Final 12 months the Seattle Mariners chosen nook infielder Tyler Locklear from VCU within the second spherical. He was coming off of a really gaudy statistical season in 2022 the place he hit .402/542/.799 with 20 house runs and 25 doubles. He additionally walked nearly twice as a lot as he struck out. Joe Doyle thought it was a top quality decide on the time.
In a tweet he said, “The #Mariners soar into the school ranks grabbing VCU 1B/3B Tyler Locklear in Spherical 2. Locklear has been one of many extra spectacular school bats for 2 years now. Plus energy with a possible solid-average hit device. Fringy defender, could transfer to 1B.”
After a month lengthy stint in Modesto to begin his skilled profession, Locklear has put up good numbers by means of 41 video games in Excessive-A Everett. He’s hitting .298/.399/.561 with 10 house runs and 11 doubles. He has additionally solely performed first base this season, transferring off of third base like Doyle prompt could occur. He’s listed at 6-foot-1 weighing 210 kilos, an identical measurement to present Mariners first baseman Ty France who’s 5-foot-11 and weighs 215 kilos.
At simply 22 years of age, Locklear nonetheless is a couple of years away from being able to contribute to the large league membership, however followers in western Washington ought to go see him play in Everett earlier than he will get promoted to Double-A Arkansas as a result of he’s main Everett in hits, house runs, and RBI.
Modesto Nuts (A) – California League
|5||Cole Young||SS||.265/.407/.400, 15.5% BB, 15% Ok|
|9||Gabriel Gonzalez||OF||.343/.405/.493, 2 HR 7.2% BB, 14.4% Ok|
|18||Michael Morales||RHP||7 GS, 34.1 IP, 3.67 ERA, 25% Ok, 10.1% BB|
|28||Tyler Gough||RHP||7 G, 6 GS, 18 IP, 7.50 ERA, 19% Ok, 13.9% BB|
|35||Milkar Perez||3B||.259/.375/.345, 15.3% BB, 25.7% Ok|
|36||Josh Hood||SS/3B||.258/.332/.403, 3 HR, 10.1% BB, 23% Ok|
|48||Tatem Levins||C||.260/.356/.452, 2 HR 13.8% BB, 23% Ok|
Everett AquaSox (A+) — Northwest League
|1||Harry Ford||C||.268/.433/.430, 5 HR, 20.1% BB, 17.6% Ok|
|8||Axel Sanchez||SS||.161/.270/.207, 10% BB, 34% Ok|
|13||Tyler Locklear||3B||.299/.398/.561, 10 HR, 11.3% BB, 22.6% Ok|
|25||Hogan Windish||2B||.218/.340/.513, 6 HR, 14.9% BB, 28.7% Ok|
|29||Alberto Rodriguez||OF||.310/.404/.571, 5 HR, 10.9% BB, 21.1% Ok|
|38||Walking Cabrera||OF||.241/.295/.431, 5 HR, 7.8% BB, 30.2% Ok|
Arkansas Vacationers (AA) – Texas League
|6||Bryan Woo||RHP||8 GS, 39 IP, 2.08 ERA, 34.6% Ok, 6.5% BB|
|7||Emerson Hancock||RHP||9 GS, 36.1 IP, 5.20 ERA, 28.9% Ok, 13.8% BB|
|12||Prelander Berroa||RHP||10 G, 5 GS, 30 IP, 3.90 ERA, 35.1% Ok, 18.3% BB|
|14||Jonatan Clase||OF||.288/.402/.600, 11 HR, 16% BB, 30% Ok|
|19||Juan Then||RHP||7 G, 7 IP, 5.00 ERA, 27.5% Ok, 7.5% BB|
|21||Robert Perez Jr.||1B||.279/.331/.448, 6 HR, 6.5% BB, 30.8% Ok|
|22||Isaiah Campbell||RHP||10 G, 11 IP, 3.27 ERA, 26% Ok, 6.5% BB|
|26||Juan Mercedes||RHP||8 G, 7 GS, 42 IP, 3.43 ERA, 26.1% Ok, 5.6% BB|
|33||Travis Kuhn||RHP||15 G, 15.1 IP, 2.35 ERA, 17.2% Ok, 14% BB|
|45||Spencer Packard||OF||.292/.399/.434, 3 HR, 14.5% BB, 19.6% Ok|
Tacoma Rainiers (AAA) – Pacific Coast League
|15||Taylor Dollard||RHP||3 GS, 8.1 IP, 7.56 ERA, 22.2 Ok%, 8.3% BB|
|20||Cade Marlowe||OF||.267/.319/.450, 3 HR, 6.9% BB, 28.5% Ok|
|24||Zach DeLoach||OF||.303/.406/.449, 4 HR, 13.7% BB, 30.5percentK|
|40||Stephen Kolek||RHP||13 G, 19.1 IP, 8.38 ERA, 20.9% Ok, 12.1% BB|
Mariners Draft Highlight
Final 12 months the Mariners chosen small school nook infielder Tyler Locklear with their second decide within the draft. This 12 months, one other small school nook man may very well be somebody of curiosity to the Mariners this 12 months, and that’s Florida Atlantic nook outfielder/first baseman Nolan Schanuel.
Schanuel is a 21-year-old Florida native who stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs in at 210 kilos. In his third season at FAU he’s slashing .456/.622/.886 with 41 further base hits together with 19 house runs to go together with 14 stolen bases. The factor that jumps off of the web page nevertheless is his walks. He has 71 walks to only 14 strikeouts. That may be a 25% stroll charge and fewer than a 5% strikeout charge. After all the competitors in Convention USA will not be as excessive as different conferences, placing up these numbers are actually spectacular.
Joe Doyle of Future Stars Series has him ranked as his thirtieth prospect within the draft and had this to say about Schanuel, “The massive lefty made a huge impact, hitting for each energy and common whereas manning each nook spots within the infield and a cameo right here and there within the outfield. Schanuel is definitely a fringe-average runner, so the straight-line pace can deal with a nook outfield position on the subsequent degree. The bat goes to be robust sufficient to play irrespective of the place he settles on the defensive spectrum.
Primarily based off of the place he’s ranked amongst prospect writers, the highly effective Schanuel will in all probability be accessible with at the least one of many M’s first three alternatives, so they may very nicely have the possibility to take him early within the draft.
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Curtis Christianson is the Athletic Director at Concordia Christian Academy. He additionally works within the Tacoma Rainiers clubhouse throughout the baseball season.