5:39 AM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
Tacoma News-Tribune 5 hours ago

Mariners confirm Taijuan Walker has left team in Arizona Fall League

General manager Jack Zduriencik says left-hander Walker is healthy but prefers to work on offseason program at home…
Mariners confirm Walker has left team in Arizona Fall League

Mariners confirm Walker has left team in Arizona Fall League

Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker left his club in the Arizona Fall League after two starts to return home to California, club officials confirmed Sunday night in a news release. “Taijuan is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings,” general manager Jack Zduriencik said, “but made a personal decision that he needed to return home at this time. “He will continue with his off-season program, and we look forward to seeing him at spring training in February.” Walker, 22, gave up two runs in nine innings while getting no-decisions in two Fall League starts for the...
Seattle Times 5 hours ago

Taijuan Walker done pitching in the Arizona Fall League

The Mariners sent out an update on pitching prospect Taijuan Walker, who had been pitching in the Arizona Fall League. Walker is done after two starts and is returning to his home in Southern California.
Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 17, 2014

Mariners notebook: Peterson, Lara head list of club’s organizational all-stars

MiLB.com picks top player at each position across the organization’s minor-league system…

Peterson, Lara head list of Mariners’ organizational all-stars

It’s no surprise — is it? — that D.J. Peterson and Jordy Lara head the Mariners’ organizational all-star team as selected this week by MiLB.com. Peterson and Lara shared honors as the Mariners’ minor-league player of the year in the organization’s own in-house selections in late September. The MiLB.com selections are distinguished by their selection of a sing;e player at every position across the Mariners’ farm system. That required a little juggling. For example, Patrick Kivlehan, primarily a first baseman/third baseman, was cited as the designated hitter even though he...
Seattle Times Oct 16, 2014

A few Thursday morning Mariners' links, notes and thoughts

Greetings from Missoula, Montana!
Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 15, 2014

Mariners’ Walker cited among PCL’s top prospects

Right-hander Taijuan Walker was picked by Baseball America as one of the top prospects in the Pacific Coast League for the second year in a row.

ESPN to feature Mariners legend Randy Johnson on ‘E:60′

Despite being one of the greatest pitchers of his generation, and one of baseball’s biggest stars at the time, Randy Johnson always seemed enigmatic. The permanent scowl. The towering stature. The mullet. He was terrifying. There was never any mystery, however, when it came to his talent. “The Big Unit,” who pitched for the Seattle […]
Mariners notebook: Walker cited among PCL’s top prospects

Mariners notebook: Walker cited among PCL’s top prospects

SEATTLE — It underscores Taijuan Walker’s disappointing, injury-interrupted season that he was cited Wednesday by Baseball America as the No. 9 prospect (paid link) in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Often cited as the Mariners’ top prospect, Walker placed No. 6 in Baseball America’s 2013 rankings for the PCL and entered last spring as heavy favorite to land a spot in the big-league rotation. Shoulder problems forced Walker, 22, to open the season on the disabled list, and it wasn’t until September that he flashed his considerable potential. He yielded three runs in 13 2/3...

Mariners Winter Ball Update: Through Oct. 13

Here’s the latest (the first, actually) update on Mariners’ players in Winter Ball, courtesy of Kelly Munro of the Mariners Baseball Information department. 10.14.14 Mariners Winter League Report.pdf
Tacoma News-Tribune Oct 13, 2014

Mariners notebook: D.J. Peterson, Ketel Marte cited among top Southern League prospects

Baseball America selected Mariners prospect D.J. Peterson as the No. 8 prospect in the Double-A Southern League on Monday after previously citing him as the No. 10 prospect in the…

Mariners notebook: Another strong outing for Taijuan Walker

Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker continues to get good work in fall ball. Plus two prospects who could surprise in spring training.

Another solid outing for Taijuan Walker in the Arizona Fall League

Taijuan Walker made his second start for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League. He was solid again, pitching five innings, giving up one run on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts. He threw 77 pitches. Walker's fastball sat 94-97 mph. Patrick Kivlehan started at first base and went 1-for-3 with a walk. DJ Peterson started at third base and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Reliever Matt Brazis pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and striking out three. **** On Sunday, Victor Sanchez made the start for Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League. Sanchez pitched four...

Updates on Mariners’ prospects in Venezuela

SEATTLE — Infielder Gabriel Noriega is off to a fast start in the Venezuelan Winter League after batting .281 in 101 games at Tacoma. Noriega, 24, is 5-for-14 in four games, through Sunday, for the Lara Cardinals. The Mariners signed Noriega, a Venezuelan, as a non-drafted free agent in 2007. *Right-hander Victor Sanchez, 19, opened his winter schedule Sunday by allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits and four walks in four innings for the Caracas Lions while getting a no-decision in a 7-5 loss at Anzoategui. Sanchez was 7-6 with a 4.19 ERA this season in 23 starts … Read...

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