Acquired: Acquired via trade from the Rays November 5, 2015, with RHP Nathan Karns and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser for 2B Brad Miller, 1B Logan Morrison and RHP Danny Farquhar (SEA). Originally drafted in the 20th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (OAK).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|2016 Season Stats: Hit .270 at Tacoma (Triple-A) with three home runs, 27 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 64 games. In 2017 at Tacoma, was hitting .261 with four RBIs and five stolen bases.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Tacoma April 29 when RHP Evan Scribner went on the 10-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 04/29/17
|April 29, in a 4-3 loss to the Indians. Did not bat. With one out and one on in the top of the seventh inning, with Indians right-handed starter Danny Salazar on the mound, Powell was announced as a pinch-hitter for catcher Mike Zunino. At that point, the Indians replaced Salazar with left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, prompting Mariners manager to counter by replacing Powell with right-handed pinch-hitter Carlos Ruiz.|
|Herschel Mack Powell -- no relation to former Orioles slugger Boog -- has had a roller coaster ride over the last few years but this is definitely a peak, finally reaching the big leagues. Since being drafted out of Orange Coast Community College in California by the As in 2012, he has been traded twice, the first time being to the Rays on Jan. 10. 2015, with SS Daniel Robertson and 1B/C John Jaso for SS Yunel Escobar and INF/OF Ben Zobrist, before being dealt yet again less than a year later. The Class A Midwest League All-Star Game MVP in 2014, when he combined to hit .343 with three home runs, 28 RBIs and 16 stolen bases between Beloit (Class A) and Stockton (High A), he also served his first suspension for PEDs that summer, a 50-game suspension which began shortly after the All-Star break. He combined to hit .295 the next summer, post-trade, with the Rays organization before being suspended yet again for PEDs, this time for 80 games, during the 2016 campaign, a suspension that did not end until April 12 of this year. After getting back to work for two weeks at Tacoma post-suspension, he got his promotion to the big leagues.|