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At choose 22, the Prospects Reside group has the M’s choosing RHP Cade Kuehler from Campbell College. That they had excessive reward for the 6-foot-1 righty, “Kuehler has great arm expertise, as much as 99 with vital stick with it his heater. He incorporates a nasty slider that flashes plus, in addition to a changeup that has confirmed to induce swing-and-miss from lefties.” Deciding on Kuehler would add him to a listing of faculty pitchers drafted by Seattle within the first spherical together with George Kirby and Logan Gilbert.
With their second choose, twenty ninth total, Prospects Reside mocked highschool shortstop Walker Martin to Seattle. Perfect Game lists him at 6-foot-2 185 kilos, and has a 99th percentile max exit velocity at 98 miles per hour. Prospects Reside mentioned, “There’s a bit little bit of Chase Utley in his recreation.”
Lastly, they projected that Seattle would take Will Sanders, a right-handed pitcher from the College of South Carolina. He stands tall at 6-foot-6, and “can pump 97 to the mound with ease, many scouts anticipating there’s extra to come back. He’s acquired one of many higher changeups within the class, and flashes a stable slider within the low-to-mid 80s.”
With having three high 30 choices within the 2023 draft, Beginner Scouting Director Scott Hunter could have many alternative methods to strategy the draft, however it will likely be fascinating to see how the Mariners resolve to assault the draft.
Mariners Minor League Signings
The Mariners agreed to a minor league contract with left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone, and assigned him to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers. The veteran lefty pitched 16.2 innings final yr on the huge league degree for Seattle, and pitched 40.1 innings for the Rainiers. He has bounced round loads, and has been a swing man between the bullpen and the rotation and the large leagues and the minors.
To date because the season ended, the Mariners have added a handful gamers on minor leaue offers, all pitchers. The membership did re-sign IF Riley Unroe, however he was then chosen within the Rule 5 Draft. Along with Milone:
Prospect Rankings Replace
The twentieth annual Jason A. Churchill Mariners Prospect Rankings will likely be accessible in late February proper right here at Prospect Insider. I’ve unearthed a couple of nuggets as he goe by the method.
- There will likely be a brand new High 3 prospect — perhaps two — and there might be a brand new No.1.
- Added commentary contains three gamers Churchill feels he is likely to be too low on, and three he perhaps high-man on.
- High 10 rankings by uncooked upside
- The 5 more than likely High 30 prospects to see the majors in 2023
- Churchill’s private MLB High 50 — right here is his High 25 from final winter: FULL
FTR, Churchill had Mariners RHP George Kirby at No. 18 total final February — typically 20-30 spots greater than any notable publication. He additionally ranked Tigers 1B Spencer Torkelson No. 9 when most had him High 2 and a few had him No. 1. His high 3?
MLB Pipeline’s present Mariners High 10 with Churchill’s present/pre-2023 rating in parenthesis:
1. Harry Ford, C (1)
2. Emerson Hancock, RHP (4)
3. Gabriel Gonzalez, OF (7)
4. Cole Young, SS (6)
5. Bryce Miller, RHP (2)
6. Walter Ford, RHP (9)
7. Taylor Dollard, RHP (11)
8. Tyler Locklear, 3B (19)
9. Zach DeLoach, LF (29)
10. Lazaro Montes, OF (8)
Curtis Christianson is the Athletic Director at Concordia Christian Academy. He additionally works within the Tacoma Rainiers clubhouse throughout the baseball season.