Top 40 Prospect Rankings — Post-Deadline Update

The Seattle Mariners ended 2017 with the worst farm system in Major League Baseball. They started 2018 the same way.

While they’re still rank at or near the bottom of the league in organizational talent, the club’s collection is growing.

Since the 2017 MLB Draft, the Mariners have acquired Evan White, Sam Carlson, Julio Rodriguez, Juan Querecuto, Noelvi Marte and Logan Gilbert, among others. It’s not what I’d call flipping the farm system on end, but for a little over a year it’s a solid set of additions that gives the club some foundation to start truly rebuilding the system.

The lone significant departure in the last 13 months is Tyler O’Neill, who was traded for left-hander Marco Gonzales.

NO. PLAYER, POS. AGE MV TOOL NOW/FUTURE ETA
1 Kyle Lewis, CF 23 POWER 55/60 2020
2 Julio Rodriguez, RF 17 POWER 50/55 2023
3 Noelvi Marte, SS 16 POWER 50/60 2024
4 Logan Gilbert, RHP 21 FB 60/65 2020
5 Evan White, 1B 22 HIT 45/50 2020
6 Sam Carlson, RHP 19 CH 55/65 2023
7 Josh Stowers, CF 21 HIT 45/50 2021
8 Juan Querecuto, SS 17 THROW 60/60 2023
9 Cal Raleigh, C 21 POWER 50/60 2021
10 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHP 18 FB 55/65 2023
11 Nick Rumbelow, RHR 26 CB 55/60 2018
12 Braden Bishop, CF 24 FIELD 70/70 2020
13 Matt Festa, RHR 25 SL 55/60 2018
14 Art Warren, RHR 25 FB 65/70 2019
15 Rob Whalen, RHP 24 CB 55/60 2018
16 Wyatt Mills, RHR 23 SL 55/60 2019
17 Daniel Vogelbach, 1B 25 HIT 50/55 2018
18 Joe DeCarlo, C 24 THROW 60/60 2020
19 Luis Liberato, CF 22 FIELD 50/55 2021
20 Jansiel Rivera, RF 19 POWER 45/55 2023
21 Michael Plassmeyer, LHP 21 CMD 55/60 2020
22 Anthony Jimenez, CF 22 FIELD 50/55 2021
23 Joe Rizzo, 3B 20 HIT 40/50 2022
24 Joey Gerber, RHR 21 SL 55/60 2020
25 Osiris Castillo, SS 17 HIT 40/55 2024
26 Ivan Fortunato, RHP 19 FB 50/60 2022
27 Johendi Jiminian, RHP 25 FB 60/60 2019
28 Donnie Walton, 2B 24 HIT 45/50 2020
29 Eric Filia, RF 26 HIT 50/55 2020
30 Luis Veloz, OF 18 POWER 50/55 2023
31 Joey O’Brien, RHR 20 CMD 50/60 2021
32 Gunn Omosako, OF 17 HIT 45/50 2024
33 Ronald Rosario, RF 21 POWER 40/50 2023
34 Max Povse, RHP 24 CB 45/55 2018
35 Freuddy Batista, C 18 HIT 40/50 2023
36 Ryne Inman, RHP 22 CMD 45/55 2022
37 Brayan Perez, LHP 17 CMD 50/60 2024
38 Max Roberts, LHP 21 CB 45/55 2022
39 Nolan Hoffman, RHR 21 FB 50/60 2020
40 Juan Mercedes, RHP 18 CB 40/50 2023

 

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5 Comments

  1. Author

    Also worth noting: These are my rankings, not a full list. There are tons of college names not listed here (there are tons of prep-aged kids not listed, too), and you see Lewis, White, Gilbert, Stowers, Bishop, Raleigh, et al, all college, all ranked high.

  2. Author

    “It’s interesting that so many of them are just out of high school. I thought that the Mariners made a commitment to college age recruits.”

    Don’t know where you heard this, but no team has more college minor leaguers than HS-level aged minor leaguers. The only way to get college-age prospects is via the draft and that’s only a 55-45 split. All other amateur acquisitions are via the prep route.

  3. Author

    Thanks, I’ll manually fix. The links are automated.

  4. Just a heads up, Julio Rodriguez’s link is to the wrong Julio Rodriguez

  5. It’s interesting that so many of them are just out of high school. I thought that the Mariners made a commitment to college age recruits.

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