(Photo of Jake Fraley by Mark Wagner/Travs)

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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
THU: 1-4, RBI, BB, 2 SO
2019: .281/.351/.497, 7-2B, 4-3B, 7 HR, 26 RBI, 18 BB, 42 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. 11 Jake Fraley, OF
THU: DNP
2019: .313/.386/.539, 15-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 47 RBI, 23 BB, 55 SO, 16 SB

Turns out the Mariners were waiting for Luis Liberato to come off the IL so they could promote Fraley and not short the contending Arkansas Travs. The alternative was a fill-in player and the club is short on those with the short-season clubs’ seasons underway.


No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 4 G, 12 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 16 SO


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


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No. 30 David McKay, RHR
THU: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO
2019: 20 G, 4.60 ERA, 31.1 IP, 23 H, 22 BB, 50 SO

McKay’s stuff was dominant in this one, beyond the strikeout totals over two innings. He induced eight whiffs on 31 pitches (22 strikes), the breaking ball was nasty and he pounded the zone with the fastball, up to 95 mph.


No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
THU: 0-4, HBP
2019: .294/.355/.448, 21-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 34 RBI, 24 BB, 50 SO, 16 SB


UR Robert Perez, 1B
THU: DNP
2019: .250/.304/.469, 3-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 4 BB, 24 SO

Perez is 3 for his last 26 with 13 strikeouts. His home run Tuesday was of the inside-the-park variety.


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

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

Dunn is one of five Travs pitchers at the Texas League All-Star Game.


No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS
THU: DNP
2019: 59.1 IP, 56 H, 28 ER, 42 BB, 53 SO, 6.87 ERA


No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OF
THU: DNP
2019: .253/.356/.378, 13-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 38 RBI, 38 BB, 77 SO, 2 SB


 

No. 14 Evan White, 1B
THU: DNP
2019: .288/.364/.483, 5-2B, 2-3B, 8 HR, 24 RBI, 18 BB, 44 SO, SB

White is one of eight Travs at the Texas League All-Star Game, including infielder Donnie Walton, who replaces the promoted Jake Fraley.


No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
THU: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
2019: 76 IP, 87 H, 37 ER, 21 BB, 73 SO, 4.38 ERA

Sanchez was elected into the Texas League All-Star Game.


No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
THU: 3-4, 2B, BB
2019: .242/.320/.426, 14-2B, 3-3B, 7 HR, 25 RBI, 23 BB, 66 SO, 12 SB


No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHR
THU: DNP
2019: 22 G, 31 IP, 29 H, 18 BB, 43 SO, 6.10 ERA


No. 29 Darren McCaughan, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 13 GS, 2.60 ERA, 79.2 IP, 77 H, 7 BB, 67 SO

McCaughan is one of five Travs arms in the Texas League All-Star Game.


No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR
THU:
DNP
2019:
29.2 IP, 33 H, 16 ER, 12 BB, 30 SO, 3 SVS


No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
THU: 2-5, RBI, SO
2019: .291/.364/.444, 5-2B, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 20 BB, 42 SO, 4 SB

Liberto’s Double-A debut was a good one. He has enough pop to support a 45 hit tool & 60 speed & defense.


No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHR
THU: DNP
2019: 25 G, 38.1 IP, 23 H, 15 BB, 80 SO, 2 SVS


UR Art Warren, RHR
THU: DNP
2019: 13 G, 12.2 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 17 SO


UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SS
THU: 1-4, BB
2019: .314/.405/.444, 7-2B, 8 HR, 32 BB, 40 SO

I included Walton here because he’s asked about a lot due to strong performance. He’s not ranked for me because he’s 25 and not a regular shortstop in the big leagues. I also don’t buy him as more than a 50-55 grade second baseman.

In addition, I don’t believe the limited power he’s shown this year is projectable and he’s already maxed out physically so there’s not much on which to dream, let alone time to wake it up.

I do believe he should be in utiluty conversations, however — the performance isn’t 100% meaningless — right there with Dylan Moore, Tim Lopes and Connor Kopach. So I’d like to see him start playing at least left field some.


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

No. 1 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
THU: 0-5, 2 SO
2019: .310/.392/.581, 15-2B, 3-3B, 13 HR, 34 RBI, 27 BB, 52 SO, 10 SB

Kelenic returned after two weeks on the shelf with a jammed wrist.


No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 62.2 IP, 48 H, 15 ER, 13 BB, 88 SO, 2.40 ERA

6.15.2019: Gilbert threw 64 of 96 pitches for strikes in another strong outing.


No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C
THU: 0-5, SO
2019: .228/.297/.405, 17-2B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 21 BB, 56 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, 0 R, BB, SO
2019: 21 G, 22 IP, 15 H, 8 ER, 9 BB, 36 SO


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

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
THU: 1-3, HR, RBI, 2 BB
2019: .356/.472/.542, 5-2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 10 BB, 13 SO


No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHS
THU: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 SP
2019: 14 GS, 69 IP, 54 H, 32 ER, 25 BB, 76 SO, 4.38 ERA


No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
THU: 1-4, SO
2019: .228/.295/.419, 5-2B, 9 HR, 12 BB, 64 SO


UR Deivy Florido, RHP
THU: DNP
2019: 9 G, 5 GS, 34.1 IP, 41 H, 6 BB, 24 SO, 3.93 ERA


Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League

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


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


No. 18 Carter Bins, C
THU: 1-4, BB, SO
2019: 4-16, BB, 8 SO


No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
THU: 0-4, 4 SO
2019: 5-for-23


No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
THU: DNP
2019: 51.2 IP, 66 H, 36 ER, 16 BB, 46 SO, 6.27 ERA

6.16.2019: Two strong starts in a row for DC-S, this one in his first start for Everett. He threw 51 of 81 pitches for strikes.


No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHS
THU: 2 IP, H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
2019: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO


No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHS
THU: 4.2 IP, 2 H, ER. BB, 2 SO
2019: 8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO


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


UR Miguel Perez, CF
THU: 2-5, 2B, 3B, SO
2019: 7-29, 3-2B, 3B, HR, 3 BB, 10 SO


Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League

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


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


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

Campbell isn’t likely to throw a single pitch this summer after leading his Razorbacks deep into the postseason. In 18 starts, 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.


No. 29 Brayan Perez, LHS
THU: DNP
2019: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO


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


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


UR Tyler Driver, RHP
THU: DNP
2019:

The Mariners’ 18-th-round pick pitched well in his pro debut.


UR Osiris Castillo, IF
THU: DNP
2019: 4-8, 2B, 3 RBI, SO


UR Daniel Santos, C
THU: DNP
2019: 3-7, SO


UR Luis Veloz, OF
THU: DNP
2019:

You may remember me talking about Veloz 2017-18 and here’s why I did and here’s why I am now.

First of all, he’s 6-4, 185 pounds with a plus arm and some athleticism; good feet, has a bit of quick-twitch. But he’s also made his way to the states, and that’s sayng something. He’s a right-handed hitter with projectable power who needs to work on the swing in order to unlock it.


DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS
THU: 1-5, 2 RBI, SO
2019: .281/.338/.509, 3-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 6 BB, 14 SO, 6 SB

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.

Jason A. Churchill

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