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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS
THU: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 8 ER, BB, 2 SO
2019: 54.1 IP, 52 H, 27 ER, 40 BB, 46 SO, 5.74 ERA

This was the worst start yet; no control or command, AND the stuff was down. Fastball was flat, slider was flat.

Like we’ve been talking about for a few weeks now, Sheffield needs to sit out a few starts and get the delivery back in sync.


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No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
THU: Recalled 5.21.2019
2019: .293/.362/.510, 6-2B, 4-3B, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 16 BB, 35 SO


No. 10 Braden Bishop, CF
THU: Recalled 6.2.2019 (IL)
2019: .293/.378/.500, 13-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 21 BB, 38 SO, 2 SB


No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHS
THU: DNP (IL)
2019: 3 GS, 11 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 14 SO


No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR
THU: Recalled 6.4.2019
2019: 10 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 15 SO, 3 WP


No. 30 David McKay, RHR
THU: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 2 SO
2019: 18 G, 4.94 ERA, 27.1 IP, 21 H, 20 BB, 42 SO

McKay’s had some command problems the past three weeks or so but still has the breaking ball.


No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
THU: 0-4, 2 SO
2019: .300/.352/.463, 20-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 34 RBI, 20 BB, 46 SO, 14 SB


UR Robert Perez, 1B
THU: 0-4, 3 SO
2019: .278/.339/.481, 3-2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 18 SO

Perez is 2 for his last 16 with seven strikesouts, but his time in Tacoma has reached 16 games and he’s done nothing but impress, considering he’s 18 and had yet to play affiliated ball when the season started.


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
THU: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
2019: 59 IP, 58 H, 24 ER, 18 BB, 72 SO, 3.66 ERA


No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OF
THU: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 SO
2019: .245/.344/.370, 11-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 37 RBI, 33 BB, 71 SO, 2 SB


No. 11 Jake Fraley, OF
THU: DNP
2019: .326/.393/.563, 14-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 45 RBI, 19 BB, 46 SO, 14 SB

Fraley didn’t even finish his PA in Wednesday’s game after he fouled a ball off his leg (knee?) and couldn’t continue. He limped off on his own, though, so perhaps that’s a good sign.


No. 14 Evan White, 1B
THU: 1-4, HR, SO
2019: .289/.360/.476, 5-2B, 3B, 8 HR, 20 RBI, 17 BB, 40 SO, SB

White has 24 hits in his last 62 at-bats and has six homers and two doubles in the last 11 days.

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No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
THU: DNP
2019: 67 IP, 69 H, 26 ER, 17 BB, 63 SO, 3.49 ERA


No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
THU: 1-4, 2B, 3 SO
2019: .242/.323/.439, 12-2B, 3-3B, 7 HR, 23 RBI, 21 BB, 57 SO, 11 SB


No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHR
THU: DNP
2019: 20 G, 26.2 IP, 22 H, 14 BB, 38 SO, 5.06 ERA


No. 29 Darren McCaughan, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 12 GS, 2.70 ERA, 73.1 IP, 71 H, 6 BB, 60 SO


No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR
THU:
DNP
2019:
26.1 IP, 28 H, 13 ER, 11 BB, 27 SO, 3 SVS


No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHR
THU: DNP
2019: 23 G, 35.2 IP, 22 H, 15 BB, 75 SO, 2 SVS

6.11.2019: Delaplane has faced 16 batters in Double-A and struck out 12 of them. 91-95 mph, sink, life up in zone, short, tight curveball, 55 command, 60 control.

He’s whiffed over 50% of the batters he’s faced this season with a 25% swinging strike rate.


UR Art Warren, RHR
THU: 1 IP, H, SO
2019: 10.2 IP, 7 H, ER, 4 BB, 13 SO

Despite allowing a single, Warren was solid for an inning Thursday, pounding a 95-97 mph fastball all over the zone and sprinkling in a power curveball that flashed average.


Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League

No. 1 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
THU: DNP
2019: .316/.398/.595, 15-2B, 3-3B, 13 HR, 34 RBI, 27 BB, 50 SO, 10 SB

Kelenic has been out since last Thursday with a jammed wrist, but is NOT listed on the IL — at least not yet.


No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 57.2 IP, 43 H, 14 ER, 12 BB, 80 SO, 2.57 ERA


No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C
THU: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
2019: .232/.300/.405, 17-2B, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 20 BB, 52 SO


No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 14 GS, 77 IP, 81 H, 30 ER, 9 BB, 103 SO, 3.51 ERA


No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHP
THU: 1 IP, BB, SO
2019: 19 G, 21 IP, 15 H, 8 ER, 8 BB, 32 SO


No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
THU: DNP (IL)
2019: .288/.363/.444, 5-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 20 BB, 41 SO, 4 SB


West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
THU: DNP
2019: .293/.396/.390, 4-2B, 3 RBI, 6 BB, 6 SO


No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 43.2 IP, 55 H, 30 ER, 12 BB, 37 SO, 7.11 ERA


No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 12 GS, 57 IP, 48 H, 28 ER, 23 BB, 69 SO, 4.42 ERA


No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
THU: DNP
2019: .237/.304/.442, 5-2B, 9 HR, 11 BB, 60 SO


DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS
THU: 0-1, 2 BB, SB
2019: .270/.341/.432, 2B, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, 5 BB, 9 SO, 3 SB

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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.


UR Arturo Guerrero, OF
THU: DNP
2019: .296/.457/.444, 2B, HR, 4 BB, 11 SO, 4 SB

Guerrero is a 6-foot-3, 170-pound outfielder with plus speed and above-average tools across the board. He’s a right-handed batter who will turn 19 in September.


UR Milkar Perez, 3B
THU: 0-3, BB
2019: .139/.262/.222, HR, 5 BB, 11 SO

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Perez has mature plate skills and the ability to use most of the field. He’s a right-handed batter and is from Nicaragua. He will be 18 in October.


UR Luis Baez, RHP
THU: DNP
2019: 2 GS, 8 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO

Baez was my No. 25 prospect to start the year because the club lacked upside plays anywhere else, then the right-hander faded out of the ranking as some of the clubs winter adds established themselves, including McKay, Haberer and a few others.

He’s 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds, offering physical projection and he’s shown good ability to manipulate the baseball, both with a sinking fastball and with two different breaking balls and a changeup.


UR Jonatan Clase, CF
THU: 1-3, 3B, BB, 2 SO
2019: .290/.425/.419, 2B, HR, 6 BB, 8 SO, 5 SB

Clase is 5-foot-8, 160 pounds and packs a quick left-handed swing with some torque and loft. He just turned 17 May 23.


UR Asdrubal Bueno, SS
THU: DNP
2019: .333/.429/.625, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 BB, 5 SO

Bueno is a right-handed hitter out of Venezuela. He’s 5-foot-11, 177 pounds and has good bat speed and an aggressive game plan. He will turn 18 in November.


UR Jose Caguana, C
THU: DNP
2019: .292/.320/.333, 2B, BB, 6 SO

Caguana is a right-handed hitting backstop from Venezuela. He just turned 17 in April and stands 5-foot-10 and 182 pounds.


UR Abdiel Medina, RHP
THU: DNP
2019: 3 G, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 9 SO

Medina is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound right-hander from Panama. He’s a fastball-curveball-changeup arm ith a live arm and some feel for the secondaries. The heater has touched 87 mph. He turned 17 in January.


UR Yeury Tatiz, RHP
THU: 5 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 6 SO
2019: 3 GS, 14 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 17 SO

Tatiz stands a projectable 6-foot-3 and 178 pounds with some buggy whip in the arm action and stuff with promise, including a fastball up to 91 mph and a developing breaking ball. He’ll be 19 in November.


UR Wilton Perez, RHP
THU: DNP
2019: 2 GS, 7.1 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

The 6-foot-3, 176-pound Perez is up to 90 mph to go with two breaking balls and solid-average control. He turned 17 in March.

2 Comments

  1. Author

    Thanks, Rhett! Appreciate the kind words!

  2. Just wanted to let you know how much I love and appreciate these daily prospect wrap-ups. They’re phenomenal and there are a lot of us silent observers out here. Thanks, Jason and keep up the good work.

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