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Pitch F/X Notes: Beavan’s Delivery and Taijuan’s Curve

One of the many stories coming into spring training from a Mariner perspective was that Blake Beavan had adjusted his delivery. From everything I had heard, he was standing more upright, using his massive size and frame more. Reportedly, he looked pretty good in his first Spring Training outing, and I didn’t see it, but […]

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2013 Seattle Mariners Top 5 Prospects

Five Seattle Mariners were named in MLB‘s top 100 prospect rankings. Taijuan Walker, not surprisingly, was the very first Mariner on the list at #5. All of baseball considers the 20 year old RHP as one of the very best and that was proven when the Diamondbacks were willing to part with Justin Upton in a […]

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Taijuan Walker and 60 Percent Bust Rates

Last week, the Mariners tried to trade whom many consider the best pitching prospect in baseball in a package to get Justin Upton, before Upton nixed the trade. I thought the trade was a bad idea, but others didn’t agree. Dave Cameron disagreed that it was an overpay and cited a study that showed the […]

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The Fake Justin Upton Trade

According to reports that originally came from Foxsports.com, the Mariners and the Diamondbacks agreed to a trade that would send Justin Upton to the Mariners. However, as has long been reported, Upton has a no-trade clause when it comes to the Mariners (and 3 other teams), and according to that Fox Sports report, Upton nixed […]

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Would You Trade Taijuan Walker for Billy Butler?

According to recent reports, the Mariners “covet” Billy Butler, the Kansas City Royals slugger. In fact, they like him so much that they would be willing to trade one of their top pitching prospects to get him. So the question arises, should the Mariners trade Taijuan Walker for Butler? Butler is a good hitter, with […]

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Some Mariners AA Notes

The Jackson Generals just finished up a series against the Tennessee Smokies (the Cubs AA affiliate). Because of geographical issues, the only time I get to see the Generals (or any Mariners’ affiliate besides the big league club) is when they are on MiLB.TV. Jackson doesn’t have its own broadcast (unlike AAA Tacoma) so I […]

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Walker and Hultzen throw in Futures Game

Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker were the Mariners two representatives in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday. They both threw one inning. The radar gun is usually considered to be a little hot in Kansas City, but I will just give the velocities that it gave. Danny Hultzen: Facing Jean Segura: 93 MPH low and outside corner, called […]