How cool is this???
The Mariners NINE affiliates combined to go 496-406 for a .500 winning percentage – leading all Major League farm systems for 2012 AND setting a record for most wins in a single season for a Major League farm system.
Not only that but, some of the stellar play down on the farm will continue to play as SIX of the NINE teams made it to their respective post season!
AND, Mariners farm system now ranks number one in the majors!
Some other fun farm facts…
Patrick Kivlehan = Northwest League MVP
Mike Zunino and Taylor Ard = Northwest League All Stars
Mavericks led the California League in: AVG, OBP, SLG, HR, RBI, HITS, RUNS and total bases
Leon Landry = Cal League Batting Champ (.341)
Lumberkings set the all time wins record for a half-season (45)
Brandon Mauer = Southern League Most Outstanding Pitcher
Brandon Mauer, Jesus Sucre and Carter Capps = Southern League Postseason All-Stars
Jesus Sucre = first qualifying Southern League catcher to go an entire season without an error
EIGHT players selected to play in Arizona Fall League: Logan Bowcom, LaFromboise, James Paxton, Carson Smith, Mike Zunino, Vinnie Catricala, Nick Franklin, Stefen Romero