The Seattle Mariners made one notable trade during trade deadline season with the Arizona Diamondbacks sending Paul Sewald to the desert in return for rookie outfielder Dominic Canzone, upper minors infielder Ryan Bliss, and big league infielder Josh Rojas.
Dominic Canzone is a left-handed hitting outfielder who will turn 26 years old in a few weeks. He has a track record of hitting in the minor leagues at every level he has ever played at. This season at Triple-A Reno Canzone put up his best numbers with a .354/.431/.634 slash line with 16 home runs in 71 games. He was also walking almost as much as he was striking out. Playing in Reno and the Pacific Coast League certainly helps hitters tremendously, but those numbers are still impressive. In a very small sample size at the big league level the lefty is hitting .224/.283/.347 through 53 plate appearances.
Dominic Canzone's first career hit with the Mariners is a 104.0 mph, inside-out double that goes 377 feet to the left-center warning track.
He then scored on an RBI double from Ty France. pic.twitter.com/ZE9nxzdExE
— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) August 2, 2023
Ryan Bliss is a former second round pick who has made his way up to Triple-A this year. He had a breakout start to the season in Double-A Amarillo where he hit .358/.414/.594 with 25 doubles, 14 home runs, and 30 stolen bases in 324 plate appearances. After putting up those numbers Bliss was promoted to Triple-A and he has played in just 15 games in with Reno and Tacoma. He joined the Rainiers on the road this week so he will be in Tacoma for the first time next week.
Somebody grab that baseball ⚾️
Ryan Bliss records his first Triple-A hit with a 9️⃣th inning double. pic.twitter.com/PkW61d2auR
— Reno Aces (@Aces) July 15, 2023
Both of these players rank inside the top 15 Mariners prospects for the team according to MLB Pipeline. In Jason Churchill’s prospect rankings he will have Ryan Bliss ranked 7th in his update coming out soon and he would rank Dominic Canzone at 8th overall but he is in the big leagues now so he will not be ranked.
Modesto Nuts (A) – California League
|4||Michael Arroyo||SS||.271/.389/.451, 2 HR, 9.4% BB, 16.8% K|
|11||Lazaro Montes||OF||.282/.452/.555, 6 HR, 22.6% BB, 25.3% K *|
|18||Michael Morales||RHP||19 GS, 95.1 IP, 4.44 ERA, 24.6% K, 9.5% BB|
|28||Tyler Gough||RHP||9 G, 8 GS, 28 IP, 6.11 ERA, 17.7% K, 11.3% BB|
|35||Milkar Perez||3B||.277/.387/.378, 1 HR, 13.7% BB, 24.7% K|
|36||Josh Hood||SS/3B||.274/.356/.412, 8 HR, 10.8% BB, 20.5% K|
|48||Tatem Levins||C||.253/.333/.429, 6 HR 11.1% BB, 22.2% K|
Everett AquaSox (A+) — Northwest League
|1||Harry Ford||C||.241/.406/.387, 10 HR, 18.7% BB, 18% K|
|5||Cole Young||SS||.278/.410/.464, 9 HR, 15.5% BB, 13.8% K|
|8||Axel Sanchez||SS||.199/.285/.353, 7 HR, 8.5% BB, 29.2% K|
|9||Gabriel Gonzalez||OF||.333/.392/.543, 15 HR 6.4% BB, 14.5% K|
|13||Tyler Locklear||3B||.311/.419/.572, 11 HR, 12.4% BB, 22.1% K|
|25||Hogan Windish||2B||.243/.365/.430, 11 HR, 13.7% BB, 32.7% K|
|38||Walking Cabrera||OF||.273/.329/.475, 9 HR, 7.7% BB, 30.2% K|
Arkansas Travelers (AA) – Texas League
|6||Bryan Woo||RHP||9 GS, 44 IP, 2.05 ERA, 34.3% K, 7% BB|
|7||Emerson Hancock||RHP||20 GS, 98 IP, 4.32 ERA, 26% K, 9.2% BB|
|12||Prelander Berroa||RHP||26 G, 5 GS, 48 IP, 2.81 ERA, 36% K, 16.5% BB|
|14||Jonatan Clase||OF||.245/.356/.474, 17 HR, 13.7% BB, 27.9% K|
|21||Robert Perez Jr.||1B||.242/.327/.417, 11 HR, 8.1% BB, 30.3% K|
|22||Isaiah Campbell||RHP||23 G, 24 IP, 2.62 ERA, 28.4% K, 7.4% BB|
|26||Juan Mercedes||RHP||14 G, 13 GS, 63.1 IP, 5.26 ERA, 24% K, 8% BB|
|29||Alberto Rodriguez||OF||.298/.378/.551, 11 HR, 9.1% BB, 21.6% K|
|33||Travis Kuhn||RHP||34 G, 38 IP, 2.84 ERA, 19.6% K, 11.7% BB|
|45||Spencer Packard||OF||.272/.381/.413, 9 HR, 12.8% BB, 15.5% K|
Tacoma Rainiers (AAA) – Pacific Coast League
|15||Taylor Dollard||RHP||3 GS, 8.1 IP, 7.56 ERA, 22.2 K%, 8.3% BB|
|19||Juan Then||RHP||20 G, 24.1 IP, 10.36 ERA, 16.4% K, 11.7% BB|
|20||Cade Marlowe||OF||.255/.332/.461, 11 HR, 10% BB, 25.4% K|
|24||Zach DeLoach||OF||.290/.397/.466, 14 HR, 13.6% BB, 27.8% K|
|40||Stephen Kolek||RHP||31 G, 47.2 IP, 5.10 ERA, 26.7% K, 10.9% BB|
|UR||Brian O’Keefe||C||.241/.332/.518, 21 HR, 12% BB, 24.5% K|
|UR||Jake Scheiner||INF/OF||.263/.387/.534, 25 HR, 15.6% BB, 23.3% K|
Lazaro Montes Mashes His Way to a Promotion
The Mariners Player Development social media accounts announced that former top International Free Agent signing Lazaro Montes is being promoted to the Modesto Nuts. He spent this year in the Arizona Complex League after being in the Dominican Summer League last year.
This year in the ACL the big lefty is hitting .282/.452/.555 with 6 home runs in 37 games. The 18-year-old is ranked 11th in Jason Churchill’s Mariners prospect rankings and he will join young infield prospect Michael Arroyo in Modesto for the rest of the season.
Lazaro Montes 💣
— Prospects Worldwide (@ProspectsWorldW) July 1, 2023
* Lazaro Montes’ stats listed above are from the Arizona Complex League.
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