• Full name Jonathan Thomas Farmelo
  • Born 09/09/2004 in Centreville, VA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Westfield
  • Drafted in the PPI round (29th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2023 (signed for $3,200,000).
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    School: Westfield HS, Chantilly, Va. Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Virginia
    Age At Draft: 18.8
    BA Grade:55/Extreme
    Tools:Hit: 55. Power: 45. Run: 70. Field: 55. Arm: 55.

    Farmelo is a well-rounded, lefthanded-hitting outfielder who continued to grow on scouts throughout the summer and fall thanks to his hitting ability and solid set of tools. Listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Farmelo is well-built with a lean and athletic frame and has a smooth and slightly uphill lefthanded swing that starts with a quick toe-tap. He manages his at-bats well, makes plenty of contact and tracks the ball well out of the pitcher’s hand with strong balance and minimal movement in his load. His pitch recognition, ability to handle velocity, bat speed and pure contact ability indicate potential above-average hitting ability and he should have solid power as well, even if he’s more of a gap hitter than a true slugger. His swing currently seems optimized for hard hit line drives and ground balls, but he’ll occasionally showcase solid raw power in batting practice and seems to consistently put the barrel on the ball in games. He’s a plus-plus runner who clocked a 6.36-second 60-yard dash in 2022 at the East Coast Pro, and he gets out of the box in a flash, with consistent 70-grade home-to-first times. Farmelo has all the tools to be an above-average defender in center field, with great range and above-average arm strength as well. He has taken balls at shortstop this spring with Westfield High, but his actions in the dirt make it clear his future is in the grass. He could be a tough sign out of a Virginia commitment, but is getting top-50 pick buzz.

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  • Seattle Mariners signed OF Jonny Farmelo.

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