Seattle provides High 20 prospect

To wrap up the winter conferences the Rule 5 Draft is held and groups can choose gamers who’ve been within the minor leagues for a sure period of time and have but to be added to the 40 man roster. This 12 months the Mariners made one choice within the Main League portion of the Rule 5 Draft by deciding on Chris Clarke, a right-handed pitcher from the Chicago Cubs group.

He was drafted by the Cubs within the fourth spherical in 2019, and labored his manner as much as Double-A final season. The 6-foot-7 righty was each a starter and a reliever final season, beginning 21 video games and popping out of the bullpen in 5. He pitched 120.1 innings, struck out 110 and walked 25.

The Mariners should hold Clarke on the MLB roster or the Injured Record your complete season or supply him again to the Cubs group. He’ll doubtless be within the bullpen combine this spring coaching.

Clarke will debut in Jason A. Churchill’s prospect rankings at No. 20.

Minor League Rule 5 Choices

Within the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft, the Mariners can choose gamers to maintain them of their minor league system. The primary participant they chose was Frankie Tostado from the Giants group. He was drafted within the nineteenth spherical of the 2017 draft and has been on the Double-A stage the final two seasons. The lefty performed 67 video games at first base and 5 video games a bit at first base and designated hitter. The 6-foot-2 California native slashed .284/.330/.459 in his 77 video games final season, and can play the 2023 season for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

The Mariners additionally chosen Logan Warmoth from the Blue Jays group. He performed all around the subject final season, taking part in each center infield positions and all three outfield spots. The 27-year-old righty slashed .229/.325/.375. He may even play this season at Triple-A Tacoma.

Rule 5 losses

The Mariners additionally misplaced three gamers within the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft. They aren’t prime prospects nonetheless. They misplaced left-handed-pitchers Max Roberts and Jose Aquino to the Astros and Cubs respectively. Additionally they misplaced infielder Riley Unroe to the Angels who the Mariners had simply signed to a minor league deal. They may play the 2023 season within the minors for the groups that chosen them.

Mariners Minor League Free Agent Signings

The Mariners signed two pitchers to minor league contracts not too long ago. The primary was lefty Blake Weiman who spent the second half of final season with the Double-A Arkansas Vacationers after being launched by the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple-A group. For the Vacationers he pitched 27 innings and had a 2.67 ERA, struck out 26 and walked 3. He will need to have impressed the M’s sufficient in his quick time with the group to maintain him for 2023.

The opposite pitcher the Mariners reportedly signed to a minor league contract is fan favourite Casey Sadler. The righty had a really good 2021 season for Seattle, however then he had an arm harm that saved him sidelined for everything of the 2022 season. He could have an opportunity to make the massive league group out of spring coaching, but when he doesn’t or isn’t fairly wholesome but, he might go to Triple-A Tacoma and be depth for the season.



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Curtis Christianson

Curtis Christianson is the Athletic Director at Concordia Christian Academy. He additionally works within the Tacoma Rainiers clubhouse through the baseball season.

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