Top 25 All-Time Rainiers: No. 15 Rafael Soriano

By Tacoma Rainiers/HERO Sports / Tacoma Rainiers | March 5, 2019 2:30 AM

The upcoming 2019 season will mark the Tacoma Rainiers 25th season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The two clubs first formed their partnership in 1995, and recently announced a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract that will continue their affiliation through the 2022 season.

In honor of this decades-long partnership we will explore the Top 25 players to come through Cheney Stadium since 1995, starting today with No. 25 and continuing every Monday until reaching No. 1 just before Opening Day 2019.

Hundreds of talented players have spent time in Tacoma during the Mariners era -- helping propel the Rainiers to five division titles, three conference championships and two Pacific Coast League Championships -- but only the best of the best make the Top 25.

Qualifiers

1. Players and ranking determined by Wins Above Replacement

2. Must have 200 plate appearances or 40 innings pitched with the Rainiers

No. 15 is right-handed pitcher Rafael Soriano, who pitched in in 19 games for the Rainiers 2003-2005.

Soriano appeared in 591 games in Major League Baseball over 14 seasons.

RAFAEL SORIANO CAREER TACOMA RAINIERS STATS
G
GS
ERA
IP
BB
SO
19 13 2.88 71.2 15 79

Soriano made his big-league debut in 2002 with the Mariners, appearing in 10 games and covering 47 1/3 innings.

RAFAEL SORIANO CAREER MLB 2002-2015
G
ERA
IP
BB
SO
WAR
591 2.89 636.1 197 641 13.9

Soriano's best season in the majors was 2012 with the New York Yankees. He made 69 appearances on the season, pitching 72 1/3 innings and posting a 2.26 ERA. Soriano saved 42 games that year.

This article created using technology provided by HERO Sports.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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