Donovan R. Walton…resides in Stillwater, OK…graduated from Bishop Kelley (OK) High School in 2012…graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2016…his father, Rob, is the Oklahoma State pitching coach and played professional baseball in the Baltimore Orioles organization.
In 7 games with the Mariners, went 3-for-16 (.188) with 2 runs, 2 RBI and 3 walks...Made his Major League debut as a defensive replacement at shortstop in the 9th inning of a 4-3 Mariners win on September 10 vs. Cincinnati…became the 65th player used by the Mariners, breaking the singleseason Major League record (previous: 64, 2014 Texas Rangers)...Recorded his first career hit - a single off Tyler Mahle - on September 12 vs. Cincinnati...Selected from Double-A Arkansas on September 10...Earned the Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove Award at shortstop...In 124 games with Double-A Arkansas, hit .300 (144x480) with 72 runs, 22 doubles, 3 triples, 11 home runs, 50 RBI, 63 walks and 10 steals...Among Texas League leaders, ranked 2nd in hits, 2nd in on-base percentage (.390), T2nd in walks, T4th in batting and 5th in OPS (.817)...Mid-Season Texas League All-Star.
Split season between High-A Modesto (57 G) and Double-A Arkansas (62 G)…named to the California League Northern Division All-Star team, but did not play.
Limited to 67 games with High-A Modesto due to injury…on the 7-day Injured List with a sprained left wrist, June 1 - August 9.
Began pro career with Short-A Everett…Northwest League All-Star.