George Kirby Danny Chang Noelvi Marte Julio Rodriguez Here’s how the Mariners’ farm system performed Friday: Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League No. 7 Jake Fraley, OF (24)FRI: DNP2019: .300/.369/.543, 19-2B, 5-3B, 16 HR, 68 RBI, 31 BB, 77 SO, 20 SB No. 12 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF (23)FRI: DNP (IL)2019: .279/.343/.466, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 20 BB, 59 SO No. 14 Braden Bishop, CF (25)FRI: Recalled 6.2.2019 (IL)2019: .293/.378/.500, 13-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 21 BB, 38 SO, 2 SB No. 27 Erik Swanson, RHS (25)FRI: Recalled 7.16.20192019: 10 G, 6 GS, 24.1 IP, 28 H, 15 ER, 12 BB, 28 SO No. 35 David McKay, RHR (24)FRI: DNP2019: 25 G, 39.1 IP, 24 H, 28 BB, 65 SO No. 36 Tim Lopes, 2B (24)FRI: 2-4, HR, 5 RBI, SO2019: .297/.359/.469, 28-2B, 2-3B, 9 HR, 58 RBI, 35 BB, 67 SO, 24 SB 7.19.2019: Lopes is riding a 12 game hitting streak. In July, he’s slashing .344/.397/.656 with 6-2B, 3B, 4 HR, 21 RBI, 7 BB, 8 SO, 3 SB. MLB Brandon Brennan, RHP (rehab)FRI: 1 IP, H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 SO Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS (22)FRI: DNP2019: 90.1 IP, 63 H, 18 ER, 20 BB, 117 SO, 1.79 ERA 7.17.2019: Gilbert had good stuff, and while he wasn’t at his sharpest it was a strong showing in his Double-A debut. He threew 53 of 84 pitches for strikes and induced 13 swings and misses (15.5%). No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS (23)FRI: DNP2019: 88.1 IP, 82 H, 34 ER, 26 BB, 108 SO Dunn again was good, throwing 58 of 87 pitches for strikes. His command wasn’t crisp, however, and he’s still not using the changeup much, which is a concern for prospect with starting potential. No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS (23)FRI: DNP2019: 94 IP, 90 H, 49 BB, 88 SO No. 9 Kyle Lewis, OF (24)FRI: DNP2019: .266/.361/.408, 20-2B, 2-3B, 7 HR, 49 RBI, 48 BB, 103 SO, 3 SB No. 10 Cal Raleigh, C (22)FRI: 0-3, 2 SO2019: .259/.333/.522, 19-2B, 22 HR, 67 RBI, 34 BB, 75 SO No. 11 Evan White, 1B (23)FRI: 0-3, SO2019: .288/.339/.473, 11-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 34 RBI, 19 BB, 62 SO, SB No. 17 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS (22)FRI: 4 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO2019: 104.2 IP, 113 H, 42 ER, 25 BB, 105 SO, 3.61 ERA No. 18 Ljay Newsome, RHS (22)FRI: DNP2019: 19 GS, 106.1 IP, 110 H, 46 ER, 10 BB, 134 SO No. 22 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF (24)FRI: 0-3, 2 SO2019: .239/.309/.424, 21-2B, 3-3B, 10 HR, 34 RBI, 27 BB, 103 SO, 13 SB No. 24 Jake Haberer, RHR (24)FRI: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO2019: 29 G, 41 IP, 30 H, 25 BB, 57 SO No. 26 Joey Gerber, RHP (22)FRI: 1 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, SO2019: 32 G, 34.2 IP, 22 H, 12 ER, 19 BB, 51 SO No. 30 Sam Delaplane, RHR (24)FRI: 2 IP, H, 0 ER, 0 BB, SO2019: 33 G, 49 IP, 27 H, 19 BB, 92 SO No. 34 Wyatt Mills, RHR (24) FRI: DNP 2019: 39 IP, 35 H, 19 ER, 14 BB, 47 SO No. 39 Donnie Walton, 2B/SS (25)FRI: 0-4, SO2019: .299/.396/.427, 10-2B, 3B, 10 HR, 46 BB, 51 SO, 8 SB Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League (All-Star Break) No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OF (20)FRI: DNP2019: .288/.370/.535, 21-2B, 4-3B, 15 HR, 43 RBI, 37 BB, 76 SO, 13 SB Kelenic sat out his third straight game since leaving the contest Monday at home after injuring his leg on a double. He’s fine. No. 40 Raymond Kerr, LHP (24)FRI: DNP2019: 23 G, 10 GS, 72.2 IP, 69 H, 37 BB, 63 SO Kerr is due a promotion. He’s been nasty in relief, having not allowed an earned run in his last 14 2/3 innings. Dominant. West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League (All-Star Break) No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF (18)FRI: 1-4, 2B, SO2019: .293/.372/.473, 12-2B, 6 HR, 28 RBI, 13 BB, 46 SO No. 20 Austin Shenton, 3B (21)FRI: 0-4, 2 SO2019: .330/.421/.557, 11-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 11 BB, 21 SO UR Josias De Los Santos, RHP (19)FRI: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO2019: 15 G, 10 GS, 63 IP, 67 H, 25 BB, 49 SO Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League No. 6 George Kirby, RHS (21)FRI: DNP2019: 2 GS, 4 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO I was in attendance for Kirby’s second pro start and from his pre-game bullpen through his 21 pitches (13 strikes) in the game and the postgame bully, it was easy to see some things not as noticeable in his time at Elon via video. He pitches primarily from the first-base side of the slab and creates deception with the arm slot and by keeping his front shoulder closed until the arm is ready to explode through release. He got some gloveside run on the fastball away to RHBs in this game and hit the edges for called strikes a few times. He didn’t throw a lot of offspeed stuff, but didn’t have to, either. The heater hit 96 mph and sat 92-94. His delivery was clean and consistent. Kirby has a terrific foundation of command mechanics, present velocity and feel that suggest a high probability starter with perhaos No. 2 upside. No. 15 Brandon Williamson, LHS (21)FRI: DNP2019: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, SO No. 19 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS (19)FRI: DNP2019: 76 IP, 85 H, 29 BB, 70 SO No. 21 Juan Then, RHP (19)FRI: DNP2019: 14 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 16 SO No. 25 Carter Bins, RHS (20)FRI: DNP2019: .187/.398/.307, 3 HR, 22 BB, 33 SO No. 31 Jorge Benitez, LHS (20)FRI: DNP2019: 24.2 IP, 25 H, 8 ER, 16 BB, 25 SO Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League No. 23 Juan Querecuto, SS (18)FRI: DNP2019: 1-11, 3 BB, 5 SO No. 28 Danny Chang, LHP (19)FRI: DNP2019: 19.1 IP, 16 H, 9 ER, 10 BB, 30 SO No. 29 Brayan Perez, LHS (18)FRI: DNP2019: 33.2 IP, 29 H, 11 ER, 7 BB, 29 SO No. 37 Tyler Driver, RHP (18)FRI: DNP2019: 22 IP, 21 H, 9 ER, 6 BB, 20 SO DSL Mariners (R) No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS (17)FRI: 0-3, SO2019: .257/.325/.389, 9-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 16 BB, 35 SO, 11 SB No. 38 Jonatan Clase, CF (17)FRI: DNP2019: .275/.405/.443, 10-2B, 3-3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 26 BB, 34 SO, 15 SBGo!

Austin Shenton George Kirby Danny Chang Noelvi Marte Julio Rodriguez Here’s how the Mariners’ farm system performed Tuesday: Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League No. 7 Jake Fraley, OF (24)TUE: 1-4, S02019: .305/.374/.553, 19-2B, 5-3B, 16 HR, 68 RBI, 30 BB, 76 SO, 20 SB No. 12 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF (23)TUE: DNP (IL)2019: .279/.343/.466, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 20 BB, 59 SO No. 14 Braden Bishop, CF (25)TUE: Recalled 6.2.2019 (IL)2019: .293/.378/.500, 13-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 21 BB, 38 SO, 2 SB No. 27 Erik Swanson, RHS (25)TUE: DNP2019: 10 G, 6 GS, 24.1 IP, 28 H, 15 ER, 12 BB, 28 SO No. 35 David McKay, RHR (24)TUE: DNP2019: 24 G, 38.1 IP, 24 H, 28 BB, 63 SO No. 36 Tim Lopes, 2B (24)TUE: 1-3, RBI, BB2019: .295/.359/.460, 28-2B, 2-3B, 7 HR, 52 RBI, 34 BB, 65 SO, 24 SB Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS (22)TUE: DNP2019: 85 IP, 61 H, 16 ER, 18 BB, 109 SO, 1.69 ERA No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS (23)TUE: DNP2019: 81.1 IP, 78 H, 34 ER, 24 BB, 102 SO No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS (23)TUE: DNP2019: 94 IP, 90 H, 49 BB, 88 SO No. 9 Kyle Lewis, OF (24)TUE: 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 SO2019: .269/.365/.413, 20-2B, 2-3B, 7 HR, 49 RBI, 48 BB, 101 SO, 3 SB No. 10 Cal Raleigh, C  (22)TUE: 1-3, BB, SO2019: .262/.338/.534, 19-2B, 22 HR, 66 RBI, 34 BB, 70 SO No. 11 Evan White, 1B (23)TUE: 0-4, SO2019: .293/.346/.482, 10-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 33 RBI, 19 BB, 59 SO, SB No. 17 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS (22)TUE: DNP2019: 100.2 IP, 105 H, 40 ER, 24 BB, 100 SO, 3.58 ERA No. 18 Ljay Newsome, RHS (22)TUE: DNP2019: 19 GS, 106.1 IP, 110 H, 46 ER, 10 BB, 134 SO No. 22 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF (24)TUE: 1-3, 2 SO2019: .242/.313/.433, 21-2B, 3-3B, 10 HR, 34 RBI, 27 BB, 98 SO, 13 SB No. 24 Jake Haberer, RHR (24)TUE: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO2019: 28 G, 39 IP, 30 H, 23 BB, 55 SO No. 26 Joey Gerber, RHP (22)TUE: DNP2019: 30 G, 32.2 IP, 19 H, 10 ER, 17 BB, 48 SO No. 30 Sam Delaplane, RHR (24)TUE: 0.1 IP, SO2019: 32 G, 47 IP, 26 H, 19 BB, 91 SO No. 34 Wyatt Mills, RHR (24) TUE: DNP 2019: 37.2 IP, 35 H, 19 ER, 14 BB, 46 SO No. 39 Donnie Walton, 2B/SS (25)TUE: 2-52019: .303/.401/.423, 9-2B, 3B, 9 HR, 46 BB, 50 SO, 8 SB Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League (All-Star Break) No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OF (20)TUE: DNP2019: .288/.370/.535, 21-2B, 4-3B, 15 HR, 43 RBI, 37 BB, 76 SO, 13 SB No. 40 Raymond Kerr, LHP (24)TUE: DNP2019: 22 G, 10 GS, 70.2 IP, 69 H, 37 BB, 61 SO West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League (All-Star Break) No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF (18)TUE: 3-4, 2-2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB2019: .306/.382/.490, 11-2B, 6 HR, 27 RBI, 13 BB, 40 SO No. 20 Austin Shenton, 3B (21)TUE: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SO2019: .360/.446/.616, 11-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 8 BB, 16 SO UR Josias De Los Santos, RHP (19)TUE: DNP2019: 13 G, 8 GS, 58 IP, 61 H, 24 BB, 47 SO Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League No. 6 George Kirby, RHS (21)TUE: DNP2019: 1 GS, 2 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO No. 15 Brandon Williamson, LHS (21)TUE: DNP2019: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, SO No. 19 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS (19)TUE: DNP2019: 76 IP, 85 H, 29 BB, 70 SO No. 21 Juan Then, RHP (19)TUE: DNP2019: 14 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 16 SO No. 25 Carter Bins, RHS (20)TUE: DNP2019: .191/.398/.324, 3 HR, 20 BB, 31 SO No. 31 Jorge Benitez, LHS (20)TUE: 5 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 8 SO2019: 24.2 IP, 25 H, 8 ER, 16 BB, 25 SO Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League No. 23 Juan Querecuto, SS (18)TUE: DNP2019: 1-11, 3 BB, 5 SO No. 28 Danny Chang, LHP (19)TUE: DNP2019: 19 IP, 15 H, 7 ER, 8 BB, 30 SO No. 29 Brayan Perez, LHS (18)TUE: DNP2019: 29 IP, 22 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 28 SO No. 37 Tyler Driver, RHP (18)TUE: DNP2019: 22 IP, 21 H, 9 ER, 6 BB, 20 SO DSL Mariners (R) No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS (17)TUE: 0-4, BB, SO2019: .276/.346/.418, 9-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 15 BB, 31 SO, 11 SB No. 38 Jonatan Clase, CF (17)TUE: 0-4, BB, SO2019: .274/.399/.452, 10-2B, 3-3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 23 BB, 34 SO, 15 SBGo!

(Photo of Jake Fraley by Jeff Halstead) Jarred Kelenic Noelvi Marte Julio Rodriguez Here’s how the Mariners’ farm system performed Sunday: Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OFSUN: DNP2019: .279/.343/.466, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 20 BB, 59 SO Long belongs in the big leagues right now. The end. Scout: “I think he can play. He’s not a star but the bat and arm play in a Marwin Gonzalez kind of way.” No. 10 Braden Bishop, CFSUN: Recalled 6.2.2019 (IL)2019: .293/.378/.500, 13-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 21 BB, 38 SO, 2 SB No. 11 Jake Fraley, OFSUN: 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SO2019: .308/.378/.563, 19-2B, 5-3B, 16 HR, 68 RBI, 30 BB, 75 SO, 19 SB 7.14.2019: After starting 0 for 9 against Reno and getting a day off Saturday, Fraley came out and drove a line drive homer to right center in the first inning. He has now homered in four of his last seven games. Scout: “My only question is how much of the power is real. If it’s all going to be there, I think he’s an everyday guy. He still might be. He can do a lot of things pretty well. He’s been one of the better players in the short time he’s been up here (PCL).” No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHSSUN: DNP2019: 10 G, 24.2 IP, 28 H, 15 ER, 12 BB, 28 SO No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR SUN: DNP2019: 17 IP, 17 H, 14 ER, 13 BB, 25 SO No. 30 David McKay, RHRSUN: Recalled 7.6.20192019: 24 G, 38.2 IP, 24 H, 28 BB, 63 SO Scout: “I don’t love the delivery; he has a little trouble staying balanced, but it’s a back-end (of the bullpen) breaking ball.” No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2BSUN: 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 SO2019: .292/.354/.443, 28-2B, 2-3B, 6 HR, 48 RBI, 32 BB, 65 SO, 23 SB Scout: “He’s an up and down guy for me. He can help you at 2 (second base) but there’s no standout tool or skill. He’s a pretty good athlete, could be a valuable reserve.” MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHP (rehab)SUN: DNP Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHSSUN: DNP2019: 81.1 IP, 78 H, 34 ER, 24 BB, 102 SO No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHSSUN: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 SO2019: 94 IP, 90 H, 49 BB, 88 SO Scout: “I’m not all that down on him, but I wasn’t on him as a 1 anyway. I know some were when he spiked the velo to 97. With that body and arm action he wasn’t going to live in the mid-90s. But I saw him two starts ago and he looked like the same guy I saw last summer. That’s a 3. If he gets the changeup going, maybe there’s more there.” Personally, I still think the Johan Santana treatment for Sheffield early in his career might be a good idea. No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OFSUN: 2-4, 2B, SO2019: .269/.364/.411, 19-2B, 2-3B, 7 HR, 49 RBI, 47 BB, 99 SO, 3 SB Scout: “I like that he’s gone back to the loose hands. That’s where the power is, a buggy whip swing. He’s got that. Lewis is still a very intriguing young player.” No. 14 Evan White, 1BSUN: 2-4, 2B2019: .298/.351/.490, 10-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 33 RBI, 19 BB, 58 SO, SB Scout: “He’s the position guy in their system I feel the most confident is a big leaguer. I just don’t know how good a bat that is yet.” Me, neither. But he’s answering questions this season. No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHSSUN: DNP2019: 100.2 IP, 105 H, 40 ER, 24 BB, 100 SO, 3.58 ERA 7.13.2019: Last four starts for Sanchez: 24.2 IP, 17 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 27 SO (pretty good). Scout: “I think he’s a reliever; lots of Vidal Nuno there; pitchability, breaking ball, changeup, arm action, most 89-92 (mph). Back in my day he’d be a 2.” No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OFSUN: DNP2019: .241/.311/.434, 21-2B, 3-3B, 10 HR, 34 RBI, 27 BB, 96 SO, 13 SB Scout: “He has more power than he’s shown. Hopefully they can help him get to it.” DT-W uses the middle of the field and the backside a lot. To get to his power he’ll need to get to his pull side more, but it’s a Catch 22. He does that and it opens him up to left-handed pitching, changeups and velocity away. No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHRSUN: DNP2019: 27 G, 37.1 IP, 30 H, 19 BB, 52 SO Scout: “I’m trying to figure out why he’s had problems throwing strikes at times. Every time I’ve seen him I see a 7th-inning big-league reliever.” No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHPSUN: IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO2019: 30 G, 32.2 IP, 19 H, 10 ER, 17 BB, 48 SO No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR SUN: IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO 2019: 37.2 IP, 35 H, 19 ER, 14 BB, 46 SO Since June 23, Mills has tossed nine scoreless innings allowing one hits and two bases on balls. He’s fanned 17 batters in that span. No. 38 Luis Liberato, CFSUN: DNP2019: .282/.345/.423, 9-2B, 3B, 7 HR, 37 RBI, 22 BB, 58 SO, 5 SB No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHRSUN: DNP2019: 31 G, 46.2 IP, 26 H, 16 ER, 19 BB, 90 SO, 2 SVS 7.2.2019: Delaplane’s control and command were each absent Tuesday. He walked two batters, fell behind a lot and served up a meatball that was hit out of the yard. It was the first outing of the season the right-hander did not record at least one strikeout. In fact, it’s the first inning he’s pitched in all year — even partial innings when he replaced another pitcher and recorded one or two outs — when he failed to record a strikeout. He’ll probably strike out 13 of the next 18 batters he faces, though, so don’t feel bad for him. UR Art Warren, RHRSUN: DNP2019: 19 G, 19 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 10 BB, 24 SO Scout: “I don’t see a major-league breaking ball yet but when he has his release point he will get outs with the velocity alone. Good action up in the strike zone.” UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SSSUN: 0-5, SO2019: .301/.401/.423, 9-2B, 3B, 9 HR, 46 BB, 50 SO, 8 SB UR Darren McCaughan, RHSSUN: DNP2019: 15 GS, 2.62 ERA, 92.2 IP, 90 H, 7 BB, 78 SO Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League (All-Star Break) No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OFSUN: 1-5, SO, SB2019: .289/.372/.540, 20-2B, 4-3B, 15 HR, 42 RBI, 37 BB, 75 SO, 13 SB 7.2.2019: Caught up with a coach on a club that’s faced Modesto several times this season. Asked about Kelenic: “We know what he can do. He was playing amateur travel ball 13 months ago but he made it known pretty quickly you can’t make mistakes with him. But he’s different. It always seems like he knows the Powerball numbers, but won’t tell you. I hear he’s a great kid, so maybe he wins and shares it, but he’s not telling you the numbers.” Kelenic is seeing a steady diet of offspeed stuff diving out of the zone and some splitters and changeups, often in the zone, but down or away — or both. No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHSSUN: DNP2019: 85 IP, 61 H, 16 ER, 18 BB, 109 SO, 1.69 ERA Scout: “Pretty good combo of control, command and pitch mix.” No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C SUN: 1-4, HR, 3 RBI2019: .261/.337/.529, 19-2B, 21 HR, 63 RBI, 33 BB, 69 SO 7.14.2019: Raleigh continues to swing a big stick. After getting behind in the count and fouling off a couple tough 2-2 pitches, he hit a no doubter into the trees over the right field wall. Scout: “It’s probably going to take more time than fans will want but he’s a major leaguer. The power is real.” No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHSSUN: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 6 K2019: 18 GS, 101.2 IP, 102 H, 41 ER, 10 BB, 128 SO Scout: “Mike Leake? Kyle Lohse?” UR Raymond Kerr, LHPSUN: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO2019: 20 G, 10 GS, 66 IP, 67 H, 37 BB, 56 SO West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League (All-Star Break) No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OFSUN: 0-12019: .295/.373/.456, 9-2B, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 12 BB, 38 SO Scout: “I love this kid. Is he available to adopt? Love the way he plays. Love the way he composes himself everywhere I’ve ever seen him. I don’t see a superstar, but I’ll take my chances he’s an everyday guy.” No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHSSUN: DNP2019: 19 GS, 94 IP, 81 H, 50 ER, 39 BB, 102 SO No. 40 Jake Anchia, CSUN: 0-4, BB, 2 SO2019: .236/.313/.419, 9-2B, 11 HR, 35 RBI, 21 BB, 83 SO UR Josias De Los Santos, RHPSUN: 5 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO2019: 13 G, 8 GS, 53 IP, 52 H, 21 BB, 44 SO I’m a big fan of upside plays like De Los Santos and former teammate Deivy Florido, who’s now toiling down in Arizona after showing well in West Virginia and one start in Everett. Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League No. 6 George Kirby, RHSSUN: DNP2019: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO No. 15 Brandon Williamson, LHSSUN: DNP2019: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO No. 18 Carter Bins, CSUN: DNP2019: 13-65, 3 HR, 18 BB, 29 SO No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3BSUN: DNP2019: 29-for-79 (.367), 10-2B, 3B, 2 HR, 8 BB, 15 SO No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHSSUN: DNP2019: 73.1 IP, 81 H, 27 BB, 65 SO No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHSSUN: DNP2019: 12.2 IP, 14 H, 6 ER, 9 BB, 14 SO No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHSSUN: DNP2019: 19.2 IP, 24 H, 7 ER, 14 BB, 17 SO UR Juan Then, RHPSUN: DNP2019: 14 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 16 SO 7.2.2019: Then induced 11 swinging strikes in just five innings of work. He faced 19 batters and threw 54 of 79 pitches for strikes. UR Juan Mercedes, RHPSUN: DNP2019: 8 G, 4 GS, 33 IP, 39 H, 17 ER, 3 BB, 18 SO Mercedes is just 19 years of age, but looks the part at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. He pitched the part Thursday and while he’s not throwing 95, he does throw strikes and there si velo projection left as he learns to use his lower half better. Worth keeping an eye on, for sure. Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League No. 19 Juan Querecuto, SSSUN: DNP2019: 1-11, 3 BB, 5 SO No. 23 Levi Stoudt, RHSSUN: DNP2019: No. 13 Isaiah Campbell, RHSSUN: DNP2019: In 18 starts for Arkansas, the right-hander went 12-1 with a 2.13 ERA. He rung up 125 strikeouts versus 22 walks in 118 1/3 innings of work. I’d be surprised if he throws more than a few innings somewhere this summer — which was the plan for Logan Gilbert last summer before he became ill. It’s entirely plausible Campbell will not make his pro debut until next spring. No. 29 Brayan Perez, LHSSUN: DNP2019: 29 IP, 22 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 27 SO No. 31 Ty Adcock, RHRSUN: DNP2019: No. 33 Adam Macko, LHSSUN: IP, BB, 2 SO2019: IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO UR Tyler Driver, RHPSUN: DNP2019: 17 IP, 17 H, 6 ER, 6 BB, 13 SO Driver tells me he’s using five pitches, including both a four-seam and two-seam fastball, each of which have armside run, which are creating a lot of weak contact (and broken bats) thus far. He’s also using all three secondaries — slider, curveball, changeup — with the slider serving as his swing-and-miss pitch. UR Kelvin Nunez, RHPSUN: DNP2019: 23.1 IP, 25 H, 10 ER, 7 BB, 17 SO UR Danny Chang, LHPSUN: DNP2019: 19 IP, 15 H, 7 ER, 8 BB, 30 SO Chang, whom we discussed at more length in the podcast last week, might be too good for the Arizona League. UR Blake Townsend, LHPSUN: DNP2019: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO DSL Mariners (R) No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SSSUN: DNP2019: .285/.351/.431, 9-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 14 BB, 30 SO, 11 SB UR Jonatan Clase, CF SUN: DNP2019: .293/.417/.483, 10-2B, 3-3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 22 BB, 31 SO, 15 SB UR Ortwin Pieternella, C/OFSUN: DNP2019: .324/.440/.500, 7-2B, 3B, HR, 12 RBI, 14 BB, 18 SO, 5 SB Piertenella has been catching, but he’s also getting time in the outfield. Right-handed bat. Turned 20 in May.  Go!

(Photo of Cal Raleigh by Phrake Photography) Jarred Kelenic Noelvi Marte Julio Rodriguez Here’s how the Mariners’ farm system performed Saturday: Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OFSAT: DNP2019: .279/.343/.466, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 20 BB, 59 SO Long belongs in the big leagues right now. The end. Scout: “I think he can play. He’s not a star but the bat and arm play in a Marwin Gonzalez kind of way.” No. 10 Braden Bishop, CFSAT: Recalled 6.2.2019 (IL)2019: .293/.378/.500, 13-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 21 BB, 38 SO, 2 SB No. 11 Jake Fraley, OFSAT: DNP2019: .302/.369/.547, 18-2B, 5-3B, 15 HR, 66 RBI, 28 BB, 74 SO, 19 SB Scout: “My only question is how much of the power is real. If it’s all going to be there, I think he’s an everyday guy. He still might be. He can do a lot of things pretty well. He’s been one of the better players in the short time he’s been up here (PCL).” No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHSSAT: DNP2019: 10 G, 24.2 IP, 28 H, 15 ER, 12 BB, 28 SO No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR SAT: 1.2 IP, H, ER, 3 SO2019: 17 IP, 17 H, 14 ER, 13 BB, 25 SO No. 30 David McKay, RHRSAT: Recalled 7.6.20192019: 24 G, 38.2 IP, 24 H, 28 BB, 63 SO Scout: “I don’t love the delivery; he has a little trouble staying balanced, but it’s a back-end (of the bullpen) breaking ball.” No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2BSAT: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, SO2019: .294/.356/.446, 28-2B, 2-3B, 6 HR, 46 RBI, 32 BB, 63 SO, 23 SB Scout: “He’s an up and down guy for me. He can help you at 2 (second base) but there’s no standout tool or skill. He’s a pretty good athlete, could be a valuable reserve.” MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHP (rehab)SAT: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, SO Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHSSAT: DNP2019: 81.1 IP, 78 H, 34 ER, 24 BB, 102 SO No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHSSAT: DNP2019: 88 IP, 83 H, 48 BB, 82 SO Scout: “I’m not all that down on him, but I wasn’t on him as a 1 anyway. I know some were when he spiked the velo to 97. With that body and arm action he wasn’t going to live in the mid-90s. But I saw him two starts ago and he looked like the same guy I saw last summer. That’s a 3. If he gets the changeup going, maybe there’s more there.” Personally, I still think the Johan Santana treatment for Sheffield early in his career might be a good idea. No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OFSAT: 0-3, BB2019: .266/.362/.407, 18-2B, 2-3B, 7 HR, 49 RBI, 47 BB, 98 SO, 3 SB Scout: “I like that he’s gone back to the loose hands. That’s where the power is, a buggy whip swing. He’s got that. Lewis is still a very intriguing young player.” No. 14 Evan White, 1BSAT: 0-3, RBI, SO2019: .295/.348/.485, 9-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 33 RBI, 19 BB, 58 SO, SB Scout: “He’s the position guy in their system I feel the most confident is a big leaguer. I just don’t know how good a bat that is yet.” Me, neither. But he’s answering questions this season. No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHSSAT: 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 0 BB, 9 SO2019: 100.2 IP, 105 H, 40 ER, 24 BB, 100 SO, 3.58 ERA 7.13.2019: Last four starts for Sanchez: 24.2 IP, 17 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 27 SO (pretty good). Scout: “I think he’s a reliever; lots of Vidal Nuno there; pitchability, breaking ball, changeup, arm action, most 89-92 (mph). Back in my day he’d be a 2.” No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OFSAT: DNP2019: .241/.311/.434, 21-2B, 3-3B, 10 HR, 34 RBI, 27 BB, 96 SO, 13 SB Scout: “He has more power than he’s shown. Hopefully they can help him get to it.” DT-W uses the middle of the field and the backside a lot. To get to his power he’ll need to get to his pull side more, but it’s a Catch 22. He does that and it opens him up to left-handed pitching, changeups and velocity away. No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHRSAT: DNP2019: 27 G, 37.1 IP, 30 H, 19 BB, 52 SO Scout: “I’m trying to figure out why he’s had problems throwing strikes at times. Every time I’ve seen him I see a 7th-inning big-league reliever.” No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHPSAT: DNP2019: 29 G, 31.2 IP, 18 H, 10 ER, 17 BB, 48 SO No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR SAT: DNP 2019: 36.2 IP, 35 H, 19 ER, 14 BB, 45 SO Since June 23, Mills has tossed nine scoreless innings allowing one hits and two bases on balls. He’s fanned 17 batters in that span. No. 38 Luis Liberato, CFSAT: DNP2019: .282/.345/.423, 9-2B, 3B, 7 HR, 37 RBI, 22 BB, 58 SO, 5 SB No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHRSAT: IP, 0 ER, 3 SO2019: 31 G, 46.2 IP, 26 H, 16 ER, 19 BB, 90 SO, 2 SVS 7.2.2019: Delaplane’s control and command were each absent Tuesday. He walked two batters, fell behind a lot and served up a meatball that was hit out of the yard. It was the first outing of the season the right-hander did not record at least one strikeout. In fact, it’s the first inning he’s pitched in all year — even partial innings when he replaced another pitcher and recorded one or two outs — when he failed to record a strikeout. He’ll probably strike out 13 of the next 18 batters he faces, though, so don’t feel bad for him. UR Art Warren, RHRSAT: DNP2019: 19 G, 19 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 10 BB, 24 SO Scout: “I don’t see a major-league breaking ball yet but when he has his release point he will get outs with the velocity alone. Good action up in the strike zone.” UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SSSAT: 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, SO2019: .306/.406/.430, 9-2B, 3B, 9 HR, 46 BB, 49 SO, 8 SB UR Darren McCaughan, RHSSAT: DNP2019: 15 GS, 2.62 ERA, 92.2 IP, 90 H, 7 BB, 78 SO Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League (All-Star Break) No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OFSAT: 1-4, BB, SO2019: .289/.372/.540, 20-2B, 4-3B, 15 HR, 42 RBI, 37 BB, 75 SO, 12 SB 7.2.2019: Caught up with a coach on a club that’s faced Modesto several times this season. Asked about Kelenic: “We know what he can do. He was playing amateur travel ball 13 months ago but he made it known pretty quickly you can’t make mistakes with him. But he’s different. It always seems like he knows the Powerball numbers, but won’t tell you. I hear he’s a great kid, so maybe he wins and shares it, but he’s not telling you the numbers.” Kelenic is seeing a steady diet of offspeed stuff diving out of the zone and some splitters and changeups, often in the zone, but down or away — or both. No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHSSAT: DNP2019: 85 IP, 61 H, 16 ER, 18 BB, 109 SO, 1.69 ERA Scout: “Pretty good combo of control, command and pitch mix.” No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C SAT: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, SO2019: .261/.337/.529, 19-2B, 21 HR, 63 RBI, 33 BB, 69 SO Scout: “It’s probably going to take more time than fans will want but he’s a major leaguer. The power is real.” No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHSSAT: DNP2019: 18 GS, 101.2 IP, 102 H, 41 ER, 10 BB, 128 SO Scout: “Mike Leake? Kyle Lohse?” UR Raymond Kerr, LHPSAT: DNP2019: 20 G, 10 GS, 66 IP, 67 H, 37 BB, 56 SO West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League (All-Star Break) No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OFSAT: 2-5, RBI, SO2019: .297/.371/.459, 9-2B, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 12 BB, 38 SO Scout: “I love this kid. Is he available to adopt? Love the way he plays. Love the way he composes himself everywhere I’ve ever seen him. I don’t see a superstar, but I’ll take my chances he’s an everyday guy.” No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHSSAT: DNP2019: 19 GS, 94 IP, 81 H, 50 ER, 39 BB, 102 SO No. 40 Jake Anchia, CSAT: DNP2019: .236/.313/.419, 9-2B, 11 HR, 35 RBI, 21 BB, 83 SO UR Josias De Los Santos, RHPSAT: DNP2019: 13 G, 8 GS, 53 IP, 52 H, 21 BB, 44 SO I’m a big fan of upside plays like De Los Santos and former teammate Deivy Florido, who’s now toiling down in Arizona after showing well in West Virginia and one start in Everett. Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League No. 6 George Kirby, RHSSAT: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO2019: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO No. 15 Brandon Williamson, LHSSAT: DNP2019: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO No. 18 Carter Bins, CSAT: 0-3, BB, SO2019: 13-65, 3 HR, 18 BB, 29 SO No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3BSAT: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, SO2019: 29-for-79 (.367), 10-2B, 3B, 2 HR, 8 BB, 15 SO No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHSSAT: DNP2019: 73.1 IP, 81 H, 27 BB, 65 SO No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHSSAT: DNP2019: 12.2 IP, 14 H, 6 ER, 9 BB, 14 SO No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHSSAT: DNP2019: 19.2 IP, 24 H, 7 ER, 14 BB, 17 SO UR Juan Then, RHPSAT: DNP2019: 14 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 16 SO 7.2.2019: Then induced 11 swinging strikes in just five innings of work. He faced 19 batters and threw 54 of 79 pitches for strikes. UR Juan Mercedes, RHPSAT: DNP2019: 8 G, 4 GS, 33 IP, 39 H, 17 ER, 3 BB, 18 SO Mercedes is just 19 years of age, but looks the part at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. He pitched the part Thursday and while he’s not throwing 95, he does throw strikes and there si velo projection left as he learns to use his lower half better. Worth keeping an eye on, for sure. Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League No. 19 Juan Querecuto, SSSAT: DNP2019: 1-11, 3 BB, 5 SO No. 23 Levi Stoudt, RHSSAT: DNP2019: No. 13 Isaiah Campbell, RHSSAT: DNP2019: In 18 starts for Arkansas, the right-hander went 12-1 with a 2.13 ERA. He rung up 125 strikeouts versus 22 walks in 118 1/3 innings of work. I’d be surprised if he throws more than a few innings somewhere this summer — which was the plan for Logan Gilbert last summer before he became ill. It’s entirely plausible Campbell will not make his pro debut until next spring. No. 29 Brayan Perez, LHSSAT: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO2019: 29 IP, 22 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 27 SO No. 31 Ty Adcock, RHRSAT: DNP2019: No. 33 Adam Macko, LHSSAT: DNP2019: UR Tyler Driver, RHPSAT: DNP2019: 17 IP, 17 H, 6 ER, 6 BB, 13 SO Driver tells me he’s using five pitches, including both a four-seam and two-seam fastball, each of which have armside run, which are creating a lot of weak contact (and broken bats) thus far. He’s also using all three secondaries — slider, curveball, changeup — with the slider serving as his swing-and-miss pitch. UR Kelvin Nunez, RHPSAT: DNP2019: 23.1 IP, 25 H, 10 ER, 7 BB, 17 SO UR Danny Chang, LHPSAT: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO2019: 19 IP, 15 H, 7 ER, 8 BB, 30 SO Chang, whom we discussed at more length in the podcast last week, might be too good for the Arizona League. UR Blake Townsend, LHPSAT: DNP2019: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO DSL Mariners (R) No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SSSAT: DNP2019: .285/.351/.431, 9-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 14 BB, 30 SO, 11 SB UR Jonatan Clase, CF SAT: DNP2019: .293/.417/.483, 10-2B, 3-3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 22 BB, 31 SO, 15 SB UR Ortwin Pieternella, C/OFSAT: DNP2019: .324/.440/.500, 7-2B, 3B, HR, 12 RBI, 14 BB, 18 SO, 5 SB Piertenella has been catching, but he’s also getting time in the outfield. Right-handed bat. Turned 20 in May.  Go!

(Photo of Kyle Lewis by Mark Wagner/Arkansas Travelers) Jarred Kelenic Noelvi Marte Julio Rodriguez Here’s how the Mariners’ farm system performed Friday: Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OFFRI: DNP2019: .279/.343/.466, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 20 BB, 59 SO Long belongs in the big leagues right now. The end. Scout: “I think he can play. He’s not a star but the bat and arm play in a Marwin Gonzalez kind of way.” No. 10 Braden Bishop, CFFRI: Recalled 6.2.2019 (IL)2019: .293/.378/.500, 13-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 21 BB, 38 SO, 2 SB No. 11 Jake Fraley, OFFRI: 0-42019: .302/.369/.547, 18-2B, 5-3B, 15 HR, 66 RBI, 28 BB, 74 SO, 19 SB Scout: “My only question is how much of the power is real. If it’s all going to be there, I think he’s an everyday guy. He still might be. He can do a lot of things pretty well. He’s been one of the better players in the short time he’s been up here (PCL).” No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHSFRI: DNP2019: 10 G, 24.2 IP, 28 H, 15 ER, 12 BB, 28 SO No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR FRI: DNP2019: 12 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 9 BB, 21 SO No. 30 David McKay, RHRFRI: Recalled 7.6.20192019: 24 G, 38.2 IP, 24 H, 28 BB, 63 SO Scout: “I don’t love the delivery; he has a little trouble staying balanced, but it’s a back-end (of the bullpen) breaking ball.” No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2BFRI: 2-3, BB, SB, CS2019: .293/.355/.448, 27-2B, 2-3B, 6 HR, 45 RBI, 31 BB, 62 SO, 22 SB Scout: “He’s an up and down guy for me. He can help you at 2 (second base) but there’s no standout tool or skill. He’s a pretty good athlete, could be a valuable reserve.” MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHP (rehab)FRI: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 SO Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHSFRI: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO2019: 81.1 IP, 78 H, 34 ER, 24 BB, 102 SO No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHSFRI: DNP2019: 88 IP, 83 H, 48 BB, 82 SO Scout: “I’m not all that down on him, but I wasn’t on him as a 1 anyway. I know some were when he spiked the velo to 97. With that body and arm action he wasn’t going to live in the mid-90s. But I saw him two starts ago and he looked like the same guy I saw last summer. That’s a 3. If he gets the changeup going, maybe there’s more there.” Personally, I still think the Johan Santana treatment for Sheffield early in his career might be a good idea. No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OFFRI: 2-4, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, SO2019: .268/.364/.411, 18-2B, 2-3B, 7 HR, 49 RBI, 46 BB, 98 SO, 3 SB Scout: “I like that he’s gone back to the loose hands. That’s where the power is, a buggy whip swing. He’s got that. Lewis is still a very intriguing young player.” No. 14 Evan White, 1BFRI: DNP2019: .298/.354/.492, 9-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 32 RBI, 19 BB, 57 SO, SB Scout: “He’s the position guy in their system I feel the most confident is a big leaguer. I just don’t know how good a bat that is yet.” Me, neither. But he’s answering questions this season. No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHSFRI: DNP2019: 88 IP, 93 H, 38 ER, 22 BB, 85 SO, 3.75 ERA Scout: “I think he’s a reliever; lots of Vidal Nuno there; pitchability, breaking ball, changeup, arm action, most 89-92 (mph). Back in my day he’d be a 2.” No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OFFRI: 3-5, HR, RBI, SO2019: .241/.311/.434, 21-2B, 3-3B, 10 HR, 34 RBI, 27 BB, 96 SO, 13 SB Scout: “He has more power than he’s shown. Hopefully they can help him get to it.” DT-W uses the middle of the field and the backside a lot. To get to his power he’ll need to get to his pull side more, but it’s a Catch 22. He does that and it opens him up to left-handed pitching, changeups and velocity away. No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHRFRI: DNP2019: 27 G, 37.1 IP, 30 H, 19 BB, 52 SO Scout: “I’m trying to figure out why he’s had problems throwing strikes at times. Every time I’ve seen him I see a 7th-inning big-league reliever.” No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHPFRI: DNP2019: 29 G, 31.2 IP, 18 H, 10 ER, 17 BB, 48 SO No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR FRI: 0 IP, 2 H, 3 ER 2019: 36.2 IP, 35 H, 19 ER, 14 BB, 45 SO Since June 23, Mills has tossed nine scoreless innings allowing one hits and two bases on balls. He’s fanned 17 batters in that span. No. 38 Luis Liberato, CFFRI: DNP2019: .282/.345/.423, 9-2B, 3B, 7 HR, 37 RBI, 22 BB, 58 SO, 5 SB No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHRFRI: DNP2019: 30 G, 45.2 IP, 26 H, 19 BB, 87 SO, 2 SVS 7.2.2019: Delaplane’s control and command were each absent Tuesday. He walked two batters, fell behind a lot and served up a meatball that was hit out of the yard. It was the first outing of the season the right-hander did not record at least one strikeout. In fact, it’s the first inning he’s pitched in all year — even partial innings when he replaced another pitcher and recorded one or two outs — when he failed to record a strikeout. He’ll probably strike out 13 of the next 18 batters he faces, though, so don’t feel bad for him. UR Art Warren, RHRFRI: 1 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, SO2019: 19 G, 19 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 10 BB, 24 SO Scout: “I don’t see a major-league breaking ball yet but when he has his release point he will get outs with the velocity alone. Good action up in the strike zone.” UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SSFRI: 0-4, BB, 2 SO2019: .301/.403/.417, 9-2B, 3B, 8 HR, 46 BB, 48 SO, 8 SB UR Darren McCaughan, RHSFRI: DNP2019: 15 GS, 2.62 ERA, 92.2 IP, 90 H, 7 BB, 78 SO Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League (All-Star Break) No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OFFRI: 1-4, RBI2019: .289/.372/.544, 19-2B, 4-3B, 15 HR, 42 RBI, 36 BB, 74 SO, 12 SB 7.2.2019: Caught up with a coach on a club that’s faced Modesto several times this season. Asked about Kelenic: “We know what he can do. He was playing amateur travel ball 13 months ago but he made it known pretty quickly you can’t make mistakes with him. But he’s different. It always seems like he knows the Powerball numbers, but won’t tell you. I hear he’s a great kid, so maybe he wins and shares it, but he’s not telling you the numbers.” Kelenic is seeing a steady diet of offspeed stuff diving out of the zone and some splitters and changeups, often in the zone, but down or away — or both. No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHSFRI: DNP2019: 85 IP, 61 H, 16 ER, 18 BB, 109 SO, 1.69 ERA Scout: “Pretty good combo of control, command and pitch mix.” No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C FRI: 1-2, 2 BB2019: .262/.338/.523, 19-2B, 20 HR, 61 RBI, 33 BB, 68 SO Scout: “It’s probably going to take more time than fans will want but he’s a major leaguer. The power is real.” No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHSFRI: DNP2019: 18 GS, 101.2 IP, 102 H, 41 ER, 10 BB, 128 SO Scout: “Mike Leake? Kyle Lohse?” UR Raymond Kerr, LHPFRI: DNP2019: 20 G, 10 GS, 66 IP, 67 H, 37 BB, 56 SO West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League (All-Star Break) No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OFFRI: 2-4, 3 RBI, SO2019: .294/.370/.455, 8-2B, 5 HR, 23 RBI, 12 BB, 37 SO Scout: “I love this kid. Is he available to adopt? Love the way he plays. Love the way he composes himself everywhere I’ve ever seen him. I don’t see a superstar, but I’ll take my chances he’s an everyday guy.” No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHSFRI: DNP2019: 19 GS, 94 IP, 81 H, 50 ER, 39 BB, 102 SO No. 40 Jake Anchia, CFRI: 0-2, 2 BB, RBI2019: .236/.313/.419, 9-2B, 11 HR, 35 RBI, 21 BB, 83 SO UR Josias De Los Santos, RHPFRI: DNP2019: 13 G, 8 GS, 53 IP, 52 H, 21 BB, 44 SO I’m a big fan of upside plays like De Los Santos and former teammate Deivy Florido, who’s now toiling down in Arizona after showing well in West Virginia and one start in Everett. Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League No. 6 George Kirby, RHSFRI: DNP2019: No. 15 Brandon Williamson, LHSFRI: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, SO2019: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO No. 18 Carter Bins, CFRI: 2-4, SO2019: 13-62, 3 HR, 17 BB, 28 SO No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3BFRI: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI2019: 28-for-75 (.373), 10-2B, 3B, HR, 8 BB, 14 SO No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHSFRI: DNP2019: 73.1 IP, 81 H, 27 BB, 65 SO No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHSFRI: DNP2019: 12.2 IP, 14 H, 6 ER, 9 BB, 14 SO No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHSFRI: DNP2019: 19.2 IP, 24 H, 7 ER, 14 BB, 17 SO UR Juan Then, RHPFRI: DNP2019: 14 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 16 SO 7.2.2019: Then induced 11 swinging strikes in just five innings of work. He faced 19 batters and threw 54 of 79 pitches for strikes. UR Juan Mercedes, RHPFRI: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO2019: 8 G, 4 GS, 33 IP, 39 H, 17 ER, 3 BB, 18 SO Mercedes is just 19 years of age, but looks the part at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. He pitched the part Thursday and while he’s not throwing 95, he does throw strikes and there si velo projection left as he learns to use his lower half better. Worth keeping an eye on, for sure. Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League No. 19 Juan Querecuto, SSFRI: DNP2019: 1-11, 3 BB, 5 SO No. 23 Levi Stoudt, RHSFRI: DNP2019: No. 13 Isaiah Campbell, RHSFRI: DNP2019: In 18 starts for Arkansas, the right-hander went 12-1 with a 2.13 ERA. He rung up 125 strikeouts versus 22 walks in 118 1/3 innings of work. I’d be surprised if he throws more than a few innings somewhere this summer — which was the plan for Logan Gilbert last summer before he became ill. It’s entirely plausible Campbell will not make his pro debut until next spring. No. 29 Brayan Perez, LHSFRI: DNP2019: 25 IP, 20 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 25 SO No. 31 Ty Adcock, RHRFRI: DNP2019: No. 33 Adam Macko, LHSFRI: DNP2019: UR Tyler Driver, RHPFRI: DNP2019: 17 IP, 17 H, 6 ER, 6 BB, 13 SO Driver tells me he’s using five pitches, including both a four-seam and two-seam fastball, each of which have armside run, which are creating a lot of weak contact (and broken bats) thus far. He’s also using all three secondaries — slider, curveball, changeup — with the slider serving as his swing-and-miss pitch. UR Kelvin Nunez, RHPFRI: DNP2019: 23.1 IP, 25 H, 10 ER, 7 BB, 17 SO UR Danny Chang, LHPFRI: DNP2019: 15 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 7 BB, 27 SO Chang, whom we discussed at more length in the podcast last week, might be too good for the Arizona League. UR Blake Townsend, LHPFRI: DNP2019: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO DSL Mariners (R) No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SSFRI: 0-5, SO, CS2019: .285/.351/.431, 9-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 14 BB, 30 SO, 11 SB UR Jonatan Clase, CF FRI: 0-3, BB2019: .293/.417/.483, 10-2B, 3-3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 22 BB, 31 SO, 15 SB UR Ortwin Pieternella, C/OFFRI: DNP2019: .324/.440/.500, 7-2B, 3B, HR, 12 RBI, 14 BB, 18 SO, 5 SB Piertenella has been catching, but he’s also getting time in the outfield. Right-handed bat. Turned 20 in May.  Go!

Jarred Kelenic Noelvi Marte Julio Rodriguez Here’s how the Mariners’ farm system performed Thursday: Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OFTHU: 0-2, 2 SO2019: .279/.343/.466, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 20 BB, 59 SO Long belongs in the big leagues right now. The end. Scout: “I think he can play. He’s not a star but the bat and arm play in a Marwin Gonzalez kind of way.” No. 10 Braden Bishop, CFTHU: Recalled 6.2.2019 (IL)2019: .293/.378/.500, 13-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 21 BB, 38 SO, 2 SB No. 11 Jake Fraley, OFTHU: 0-6, 4 SO2019: .305/.373/.553, 18-2B, 5-3B, 15 HR, 66 RBI, 28 BB, 74 SO, 19 SB Scout: “My only question is how much of the power is real. If it’s all going to be there, I think he’s an everyday guy. He still might be. He can do a lot of things pretty well. He’s been one of the better players in the short time he’s been up here (PCL).” No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHSTHU: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO2019: 10 G, 24.2 IP, 28 H, 15 ER, 12 BB, 28 SO No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR THU: DNP2019: 12 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 9 BB, 21 SO No. 30 David McKay, RHRTHU: DNP2019: 24 G, 38.2 IP, 24 H, 28 BB, 63 SO Scout: “I don’t love the delivery; he has a little trouble staying balanced, but it’s a back-end (of the bullpen) breaking ball.” No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2BTHU: 3-5, BB, 3 RBI, SB2019: .293/.354/.445, 27-2B, 2-3B, 6 HR, 45 RBI, 30 BB, 62 SO, 22 SB Scout: “He’s an up and down guy for me. He can help you at 2 (second base) but there’s no standout tool or skill. He’s a pretty good athlete, could be a valuable reserve.” Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHSTHU: DNP2019: 75.1 IP, 73 H, 32 ER, 23 BB, 96 SO No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHSTHU: DNP2019: 88 IP, 83 H, 48 BB, 82 SO Scout: “I’m not all that down on him, but I wasn’t on him as a 1 anyway. I know some were when he spiked the velo to 97. With that body and arm action he wasn’t going to live in the mid-90s. But I saw him two starts ago and he looked like the same guy I saw last summer. That’s a 3. If he gets the changeup going, maybe there’s more there.” Personally, I still think the Johan Santana treatment for Sheffield early in his career might be a good idea. No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OFTHU: 3-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, SO2019: .265/.360/.396, 17-2B, 2-3B, 6 HR, 46 RBI, 45 BB, 97 SO, 3 SB Scout: “I like that he’s gone back to the loose hands. That’s where the power is, a buggy whip swing. He’s got that. Lewis is still a very intriguing young player.” No. 14 Evan White, 1BTHU: DNP2019: .298/.354/.492, 9-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 32 RBI, 19 BB, 57 SO, SB Scout: “He’s the position guy in their system I feel the most confident is a big leaguer. I just don’t know how good a bat that is yet.” Me, neither. But he’s answering questions this season. No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHSTHU: DNP2019: 88 IP, 93 H, 38 ER, 22 BB, 85 SO, 3.75 ERA Scout: “I think he’s a reliever; lots of Vidal Nuno there; pitchability, breaking ball, changeup, arm action, most 89-92 (mph). Back in my day he’d be a 2.” No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OFTHU: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 3 SO2019: .234/.307/.421, 21-2B, 3-3B, 9 HR, 33 RBI, 27 BB, 95 SO, 13 SB Scout: “He has more power than he’s shown. Hopefully they can help him get to it.” DT-W uses the middle of the field and the backside a lot. To get to his power he’ll need to get to his pull side more, but it’s a Catch 22. He does that and it opens him up to left-handed pitching, changeups and velocity away. No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHRTHU: IP, 1 BB, 0 ER2019: 27 G, 37.1 IP, 30 H, 19 BB, 52 SO Scout: “I’m trying to figure out why he’s had problems throwing strikes at times. Every time I’ve seen him I see a 7th-inning big-league reliever.” No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHPTHU: 2 IP, 2 BB, 0 ER, 2 SO2019: 29 G, 31.2 IP, 18 H, 10 ER, 17 BB, 48 SO No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR THU: DNP 2019: 36.2 IP, 33 H, 16 ER, 14 BB, 45 SO Since June 23, Mills has tossed nine scoreless innings allowing one hits and two bases on balls. He’s fanned 17 batters in that span. No. 38 Luis Liberato, CFTHU: DNP2019: .282/.345/.423, 9-2B, 3B, 7 HR, 37 RBI, 22 BB, 58 SO, 5 SB No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHRTHU: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER2019: 30 G, 45.2 IP, 26 H, 19 BB, 87 SO, 2 SVS 7.2.2019: Delaplane’s control and command were each absent Tuesday. He walked two batters, fell behind a lot and served up a meatball that was hit out of the yard. It was the first outing of the season the right-hander did not record at least one strikeout. In fact, it’s the first inning he’s pitched in all year — even partial innings when he replaced another pitcher and recorded one or two outs — when he failed to record a strikeout. He’ll probably strike out 13 of the next 18 batters he faces, though, so don’t feel bad for him. UR Art Warren, RHRTHU: DNP2019: 18 G, 18 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 8 BB, 23 SO Scout: “I don’t see a major-league breaking ball yet but when he has his release point he will get outs with the velocity alone. Good action up in the strike zone.” UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SSTHU: 0-3, BB2019: .308/.408/.427, 9-2B, 3B, 8 HR, 44 BB, 46 SO, 8 SB UR Darren McCaughan, RHSTHU: DNP2019: 15 GS, 2.62 ERA, 92.2 IP, 90 H, 7 BB, 78 SO MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHP (rehab)THU: DNP Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League (All-Star Break) No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OFTHU: 0-3, 3 SO2019: .286/.371/.544, 19-2B, 4-3B, 15 HR, 41 RBI, 36 BB, 74 SO, 12 SB 7.2.2019: Caught up with a coach on a club that’s faced Modesto several times this season. Asked about Kelenic: “We know what he can do. He was playing amateur travel ball 13 months ago but he made it known pretty quickly you can’t make mistakes with him. But he’s different. It always seems like he knows the Powerball numbers, but won’t tell you. I hear he’s a great kid, so maybe he wins and shares it, but he’s not telling you the numbers.” Kelenic is seeing a steady diet of offspeed stuff diving out of the zone and some splitters and changeups, often in the zone, but down or away — or both. No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHSTHU: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO2019: 85 IP, 61 H, 16 ER, 18 BB, 109 SO, 1.69 ERA 7.11.2019: Took a liner off the glove side wrist it appeared, but stayed in the game and looked fine. Scout: “Pretty good combo of control, command and pitch mix.” No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C THU: 0-3, BB, SO2019: .260/.333/.523, 19-2B, 20 HR, 61 RBI, 31 BB, 68 SO 7.11.2019: Threw a runner out to end the fourth (nice pick at 2B). Scout: “It’s probably going to take more time than fans will want but he’s a major leaguer. The power is real.” No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHSTHU: DNP2019: 18 GS, 101.2 IP, 102 H, 41 ER, 10 BB, 128 SO Scout: “Mike Leake? Kyle Lohse?” UR Raymond Kerr, LHPTHU: DNP2019: 20 G, 10 GS, 66 IP, 67 H, 37 BB, 56 SO West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League (All-Star Break) No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OFTHU: 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, SO2019: .288/.369/.453, 8-2B, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 12 BB, 36 SO Scout: “I love this kid. Is he available to adopt? Love the way he plays. Love the way he composes himself everywhere I’ve ever seen him. I don’t see a superstar, but I’ll take my chances he’s an everyday guy.” No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHSTHU: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO2019: 19 GS, 94 IP, 81 H, 50 ER, 39 BB, 102 SO No. 40 Jake Anchia, CTHU: DNP2019: .238/.311/.423, 9-2B, 11 HR, 19 BB, 83 SO UR Josias De Los Santos, RHPTHU: DNP2019: 13 G, 8 GS, 53 IP, 52 H, 21 BB, 44 SO I’m a big fan of upside plays like De Los Santos and former teammate Deivy Florido, who’s now toiling down in Arizona after showing well in West Virginia and one start in Everett. Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League No. 6 George Kirby, RHSTHU: DNP2019: No. 15 Brandon Williamson, LHSTHU: DNP2019: No. 18 Carter Bins, CTHU: 0-3, BB, 3 SO2019: 11-58, 3 HR, 17 BB, 27 SO No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3BTHU: 3-4, 2B2019: 27-for-71 (.380), 10-2B, 3B, 8 BB, 14 SO No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHSTHU: DNP2019: 73.1 IP, 81 H, 27 BB, 65 SO No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHSTHU: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO2019: 12.2 IP, 14 H, 6 ER, 9 BB, 14 SO No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHSTHU: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO2019: 19.2 IP, 24 H, 7 ER, 14 BB, 17 SO UR Juan Then, RHPTHU: DNP2019: 14 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 16 SO 7.2.2019: Then induced 11 swinging strikes in just five innings of work. He faced 19 batters and threw 54 of 79 pitches for strikes. UR Juan Mercedes, RHPTHU: DNP2019: 7 G, 4 GS, 27.2 IP, 28 H, 3 BB, 16 SO Mercedes is just 19 years of age, but looks the part at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. He pitched the part Thursday and while he’s not throwing 95, he does throw strikes and there si velo projection left as he learns to use his lower half better. Worth keeping an eye on, for sure. Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League No. 19 Juan Querecuto, SSTHU: DNP2019: 1-11, 3 BB, 5 SO No. 23 Levi Stoudt, RHSTHU: DNP2019: No. 13 Isaiah Campbell, RHSTHU: DNP2019: In 18 starts for Arkansas, the right-hander went 12-1 with a 2.13 ERA. He rung up 125 strikeouts versus 22 walks in 118 1/3 innings of work. I’d be surprised if he throws more than a few innings somewhere this summer — which was the plan for Logan Gilbert last summer before he became ill. It’s entirely plausible Campbell will not make his pro debut until next spring. No. 29 Brayan Perez, LHSTHU: DNP2019: 25 IP, 20 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 25 SO No. 31 Ty Adcock, RHRTHU: DNP2019: No. 33 Adam Macko, LHSTHU: DNP2019: UR Tyler Driver, RHPTHU: DNP2019: 17 IP, 17 H, 6 ER, 6 BB, 13 SO Driver tells me he’s using five pitches, including both a four-seam and two-seam fastball, each of which have armside run, which are creating a lot of weak contact (and broken bats) thus far. He’s also using all three secondaries — slider, curveball, changeup — with the slider serving as his swing-and-miss pitch. UR Kelvin Nunez, RHPTHU: DNP2019: 23.1 IP, 25 H, 10 ER, 7 BB, 17 SO UR Danny Chang, LHPTHU: DNP2019: 15 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 7 BB, 27 SO Chang, whom we discussed at more length in the podcast last week, might be too good for the Arizona League. UR Blake Townsend, LHPTHU: DNP2019: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO DSL Mariners (R) No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SSTHU: 0-2, 3 BB2019: .296/.364/.448, 9-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 14 BB, 29 SO, 11 SB UR Jonatan Clase, CF THU: 0-1, BB, SB2019: .301/.421/.496, 10-2B, 3-3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 21 BB, 31 SO, 15 SB UR Ortwin Pieternella, C/OFTHU: 0-3, 3 SO2019: .324/.440/.500, 7-2B, 3B, HR, 12 RBI, 14 BB, 18 SO, 5 SB Piertenella has been catching, but he’s also getting time in the outfield. Right-handed bat. Turned 20 in May.  Go!