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Sunday, August 13, 2023

The 1990 Peninsula Pilots player profiles, Seattle Mariners


Features on each member of the 1990 Peninsula Pilots, high-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners as included in that year's team set. 

Peninsula Pilots (27)

  1. Lash Bailey hit over 2 seasons, then suffered double vision
  2. Rick Balabon started as top pick, saw 7 seasons, made AAA
  3. Dan Barbara made AA in 3 seasons, later entered bar business
  4. Mark Brakebill saw pro baseball as life, then as secondary
  5. Jim Campanis followed dad to pros, saw 6 seasons, wrote book
  6. Jeff Darwin used his pitches to make majors over three seasons; Followed brother Danny to bigs, 8/6/23
  7. Kyle Duke went high in the draft, saw six seasons, made AA, 6/26/23
  8. Marcos Garcia turned pitcher and accepted that; Saw four pro seasons, made AA, later turned pitching coach, 6/25/23
  9. Anthony Gordon worked on consistency, as brother Tom said, 7/17/23
  10. Ross Grimsley spoke from experience as minors coach; Saw 11 majors seasons as player, 7/11/23
  11. Jim Gutierrez started pro career in home state; Played decade, made AAA, 6/26/23
  12. Scott Lodgek saw two pro seasons, made high-A; Pitched against Soviet Union, 6/27/23
  13. Darin Loe got out of a jam at Peninsula; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, later coached, 7/30/23
  14. Allan Lovinger served briefly as minors trainer, then went on to other jobs, including real estate, 6/26/23
  15. Ron Mullins used strategy to get key out in 1988 single-A save; Saw six seasons, made AA, 7/2/23
  16. Jim Nettles made the majors as a player, looked to get there later as a manager, 8/10/23
  17. Ron Pezzoni felt challenged in independent ball; Saw six seasons, made AA, later turned softball coach, 7/5/23
  18. Lem Pilkinton survived cancer, became coach, instructor; Played five seasons, made high-A, 8/7/23
  19. Rod Poissant returned from injuries to play over seven pro seasons; Made AA, 8/5/23
  20. Oscar Rivas used guts in college performance; Saw three pro seasons, made high-A, 7/16/23
  21. Jorge Robles got his education, then turned pro; Saw two seasons, made high-A, 8/11/23
  22. Damon Saetre played at high-A Peninsula over two seasons, then settled there, 8/12/23
  23. Ruben Santana worked to be consistent as hitter; Saw 13 pro seasons, made AAA, Taiwan, Italy, 6/27/23
  24. Jesus Tavarez continued working hard over five major league seasons, later saw Korea, 7/1/23
  25. Delvin Thomas chose pro baseball over college football; Saw four seasons, made high-A, 7/29/23
  26. Kelvin Thomas filled in at pitcher at Peninsula; Saw four seasons, made high-A, 7/30/23
  27. Landon Williams picked up big hit after slow 1990 start; Saw two seasons, made high-A, 6/25/23

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