There is a lot of attention on the Seattle Mariners AA squad, the Jackson Generals. It is now the resting place of the Mariners top three pitching prospects in the organization.
While Danny Hultzen, James Paxton, and Taijuan Walker may be the the center of attention, another starting pitcher on the team has begun making a name for himself. In a start Tuesday night, 25-year-old Andrew Carraway retired 20 straight batters and picked up his second win of the season.
Carraway, the teams 12th round pick in 2009, allowed only one run on two hits, both coming in the first, before settling down and retiring 20 straight in seven innings of work. Carraway has only allowed one run on four hits in over 13 innings of work this season. "I didn't even realize (I had retired 20 in a row) until I got into the dugout," Carraway told reporters. "I felt good tonight."
Despite being the least recognized name on very good Jackson pitching staff, Carraway thinks his experience and success of late can help the younger Mariners prospects on their path to the big leagues. "They're newer to pro-baseball than I am, and with an outing like this, I feel like I can talk to them about what I did," the Georgia Native said. "Being able to see things and sit in on meetings, maybe I can pass things along."
Carraway played with Hultzen at the University of Virginia. "Virginia had such a good team that I was hoping "Hulzten" and others would drafted by the Mariners," he said.
Nick Franklin, one of the Mariners prospect infielders also in Jackson has hit safely in four straight games for the Generals.
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