nick franklin

A Look at Nick Franklin So Far

In 99 plate appearances (as of Sunday morning) since being promoted by the Mariners, Nick Franklin has been a very effective hitter. Franklin has been walking, not striking out very much, and hitting for power. He is swinging through pitches a lot less than average, making more contact than average, and not chasing pitches, in […]

Sam Dyson

How Well Do the Jackson Generals Handle Big League Fastballs?

As Mariner fans have seen with Carlos Peguero’s inability to hit big league fastballs, sometimes very accomplished minor league hitters simply do not have the bat speed to hit in the Major Leagues (I think the Mariners saw that with Luis Jimenez last year as well). The trained eye looks for strong or “quick” wrists […]