(Photo of Tim Lopes by Jeff Halstead/Tacoma Rainiers)

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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 7 Jake Fraley, OF (24)
SUN: DNP
2019: .300/.369/.543, 19-2B, 5-3B, 16 HR, 68 RBI, 31 BB, 77 SO, 20 SB

Hearing Fraley’s ‘call-up’ status is not about service time right now, but that could become a consideration if he shows he’s ready and a short period of time makes a difference.


No. 12 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF (23)
SUN: DNP (IL)
2019: .279/.343/.466, 7-2B, 4-3B, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 20 BB, 59 SO


No. 14 Braden Bishop, CF (25)
SUN: Recalled 6.2.2019 (IL)
2019: .293/.378/.500, 13-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 21 BB, 38 SO, 2 SB


No. 27 Erik Swanson, RHS (25)
SUN: Recalled 7.16.2019
2019: 10 G, 6 GS, 24.1 IP, 28 H, 15 ER, 12 BB, 28 SO


No. 35 David McKay, RHR (24)
SUN: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
2019: 26 G, 40.1 IP, 24 H, 28 BB, 66 SO


No. 36 Tim Lopes, 2B (24)
SUN: 3-4, HR, 2 RBI
2019: .302/.362/.480, 30-2B, 2-3B, 10 HR, 60 RBI, 35 BB, 68 SO, 24 SB

7.19.2019: Lopes is riding a 13-game hitting streak.


MLB Brandon Brennan, RHP (rehab)
SUN: DNP


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS (22)
SUN: DNP
2019: 90.1 IP, 63 H, 18 ER, 20 BB, 117 SO, 1.79 ERA

7.17.2019: Gilbert had good stuff, and while he wasn’t at his sharpest it was a strong showing in his Double-A debut. He threew 53 of 84 pitches for strikes and induced 13 swings and misses (15.5%).


No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS (23)
SUN: DNP
2019: 88.1 IP, 82 H, 34 ER, 26 BB, 108 SO


No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS (23)
SUN: DNP
2019: 101.1 IP, 97 H, 52 BB, 96 SO


No. 9 Kyle Lewis, OF (24)
SUN: 1-4, 3 SO
2019: .263/.359/.402, 20-2B, 2-3B, 7 HR, 49 RBI, 49 BB, 107 SO, 3 SB


No. 10 Cal Raleigh, C (22)
SUN: 0-3, BB, SO
2019: .255/.334/.514, 19-2B, 22 HR, 67 RBI, 37 BB, 77 SO


No. 11 Evan White, 1B (23)
SUN: DNP
2019: .292/.341/.477, 12-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 35 RBI, 19 BB, 63 SO, SB


No. 17 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS (22)
SUN: DNP
2019: 104.2 IP, 113 H, 42 ER, 25 BB, 105 SO, 3.61 ERA


No. 18 Ljay Newsome, RHS (22)
SUN: 5.2 IP, 7 H, ER, 0 BB, SO
2019: 20 GS, 112 IP, 117 H, 47 ER, 10 BB, 135 SO

Newsome threw strikes but the lack of a swing-and-miss pitch showed up in Game 1 in the Texas League, and that may be a defining theme for him post promotion.

He hasn’t shown the good curveball with consistency and his changeup has been below-average or even nonexistent in some starts of late.

Newsome will need both to compete in Double-A and beyond because the fastball value has gone down and that trend will continue; Double-A bats will not swing and miss at the heater nearly as much as Cal League hitters did.


No. 22 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF (24)
SUN: 2-4, SO
2019: .244/.314/.424, 21-2B, 3-3B, 10 HR, 35 RBI, 28 BB, 105 SO, 13 SB


No. 24 Jake Haberer, RHR (24)
SUN: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, SO
2019: 30 G, 42 IP, 30 H, 25 BB, 58 SO


No. 26 Joey Gerber, RHP (22)
SUN: DNP
2019: 32 G, 34.2 IP, 22 H, 12 ER, 19 BB, 51 SO


No. 30 Sam Delaplane, RHR (24)
SUN: DNP
2019: 33 G, 49 IP, 27 H, 19 BB, 92 SO


No. 34 Wyatt Mills, RHR (24)
SUN:
DNP
2019:
39.2 IP, 35 H, 19 ER, 14 BB, 47 SO


No. 39 Donnie Walton, 2B/SS (25)
SUN: 0-4, SO
2019: .292/.388/.417, 10-2B, 3B, 10 HR, 46 BB, 53 SO, 8 SB


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

No. 1 Jarred Kelenic, OF (20)
SUN: DNP
2019: .288/.370/.535, 21-2B, 4-3B, 15 HR, 43 RBI, 37 BB, 76 SO, 13 SB

Kelenic hasn’t played since leaving the contest last Monday at home after injuring his leg on a double. He’s fine.


No. 40 Raymond Kerr, LHP (24)
SUN: 1 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, SO
2019: 24 G, 10 GS, 73.2 IP, 70 H, 37 BB, 64 SO

Kerr is due a promotion. He’s been nasty in relief, having not allowed an earned run in his last 16 innings. Dominant.


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

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF (18)
SUN: 0-5, 3 SO
2019: .288/.363/.463, 13-2B, 6 HR, 31 RBI, 13 BB, 49 SO


No. 20 Austin Shenton, 3B (21)
SUN: DNP
2019: .327/.415/.574, 11-2B, 3B, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 11 BB, 21 SO

Shenton went yard, but maybe the most notable thing was he started in left field in this one.


UR Josias De Los Santos, RHP (19)
SUN: DNP
2019: 15 G, 10 GS, 63 IP, 67 H, 25 BB, 49 SO


Everett SquaSox (SS-A) — Northwest League

No. 6 George Kirby, RHS (21)
SUN: DNP
2019: 2 GS, 4 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO

7.19.2019: I was in attendance for Kirby’s second pro start and from his pre-game bullpen through his 21 pitches (13 strikes) in the game and the postgame bully, it was easy to see some things not as noticeable in his time at Elon via video.

He pitches primarily from the first-base side of the slab and creates deception with the arm slot and by keeping his front shoulder closed until the arm is ready to explode through release. He got some gloveside run on the fastball away to RHBs in this game and hit the edges for called strikes a few times.

He didn’t throw a lot of offspeed stuff, but didn’t have to, either.

The heater hit 96 mph and sat 92-94. His delivery was clean and consistent. Kirby has a terrific foundation of command mechanics, present velocity and feel that suggest a high probability starter with perhaos No. 2 upside.


No. 15 Brandon Williamson, LHS (21)
SUN: DNP
2019: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, SO


No. 19 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS (19)
SUN: DNP
2019: 82.2 IP, 90 H, 30 BB, 74 SO


No. 21 Juan Then, RHP (19)
SUN: DNP
2019: 14 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 16 SO


No. 25 Carter Bins, RHS (20)
SUN: 0-1, BB
2019: .188/.405/.338, 4 HR, 23 BB, 34 SO


No. 31 Jorge Benitez, LHS (20)
SUN: 4 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO
2019: 28.2 IP, 27 H, 11 ER, 19 BB, 31 SO


Arizona Mariners (R) — Arizona Rookie League

No. 23 Juan Querecuto, SS (18)
SUN: DNP
2019: 1-11, 3 BB, 5 SO


No. 28 Danny Chang, LHP (19)
SUN: DNP
2019: 19.1 IP, 16 H, 9 ER, 10 BB, 30 SO


No. 29 Brayan Perez, LHS (18)
SUN: DNP
2019: 33.2 IP, 29 H, 11 ER, 7 BB, 29 SO


No. 37 Tyler Driver, RHP (18)
SUN: DNP
2019: 27 IP, 23 H, 10 ER, 6 BB, 22 SO

Driver’s been very consistent this summer throwing strikes, missing some bats and getting his share of ground ball outs.


DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS (17)
SUN: DNP
2019: .268/.333/.430, 9-2B, 3-3B, 3 HR, 27 RBI, 16 BB, 35 SO, 11 SB


No. 38 Jonatan Clase, CF (17)
SUN:
DNP
2019:
.278/.417/.444, 10-2B, 3-3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 29 BB, 34 SO, 16 SB

Jason A. Churchill

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