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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Seattle Mariners prospect D.J. Peterson smacks fifth career grand slam for Jackson Generals |

Who is the Mariners’ minor league hitting instructor?

Just two levels shy of the Major Leagues, D.J. Peterson made some tweaks to his swing this offseason to try take those final steps. After a disappointing first half, he was left trying to clean up his own mess.


“I think maybe in the offseason, I was trying to do a little too much,” he said. “I tweaked something and built a bad habit and took a long time to get out of it.”

Peterson has attempted to bust out of the slump in the video room. He’s studied video of his college days at New Mexico and from earlier in his professional career, noting that his hand positioning and other mechanics were different this season.

The 12th overall pick in the 2013 Draft set a season high with three homers in June and has a .259 average in July. The improvements have been small but steadily for the 6-foot-1 infielder.

“I had to figure out where I’d been with my load, where my hands were, to get back to where I was then,” he said. “I’ve just been trying to find my swing, where it was. I think the last couple months ... I’m starting to feel it a little better, find my swing.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 16, 2015 at 11:48 AM | 3 comment(s)
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Monday, July 13, 2015

Top 10 Futures Game moments |

Lucas Giolito looks like a stud.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 13, 2015 at 08:52 AM | 3 comment(s)
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