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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
THU: 3-3, RBI, BB
2019: .293/.363/.489, 7-2B, 4-3B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 19 BB, 46 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: .301/.373/.527, 16-2B, 3-3B, 12 HR, 52 RBI, 25 BB, 61 SO, 17 SB


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


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


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No. 30 David McKay, RHR
THU: DNP
2019: 21 G, 4.05 ERA, 33.1 IP, 24 H, 23 BB, 54 SO, 4.05 ERA


No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
THU: 1-4, BB, SO, SB
2019: .284/.348/.424, 22-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 37 RBI, 27 BB, 57 SO, 21 SB


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
THU: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 9 SO
2019: 70.1 IP, 65 H, 27 ER, 21 BB, 90 SO, 3.45 ERA

Dunn threw 82 pitches, 57 for strikes (69.5%). He induced 12 swings and misses and five of his nine strikeouts came by way of swinging strike.

Every time I attempt to look into Dunn’s trend, I get all the way back to the start of the season. He’s gone five or more innings in 11 of 14 starts and tallied at least as many strikeouts as hits in all but two outings.

Over his past two, Dunn has struck out 18 batters and walked three in 11.1 innings of work. While I don’t necessarily believe Dunn should be sent to Triple-A right now, he’s proven his stuff can dominate Double-A hitters regularly.

Of late, the slider has been plus, with sharper break.


No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS
THU: 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
THU: 0-4, 3 SO
2019: .261/.362/.382, 14-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 39 RBI, 40 BB, 85 SO, 2 SB


No. 14 Evan White, 1B
THU: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SO
2019: .302/.363/.485, 6-2B, 2-3B, 9 HR, 27 RBI, 18 BB, 49 SO, SB


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


No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
THU: 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB
2019: .244/.322/.433, 15-2B, 3-3B, 8 HR, 27 RBI, 25 BB, 71 SO, 13 SB


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


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


No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
THU: 0-3
2019: .272/.342/.409, 6-2B, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 20 BB, 49 SO, 4 SB


No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHR
THU: 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
THU: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
2019: 15 G, 14.2 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 19 SO


UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SS
THU: 1-4, 2B
2019: .313/.405/.444, 9-2B, 8 HR, 34 BB, 42 SO


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


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

No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OF
THU: 1-3, 2B, BB, 2 SO
2019: .296/.377/.560, 16-2B, 4-3B, 13 HR, 35 RBI, 28 BB, 58 SO, 10 SB


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


No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C
THU: 1-3, HR, RBI
2019: .249/.324/.470, 17-2B, 13 HR, 48 RBI, 26 BB, 59 SO

Raleigh not only has three homers in two games, he’s moved into the Top 20 in the Cal League in wRC+.

The homer Thursday was his 10th as a left-handed batter this season.


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


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


UR Raymond Kerr, LHP
THU: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
2019: 17 G, 10 GS, 60 IP, 65 H, 36 BB, 51 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 had control problems and belongs in the bullpen, but 94-99 from the left side isn’t common, and he got started late after spending time at Lassen Community College.

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
THU: 0-4, 2 SO
2019: .322/.422/.448, 5-2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 11 BB, 20 SO


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


No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
THU: 1-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 SO
2019: .235/.299/.439, 5-2B, 11 HR, 32 RBI,12 BB, 69 SO


UR Josias De Los Santos, RHP
THU: DNP
2019: 10 G, 6 GS, 41.1 IP, 38 H, 15 BB, 32 SO, 4.57 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: 1-2, HR, 2 RBI, BB
2019: 8-30, 2 HR, 8 BB, 14 SO

Bins is up to .267/.450/.467 in his first 30 at-bats for Everett.


No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
THU: 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
THU: DNP
2019: 57.1 IP, 70 H, 37 ER, 17 BB, 51 SO, 6.27 ERA

Casetta-Stubbs has three straight quality outings, including his first two for Everett.


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


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


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


UR Robert Perez, 1B
THU: 1-3, BB
2019: .242/.317/.449, 4-2B, 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 7 BB, 35 SO


UR Juan Then, RHP
THU: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 SO
2019: 9 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO

Then struggled with control and command in his first appearance but threw 43 of 67 pitches for strikes in this one and was pretty good — the numbers here don’t lie.


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:

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
THU: 5 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO
2019: 15 IP, 13 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO


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


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


UR Tyler Driver, RHP
THU: 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
THU: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 SO
2019: 8 IP, 6 H, ER, 0 BB, 15 SO

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
THU: 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
THU: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SO
2019: .321/.371/.513, 5-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 8 BB, 21 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.

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