Misiewicz, DeCarlo star for Javelinas in AFL

October 19th, 2018

SEATTLE -- While highly regarded first baseman Evan White has received much of the publicity regarding Mariners prospects in the early going of Arizona Fall League action, left-hander Anthony Misiewicz and catcher Joe DeCarlo stepped up Friday for the Peoria Javelinas in a 3-1 win over the Scottsdale Scorpions.
DeCarlo went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple as he continued working to improve his chances as a catching contender in the Mariners' organization.
The 25-year-old was a second-round Draft pick in 2012 as a prep third baseman out of Pennsylvania, but converted to catcher in 2017. He hit .246/.339/.440 with eight homers in 58 games for Double-A Arkansas this past season and is batting .308 with a double, triple and three RBIs in four AFL games.
Misiewicz, Seattle's No. 27-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline, threw four scoreless innings while allowing just one hit with no walks or strikeouts in a sharp 41-pitch outing in his second AFL start. The 23-year-old pitched this past season for Arkansas after being reacquired from the Rays last December.
Friday's outing was a big bounceback for the southpaw, who had allowed five runs (four earned) on three hits and a pair of walks in 1 1/3 innings in his AFL debut a week earlier. Misiewicz struggled for Arkansas this season, going 3-12 with a 5.51 ERA in 21 starts after being considered a fast-rising prospect in 2017 before being dealt to Tampa Bay in a trade that brought catcher Mike Marjama and reliever to Seattle.
White, the Mariners' No. 2 prospect, went 0-for-4 in Friday's game, but he is batting .300 (9-for-30) with three doubles and nine RBIs in his first seven AFL games.
Infielder Chris Mariscal, who played for Arkansas last season, went 1-for-3 on Friday while playing third base for Peoria and is hitting .500 (6-for-12) with a triple and two RBIs in three AFL games.
In other early winter ball action for Mariners prospects
• Infielder Yonathan Mendoza has hit .571 (7-for-13) with a triple and two RBIs in his first three games for Lara in the Venezuela Winter League. Mendoza, a 24-year-old switch-hitter, batted .261 in 97 games for Arkansas this past season.
• Outfielder Chuck Taylor, the Mariners' No. 26 ranked prospect, has hit .167 (3-for-18) with three RBIs in five games for Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League. The 25-year-old switch-hitter batted .297 in 126 games for Arkansas.
• Bryan Evans has thrown 5 2/3 innings with only an unearned run allowed in two outings (one start) for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League. The 31-year-old right-hander has allowed five hits with six walks and no strikeouts for the Toros after going 6-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 14 starts for Triple-A Tacoma.
• Trevor Frank is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in four relief outings for Magallanes in the Venezuelan league, allowing one hit and one run with four strikeouts and no walks in 3 2/3 innings. Frank, 27, signed a Minor League deal with the Mariners in July after being released by the Padres and was 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA in 23 appearances at the Double-A and Triple-A levels last season.
• Jefferson Medina has a 2.45 ERA in four relief appearances for Aguilas del Zulia in Venezuela with two hits and one run in 3 2/3 frames. The 24-year-old right-hander went 5-3 with a 3.73 ERA in 39 outings for Class A Advanced Modesto.