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Top Emerson Hancock News

  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Off to great start at Arkansas

    Hancock has allowed just one earned run on seven hits and recorded 13 strikeouts over nine innings across his first two starts for Double-A Arkansas.

    The talented right-hander got his season started with five scoreless innings against Corpus Christi during which he recorded seven strikeouts, and he followed it up by limiting Springfield to an earned run on four hits across four frames on Friday. Daniel Kramer of reports Hancock's fastball was consistently in the 93-95 mph range and generated plenty of swings and misses in his first start, indicating the 2020 first-round pick seems to be at full strength after struggling with a right shoulder impingement and strained lat muscle in 2021 and 2022, respectively. "Big time arrow up, trending right direction, whatever you want to call it from him," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "I thought the velocity was better than what I was expecting to see. He looked very healthy."

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Hancock was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Mariners on Friday, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.

    Hancock was the sixth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft and registered a 3.75 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP over 98.1 innings for Double-A Arkansas. The 23-year-old right-hander will likely be a part of Triple-A Tacoma's rotation this year, and could be an option for Seattle at some point this summer.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Impressing at Double-A

    Hancock has a 1-2 record, 2.45 ERA and 0.95 WHIP across 22 innings in six starts for Double-A Arkansas this season.

    Brent Stecker of 710 ESPN Seattle reports the organization is being careful with Hancock's workload after shoulder fatigue led to the 2020 first-round pick being shut down twice by the Travelers last season. Hancock has logged just 22 innings across his six starts, with his last two outings marking the first couple times he's reached the five-inning threshold.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Makes season debut

    Hancock (lat) worked 1.1 innings Tuesday in his season debut for Double-A Arkansas, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

    Making his first appearance of 2022 after he was sidelined for minor-league minicamp and spring training with a strained right lat muscle, Hancock was predictably rusty. He needed 36 pitches just to retire four of the eight hitters he faced, and he also hit a batter in addition to issuing a walk. Expect Hancock to gradually increase his pitch count in his subsequent outings once he's further removed from the lat injury.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Ready for season debut

    Hancock (lat) will make his season debut for Double-A Arkansas on Tuesday, Daniel Kramer of reports.

    Hancock has been out all season with a strained lat. He'll probably have a tough time pushing for his big-league debut this season, as he's made just 12 career professional starts including just three at the Double-A level, but the sixth overall pick in the 2020 Draft has plenty of potential and could be a factor for the Mariners in 2023.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Dealing with lat strain

    Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said Sunday that Hancock (arm) sustained a minor lat strain about three weeks ago and has been shut down from throwing since then, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Hancock was shut down to close out the 2021 campaign while focusing on arm care and strengthening his shoulder, and he's now dealing with a lat issue as spring training gets underway. Although the righty hasn't been throwing recently, he's been working out and conditioning with the other pitchers in the team's minor-league camp. Even if Hancock is forced to miss time to begin the minor-league season, it's unlikely that he'll face a lengthy absence.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Shut down for 2021

    Hancock (arm) is on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Arkansas and will be shut down for the rest of the season, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Hancock, a 2020 first-round pick, is instead at the spring training facility in Arizona and is focusing on arm care and and strengthening his shoulder. The 22-year-old received a promotion to Double-A a month ago, and he'll finish 2021 with a 2.62 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 43:17 K:BB over 44.2 innings between Double-A and High-A.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Moves up to Double-A

    The Mariners promoted Hancock from High-A Everett to Double-A Arkansas on Monday, Daniel Kramer of reports.

    Though the right-hander hasn't recaptured top form since returning from the shoulder issue that prevented him from pitching in the All-Star Futures Game in mid-July, the Mariners were encouraged enough by his recent outings to bump him up to the next level. Over his nine starts at Everett, the 22-year-old Hancock compiled a 2.32 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 30:13 K:BB in 31 innings.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Back in action at High-A

    Hancock (shoulder) rejoined the High-A Everett rotation Wednesday, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings in a 2-0 loss to Eugene. He gave up one hit and issued one walk while striking out two in the 35-pitch outing.

    Making his first appearance for Everett since June 25 after having been shut down with a sore right shoulder, Hancock was eased back into action with a light workload. Hancock should ramp up his pitch count a bit in his subsequent starts, but the Mariners aren't likely to allow the 22-year-old to work deep into games the rest of the season, given his long-term importance to the organization.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Out with shoulder injury

    Hancock did not pitch in the Futures Game due to a shoulder injury, Daniel Kramer of reports.

    Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto says the injury is minor and there is no structural damage. Hancock last pitched June 25 and dealt with a minor shoulder injury earlier this season as well. He has a 2.42 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 25:11 K:BB in 26 innings through seven appearances at High-A.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Impressive in long-awaited debut

    Hancock, the Mariners' first-round pick in the 2020 first-year player draft, fired two scoreless innings during which he issued a walk and recorded three strikeouts in High-A Everett's win over Hillsboro on Thursday.

    The 21-year-old spent time with the big-league club in spring training without seeing any game action. Hancock's ability to consistently miss bats helped generate an impressive level of efficiency, as he needed a modest 31 pitches, 20 which found the strike zone, to record six outs in his pro debut. The right-hander could conceivably bump up to Double-A Arkansas in the latter portion of the minor-league season if he continues to develop favorably.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Assigned to minor-league camp

    Hancock was assigned to minor-league camp Monday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

    Hancock didn't see any game action while with the big-league club, but he did get an opportunity to surround himself with major leaguers during the first few weeks of spring training. He's currently ranked as one of Seattle's top prospects after being drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 draft.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Invited to spring training

    Hancock has been invited to major-league spring training, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Hancock wasn't at big-league camp over the first few weeks of spring training, but manager Scott Servais said Saturday that he'll join the major-league club for developmental purposes. The 21-year-old won't appear in any Cactus League games but will get to work with the major-league coaching staff prior to heading to the minors to begin the regular season. The sixth overall pick in the 2020 first-year player draft impressed at the team's alternate training site last year.

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  • Mariners' Emerson Hancock: Impressing at alternate site

    Hancock, the sixth overall selection in the 2020 first-year player draft, impressed over 26 pitches in a live batting practice session Friday at the Mariners' alternate training site in Tacoma, Greg Johns of reports.

    The session was the right-hander's first time facing live hitters at the alternate site, and Hancock gave a good accounting of himself against some of his fellow top prospects. The 21-year-old elicited four groundballs and recorded one strikeout while facing the talented trio of Noelvi Marte, Alberto Rodriguez and Taylor Trammell in simulated situations, flashing some of the stuff that once had him pegged as a potential first overall pick. While the lack of a minor-league season this year certainly hasn't been ideal in terms of Hancock's development, the work he's getting in Tacoma appears to be serving him well.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 213 lbs
Age: 24
School: Georgia
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R