2006 Seattle Mariners season

2006 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 78–84 (.481)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Nintendo of America
(represented by Howard Lincoln)
General manager(s) Bill Bavasi
Manager(s) Mike Hargrove
Local television KSTW 11
FSN Northwest (Dave Niehaus,
Rick Rizzs, Ron Fairly, Dave Valle,
Dave Henderson, Jay Buhner)
Local radio KOMO (AM) 710 AM (Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Ron Fairly, Dave Valle, Dave Henderson, Jay Buhner)
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The Seattle Mariners 2006 season was their 30th since the franchise creation, and their third consecutive season finishing at the bottom of the American League West, finishing with a 88–74 (.543) record.

Two players were featured in the All-Star Game: Ichiro Suzuki, making his sixth appearance in the All-Star Game, and José López, with his first appearance.

The Mariners' longest winning streak was 5 games, which they managed twice, between June 16–21 and June 24–29, counterpointed by their longest losing streak of 11 games from August 10–20.

Offseason

  • December 7, 2005: Yorvit Torrealba was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Colorado Rockies for Marcos Carvajal.[1]
  • January 9, 2006: Cody Ransom was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[2]
  • March 30, 2006: Cody Ransom was purchased by the Houston Astros from the Seattle Mariners.[2]

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 9369 0.574 49–32 44–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8973 0.549 4 45–36 44–37
Texas Rangers 8082 0.494 13 39–42 41–40
Seattle Mariners 7884 0.481 15 44–37 34–47

Record vs. opponents

2006 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Baltimore 3–152–54–23–35–14–63–67–122–44–613–63–68–119–9
Boston 15–34–23–43–34–53–31–58–113–74–610–95–47–1216–2
Chicago 5–22–48–1112–711–86–39–102–43–35–43–35–55–414–4
Cleveland 2–44–311–86–1310–84–58–113–43–64–56–15–44–28–10
Detroit 3–33–37–1213–614–43–511–82–55–46–35–35–53–315–3
Kansas City 1–55–48–118–104–143–77–122–74–53–51–53–33–410–8
Los Angeles 6–43–33–65–45–37–34–26–411–810–97–211–84–67–11
Minnesota 6–35–110–911–88–1112–72–43–36–45–36–14–52–516–2
New York 12–711–84–24–35–27–24–63–33–63–313–58–210–810–8
Oakland 4–27–33–36–34–55–48–114–66–317–26–39–106–48–10
Seattle 6–46–44–55–43–65–39–103–53–32–176–38–114–514–4
Tampa Bay 6–139–103–31–63–55–12–71–65–133–63–63–66–1211–7
Texas 6–34–55–54–55–53–38–115–42–810–911–86–34–27–11
Toronto 11–812–74–52–43–34–36–45–28–104–65–412–62–49–9

Notable transactions

  • July 26, 2006: Ben Broussard was traded by the Cleveland Indians with cash to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later and Shin-Soo Choo. The Seattle Mariners sent Shawn Nottingham (minors) (August 24, 2006) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.[3]

Roster

2006 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

2006 game log

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
RFIchiro Suzuki161695224.322949
CKenji Johjima144506147.2911876
LFRaúl Ibañez159626181.28933123
SSYuniesky Betancourt157558161.289847
2BJosé López151603170.2821079
3BAdrián Beltré156620166.2682589
1BRichie Sexson158591156.26434107

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Only pitchers who qualified for the ERA title have been listed

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jamie Moyer25160.06124.3982
Gil Meche32186.21184.48156
Félix Hernández31191.012144.52176
Jarrod Washburn31187.08144.67103
Cha Seung Baek634.1413.6723

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joel Piñeiro40165.28136.3687
Ryan Feierabend417.0013.7111
Cesar Jimenez47.10014.733
Francisco Cruceta46.20010.802

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; SV = Saves; W = Wins; L = Losses; H = Holds; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L H SV ERA SO
Jon Huber1616.221601.0811
Mark Lowe1518.210601.9320
Rafael Soriano5360.0121822.2565
J. J. Putz7278.1415952.30104
Eric O'Flaherty1511.000104.096
Julio Mateo4853.294704.1931
Jake Woods37105.074214.2066
George Sherrill7240.0241714.2842
Sean Green2432.000304.5015
Jeff Harris33.100005.401
Eddie Guardado2823.013255.4822
Emiliano Fruto2336.022115.5034
Travis Chick35.0000012.602
Jorge Campillo12.1000015.431
Bobby Livingston35.0000018.003
Clint Nageotte11.0000027.001

Team statistics

Positions in brackets are in league with other MLB teams

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; R = Runs; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Team G AB H R Avg. HR RBI
Mariners1625670 (2nd)1540 (10th)756 (21st).272 (11th)172 (18th)703 (24th)
Opponents16256111500792.267183758

Pitching

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts; SHO = Shutouts

Team G IP W L ERA SO SHO
Mariners1621446.2 (12th)78 (18th)84 (11th)4.60 (19th)1067 (14th)6 (22nd)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League Dave Brundage
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Daren Brown
A Inland Empire 66ers California League Gary Thurman
A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League Scott Steinmann
A-Short Season Everett AquaSox Northwest League Dave Myers
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Dana Williams

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Inland Empire[4]

Major League Baseball Draft

2006 Seattle Mariners draft picks
Brandon Morrow (pictured right) was the Mariners first round pick in 2006.
Information
OwnerNintendo of America
General Manager(s)Bill Bavasi
Manager(s)Mike Hargrove
First pickBrandon Morrow
Draft positions5
Number of selections50
Players signed (Rule 4)26 (before deadline)
Links
ResultsBaseball-Reference
Official SiteThe Official Site of the Seattle Mariners
Years2005 • 2006 • 2007

Below is a complete list of Seattle Mariners draft picks from the June 2006 draft.[5]

The Seattle Mariners took part in both the Major League Baseball Rule 4 draft but not the Rule 5 draft in 2006.[5]

The 2006 Major League Baseball Draft was held from June 6 to 7.[5] The Mariners selected a total of 50 players in the draft. Of those 50 players, the Mariners signed 26 players.[5] They did however sign multiple players after the draft deadline.

Key

Round (Pick) Indicates the round and pick the player was drafted
Position Indicates the secondary/collegiate position at which the player was drafted, rather than the professional position the player may have gone on to play
Bold Indicates the player signed with the Mariners
Italics Indicates the player did not sign with the Mariners

Table

Round (Pick) Name Position School Ref
1 (5) Brandon Morrow Right-handed pitcher University of California, Berkeley [6]
2 (49) Chris Tillman Right-handed pitcher Fountain Valley High School [7]
3 (81) Anthony Butler Left-handed pitcher Oak Creek High School [8]
4 (111) Ricky Orta Right-handed pitcher University of Miami [8]
5 (141) Nathan Adcock Right-handed pitcher North Hardin High School [8]
6 (171) Adam Moore Catcher University of Texas at Arlington [8]
7 (201) Doug Fister Right-handed pitcher California State University, Fresno [8]
8 (231) Steven Richard Right-handed pitcher Clemson University [8]
9 (261) Justin Souza Right-handed pitcher Sacramento Community College [8]
10 (291) Christopher Minaker Shortstop Stanford University [8]
11 (321) Aaron Solomon Right-handed pitcher Cumberland University [8]
12 (351) Gavin Dickey Outfielder University of Florida [8]
13 (381) Joseph Kantakevich Right-handed pitcher College of William & Mary [8]
14 (411) Jared Baehl Third baseman North Posey High School [8]
15 (441) Andrew Fiorenza Right-handed pitcher Clemson University [8]
16 (471) Austin Bibens-Dirkx Right-handed pitcher University of Portland [8]
17 (501) Dan Runzler Left-handed pitcher University of California, Riverside [8]
18 (531) Kam Mickolio Right-handed pitcher Utah Valley State College [8]
19 (561) Cameron Nobles Right-handed pitcher Jackson High School [5]
20 (591) Johan Limonta First baseman Miami Dade College [5]
21 (621) Brent Gaphardt Left-handed pitcher University of Delaware [5]
22 (651) Fabian Williamson Left-handed pitcher Kennedy High School [5]
23 (681) Marcos Villezcas Shortstop Brigham Young University [5]
24 (711) Kyle Parker Right-handed pitcher University of Washington [5]
25 (741) Tyson Gillies Outfielder R.E. Mountain SS [5]
26 (771) Gregory Moviel Left-handed pitcher Vanderbilt University [5]
27 (801) Bryan Ball Right-handed pitcher University of Florida [5]
28 (831) Everett Collis Right-handed pitcher Cornell University [5]
29 (861) Gregory Nesbitt Left-handed pitcher James Madison University [5]
30 (891) Matthew Vogel Shortstop Lewis-Clark State College [5]
31 (921) David McClain Right-handed pitcher San Jacinto College [5]
32 (951) Joe Agreste First baseman Potomac State College [5]
33 (981) Robert Harmon Right-handed pitcher University of Arkansas at Little Rock [5]
34 (1011) Stanley Posluszny Outfielder West Virginia University [5]
35 (1041) Alex Meneses Shortstop Barry University [5]
36 (1071) Kyle Haas Right-handed pitcher Douglas College [5]
37 (1101) Christopher Walden Right-handed pitcher Bellefontaine High School [5]
38 (1131) Michael Drake Outfielder Cosumnes River College [5]
39 (1161) Philip Roy Right-handed pitcher Miami Dade College [5]
40 (1191) Haley Winter Right-handed pitcher University of California, Riverside [5]
41 (1221) Brandon Fromm First baseman San Jose State University [5]
42 (1251) Shane Cox Right-handed pitcher Alvin Community College [5]
43 (1280) Clint Straka Right-handed pitcher Northern Oklahoma College [5]
44 (1309) Bryan Earley Right-handed pitcher Elder High School [5]
45 (1338) Jeremy Camacho Shortstop Eagle Rock High School [5]
46 (1367) Robbie Dominguez Right-handed pitcher Cerritos College [5]
47 (1395) Sean Ward Outfielder Evans High School [5]
48 (1423) Jeremy Beeching Left-handed pitcher Volunteer State Community College [5]
49 (1451) Nathan Tacker Right-handed pitcher Rice University [5]
50 (1479) Tyler Sanford Catcher Saguaro High School [5]

References

  1. https://www.baseball-reference.com/t/torreyo01.shtml
  2. 1 2 https://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ransoco01.shtml
  3. Ben Broussard Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 "2006 Seattle Mariners Draft Picks". The Baseball Cube. thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved December 29, 2009.
  6. Beene, Darrin (June 7, 2006). "M's gamble on Cal's 'power arm': Morrow gets nod over Lincecum". The News Tribune. accessmylibrary.com. Retrieved December 29, 2009.
  7. Corey Brock (June 7, 2006). "Mariners draft features plenty of arms". Major League Baseball. mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved December 29, 2009.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 "Mariners make 18 selections on first day of draft". Major League Baseball. seattle.mariners.mlb.com. June 6, 2006. Retrieved December 29, 2009.
  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Seattle Mariners Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Seattle Mariners Game Log on ESPN.com
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