(Photo of Jake Fraley by Jeff Halstead/Tacoma Rainiers)

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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
SUN: 1-5,2  SO
2019: .288/.355/.485, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 20 BB, 51 SO

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

UPDATE: Still ‘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: 2-4, BB, SB
2019: .314/.383/.550, 18-2B, 5-3B, 12 HR, 59 RBI, 26 BB, 63 SO, 19 SB


No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 7 G, 18 IP, 20 H, 8 ER, 6 BB, 18 SO


No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 11 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 18 SO


NEW: Top 40 Prospect Rankings Update


No. 30 David McKay, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 23 G, 35.2 IP, 24 H, 27 BB, 56 SO, 4.05 ERA


No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
SUN: 2-5, 2B
2019: .286/.350/.425, 23-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 37 RBI, 28 BB, 59 SO, 21 SB


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 70.1 IP, 65 H, 27 ER, 21 BB, 90 SO, 3.45 ERA


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

6.29.2019: Sheffield had a no-hitter through six and threw 64 of 96 pitches for strikes over his eight frames. He’s clearly found some rhythm in Arkansas.

The stuff is better as a result of better extension and finish and, of course, a consistent and repeated delovery with more lower-half energy.

The slider has benefitted the most, but Sheffield is getting real value from his fastball his last three starts. Might be time to check the fix in Triple-A again. Sheffield, if he keeps throwing strikes, is likely to see the majors rather quickly.

I’m still concerned about the fastball. He’s not going to miss bats at 93 with no plane, so he has to create deception and/or command it well. And not just average. Or he has to throw more changeups or start using a cutter, too. Something to get more value from pitches other than the slider.


No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OF
SUN: 0-3, BB, 2 SO
2019: .254/.354/.369, 14-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 41 RBI, 41 BB, 88 SO, 2 SB


No. 14 Evan White, 1B
SUN: 2-4, HR, RBI
2019: .304/.364/.495, 7-2B, 2-3B, 10 HR, 28 RBI, 19 BB, 52 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: 0-4, 3 SO
2019: .248/.325/.440, 18-2B, 3-3B, 8 HR, 28 RBI, 26 BB, 76 SO, 13 SB


No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHR
SUN: 2 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO
2019: 24 G, 34 IP, 29 H, 19 BB, 52 SO


No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 25 G, 26 IP, 17 H, 10 ER, 12 BB, 39 SO


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


No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
SUN: 0-3, BB, SO
2019: .271/.344/.407, 6-2B, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 22 BB, 52 SO, 4 SB


No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHR
SUN: DNP
2019: 27 G, 41.1 IP, 23 H, 17 BB, 84 SO, 2 SVS


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


UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SS
SUN: 0-4, SO
2019: .303/.399/.429, 9-2B, 8 HR, 37 BB, 44 SO


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


MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHP (rehab)
SUN: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 2 SO

Tuivailala now has two straight scoreless appearances as he fights his way back after a leg injury. This is rehab stint No. 2. The club has until Juny 24 to activate or start the process all over again.


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

No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OF
SUN: 0-4, SO
2019: .282/.360/.533, 17-2B, 4-3B, 13 HR, 37 RBI, 30 BB, 65 SO, 11 SB

Kelenic is indeed in a slump, but we’re never going to ‘worry’ or grow ‘concern’ so no need to ask. K? Thanks.


No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 71.2 IP, 53 H, 16 ER, 15 BB, 94 SO, 2.15 ERA

6.29.2019: Gilbert, in what is believed to be a planned short-script, threw 25 of 41 pitches for strikes.

SCOUT: “I still think he’s a ‘3’ but in a good rotation where the ‘2’ is a real ‘2’ and the ‘1’ is an ace.”

JAC: What’s the ceiling here, then?

SCOUT: “Peak Anibal Sanchez? Carlos Carrasco? Aaron Nola?”


No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C
SUN: 0-4, SO
2019: .246/.321/.462, 18-2B, 13 HR, 48 RBI, 27 BB, 63 SO


No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 16 GS, 86.2 IP, 93 H, 38 ER, 10 BB, 115 SO


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

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
SUN: 2-5, SO
2019: .313/.409/.455, 5-2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 12 BB, 25 SO


No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHS
SUN: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO
2019: 16 GS, 80 IP, 64 H, 38 ER, 31 BB, 89 SO, 4.45 ERA

Inman’s line won’t impress but the stuff does. While I still like him as a reliever, he’s been hurt a lot by his defense — extending innings, adding baserunners, adding pitches — data that doesn’t show up in ERA or even fuly in FIP.


No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
SUN: 0-4, RBI, BB, 2 SO
2019: .231/.295/.422, 5-2B, 11 HR, 13 BB, 73 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: 0-1, 3 BB, SO
2019: 8-31, 2 HR, 10 BB, 12 SO.


No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
SUN: DNP
2019: 12-for-35, 2-2B, 2 BB, 8 SO

Shenton was removed after a diving play in the fourth inning Tuesday and hasn’t played since.


No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
SUN: DNP
2019: 60.1 IP, 76 H, 24 BB, 52 SO


No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHS
SUN: 0.2 IP, H, 0 ER, 4 BB, SO
2019: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 9 SO


No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHS
SUN: 2.2 IP, 6 H, ER, 4 BB, 2 SO
2019: 12.2 IP, 14 H, 4 ER,11 BB, 8 SO


UR Kelvin Nunez, RHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 15.1 IP, 16 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 11 SO


UR Robert Perez, 1B
SUN: 0-4, 3 SO
2019: .221/.289/.394, 4-2B, 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 8 BB, 40 SO


UR Juan Then, RHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 9 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO


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: DNP
2019: 15 IP, 13 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO


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


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


UR Tyler Driver, RHP
SUN: DNP
2019: 9 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO

The Mariners’ 18th-round pick has pitched well in all three of his starts. Maybe he’ll see this sentence, DM me on Twitter and tell me more about his arsenal. 🙂

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: DNP
2019: .278/.289/.528, 2B, 3B, 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: DNP
2019: 8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 15 SO


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


UR Luis Veloz, OF
SUN: DNP
2019: 4-17, 7 BB, 3 SO


UR Edwin Gil, 3B
SUN: DNP
2019: 17-68, 7-2B, 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 2 BB, 23 SO


DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS
SUN: DNP
2019: .317/.372/.500, 5-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 9 BB, 22 SO, 9 SB


UR Ortwin Pieternella, C
SUN: DNP
2019: .341/.500/.561, 4-2B, 3B, HR, 8 RBI, 13 BB, 7 SO, 3 SB

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.

Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio prior to joining HERO Sports in July, 2016.

Find Jason's Mariners podcast, Baseball Things, right here and follow him on Twitter @ProspectInsider.