. Official opening day rosters for the four affiliates is tentatively scheduled to be announced when camp breaks on Monday, April 2.

Here is a brief recap of yesterday’s games vs. the Padres affiliates:

Tacoma 12, Tucson 4

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Matt Fox (4.0,3,3,3,2,4)
RH Jarrett Grube (3.0,0,0,0,0,2)
LH Philippe Valiquette (1.0,1,1,1,1,1)
RH Aaron Heilman (1.0,0,0,0,1,2,WP)

Hitting Highlights:
CF Darren Ford (3×4, 2B, 2 RBI)
SS Carlos Triunfel (2×4, 2B, 3B, RBI)
SS Brad Miller (1×2, 2B, RBI)
3B Vinnie Catricala (3×4, 2B, 3 RBI)
DH Joe Dunigan (1×5, HR, RBI)


Jackson 3, San Antonio 1

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
LH Danny Hultzen (5.0,5,1,1,0,10,HR)
LH Jose Jimenez (1.0,1,0,0,0,0)
LH Brian Moran (1.0,1,0,0,0,1)
LH Bobby LaFromboise (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)
RH Stephen Pryor (1.0,1,0,0,0,0)

Hitting Highlights:
CF Denny Almonte (2×3)
2B Eric Campbell (1×4, HR, 2 RBI)
LF Kalian Sams (1×4, 2B)
C Brandon Bantz (2×3, RBI)

Danny Hultzen struck out 10 in 5.0 innings vs. AA San Antonio.


Lake Elsinore 8, High Desert 3

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH George Mieses (4.0,2,1,1,2,4)
RH Tyler Blandford (1.0,2,1,1,0,1)
RH Brandon Plotz (0.1,0,3,3,2,1)
LH Ryan Kiel (1.2,3,1,1,0,2)
RH Matt Bischoff (2.0,2,1,1,0,2)

Hitting Highlights:
2B Andres Brito (2×5, 2B, 3B)
1B Mickey Wiswall (2×4, 2 2B)


Clinton 1, Fort Wayne 1

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
LH Cameron Hobson (5.0,3,0,0,2,6)
RH Seon Gi Kim (2.0,3,1,1,0,2,WP)
RH David Colvin (1.0,1,0,0,0,1)
RH Alex Sutherland (1.0,0,0,0,0,3)

Hitting Highlights:
OF Charles Jimenez (2 SB)
1B Daniel Paolini (1×3, 2B)

Tomorrow (3/30):
AAA-Tacoma & AA-Jackson (vs. San Diego)
A-High Desert &A-Clinton (at San Diego)

- JE

Down on the Farm – March 27

The Mariners four affiliates went 3-1 yesterday vs. the Cincinnati Reds affiliates, and are 23-11-2 overall in spring training play. They will take on the Padres affiliates today with Clinton and High Desert playing home games on the Mariners side of the Peoria Sports Complex.

Looking ahead, minor league camp is scheduled to break April 2, with the official opening day for the four affiliates on April 5: Tacoma vs. Salt Lake, Jackson vs. Birmingham, High Desert vs. Lancaster, Clinton vs. Burlington. Official opening day rosters for the four affiliates is tentatively scheduled to be announced when camp breaks on Monday, April 2.

Scheduled starting pitchers are: RH Matt Fox (AAA-Tacoma), LH Danny Hultzen (AA-Jackson), RH George Mieses (A-High Desert), LH Cameron Hobson (A-Clinton).

Here is a brief recap of yesterday’s games vs. the Reds affiliates:

Louisville 10, Tacoma 2

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Forrest Snow (3.0,9,6,6,2,5,HR,2 WP)
RH Josh Kinney (1.0,1,0,0,0,2)
LH Sean Henn (2.0,2,2,1,2,2)
LH Cesar Jimenez (1.0,2,1,1,1,1)
LH Oliver Perez (1.0,1,1,0,0,2,WP)

Hitting Highlights:
1B Johan Limonta (2×4, 2B, RBI)
RF Trayvon Robinson (1×4, 2B, RBI)


Jackson 7, Pensacola 3

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
LH James Paxton (4.2,6,3,2,0,3)
RH John Taylor (1.1,0,0,0,0,0)
RH Taylor Stanton (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)
RH Yoervis Medina (1.0,1,0,0,1,1)
RH Carter Capps (1.0,0,0,0,1,2)

Hitting Highlights:
CF Daniel Carroll (2×3, 2B)
1B Rudy van Heydoom (2×2, HR, RBI)
DH Chih-Hsien Chiang (3×5, 2 2B, 3 RBI)
C Brandon Bantz (2×3, 2B)
2B Eric Campbell (2×4, 2 RBI)


High Desert 6, Bakersfield 5

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Stephen Kohlscheen (4.0,5,3,3,2,1,HR,WP)
LH James Gillheeney (2.0,2,1,1,0,3)
RH Tyler Burgoon (1.0,1,0,0,0,1)
RH Willy Kesler (1.0,1,0,0,0,1)
RH Jonathan Arias (1.0,1,1,1,1,1)

Hitting Highlights:
C Jack Marder (2×3, 2B, RBI, BB)
RF James Jones (1×4, BB)
1B Steven Proscia (3×4, RBI, BB)
3B Mario Martinez (3×5, HR, 2 RBI)


Clinton 7, Dayton 4

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Ambioris Hidalgo (4.0,5,4,4,1,3,HR)
RH Andrew Kittredge (1.0,2,0,0,0,2)
RH Mario De Jesus (1.0,0,0,0,0,0)
LH Kyle Hunter (2.0,0,0,0,0,4)
RH Josh Corrales (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)

Hitting Highlights:
RF Dillon Hazlett (1×5, 2 RBI)
2B Daniel Paolini (2×2, RBI)
LF Reginald Lawson (2×5, RBI)
3B Anthony Phillips (2×3, 3B, 2 RBI)
DH Jamal Austin (1×2, 2B, 2 RBI

Tomorrow (3/29):
AAA-Tacoma & AA-Jackson (vs. Texas in Peoria)
A-High Desert &A-Clinton (at Texas in Surprise)

- JE

Down on the Farm (March 27)

The Mariners four affiliates went 2-2 yesterday vs. the Texas Rangers affiliates, and are 20-10-2 overall in spring training play. They will take on the Reds affiliates today with Clinton and High Desert playing home games in Peoria. Today’s starting pitchers include: Tacoma – RH Forrest Snow, Jackson – LH James Paxton, High Desert – RH Stephen Kohlscheen, Clinton – RH Ambioris Hidalgo.

Here is a brief recap of yesterday’s games vs. the Rangers affiliates:

Round Rock 6, Tacoma 3

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Kevin Millwood (5.2,5,3,3,2,7)
RH Aaron Heilman (0.1,0,0,0,0,0)
LH Mauricio Robles (3.0,4,3,3,2,4)

Hitting Highlights:
DH Johan Limonta (3×4, 2B, 2 RBI)
3B Vinnie Catricala (1×4, HR, RBI)


Jackson 6,  Frisco 2

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Brandon Maurer (3.2,3,0,0,1,1)
LH Brian Moran (1.1,1,0,0,0,1, HBP)
RH Steven Hensley (2.0,0,0,0,0,3)
RH Moises Hernandez (1.0,2,2,2,0,0,HBP)
RH Austin Hudson (2.0,3,1,1,0,1, HBP)

Hitting Highlights:
1B Rich Poythres (2×4, 2 2B, RBI)
RF Kalian Sams (1×2, HR, RBI)
DH Brandon Bantz (1×3, HR, RBI


Myrtle Beach 7, High Desert 1

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
LH Anthony Fernandez (3.2,4,2,2,1,4,HR,HBP)
RH Jessie Nava (1.0,5,5,5,0,1,HBP)
RH David Holman (1.1,1,1,1,2,0)
LH Jeremy Dobbs (2.0,0,0,0,1,3)
RH Brandon Plotz (1.0,1,1,0,0,1)

Hitting Highlights:
SS Brad Miller (2×3, BB)
3B Mario Martinez (2×3, 2B)


Clinton 7, Hickory 6
Clinton earned the come-from-behind win scoring all  runs over the last three innings, including a go-ahead 2-out, 2-run double in the top of the 9th inning by catcher Michael Dowd.

Pitching Lines (IP, H, R, ER, BB, SO):
RH Trevor Miller (3.0,3,1,1,0,2)
RH Victor Sanchez (2.0,1,3,1,3,0,WP, HBP)
RH Tim Griffin (2.0,2,2,1,1,4)
LH Ryan Kiel (1.0,0,0,0,0,3)
RH Wes Alsup (1.0,0,0,0,1,3)

Hitting Highlights:
1B Jharmidy De Jesus (2×3, 2B, BB)
2B Dillon Hazlett (2×2, RBI)
C Michael Dowd (1×1, 2B, 2 RBI)
3B Ramon Morla (1×4, 2B)

- JE

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