For the second time in as many years, the talk of the baseball world after the MLB Home Run Derby wasn’t the player who won it. Instead, it was centered around what Seattle Mariners superstar Julio Rodríguez did.
Penn State pitcher Daniel Ouderkirk was selected in the 18th round of the 2023 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners with the No. 547 overall pick. Ouderkirk arrived after four years at West Virginia, albeit he only pitched in two of them.
A lot of college pitching highlights the first half of the last day of the draft On the final day of the draft, names fly quickly and furiously with little explanation or video packages, but that doesn’t mean there’s not value to be found in these later rounds as a new batch of players get a chance to make their biggest baseball dreams come true.
Seattle Mariners fans have put their stamp on MLB All-Star Week in plenty of ways. They took over the Home Run Derby to cheer M’s star Julio Rodríguez on to a record-breaking 41 home runs in a single round on Monday night at T-Mobile Park.
Now 90 years old, the Midsummer Classic has made two previous stops in Seattle. The first occurred soon after the city got its current baseball franchise and the other shortly following the move into its current ballpark.
The 2023 MLB Home Run Derby didn’t end with star Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodríguez winning the tournament in front of the hometown fans at T-Mobile Park, but the 22-year-old slugger stole the show for the second year in a row.
After hitting 41 home runs in round one, Seattle Mariners star Julio Rodriguez hit 20 homers in the semifinals, failing to advance to the Finals. Rodriguez, who finished as the Derby runner-up in 2022, was beaten by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The New York Mets first baseman and former National League rookie of the Year Pete Alonzo is one of eight participants in the 2023 Home Run Derby happening on the Seattle Mariners home field at T-Mobile Park.
Vanderbilt outfielder RJ Schreck was selected in the ninth round (No. 227 overall) by the Seattle Mariners in the 2023 MLB Draft. Schreck began his career with Duke, playing for the Blue Devils from 2019-2022 before transferring to the Commodores’ as a graduate.
Watch the Houston Astros facing the Seattle Mariners in the last meeting of their four-game series at Minute Maid Park. The first pitch is scheduled for today, July 9, at 2:10 PM ET, and here, you can find out how to watch this 2023 MLB matchup for free in the US.
Watch the Houston Astros facing the Seattle Mariners in the third meeting of their four-game series at Minute Maid Park. The first pitch is scheduled for today, July 8, at 7:00 PM ET, and here, you can find out how to watch this 2023 MLB matchup for free in the US.
Watch the Houston Astros facing the Seattle Mariners in the second meeting of their four-game series at Minute Maid Park. The first pitch is scheduled for today, July 7, at 8:00 PM ET, and here, you can find out how to watch this 2023 MLB matchup for free in the US.
The Mariners placed rookie starter Bryce Miller on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to July 1, on account of a blister. Darren McCaughan and Matt Festa were recalled from Triple-A, with the latter taking the bullpen spot vacated by Monday’s Trevor Gott trade.
It’s been a disappointing first half of 2023 for the Seattle Mariners. Several players on the roster are, quite frankly, expendable at this point. Fans of the action movie franchise The Expendables are excited about the September release of movie number 4.