Found August 30, 2013 on Fangraphs:
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Taijuan Walker to Debut on This Day in History 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Taijuan Walker to Debut on This Day in History The Purpose of This Post The purpose of this post is to […]

Seattle Mariners Taijuan Walker To Make MLB Debut Against Astros

The Seattle Mariners have announced that prized pitching prospect Taijuan Walker will make his major league debut on Friday versus the Houston Astros. Walker is currently assigned to the Triple A Tacoma Rainiers where he is 5-3 with a 3.61 earned run average fanning 64 batters in 57 innings pitched. Walker also started 14 games in double A this season posting a 4-7 record with an...

Taijuan Walker shines in his debut as Mariners top Astros 7-1

Nothing like having one ace race around the clubhouse postgame in search of inducting the future one into the fold. At least that’s a storyline the Mariners would certainly like to see touted as Felix Hernandez beer in hand headed back to the field Friday night to find fellow pitcher Taijuan Walker. Arguably the most hyped Mariners mound prospect since Hernandez Walker had just...

Taijuan Walker to make his MLB Debut

Taijuan Walker has clearly been one of the best right handed pitching prospects in all of baseball for the past few seasons. Heading into 2013 was no different and we had him ranked as the M’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Walker set to make debut for Seattle on Friday

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Top prospect Taijuan Walker will make his major league debut for Seattle on Friday at Houston, taking on the Astros less than three weeks after turning 21. It's quite the impressive feat for Walker, who was selected in the first round of the 2010 draft. But the talented right-hander is bit behind the pace...

Walker wins debut as Mariners top Astros 7-1

Top prospect Taijuan Walker did not allow an earned run over five innings in his major league debut and Dustin Ackley had a career-high four hits with four RBIs to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Friday night. The 21-year-old right-hander, rated the fifth-best prospect in baseball, yielded two hits and one run with two strikeouts and a walk. If the 6-foot...

Taijuan Walker’s Arrival

The Taijuan Walker show is finally going to arrive in Seattle on August 30 (Friday). Walker’s been on prospect radars for awhile now, but we’ll finally get our first looks at how major league hitters will fare off of the electric arm of the 21 year old. Background & Scouting Report Walker was rated as the 20th and 18th best prospect coming into the 2012 season by Baseball...

Mariners' Mike Zunino 'on course' in rehab assignment

The Seattle Mariner could soon see rookie Mike Zunino back on the active roster.  The 22-year old catcher made his debut in June, but he suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand.  He has been recovering nicely and played in his second rehab game yesterday. According to Greg Johns of, despite Zunino's lack of success at the plate in his two rehab games so far...

Seattle Mariners' Justin Smoak: Sustainable Success?

Justin Smoak has been hitting much better in 2013.  His weighed on-base average (wOBA), which is used to measure total offensive performance, has jumped over the league average mark for the first time in his entire career.  In fact, his wOBA of .341 is higher than the first baseman league average wOBA across the league.  What has caused Smoak’s offense to suddenly become tolerable...

For The Seattle Mariners, The Time Is Now

All is not lost for the Seattle Mariners’ season. Sure they are headed for their 8th losing season since 2004. Yes, they play in one of the best divisions in baseball. I know the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics have two of the smartest front offices in the league and the Los Angeles Angels have some pretty deep pockets.  But the Mariners have hope; a hope that through...

Taijuan Walker, and the Rookie Hurlers that Came Before Him

The list of compelling rookie seasons for Seattle pitchers is a short one. Mark Langston debuted in 1984 with a 4.1 WAR. Freddy Garcia managed a 3.7 WAR in his freshman season in 1999. The flame-throwing Michael Pineda tossed up a 3.2 WAR in 2011. Felix Hernandez managed a 2.3 WAR in his somewhat brief […]

A Look At The Seattle Mariners AAA Affiliate

I’ve been in Tacoma the last couple days covering the Tacoma Rainiers (the Seattle Mariners AAA affiliate). I figured this would be a good time to give a glimpse of the happenings a level below, because there were actually a couple of storylines that directly effect the big club. The first game I covered on Thursday actually turned out to be pretty high stakes. If Tacoma lost...

Mariners end 6-game skid with 3-2 win over Houston

Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run homer after Nick Franklin gave Seattle an early lead with a solo shot and the Mariners held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night to end a six-game skid. Franklin put the Mariners on top with his one-out homer off Jordan Lyles (6-7) in the first inning. Raul Ibanez singled to start the fourth inning. Franklin Gutierrez&...

Today in Sports History – Pop and Son

Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning

A sweet Seattle sweep

West coast games are not my friend.  I fell asleep listening to the Monday and Tuesday games, but I was delighted to scores favoring Texas when I woke up each morning.  On Wednesday afternoon, the boys kept me company while I worked.  And boy did they keep me entertained.  So much offense.  Eric Nadel said Martin Perez has gotten loads of offensive support in his last few outings...
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