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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: .273/.340/.477, 7-2B, 4-3B, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 18 BB, 45 SO


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: 1-5, 2B, SO
2019: .309/.383/.545, 16-2B, 3-3B, 12 HR, 52 RBI, 25 BB, 59 SO, 17 SB

6.21.2019: Couldn’t have asked for much more from Fraley in his Triple-A debut Friday night. 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. 16 Ljay Newsome, RHS
MON: DNP
2019: 15 GS, 82.2 IP, 86 H, 34 ER, 10 BB, 113 SO

6.23.2019: In Newsome’s second Triple-A start, first this season, he dominated for four innings but gave up a four-spot in the fifth, including a Michael Gettys three-run home run on a bad curveball.

But it was an impressive showing by the 22-year-old nonetheless. If he’s sent out shortly I have to wonder if it’s to Double-A Arkansas rather than back to Modesto.

He struck out the side in the first, all swinging and had nine through four innings of work. He fanned Jose Pirela three times, Michael Gettys twice and just two Chihuahuas playesr in the starting lineup to avoided the lonely saunter. He threw 70 of his 98 pitches for strikes.

He threw a lot of fastballs and mixed the curveball and cutter.


No. 22 Erik Swanson, RHS
MON: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
2019: 6 G, 15.2 IP, 16 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 18 SO


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


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


No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
MON: 1-5, 2B, RBI, SO
2019: .291/.352/.438, 22-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 34 RBI, 25 BB, 54 SO, 18 SB


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
MON: 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
MON: 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
MON: DNP
2019: .265/.367/.388, 14-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 39 RBI, 40 BB, 82 SO, 2 SB

6.23.2019: Lewis is 30-for-79 (.380) since May 30 with six doubles, a triple and a homer. During that span, he’s walked 15 times to go with 28 strikeouts.


No. 14 Evan White, 1B
MON: DNP
2019: .298/.361/.480, 5-2B, 2-3B, 9 HR, 26 RBI, 18 BB, 48 SO, SB

6.23.2019: That’s seven home runs in June for White and a .370/.393/.691 line for the month.

White is one of eight Travs at the Texas League All-Star Game, including infielder Donnie Walton, who replaces the promoted Jake Fraley.

Combined, since May 30, White and Lewis are 63-for-166 (.380) with a .441 OBP and .599 slugging percentage.


No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
MON: 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
MON: DNP
2019: .238/.316/.417, 15-2B, 3-3B, 7 HR, 25 RBI, 24 BB, 71 SO, 13 SB


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


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


No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
MON: DNP
2019: .280/.349/.423, 6-2B, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 20 BB, 49 SO, 4 SB


No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHR
MON: 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
MON: DNP
2019: 14 G, 13.2 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 19 SO


UR Donnie Walton, 2B/SS
MON: DNP
2019: .315/.407/.444, 8-2B, 8 HR, 34 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
MON: DNP
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
MON: 1-4, RBI, BB, SO
2019: .302/.382/.570, 16-2B, 4-3B, 13 HR, 35 RBI, 28 BB, 56 SO, 10 SB


No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS
MON: 6 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 3 SO
2019: 68.2 IP, 52 H, 16 ER, 14 BB, 91 SO, 2.28 ERA

Gilbert induced 10 groundball outs to compensate for just six swing-and-miss results. But he did throw strikes — 60 of his 90 pitches, to be exact.


No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C
MON: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, SO
2019: .242/.310/.434, 18-2B, 10 HR, 44 RBI, 32 BB, 59 SO

Again, the triple-slash doesn’t look great but he has 18 extra-base hits in a half a season and is pushing a 110 wRC+,


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


UR Raymond Kerr, LHP
SAT:
2019: 16 G, 10 GS, 58 IP, 65 H, 36 BB, 49 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 starting right now and has had problems throwing strikes consistently, and it’s not ideal he’s 24 years old and remains in Advanced-A.

But he got started late after spending time at Lassen Community College and 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
MON: 2-4, RBI,
2019: .347/.443/.493, 5-2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 10 BB, 18 SO


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


No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
MON: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
2019: .230/.298/.431, 5-2B, 10 HR, 12 BB, 65 SO


UR Josias De Los Santos, RHP
SAT: DNP
2019: 10 G, 6 GS, 41.1 IP, 38 H, 15 BB, 32 SO, 4.57 ERA

Been getting hints De Los Santos needs to be in this discussion and since he pitched well Sunday it was the perfect time to introduce him to the Prospect Wrap.

He’s 20 on July 29, 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, loose arm, consistently and comfortably in the upper 80s, touches the low-90s, firm curveball and changeup.


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: 2-4, HR, RBI
2019: 6-23, HR, 7 BB, 10 SO

Bins hit his first long ball as a pro Monday.


No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
MON: 1-3, 2B, BB
2019: 10-for-34, 2-2B, 2 BB, 8 SO


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


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


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

The 19-year-old Nunez is very interesting. He’s about 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, but the arm action is easy and there’s natural sink to the fastball. He could end up being a ground ball rotation candidate.

Sunday, he fanned four and induced six ground ball outs versus just two through the air. He did allow three hard hit balls that were hit on a line or in the air, but each of them came in the first inning.


UR Miguel Perez, CF
MON: 0-3, SO
2019: 7-40, 3-2B, 3B, 2 HR, 5 BB, 17 SO


UR Robert Perez, 1B
MON: 0-3, 3 SO
2019: .250/.310/.463, 3-2B, 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 6 BB, 29 SO


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

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.

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.


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


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


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


UR Tyler Driver, RHP
MON: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
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 Osiris Castillo, UT
MON: 3-5
2019: 10-for-23 (.435), 2B, BB, 2 SO

Castillo has a chance to be a multi-position glove, though shortstop isn’t likely to be one of them. He’s a switch hitter with a more polished left-handed swing.


UR Danny Chang, LHP
MON: DNP
2019: 4 IP, 3 H, ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

6.22.2019: 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
MON: 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
MON: 2-5, RBI, 3 SO
2019: .284/.342/.478, 3-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 7 BB, 18 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 Arturo Guerrero, OF
MON: 3-4, 2 RBI, SO
2019: .281/.423/.456

Guerrero’s a projectable power bat to watch but he’ll have to make more contact for it to play. Solid athlete with a chance to stick in right field — and be good there.

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