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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
MON: DNP
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.


No. 10 Braden Bishop, CF
MON: 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
MON: DNP
2019: .314/.383/.550, 18-2B, 5-3B, 12 HR, 59 RBI, 26 BB, 63 SO, 19 SB


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


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


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


No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
MON: DNP
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
MON: DNP
2019: 70.1 IP, 65 H, 27 ER, 21 BB, 90 SO, 3.45 ERA


No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS
MON: 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
MON: 1-5, RBI, SO
2019: .253/.352/.366, 14-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 41 RBI, 41 BB, 89 SO, 2 SB


No. 14 Evan White, 1B
MON: DNP
2019: .304/.364/.495, 7-2B, 2-3B, 10 HR, 28 RBI, 19 BB, 52 SO, SB


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


No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
MON: 0-3, RBI
2019: .245/.321/.435, 18-2B, 3-3B, 8 HR, 28 RBI, 26 BB, 76 SO, 13 SB


No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHR
MON: DNP
2019: 24 G, 34 IP, 29 H, 19 BB, 52 SO


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


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


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


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


UR Art Warren, RHR
MON: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
2019: 16 G, 15.2 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 21 SO

Warren has allowed just two earned runs all season and has run three straight clean appearances — no baserunners. When he’s right, it’s an easy 94-96 mph, and he can pump it up to 99.

He’s had some injury issues the past few years — had Tommy John in college — but he’s throwing a lot of strikes and is boasting career bests with a14.5% swinging strike rate and 33% K rate.

He should be a candidate for Tacoma before too long and if the control and command stay steady the big leagues should not be out of the question, either.


UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SS
MON: 3-5
2019: .308/.402/.432, 9-2B, 8 HR, 37 BB, 44 SO


UR Darren McCaughan, RHS
MON: 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 0 BB, 7 SO
2019: 15 GS, 2.62 ERA, 92.2 IP, 90 H, 7 BB, 78 SO


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

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

Kelenic’s single in the first inning in this game was a wall-banger but Connor Kopach misread the ball and held Kelenic to a single. Ball was hit hard.

In the eighth, he was robbed of at least a time on base when the first base umpire missed a call on a grounder to second. May have been an error anyway, but Kelenic showed plus speed.


No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS
MON: 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
MON:
2019: .246/.321/.462, 18-2B, 13 HR, 48 RBI, 27 BB, 63 SO


No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHS
MON: 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
MON: 1-4, HR, RBI, SO
2019: .311/.403/.476, 5-2B, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 12 BB, 26 SO


No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHS
MON: DNP
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
MON: DNP
2019: .231/.295/.422, 5-2B, 11 HR, 13 BB, 73 SO


Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League

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


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


No. 18 Carter Bins, C
MON: 0-3, BB, SO
2019: 8-34, 2 HR, 12 BB, 17 SO


No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
MON: 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
MON: 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
2019: 65.1 IP, 79 H, 26 BB, 57 SO


No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHS
MON: DNP
2019: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 9 SO


No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHS
MON: DNP
2019: 12.2 IP, 14 H, 4 ER,11 BB, 8 SO


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


UR Robert Perez, 1B
MON: 0-3, BB
2019: .215/.288/.383, 4-2B, 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 9 BB, 40 SO


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


Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League

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


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


No. 13 Isaiah Campbell, RHS
MON: 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
MON: DNP
2019: 15 IP, 13 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO


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


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


UR Tyler Driver, RHP
MON: 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
MON: 1-3
2019: .282/.310/.513, 2B, 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
MON: DNP
2019: 8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 15 SO


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


UR Luis Veloz, OF
MON: 0-4, 2 SO
2019: 4-21, 7 BB, 5 SO


UR Edwin Gil, 3B
MON: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
2019: 18-72, 7-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 2 BB, 25 SO


UR Daniel Santos, C
MON:
1-4, 3B, SO
2019:
.321/.412/.429, 2B, 3B, 2 BB, 6 SO


DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS
MON: 0-4, SB
2019: .302/.364/.577, 5-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 9 BB, 22 SO, 10 SB


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

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