(Photo of Logan Gilbert by Jerry Espinoza)

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

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League


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No. 9 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
SAT: 1-4
2019: .291/.359/.503, 6-2B, 4-3B, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 16 BB, 35 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. 22 Erik Swanson, RHS
SAT: DNP (IL)
2019: 3 GS, 11 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 14 SO


No. 26 Gerson Bautista, RHR
SAT: Recalled 6.4.2019
2019: 10 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 15 SO, 3 WP


No. 30 David McKay, RHR
SAT: DNP
2019: 18 G, 4.94 ERA, 27.1 IP, 21 H, 20 BB, 42 SO

McKay’s had some command problems the past three weeks or so but still has the breaking ball.


No. 32 Tim Lopes, 2B
SAT: 0-3, BB
2019: .295/.349/.457, 21-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 34 RBI, 21 BB, 47 SO, 14 SB


UR Robert Perez, 1B
SAT: 0-3, 2 SO
2019: .278/.339/.481, 3-2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 18 SO

Perez is 2 for his last 19 with nine strikeouts, but his time in Tacoma has reached 17 games and he’s done nothing but impress, considering he’s 18 and had yet to play affiliated ball when the season started.


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


No. 5 Justus Sheffield, LHS
SAT: DNP
2019: 54.1 IP, 52 H, 27 ER, 40 BB, 46 SO, 5.74 ERA


No. 7 Kyle Lewis, OF
SAT: 0-4, 2 SO
2019: .241/.339/.364, 11-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 37 RBI, 33 BB, 73 SO, 2 SB


No. 11 Jake Fraley, OF
SAT: 0-2, RBI, BB, SO
2019: .318/.389/.550, 14-2B, 2-3B, 11 HR, 46 RBI, 21 BB, 50 SO, 14 SB


No. 14 Evan White, 1B
SAT: DNP
2019: .292/.361/.474, 5-2B, 3B, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 17 BB, 40 SO, SB

White has 26 hits in his last 67 at-bats (.388) with six homers and two doubles in the last 12 days.


No. 20 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
SAT: DNP
2019: 70.2 IP, 79 H, 31 ER, 18 BB, 71 SO, 3.95 ERA


No. 21 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
SAT: 0-4
2019: .233/.312/.422, 12-2B, 3-3B, 7 HR, 23 RBI, 21 BB, 60 SO, 11 SB


No. 27 Jake Haberer, RHR
SAT: DNP
2019: 21 G, 28.1 IP, 26 H, 15 BB, 41 SO, 5.40 ERA


No. 29 Darren McCaughan, RHS
SAT: DNP
2019: 12 GS, 2.70 ERA, 73.1 IP, 71 H, 6 BB, 60 SO


No. 35 Wyatt Mills, RHR
SAT:
1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, SO
2019:
27.2 IP, 32 H, 16 ER, 12 BB, 28 SO, 3 SVS


No. 39 Sam Delaplane, RHR
SAT: DNP
2019: 23 G, 35.2 IP, 22 H, 15 BB, 75 SO, 2 SVS

6.11.2019: Delaplane has faced 16 batters in Double-A and struck out 12 of them. 91-95 mph, sink, life up in zone, short, tight curveball, 55 command, 60 control.

He’s whiffed over 50% of the batters he’s faced this season with a 25% swinging strike rate.


UR Art Warren, RHR
SAT: DNP
2019: 10.2 IP, 7 H, ER, 4 BB, 13 SO

Despite allowing a single, Warren was solid for an inning Thursday, pounding a 95-97 mph fastball all over the zone and sprinkling in a power curveball that flashed average.


Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League

No. 1 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
SAT: DNP
2019: .316/.398/.595, 15-2B, 3-3B, 13 HR, 34 RBI, 27 BB, 50 SO, 10 SB

Kelenic has been out since last Thursday with a jammed wrist, but is NOT listed on the IL — at least not yet.


No. 2 Logan Gilbert, RHS
SAT: 6 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 8 SO
2019: 62.2 IP, 48 H, 15 ER, 13 BB, 88 SO, 2.40 ERA

Gilbert threw 64 of 96 pitches for strikes in another strong outing.


No. 12 Cal Raleigh, C
SAT: 0-3, BB, SO
2019: .232/.300/.405, 17-2B, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 20 BB, 52 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: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
2019: 20 G, 21 IP, 15 H, 8 ER, 8 BB, 35 SO

Gerber was nasty, striking out the side on 16 pitches, 12 for strikes.


No. 38 Luis Liberato, CF
SAT: DNP (IL)
2019: .288/.363/.444, 5-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 20 BB, 41 SO, 4 SB


West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League

No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
SAT: G1: 2-3, 2B, RBI  |  G2: 2-3, RBI, BB, SO
2019: .365/.468/.519, 5-2B, HR, 9 RBI, 7 BB, 11 SO

Rodriguez, who will not turn 19 until December 29, has played 15 games stateside and has SEVEN multi-hit efforts. Every one of his peripherals measures up well, including walk rate, strikeout rate, and his entire batted ball profile.

It’s a tiny sample of 60 plate appearances but all he’s done as a pro is hit, dating back to a strong 2018 in the DSL.


No. 25 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
SAT: DNP
2019: 43.2 IP, 55 H, 30 ER, 12 BB, 37 SO, 7.11 ERA


No. 36 Ryne Inman, RHS
SAT: G1: DNP  |  G2: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
2019: 13 GS, 64 IP, 50 H, 28 ER, 23 BB, 72 SO, 4.17 ERA


No. 40 Jake Anchia, C
SAT: G1: DNP  |  G2: 0-3, 2 SO
2019: .227/.296/.423, 5-2B, 9 HR, 12 BB, 63 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: 1-4, 2 SO
2019:


No. 24 Austin Shenton, 3B
SAT: 1-5, SO
2019: 2-8


No. 34 Tim Elliott, RHS
SAT: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
2019:


No. 37 Jorge Benitez, LHS
SAT: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 SO
2019:


DSL Mariners (R)

No. 8 Noelvi Marte, SS
SAT: DNP
2019: .293/.354/.512, 2-2B, 2-3B, HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 10 SO, 3 SB

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 Luis Baez, RHS
SAT: DNP
2019: 2 GS, 8 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO

Baez was my No. 25 prospect to start the year because the club lacked upside plays anywhere else, then the right-hander faded out of the ranking as some of the clubs winter adds established themselves, including McKay, Haberer and a few others.

He’s 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds, offering physical projection and he’s shown good ability to manipulate the baseball, both with a sinking fastball and with two different breaking balls and a changeup.


UR Yeury Tatiz, RHP
SAT: DNP
2019: 3 GS, 14 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 17 SO

Tatiz stands a projectable 6-foot-3 and 178 pounds with some buggy whip in the arm action and stuff with promise, including a fastball up to 91 mph and a developing breaking ball. He’ll be 19 in November.


UR Jonatan Clase, CF
SAT: 1-4, HR, BB, SO
2019: .289/.429/.526, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 8 BB, 11 SO, 5 SB

Clase, all 5-foot-8, 160 pounds of him, is a left-handed batter who turned 17 May 23. His plus speed and small-ball skills shouldn’t be understated but he has bat speed and reaches the gaps already.


UR  Luis Chevalier, 2B/SS
SAT: 2-4, SO
2019: 222/.300/.278

Chevalier signed last summer and is a switch-hitting middle infielder likely to end up at second base. He possesses quick-twitch actions and some present wrist strength that bodes well for his future at the plate. He just turned 17 in January.

Jason A. Churchill

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