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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
WED: 3-5, RBI, SO
2019: .282/.347/.481, 7-2B, 4-3B, 7 HR, 28 RBI, 18 BB, 46 SO


No. 10 Braden Bishop, CF
WED: 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
WED: 0-5, 2 SO
2019: .301/.373/.527, 16-2B, 3-3B, 12 HR, 52 RBI, 25 BB, 61 SO, 17 SB


No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHS
WED: DNP
2019: 6 G, 15.2 IP, 16 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 18 SO


No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR
WED: 0 IP, 2 H, 5 ER, 2 BB
2019: 10 IP, 8 H, 9 ER, 6 BB, 15 SO


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No. 30 David McKay, RHR
WED: 1 IP, BB, SO
2019: 22 G, 34.1 IP, 24 H, 24 BB, 56 SO, 3.93 ERA


No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
WED: 0-5, SB
2019: .285/.347/.427, 22-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 37 RBI, 26 BB, 56 SO, 20 SB


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
WED: DNP
2019: 59 IP, 58 H, 24 ER, 18 BB, 72 SO, 3.66 ERA

Dunn tosses a scoreless inning for the North in the Texas League All-Star Game, allowing a hit and a walk while punching out two — Dairon Blanco (OAK) looking and Luis Barrera (OAK) swinging.


No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS
WED: DNP
2019: 67 IP, 71 H, 44 ER, 43 BB, 64 SO, 5.91 ERA

6.23.2019: Sheffield yielded eight hits Sunday — six of them singles — but did not walk a batter against nine strikeouts. He threw 64 of his 83 pitches for strikes and induced 15 whiffs.


No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OF
WED: DNP
2019: .265/.367/.388, 14-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 39 RBI, 40 BB, 82 SO, 2 SB

6.23.2019: Lewis is 30-for-79 (.380) since May 30 with six doubles, a triple and a homer. During that span, he’s walked 15 times to go with 28 strikeouts.


No. 14 Evan White, 1B
WED: DNP
2019: .298/.361/.480, 5-2B, 2-3B, 9 HR, 26 RBI, 18 BB, 48 SO, SB

White went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in his Texas League All-Star Game appearance Tuesday night. It was the only run the North scored in the contest.

Combined, since May 30, White and Lewis are 63-for-166 (.380) with a .441 OBP and .599 slugging percentage.


No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
WED: DNP
2019: 76 IP, 87 H, 37 ER, 21 BB, 73 SO, 4.38 ERA

Sanchez went 1.2 innings in the Texas League All-Star Game, allowing a run on two hits. He walked two.


No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
WED: DNP
2019: .238/.316/.417, 15-2B, 3-3B, 7 HR, 25 RBI, 24 BB, 71 SO, 13 SB


No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHR
WED: DNP
2019: 23 G, 32 IP, 29 H, 19 BB, 45 SO, 5.91 ERA


No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR
WED:
DNP
2019:
30.2 IP, 33 H, 16 ER, 12 BB, 31 SO, 3 SVS


No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
WED: DNP
2019: .280/.349/.423, 6-2B, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 20 BB, 49 SO, 4 SB


No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHR
WED: DNP
2019: 26 G, 39.1 IP, 23 H, 15 BB, 81 SO, 2 SVS

6.23.2019: Delaplane hasn’t allowed a run since June 1, spanning 7.2 innings, and has posted as many strikeouts as innings pitched in all 26 of his appearances in 2019. Furthermore, the right-hander has allowed more hits than strikeouts logged just once all season — May 12 versus Lancaster.

Delaplane’s probably ready for at least Triple-A and I’d be floored if he doesn’t see the big leagues within the next month or two.


UR Art Warren, RHR
WED: DNP
2019: 14 G, 13.2 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 19 SO


UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SS
WED: DNP
2019: .315/.407/.444, 8-2B, 8 HR, 34 BB, 40 SO

Walton went 1-for-1 with a walk in the Texas League All-Star Game Tuesday. He scored on White’s double.


UR Darren McCaughan, RHS
WED: DNP
2019: 14 GS, 2.73 ERA, 85.2 IP, 85 H, 7 BB, 71 SO

McCaughan pitched a scoreless first inning for the North in the Texas League All-Star Game. He allowed one hit and struck out Ivan Castillo (SD) swinging.


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

No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OF
WED: 0-1, SO
2019: .296/.375/.558, 16-2B, 4-3B, 13 HR, 35 RBI, 29 BB, 60 SO, 11 SB


No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS
WED: DNP
2019: 68.2 IP, 52 H, 16 ER, 14 BB, 91 SO, 2.28 ERA


No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C
WED: 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB
2019: .248/.321/.460, 17-2B, 12 HR, 47 RBI, 26 BB, 59 SO

Raleigh is batting .317/.377/.617 with five homers, three doubles and 18 RBI in 17 games since June 4.

Wednesday he hit a long ball from each side of the plate — No. 9 versus right-handed pitching.


No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHS
WED: DNP
2019: 15 GS, 82.2 IP, 86 H, 34 ER, 10 BB, 113 SO


No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHP
WED: DNP
2019: 22 G, 22.2 IP, 15 H, 8 ER, 9 BB, 37 SO


UR Raymond Kerr, LHP
WED: DNP
2019: 16 G, 10 GS, 58 IP, 65 H, 36 BB, 49 SO, 5.90 ERA

6.23.2019: Kerr hasn’t put up great traditional numbers since jumping into pro ball in 2017, but it’s time to start talking about him, and next month I’ll get a closer look in Modesto.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound lefty sits 94-97 mph and has touched 99. He’s starting right now and has had problems throwing strikes consistently, and it’s not ideal he’s 24 years old and remains in Advanced-A.

But he got started late after spending time at Lassen Community College and the velocity alone is worth a mention, even if the upside resides in a relief role.


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

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
WED: 1-2, BB, HBP
2019: .337/.439/.470, 5-2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 11 BB, 20 SO


No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHS
WED: DNP
2019: 15 GS, 75 IP, 60 H, 36 ER, 28 BB, 83 SO, 4.50 ERA


No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
WED: 1-4
2019: .235/.300/.426, 5-2B, 10 HR, 12 BB, 67 SO


UR Josias De Los Santos, RHP
WED: DNP
2019: 10 G, 6 GS, 41.1 IP, 38 H, 15 BB, 32 SO, 4.57 ERA

Been getting hints De Los Santos needs to be in this discussion and since he pitched well Sunday it was the perfect time to introduce him to the Prospect Wrap.

He’s 20 on July 29, 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, loose arm, consistently and comfortably in the upper 80s, touches the low-90s, firm curveball and changeup.


Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League

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


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


No. 18 Carter Bins, C
WED: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 SO
2019: 7-28, HR, 7 BB, 13 SO


No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
WED: DNP
2019: 12-for-36, 2-2B, 2 BB, 8 SO

Shenton was removed after a diving play in the fourth inning Tuesday.


No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
WED: 3 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 6 BB, SO
2019: 60.1 IP, 76 H, 42 ER, 23 BB, 57 SO, 6.27 ERA

Casetta-Stubbs had three straight quality outings, including his first two for Everett, before losing command and control and issuing six bases on balls in this one.


No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHS
WED: DNP
2019: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO


No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHS
WED: DNP
2019: 10 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 6 SO


UR Kelvin Nunez, RHP
WED: DNP
2019: 6.2 IP, 9 H, ER, BB, 5 SO

The 19-year-old Nunez is very interesting. He’s about 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, but the arm action is easy and there’s natural sink to the fastball. He could end up being a ground ball rotation candidate.

Sunday, he fanned four and induced six ground ball outs versus just two through the air. He did allow three hard hit balls that were hit on a line or in the air, but each of them came in the first inning.


UR Robert Perez, 1B
WED: 0-4, BB
2019: .239/.309/.443, 4-2B, 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 7 BB, 35 SO


UR Juan Then, RHP
WED: DNP
2019: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, SO


Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League

No. 19 Juan Querecuto, SS
WED: DNP
2019: 1-11, 3 BB, 5 SO


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


No. 13 Isaiah Campbell, RHS
WED: 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
WED: DNP
2019: 10 IP, 12 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO


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


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


UR Tyler Driver, RHP
WED: DNP
2019: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

The Mariners’ 18th-round pick pitched well in his pro debut and despite the stat line, was again impressive Monday.


UR Danny Chang, LHP
WED: DNP
2019: 4 IP, 3 H, ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

6.22.2019: Chang signed as Jin-Yu Chang and has upside, including a potential big-league curveball and projectable frame. He turned 19 in February.


UR Blake Townsend, LHP
WED: DNP
2019: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

6.22.2019: Townsend signed in the same late international class as Chang as part of what the Mariners dug up with excess pool money two winters ago when Shoehei Ohtani chose the Angels.

The lefty oozes physical projection at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds. He just turned 18 in April and has worked with fellow Australian Ryan Rowland-Smith (and his training group), which can’t be a bad thing.


DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS
WED: 3-5, SO, 3 SB
2019: .311/.369/.511, 4-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 8 BB, 20 SO, 9 SB, 0 CS

Marte has had some defensive issue at shortstop — rushing transfers and throws — but he’s the best combo of impact speed and raw power in the system.

Marte will not be 18 until October, so like with Julio Rodriguez last year Marte is on pace to hit the states for full-season ball in 2020.

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