Week two of this collection about the major potential customers in the Seattle Mariners program.
The Seattle Mariners have a single of the very best farm units in baseball. With the to start with thirty day period out of the Key League season down, we keep on our series on how the M’s potential customers are executing.
1st, let’s mention that we already have our 1st graduate. George Kirby built his MLB debut on Mother’s Day last Sunday. He spun a gem of a debut as properly. Ok on to the minor leaguers.
Matt Brash was the Seattle Mariners’ fifth starter to start out the year. Then he was sent down following having difficulties mightly at the MLB amount. At Tacoma, he’s expected to changeover from starter to reliever. In his initially visual appeal, he pitched two innings, permitting two hits, placing out 3, walking two, and enabling one particular attained run off a solo dwelling operate. This gives him a 4.50 Era and a 2.00 WHIP. Not the variety of final results he, Tacoma, or the Mariners firm were hoping for. Nonetheless, he’s acquired time to get it turned all-around.
Levi Stoudt is a former teammate of Kirby. Stoudt is off to a rocky get started this calendar year. At the moment, possessing a 5.40 Period, 1.27 WHIP, placing out 30 more than 30 innings, whilst strolling 8. He’s 3-3 on the year in excess of 6 starts off. His calling card is his high fastball, routinely touching 98 mph, but maybe his most devastating pitch is his changeup. It is what is actually got the Seattle Mariners brass enthusiastic. His slider desires to get improved normally it wouldn’t be shocking to see him close up in the pen (way in the future) as a two-pitch pitcher. It is doubtful he earns a call-up to the majors this year as he profiles as a backend starter in a main league rotation.
Levi Stoudt is via 3IP, 2H, 1R, 0BB, 3K, 38-27. pic.twitter.com/pAweIzo8A9
— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) Might 4, 2022
The Seattle Mariners named Cade Marlowe the Ken Griffey Jr Minimal league hitter of the yr in 2021. Do I have your interest now? Yeah, he’s the very first insignificant leaguer to have a 20-20 time, that’s 20 house operates and 20 steals, considering that Jarred Kelenic’s 2019 season. If that is not extraordinary enough he graduated cum laude from the College of West Georgia with a 3.87 GPA where by he was heading to be a medical professional.
His ‘21 period saw him make it all the way up to Triple-A where by he performed in just 1 recreation. Regardless of ending last season in Triple-A he’s now in Double-A. It appears like a wise transfer as he’s presently having difficulties to the tune of a .222 AVG, with a full of 3 further-foundation hits (one particular residence operate, double, and triple), with 10 RBIs, 9 steals, 15 walks, and 30 strikeouts. The expectation on Marlowe at the MLB degree is anyplace from a small-end starter to a fourth or fifth outfielder. I’m putting my money on the previous.
— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) April 16, 2022
Then he was not
Juan Then was as soon as viewed as a large prospect in the Seattle Mariners farm technique. From 2017-to 2019 he was placing up remarkable numbers in the decrease concentrations of the Insignificant Leagues. This led to the M’s putting Then on their 40-male roster prior to the 2021 time. Since then, Then has struggled mightily. In 14 starts off at Everett Then posted an unappealing Era of 6.46, a nauseating 1.60 WHIP, serving up 12 home operates in 54.1 innings, placing out 59, and strolling 19. Then he topped these numbers in the Slide League, 12.46 Era, 2.23 WHIP, 16 strikeouts around 13 innings, going for walks 9, and giving up 3 property runs.
He’s obviously not completely ready for the better concentrations of the small leagues or even the majors at this level. Even so, with him being on the 40-gentleman roster the Seattle Mariners might truly feel some pressure to advertise Then. His things is nevertheless intriguing but without major enhancement, it is possible that’s all he will be.