The Seattle Mariners have picks 22, 29, 30, 57, and 92 in July’s MLB Draft. Boston College’s Travis Honeyman. could be on the club’s radar. He is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound outfielder – he spent last season playing left field exclusively, but played center all sumer in the Cape Cod League.
In his 41 games for Boston College, he put up an impressive .329/.402/.506 slash line with six home runs. Then in 24 games for Orleans in the CCL slashed .289/.400/.530 with four homers. He doesn’t strike out much — 34 times between B.C. and the Cape — and draws enough walks to suggest strong discipline and zone judgment.
Prospects Live ranks Honeyman as their No. 22 prospect, and MLB Pipeline has him No. 23. Both are high on his potential, and Prospects Live said “Honeyman is a solid player in almost every aspect of the game and is a bit of a sum-of-his-parts type of player.” MLB Pipeline also gives him average or better scouting grades across the board, including a 55 hit tool projection and 50 power projection. Hemay in the conversation for the Mariners as high as the back end of the first round.
Click here to watch Joe Doyle of Prospects Live interview Honeyman:
Mariners Minor League Transactions
The Seattle Mariners signed infielder Jason Vosler to a minor league contract this week, and he is a 29-year-old veteran. He has not played much at the Major League level, but he has plenty of experience in the Pacific Coast League. He has been playing at the Triple-A level since 2018 with three different teams. He also played in 77 games for the San Francisco Giants in 2021 and 2022. He will most likely be playing for the Tacoma Rainiers this season, and he will play all over the field as a utility player.
In other minor league news, two players who were Designated For Assignment cleared waivers and were outrighted to the Tacoma Rainiers, Alberto Rodriguez and Justus Sheffield. Both remain in the Mariners system and have the chance to develop more at the minor league level.
Mariners Minor League Coaching Staffs Announced
The Mariners released their coaching staffs for their stateside minor league affiliates, see them below.
— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) January 26, 2023
Introducing our coaching staff for the 2023 @EverettAquasox with Ryan Scott at the helm.
— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) January 25, 2023
Say hello to the @ARTravs coaching staff!
Former Mariner Mike Freeman leads the charge for our Double-A squad. #SeaUsRise
— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) January 24, 2023
— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) January 23, 2023
Mariners Prospects in the News
MLB Pipeline included two Mariners prospects in their Top 100.
Baseball America wrote about a former top prospect for the Mariners who has struggled since getting to the big leagues.
R.J. Anderson at CBS Sports wrote about some Mariners top prospects who are going to help them in the future.
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