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Seattle Mariners High 32 Prospects

Seattle Mariners High 32 Prospects


Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports activities

High Prospects Collection

Beneath is an evaluation of the prospects within the farm system of the Seattle Mariners. Scouting experiences had been compiled with data offered by trade sources in addition to my very own observations. That is the third 12 months we’re delineating between two anticipated reduction roles, the abbreviations for which you’ll see within the “place” column under: MIRP for multi-inning reduction pitchers, and SIRP for single-inning reduction pitchers. The ETAs listed usually correspond to the 12 months a participant must be added to the 40-man roster to keep away from being made eligible for the Rule 5 draft. Guide changes are made the place they appear acceptable, however I take advantage of that as a rule of thumb.

A fast overview of what FV (Future Worth) means will be discovered right here. A a lot deeper overview will be discovered right here.

The entire ranked prospects under additionally seem on The Board, a useful resource the location provides that includes sortable scouting data for each group. It has extra particulars (and up to date TrackMan information from varied sources) than this text and integrates each crew’s listing so readers can evaluate prospects throughout farm techniques. It may be discovered right here.

Different Prospects of Word

Grouped by sort and listed so as of choice inside every class.

Hitter Pu Pu Platter
Miguel Perez, CF
Ricardo Cova, UTIL
Isiah Gilliam, OF
Robert Perez Jr., RF
Hogan Windish, 1B/2B
Kaden Polcovich, 2B/OF
Alberto Rodriguez, RF
Zach DeLoach, OF

The 22-year-old Miguel Perez isn’t hitting at Modesto, however he’s nonetheless extraordinarily projectable and covers a number of floor in middle discipline. He’s a possible late-bloomer to observe for bodily growth, however he’s presently not sturdy sufficient to have a viable swing. Cova is now on the complicated after two years within the DSL. He’s solely 5-foot-8, however he’s sturdy for his measurement and may play everywhere in the diamond. He was hit by a pitch on the knee yesterday and faraway from the sport. Gilliam, 26, has plus switch-hitting energy and might be a bench weapon regardless of a 20-grade hit instrument. Robert Perez Jr., 23, has plus energy, however his combo of whiffs and poor plate self-discipline has saved him on this part of the listing for some time. It appeared like he was growing extra persistence final 12 months, however his stroll charges have regressed. Windish, 24, was a 2022 seventh rounder out of UNC Greensboro. He’s hitting for energy at Everett whereas enjoying a couple of completely different positions. Polcovich hasn’t performed but this 12 months (I’m really unsure why), and has all the time had an fascinating energy/pace mix for a switch-hitter; he simply doesn’t have a transparent place. Rodriguez and DeLoach have some pop however not fairly the bat-to-ball expertise to make the principle part of the listing.

Massive 5 Connections
Brian O’Keefe, C
Tatem Levins, C
Josh Hood, INF

All of those guys have a Philly connection of some stripe. O’Keefe, a St. Joe’s alum, is completely positive upper-level catching depth with energy. Levins transferred from La Salle to Pitt for his senior 12 months and had an amazing season. He’s a contact-oriented catcher with an athletic swing and sufficient skill on protection to be developed behind the dish. He must cowl the highest of the zone a little bit higher. Hood went to Penn after which transferred to NC State for his senior 12 months. He’s a well-built, versatile infielder with 40-grade instruments on offense.

Slider Guys
Marcelo Perez, RHP
Jarod Bayless, RHP
Juan Mercedes, RHP
Jorge Benitez, LHP
Stephen Kolek, RHP
Mike Flynn, RHP

Perez is a cultured school arm from TCU who’s presently sitting 93 with sink and tail at Modesto and commanding his slider. Bayless (no relation to the 13-year veteran combo guard from Arizona) is a low-slot righty specialist sort. Mercedes is a slider-heavy starter at Double-A who has good peripherals, however I don’t belief that he really has good command and he’s at finest a 40 athlete. Benitez is a low-slot lefty with a very good changeup. Kolek has a regular mid-90s/slider reliever look; his heater performs down because of form and below-average management. Flynn (no, not that one) was a sinker/slider sixth rounder from 2018 who has remade himself as a low-slot righty with a very good slider.

Arm Power
Juan Burgos, RHP
Troy Taylor, RHP
Natanael Garabitos, RHP

Burgos has an amazing pitcher’s construct and has been sitting 93-96 amid some damage points at Modesto. Taylor, a 2022 twelfth rounder from UC Irvine, sits 95 with sink. Garabitos is sitting 96 however nonetheless has zero really feel for location.

System Overview

The Mariners system is flush with fascinating developmental arms, however total, it’s fairly shallow and lacks enormous impression up prime. Harry Ford has one of the best likelihood to be the subsequent homegrown star, however he’s dangerous and his growth is probably going going to be gradual, as is often the case with younger catchers. Felnin Celesten didn’t look nice throughout his transient stateside jaunt this spring, however he left Arizona rapidly after which was injured, so there’s no actual proof to assist a re-evaluation there. There are individuals inside the org who love Michael Arroyo, however I’m not able to stuff the man simply but, although I’m poised to take action if his swing turns into extra dynamic. The Mariners are inclined to waste little time selling the fellows they like, which is a part of why the farm system doesn’t look nice on paper — numerous them develop into huge leaguers in a short time.

I’d think about the Mariners a data-driven org, particularly on the subject of evaluating pitchers. Their farm system is dense with guys who’ve huge measurable breaking ball motion. Their monitor file of tweaking prospects and fringe huge leaguers for the higher is lengthy sufficient now to contemplate them superb at growing arms. If there’s one other Bryan Woo within the system, a man who’s uncooked developmental materials proper now however who seems like they’ve the construct and athleticism to take a large leap, it’s Darren Bowen.

Even when the Mariners had been within the thick of the AL West race proper now, it will in all probability be straightforward for different groups to outbid them on the deadline. They’re a very good methods again of first place of their division and the East is crowding out the Wild Card discipline. Yesterday, they traded Chris Flexen and Trevor Gott (a kind of fringe arms they improved) to the Mets for depth arm Zach Muckenhirn, a sign of their possible posture for the subsequent month. Not one of the Mariners gamers on expiring offers are having particularly good seasons, although Teoscar Hernández would in all probability fetch one thing on the deadline if Seattle needed to maneuver him. If there’s any solace to be discovered for Mariners followers within the again half of the summer season, it’s that the membership is more likely to have an enormous draft. They’ve three top-30 picks in a loaded class. It’s possible that every one of them might be prime 10 prospects on this system as quickly as they signal, which can make the “excessive finish” of this farm (anybody within the 40+ tier or above) look nearer to common when it comes to depth and high quality.



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