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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
SAT: 1-4, 2 SO
2019: .273/.340/.477, 7-2B, 4-3B, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 18 BB, 45 SO


No. 10 Braden Bishop, CF
SAT: 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
SAT: 1-4, 3B, SO
2019: .316/.390/.557, 15-2B, 3-3B, 12 HR, 51 RBI, 24 BB, 57 SO, 16 SB

6.21.2019: Couldn’t have asked for much more from Fraley in his Triple-A debut. On top of the stat line he made a diving catch late in the game, then walked and scored the winning run from first on a double by Jose Lobaton.

Here’s the long ball:


No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHS
SAT: DNP
2019: 5 G, 13.2 IP, 14 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 16 SO


No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR
SAT: 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
SAT: DNP
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
SAT: 0-3, SO
2019: .294/.358/.443, 21-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 34 RBI, 25 BB, 52 SO, 18 SB


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
SAT: 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
SAT: DNP
2019: 59.1 IP, 56 H, 28 ER, 42 BB, 53 SO, 6.87 ERA


No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OF
SAT: 2-4, BB, 2 SO
2019: .257/.359/.378, 13-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 38 RBI, 39 BB, 81 SO, 2 SB


No. 14 Evan White, 1B
SAT: 3-5
2019: .301/.364/.472, 5-2B, 2-3B, 8 HR, 24 RBI, 18 BB, 46 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
SAT: DNP
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
SAT: 2-4, 2 SO
2019: .242/.318/.424, 15-2B, 3-3B, 7 HR, 25 RBI, 23 BB, 69 SO, 13 SB


No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHR
SAT: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, SO
2019: 23 G, 32 IP, 29 H, 19 BB, 45 SO, 5.91 ERA


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


No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
SAT: 1-5, 2B, 3 SO
2019: .286/.356/.432, 6-2B, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 20 BB, 48 SO, 4 SB


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


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


UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SS
SAT: DNP
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.


UR Darren McCaughan, RHS
SAT: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
2019: 14 GS, 2.73 ERA, 85.2 IP, 85 H, 7 BB, 71 SO

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


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

No. 1 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
SAT: 1-3, 2B, RBI, SO
2019: .308/.387/.585, 15-2B, 4-3B, 13 HR, 34 RBI, 27 BB, 54 SO, 10 SB

Kelenic is 11-for-36 (.306) with two doubles, a triple and two homers since his promotion. He’s drawn two walks against eight strikeouts.


No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS
SAT: 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
SAT: DNP
2019: .233/.300/.414, 17-2B, 9 HR, 37 RBI, 21 BB, 57 SO


No. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHS
SAT: DNP
2019: 14 GS, 77 IP, 81 H, 30 ER, 9 BB, 103 SO, 3.51 ERA


No. 28 Joey Gerber, RHP
SAT: 0.2, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, SO
2019: 22 G, 22.2 IP, 15 H, 8 ER, 9 BB, 37 SO


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

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
SAT: 1-4, 2 SO
2019: .328/.438/.493, 5-2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 10 BB, 17 SO


No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHS
SAT: DNP
2019: 14 GS, 69 IP, 54 H, 32 ER, 25 BB, 76 SO, 4.38 ERA


No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
SAT: 1-3, SO
2019: .229/.299/.418, 5-2B, 9 HR, 12 BB, 65 SO


UR Deivy Florido, RHP
SAT: 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
SAT: DNP
2019:


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


No. 18 Carter Bins, C
SAT: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 SO
2019: 4-19, 3 BB, 10 SO


No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
SAT: 3-4, RBI
2019: 9-for-31


No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
SAT: 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
SAT: DNP
2019: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO


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


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


UR Miguel Perez, CF
SAT: 0-4, 3 SO
2019: 7-33, 3-2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 15 SO


UR Robert Perez, 1B
SAT: 1-3, BB
2019: .260/.316/.452, 3-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 5 BB, 27 SO


UR Juan Then, RHP
SAT: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, SO
2019: 


Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League

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


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


No. 13 Isaiah Campbell, RHS
SAT: 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.

At best, he may get 30-50 pro pitches in before he’s shut down.


No. 29 Brayan Perez, LHS
SAT: 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 0 BB, SO
2019: 10 IP, 12 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO


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


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


UR Tyler Driver, RHP
SAT: DNP
2019:

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


UR Danny Chang, LHP
SAT: 2 IP, 3 H, ER, 0 BB, HBP, 4 SO
2019: 4 IP, 3 H, ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

Chang signed as Jin-Yu Chang and has upside, including a potential big-league curveball and projectable frame. He turned 19 in February.


DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS
SAT: 1-5, BB, SO
2019: .274/.338/.484, 3-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 7 BB, 15 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.


UR Jonatan Clase, CF
SAT: 0-3, 3 BB, 2 SB
2019: .232/.397/.446, 2-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 16 SO, 9 SB

Clase, who just turned 17 in late May, is a left-handed stick with some natural gap power that could turn into more in time.  As I noted on Opening Day, he’s very interesting and the more he performs the better chance he ends up in the rankings at some point.

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