Mariners Select Neidert and Moore in MLB Draft

The Mariners made two selections in the first day of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft and drafted a pair of right-handed pitchers.

Neidert

RHP Nick Neidert (NYE-dert) was the Mariners first selection and the 60th overall pick in the draft. He played prep baseball at Peachtree Ridge High School in Lawrenceville, GA. As a senior at Peachtree Ridge he was named  7-AAAAAA All-Region. The 6-1, 185-pound right-hander was selected as a 1st-team All-American and Southeast All-Region 1st-team by Perfect Game in 2015. The 18-year-old signed a national letter of intent to play college baseball at the University of South Carolina.

Moore

RHP Andrew Moore was selected 72nd overall in the draft out of Oregon State University. As a junior in 2015 he was named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection. The right-hander went 7-2 with a 1.91 ERA (26 ER, 122.1 IP) in 16 starts for the Beavers. In 10 starts in Pac-12 play he went 6-1 with a 1.51 ERA (13 ER, 77.2 IP) while averaging 8.00 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.

In three seasons in Corvallis, Moore combined to go 27-9 with a 2.10 ERA in 51 games/48 starts. He recorded 251 strikeouts and threw 4 shutouts during his college career. As a freshman in 2013 he posted a 14-2 record and a 1.79 ERA (26 ER, 131.0 IP) in 19 games/18 starts. He played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in the summer of 2014 going 2-0, 2.12 ERA in 7 G/1 GS.

Moore is a Northwest native from Eugene, OR (North Eugene High School). He was named the Oregon High School Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore and Junior, and the 5A State Player of the Year as a senior.

The 2015 MLB Draft continues tomorrow with rounds 3-10 (starts at 10 am PT) and rounds 11-40 on Wednesday (9 am PT).

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An Emmy for ROOT SPORTS’ Mariners Games

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Congratulations are in order for ROOT SPORTS. Over the weekend, the Mariners television partner, won a local Emmy Award.

The category was Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Program/Special. Also nominated was ROOT’S Big Sky Football broadcasts, the Seahawks game production, and the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup hydro races, produced by KIRO TV.

This is the fifth consecutive year ROOT SPORTS has won a local Emmy in the category, and the second win for Mariners baseball. (ROOT also won in 2013.). ROOT has earned two Emmy Awards for college football, and one for Portland Timbers Soccer broadcasts.

The ROOT SPORTS Mariners baseball crew includes Jon Bradford, Executive Producer; Sarah Hilsendeger, Production Manager; Liz Serrette, Operations Manager; Curtis Wilson, Senior Producer; Mark Engelbrekt, Senior Director; Mike Pike Parker, Producer; Doug Herbison, Director; Lacey Cameron, Director; Andy Urlacher, Audio Specialist; Steven Hurd, Production Associate; Stu Vitue, Editor; Carl Severson, Editor.

Mariners Game Central – June 7 vs. Rays

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Game #57: Mariners (25-31) vs. Tampa Bay (30-27) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP Mike Montgomery (0-0, 1.50) vs. RHP Chris Archer (6-4, 2.01)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle, 97.3 KIRO FM and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Rays | Mariners-Rays History

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Mariners All-Access

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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS – the MLB Draft, J.A. Happ, and Ken Griffey Jr. on Jamie Moyer.

  • Draft Day/Family Ties – The MLB First year player draft gets underway Monday and it brings back memories for several players including Ken Griffey Jr. and Mark Lowe (who was drafted on his birthday). It was also significant for Kyle Seager and Rickie Weeks to see their siblings drafted.
  • Technically Speaking – Mark Lowe explains the change he made to his slider this year and why it’s lead to more results.
  • Happ One-on-One – J.A. Happ was the opposing pitcher on June 13, 2012, when Matt Cain threw a perfect game. Saturday marks the anniversary of that game. Hear from Happ on what that game was like, how he’s improved as a pitcher since then and the biggest challenge for him now.
  • Mark Trumbo One-on-One – Angie Mentink introduces us to the newest member of the Mariners and gets his thoughts on returning to the A.L. West, his impression of Seattle and how he’ll be utilized on this team.
  • D.R.E.A.M. Team – The Mariners went to school on Thursday to talk to kids about how they can achieve their dreams.
  • Griffey on Moyer – Jamie’s former teammate Ken Griffey Jr explains why Moyer’s fastball was unhittable and how the defense benefited every time he was on the mound.

Mariners All Access airs:

  • Sunday noon, 4:30pm
  • Monday 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 3pm
  • Thursday 6:30pm
  • Friday 4pm
  • Saturday noon

 

Game Central – June 6 vs. Tampa Bay

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Game #56: Mariners (24-31) vs. Tampa Bay (30-26) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (8-2, 2.63) vs. RHP Alex Colome (3-2, 5.05)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Rays | Mariners-Rays History

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Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros

Here are today’s Game Notes:

Mariners Game Central – June 5 vs. Rays

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Game #55: Mariners (24-30) vs. Tampa Bay (29-26) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: LHP J.A. Happ (3-1, 3.70) vs. RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 2.61) Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv) TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available Game Information: Mariners | Rays | Mariners-Rays History

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2015 Major League Baseball Draft Coverage

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The 2015 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft will be held next week, June 8-10. The Mariners will have two picks (No. 60 & No. 72) during the first day of the draft, which begins at 4 pm PT on Monday (June 8). The draft will resume with rounds 3-10 on Tuesday, June 9 (starts at 10 am PT) and rounds 11-40 on Wednesday, June 10 (9 am PT).

The Draft will have 40 rounds, and a club may pass on its selection in any round and not forfeit its right to participate in other rounds.  The 2015 Draft will span three days as it has since 2009.  For day one on June 8th, MLB Network and MLB.com will provide live pick-by-pick coverage during the first round, Competitive Balance Round A, the second round and Competitive Balance Round B.  For the first time, a flexible time interval will be used during round one.  The intervals between selections during round one will last between three-and-a-half to four-and-a-half minutes.  There will be one-minute intervals between selections during Competitive Balance Round A, the second round and Competitive Balance Round B.

Beginning with the Draft preview show at 3 pm PT, MLB Network’s live coverage will feature news, analysis, interviews with Club front office personnel and representatives, footage from Club draft rooms, and features and interviews with prospects and newly drafted players. MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Peter Gammons, Dan O’Dowd, Harold Reynolds and MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo will anchor the live coverage with contributions from MLB Network’s Scott Braun, Darryl Hamilton, Al Leiter, Pedro Martinez, Dan Plesac, Bill Ripken, Sam Ryan, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci and Matt Yallof, as well as Jim Callis of MLB.com and John Manuel of Baseball America.

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration, MLB Network will air a feature on Rick Monday during the Draft preview show.  Monday was the first overall selection in the inaugural MLB Draft in 1965, which ironically was also held on June 8th.

MLB.com will begin its exclusive live programming of the Draft’s final two days with a live draft show from its New York studios at 9:30 am PT on June 9th, followed by a live pick-by-pick stream and draft and scouting expert commentary from Mayo and Callis.  It also will provide Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of more than 1,500 draft-eligible players with statistics, scouting reports and video highlights.  On Twitter, the official Draft Twitter account, @MLBDraft, will provide up-to-the-moment updates and commentary while @MLBDraftTracker will tweet all picks as they are made.

The MLB Network Radio channel on SiriusXM will also offer live MLB Draft coverage to listeners nationwide. SiriusXM’s Grant Paulsen and former MLB general managers Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden will host Monday, June 8th starting at 6:00 pm ET and will provide live pick-by-pick analysis throughout the first round on Sirius channel 209, XM channel 89 and on the SiriusXM App.

For a detailed look at the Mariners past draft selections, and just about any other draft selections, Baseball-Reference Draft.

Mariners Education Day

The entire Seattle Mariners team went to school on Thursday to help students achieve their dreams.

Groups of players visited four Seattle area elementary schools and presented the Mariners Moose D.R.E.A.M. Team assemblies.

Students at Thorndyke Elementary in Tukwila may have set a record for loudest cheers when Felix Hernandez, Nelson Cruz, J.A. Happ, Logan Morrison, Mark Lowe and Austin Jackson walked in.

The program started with pitcher Mark Lowe talking about how important it is to stay drug-free. Lowe told the kids that he had to stop being friends with some people because they got involved with drugs. “I had a dream to play baseball, and I would not be here today if I had gotten involved with drugs,” Lowe said.

J.A Happ advised the students to respect their teachers, coaches, friends and families, and most of all, themselves by exercising, eating nutritious foods and being the best that they can be.

Of all the letters of the word D.R.E.A.M., Outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz told the kids that of the most important one may be “E” for education. He urged kids to stay in school, listen to their teachers and do their homework because a good education would help them to become the person they want to be.

Austin Jackson was up next with the letter “A”, for attitude. Jackson told the kids that there are a lot of things in life they cannot control, but one thing they can control is their own attitude. When you have a positive attitude, he said, it makes everything you do better.

Logan Morrison rounded out the program with the letter “M” for motivation. He told them that motivation is the way for them to meet the goals they set for themselves. And if the goal seems too hard to reach, Morrison gave the kids some advice about breaking a long-term goal into attainable short-term goals. For example, Morrison said his long-term goal is to hit .300, so he has broken it down into short-term goals. Right now, he’s batting .245, next he wants to hit .250, then .255, until he gets to his goal of .300.

Felix Hernandez then issued a challenge to all the students to read two books every week during the summer. He then gave the school library two copies of the book “The Rise of King Felix,” an illustrated book about Felix’s journey from his childhood in Venezuela to become one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball.

Mariners Game Central – June 4 vs. Rays

06.04.15 Lineups

Game #54: Mariners (24-29) vs. Tampa Bay (28-26) | 7:10 pm PT | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (2-2, 3.07) vs. RHP Erasmo Ramirez (3-2, 5.63)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Rays | Mariners-Rays History

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Peanut Butter Drive at Safeco Field June 5

Ford Focus on Child HungerFans coming to Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays are encouraged to bring unopened jars of peanut butter to Safeco Field to benefit Northwest Harvest.

The Mariners are joining with Ford, the official cars and trucks of the Seattle Mariners, to fight child hunger.

During the summer, many kids lose access to nutritious meals through their school nutrition programs. Food banks have to pick up the slack, and for many, peanut butter is a nutrient dense, kid-friendly option.

The problem is that peanut butter is a relatively expensive item for food banks, like Northwest Harvest, to buy. Food drives can help ensure that fewer kids will go hungry in Washington state this summer.

There will be two collection sites at the ballpark on Friday – the Ford display on the plaza next to the parking garage, and at the Ford vehicle display near Section 143 on the Main Concourse.

Fans can also give cash, and donations are being accepted online at FordFeedsKids.org.

This drive is part of a five-state campaign in the Pacific Northwest by Ford dealers to support their community food banks and to make sure no child goes hungry this summer. Started in 2013, the Ford Focus on Child Hunger has provided more than one million meals and snacks to hungry kids in the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest Harvest is Washington’s only statewide non-profit hunger relief agency. It serves a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs and services to high-need schools. Through the network, it is able to provide more than two million meals each month.

On July 25, the Mariners and 97.3 KIRO FM will host our annual Fight Hunger Day. It’s another opportunity to support Northwest Harvest and the good work they do every day.

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