(Photo of Carter Bins by Shari Sommerfield/Everett AquaSox)

Here’s how the Mariners’ farm system performed Sunday:

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
SUN: DNP
2019: .282/.346/.471, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 20 BB, 57 SO

Long belongs in the big leagues right now. The end.


No. 10 Braden Bishop, CF
SUN: 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, OF
SUN: DNP
2019: .312/.380/.550, 18-2B, 5-3B, 13 HR, 63 RBI, 27 BB, 68 SO, 19 SB


No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 8 G, 20.2 IP, 23 H, 10 ER, 7 BB, 22 SO


No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 12 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 9 BB, 21 SO


No. 30 David McKay, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 24 G, 38.2 IP, 24 H, 28 BB, 63 SO


No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
SUN: DNP
2019: .286/.348/.438, 25-2B, 3B, 6 HR, 42 RBI, 29 BB, 62 SO, 21 SB


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 75.1 IP, 73 H, 32 ER, 23 BB, 96 SO


No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 82 IP, 75 H, 46 BB, 77 SO, 4.94 ERA

Time to challenge him again soon, I think. Not even sure if Tacoma is in the cards. Might just be to Seattle within the next three or four weeks.


No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OF
SUN: 0-4
2019: .262/.363/.372, 15-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 43 RBI, 45 BB, 93 SO, 3 SB


No. 14 Evan White, 1B
SUN: DNP
2019: .296/.353/.487, 7-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 30 RBI, 19 BB, 55 SO, SB


No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 81 IP, 89 H, 37 ER, 22 BB, 79 SO, 4.11 ERA


No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
SUN: 1-4, 3 SO
2019: .241/.316/.431, 19-2B, 3-3B, 9 HR, 32 RBI, 27 BB, 85 SO, 13 SB


No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHR
SUN: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
2019: 26 G, 36.1 IP, 29 H, 19 BB, 56 SO


No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 26 G, 27 IP, 17 H, 10 ER, 12 BB, 42 SO


No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR
SUN:
DNP
2019:
34.2 IP, 33 H, 16 ER, 13 BB, 40 SO


No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
SUN: 0-4, 2 SO
2019: .278/.343/.422, 9-2B, 3B, 7 HR, 36 RBI, 22 BB, 58 SO, 5 SB


No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 28 G, 42.1 IP, 25 H, 18 BB, 84 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, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 17 G, 16.2 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 7 BB, 23 SO


UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SS
SUN: 0-4
2019: .307/.403/.428, 9-2B, 3B, 8 HR, 42 BB, 45 SO, 8 SB


UR Darren McCaughan, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 15 GS, 2.62 ERA, 92.2 IP, 90 H, 7 BB, 78 SO


MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHP (rehab)
SUN: DNP


Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League (All-Star Break)

No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OF
SUN: DNP
2019: .296/.371/.558, 19-2B, 4-3B, 15 HR, 41 RBI, 32 BB, 69 SO, 11 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, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 78 IP, 58 H, 16 ER, 16 BB, 101 SO, 1.85 ERA


No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C
SUN: 2-4, 2B
2019: .255/.325/.497, 19-2B, 17 HR, 51 RBI, 28 BB, 67 SO


No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 17 GS, 92.2 IP, 98 H, 38 ER, 10 BB, 119 SO


UR Raymond Kerr, LHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 19 G, 10 GS, 63 IP, 66 H, 36 BB, 53 SO


UR Joe Rizzo, 3B
SUN: 2-5, SO
2019: .301/.361/.447, 21-2B, 3-3B, 7 HR, 31 BB, 58 SO

Rizzo slugged .495 in June — eight doubles and three homers — and already has two home runs in July. Power the missing ingredient from his offensive profile. Perhaps it’s coming along.


West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League (All-Star Break)

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
SUN: DNP
2019: .293/.374/.391, 6-2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 12 BB, 32 SO


No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 17 GS, 84 IP, 70 H, 44 ER, 36 BB, 92 SO


No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
SUN: 0-4, BB, SO
2019: .244/.316/.434, 9-2B, 11 HR, 18 BB, 78 SO


Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League

No. 6 George Kirby, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019:


No. 15 Brandon Williamson, LHS
SUN: DNP
2019:


No. 18 Carter Bins, C
SUN: 2-4, HR, BB
2019: 11-48, 3 HR, 14 BB, 22 SO


No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
SUN: 3-5, 2-2B, SO
2019: 21-for-56, 7-2B, 3B, 4 BB, 11 SO


No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 65.1 IP, 79 H, 26 BB, 57 SO


No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 9.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 11 SO


No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 16.2 IP, 19 H, 4 ER,11 BB, 14 SO


UR Kelvin Nunez, RHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 18.1 IP, 21 H, 8 ER, 7 BB, 13 SO


UR Juan Then, RHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 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, RHP
SUN: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO
2019: 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, SS
SUN: DNP
2019: 1-11, 3 BB, 5 SO


No. 23 Levi Stoudt, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019:


No. 13 Isaiah Campbell, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019:

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, LHS
SUN: 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 0 BB, 7 SO
2019: 25 IP, 20 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 25 SO


No. 31 Ty Adcock, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019:


No. 33 Adam Macko, LHS
SUN: DNP
2019:


UR Tyler Driver, RHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 14 IP, 13 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 11 SO

The Mariners’ 18th-round pick has pitched well in all four of his starts.

UPDATE: 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 Nolan Perez, 3B
SUN: 3-5, 3B, 4 RBI
2019: .350/.365/.550, 2-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR

Perez is a switch-hitting third baseman with arm strength and quick hands in the batter’s box, projecting some power.


UR Danny Chang, LHP
SUN: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO
2019: 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, LHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO


DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS
SUN: DNP
2019: .311/.373/.485, 8-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 11 BB, 24 SO, 11 SB


UR Jonatan Clase, CF
SUN:
DNP
2019:
.269/.407/.462, 6-2B, 3-3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 20 BB, 29 SO, 13 SB


UR Ortwin Pieternella, C/OF
SUN: DNP
2019: .360/.492/.580, 6-2B, 3B, HR, 9 RBI, 13 BB, 10 SO, 4 SB

Piertenella has been catching, but he’s also getting time in the outfield. Right-handed bat. Turned 20 in May.


 

Jason A. Churchill

Churchill founded Prospect Insider in 2006 after getting his start at InsidethePark.com. He spent several years covering prep, college and pro sports for various newspapers, including The News Tribune and Seattle PI.

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