(Photo of Kyle Lewis by Mark Wagner/Travs)

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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
2019: .282/.346/.471, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 20 BB, 57 SO

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

Scout: “I think he can play. He’s not a star but the bat and arm play in a Marwin Gonzalez kind of way.”

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
2019: .312/.380/.550, 18-2B, 5-3B, 13 HR, 63 RBI, 27 BB, 68 SO, 19 SB

Scout: “My only question is how much of the power is real. If it’s all going to be there, I think he’s an everyday guy. He still might be. He can do a lot of things pretty well. He’s been one of the better players in the short time he’s been up here (PCL).”

No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHS
2019: 8 G, 20.2 IP, 23 H, 10 ER, 7 BB, 22 SO

No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR
2019: 12 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 9 BB, 21 SO

No. 30 David McKay, RHR
2019: 24 G, 38.2 IP, 24 H, 28 BB, 63 SO

Scout: “I don’t love the delivery; he has a little trouble staying balanced, but it’s a back-end (of the bullpen) breaking ball.”

No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
2019: .286/.348/.438, 25-2B, 3B, 6 HR, 42 RBI, 29 BB, 62 SO, 21 SB

Scout: “He’s an up and down guy for me. He can help you at 2 (second base) but there’s no standout tool or skill. He’s a pretty good athlete, could be a valuable reserve.”

Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
2019: 75.1 IP, 73 H, 32 ER, 23 BB, 96 SO

No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS
2019: 82 IP, 75 H, 46 BB, 77 SO, 4.94 ERA

Scout: “I’m not all that down on him, but I wasn’t on him as a 1 anyway. I know some were when he spiked the velo to 97. With that body and arm action he wasn’t going to live in the mid-90s. But I saw him two starts ago and he looked like the same guy I saw last summer. That’s a 3. If he gets the changeup going, maybe there’s more there.”

Personally, I still think the Johan Santana treatment for Sheffield early in his career might be a good idea.

No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OF
MON: 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI
2019: .266/.364/.388, 16-2B, 2-3B, 5 HR, 44 RBI, 45 BB, 94 SO, 3 SB

Scout: “I like that he’s gone back to the loose hands. That’s where the power is, a buggy whip swing. He’s got that. Lewis is still a very intriguing young player.”

No. 14 Evan White, 1B
2019: .296/.353/.487, 7-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 30 RBI, 19 BB, 55 SO, SB

Scout: “He’s the position in their system I feel the most confident is a big leaguer. I just don’t know how good a bat that is yet.”

Me, neither. But he’s answering questions this season.

No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
MON: 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 0 BB, 6 SO
2019: 88 IP, 93 H, 38 ER, 22 BB, 85 SO, 3.75 ERA

Scout: “I think he’s a reliever; lots of Vidal Nuno there; pitchability, breaking ball, changeup, arm action, most 89-92 (mph). Back in my day he’d be a 2.”

No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
MON: 1-4, 2B, 2 SO
2019: .241/.315/.432, 20-2B, 3-3B, 9 HR, 32 RBI, 27 BB, 87 SO, 13 SB

Scout: “He has more power than he’s shown. Hopefully they can help him get to it.”

DT-W uses the middle of the field and the backside a lot. To get to his power he’ll need to get to his pull side more, but it’s a Catch 22. He does that and it opens him up to left-handed pitching, changeups and velocity away.

No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHR
2019: 26 G, 36.1 IP, 29 H, 19 BB, 56 SO

Scout: “I’m trying to figure out why he’s had problems throwing strikes at times. Every time I’ve seen him I see a 7th-inning big-league reliever.”

No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHP
2019: 26 G, 27 IP, 17 H, 10 ER, 12 BB, 42 SO

No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR
34.2 IP, 33 H, 16 ER, 13 BB, 40 SO

No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
MON: 2-4, RBI
2019: .282/.345/.423, 9-2B, 3B, 7 HR, 37 RBI, 22 BB, 58 SO, 5 SB

No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHR
2019: 28 G, 42.1 IP, 25 H, 18 BB, 84 SO, 2 SVS

7.2.2019: Delaplane’s control and command were each absent Tuesday. He walked two batters, fell behind a lot and served up a meatball that was hit out of the yard.

It was the first outing of the season the right-hander did not record at least one strikeout. In fact, it’s the first inning he’s pitched in all year — even partial innings when he replaced another pitcher and recorded one or two outs — when he failed to record a strikeout.

He’ll probably strike out 13 of the next 18 batters he faces, though, so don’t feel bad for him.

UR Art Warren, RHR
MON: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB
2019: 18 G, 18 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 8 BB, 23 SO

Scout: “I don’t see a major-league breaking ball yet but when he has his release point he will get outs with the velocity alone. Good action up in the strike zone.”

UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SS
2019: .307/.403/.428, 9-2B, 3B, 8 HR, 42 BB, 45 SO, 8 SB

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

MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHP (rehab)

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

No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OF
2019: .296/.371/.558, 19-2B, 4-3B, 15 HR, 41 RBI, 32 BB, 69 SO, 11 SB

7.2.2019: Caught up with a coach on a club that’s faced Modesto several times this season. Asked about Kelenic:

“We know what he can do. He was playing amateur travel ball 13 months ago but he made it known pretty quickly you can’t make mistakes with him. But he’s different. It always seems like he knows the Powerball numbers, but won’t tell you. I hear he’s a great kid, so maybe he wins and shares it, but he’s not telling you the numbers.”

Kelenic is seeing a steady diet of offspeed stuff diving out of the zone and some splitters and changeups, often in the zone, but down or away — or both.

No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS
2019: 78 IP, 58 H, 16 ER, 16 BB, 101 SO, 1.85 ERA

Scout: “Pretty good combo of control, command and pitch mix.”

No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C
MON: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, BB
2019: .255/.326/.503, 19-2B, 18 HR, 57 RBI, 29 BB, 67 SO

Scout: “It’s probably going to take more time than fans will want but he’s a major leaguer. The power is real.”

No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHS
MON: 9 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO
2019: 18 GS, 101.2 IP, 102 H, 41 ER, 10 BB, 128 SO

Scout: “Mike Leake? Kyle Lohse?”

UR Raymond Kerr, LHP
2019: 19 G, 10 GS, 63 IP, 66 H, 36 BB, 53 SO

UR Joe Rizzo, 3B
2019: .301/.361/.447, 21-2B, 3-3B, 7 HR, 31 BB, 58 SO

Rizzo slugged .495 in June — eight doubles and three homers — and already has two home runs in July. Power the missing ingredient from his offensive profile. Perhaps it’s coming along.

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

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
2019: .293/.374/.391, 6-2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 12 BB, 32 SO

Scout: “I love this kid. Is he available to adopt? Love the way he plays. Love the way he composes himself everywhere I’ve ever seen him. I don’t see a superstar, but I’ll take my chances he’s an everyday guy.”

No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHS
2019: 17 GS, 84 IP, 70 H, 44 ER, 36 BB, 92 SO

No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
2019: .244/.316/.434, 9-2B, 11 HR, 18 BB, 78 SO

Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League

No. 6 George Kirby, RHS

No. 15 Brandon Williamson, LHS

No. 18 Carter Bins, C
MON: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 SO
2019: 11-51, 3 HR, 16 BB, 24 SO

No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
MON: 0-3. 2 BB
2019: 21-for-59, 7-2B, 3B, 6 BB, 11 SO

No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
2019: 65.1 IP, 79 H, 26 BB, 57 SO

No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHS
2019: 9.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 11 SO

No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHS
2019: 16.2 IP, 19 H, 4 ER,11 BB, 14 SO

UR Juan Then, RHP
2019: 14 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 16 SO

7.2.2019: Then induced 11 swinging strikes in just five innings of work. He faced 19 batters and threw 54 of 79 pitches for strikes.

UR Juan Mercedes, RHP
2019: 7 G, 4 GS, 27.2 IP, 28 H, 3 BB, 16 SO

Mercedes is just 19 years of age, but looks the part at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. He pitched the part Thursday and while he’s not throwing 95, he does throw strikes and there si velo projection left as he learns to use his lower half better. Worth keeping an eye on, for sure.

Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League

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

No. 23 Levi Stoudt, RHS

No. 13 Isaiah Campbell, RHS

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
2019: 25 IP, 20 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 25 SO

No. 31 Ty Adcock, RHR

No. 33 Adam Macko, LHS

UR Tyler Driver, RHP
2019: 14 IP, 13 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 11 SO

The Mariners’ 18th-round pick has pitched well in all four of his starts.

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 Kelvin Nunez, RHP
MON: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
2019: 23.1 IP, 25 H, 10 ER, 7 BB, 17 SO

UR Danny Chang, LHP
2019: 15 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 7 BB, 27 SO

Chang, whom we discussed at more length in the podcast last week, might be too good for the Arizona League.

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

DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS
MON: 0-5
2019: .283/.344/.442, 8-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 11 BB, 27 SO, 11 SB

UR Jonatan Clase, CF
2-5, 2B, RBI, SO
.291/.414/.485, 8-2B, 3-3B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 20 BB, 30 SO, 13 SB

UR Ortwin Pieternella, C/OF
2019: .360/.492/.580, 6-2B, 3B, HR, 9 RBI, 13 BB, 10 SO, 4 SB

Piertenella has been catching, but he’s also getting time in the outfield. Right-handed bat. Turned 20 in May.


Jason A. Churchill

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