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  1. 1. Kyle Lewis | OF
    Kyle Lewis
    Born: Jul 13, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 210
    Drafted: Mercer, 2016 (1st)
    Signed By: John Wiedenbauer.
    Minors: .244/.306/.405 | 9 HR | 1 SB | 328 AB

    Lewis did not see game action during spring training and was held back in extended spring training until the second week of May to give his surgically-repaired knee time to strengthen. Returning to high Class A Modesto, Lewis has shown explosiveness in his legs and moves around the outfield well. At the plate, he is balanced and short to the ball, with loose hands and the ability to adjust to fastballs in the zone. He’s played mostly center field this season, but opinions that he’ll eventually move to right field, where his average or better arm will play, are becoming more prevalent. Lewis will continue to be watched closely to see if the knee can hold up for a full season, but for now the signs are positive.

  2. 2. Evan White | 1B
    Evan White
    Born: Apr 26, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 205
    Drafted: Kentucky, 2017 (1st)
    Signed By: Jackson Laumann.
    Minors: .300/.371/.453 | 11 HR | 4 SB | 494 AB

    Except for a brief four-game stint with Triple-A Tacoma, White has teamed with Kyle Lewis in the heart of the Modesto order. The 2017 first-round pick is a smart hitter who consistently has a plan when he’s in the batter’s box. Noted as more of a line drive hitter with an opposite field-approach, White is coming off a hot June in which the home run pop has emerged. He’s a plus defender at first base with acrobatic movements around the bag.

  3. 3. Logan Gilbert | RHP
    Logan Gilbert
    Born: May 5, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'6" Wt.: 225
    Drafted: Stetson, 2018 (1st)
    Signed By: Rob Mummau

    Gilbert was Seattle’s first pick in a college-heavy 2018 draft after the righthander pitched 112 innings in his junior year at Stetson. At 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, he projects as future workhorse in the big league rotation, using a heavy, power fastball with good extension and life, and a breaking ball that the Mariners see as a plus offering. Since he’s already had a heavy college workload, the priority for the start of Gilbert’s pro career is to prepare him for next season.

  4. 4. Julio Rodriguez | OF
    Julio Rodriguez
    Born: Dec 29, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 180
    Drafted: Dominican Republic, 2017
    Signed By: Eddy Toledo/Tim Kissner

    The jewel of Seattle’s 2017 international class stayed on the island to begin his pro career in the Dominican Summer League, where he is hitting .319/.422/.462 through the end of June. A smart hitter with plus-plus raw power and a plus arm in right field, Rodriguez will likely get a bump to the Rookie-level Arizona League before the end of the summer.

  5. 5. Braden Bishop | OF
    Braden Bishop
    Born: Aug 22, 1993
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 190
    Drafted: Washington, 2015 (3rd)
    Signed By: Jeff Sakamoto.
    Minors: .284/.361/.412 | 8 HR | 5 SB | 345 AB

    Bishop is following his strong 2017 season with a solid year at Double-A Arkansas after overcoming a slow month of April. He continues to get stronger, allowing him to better impact the baseball, and he has already surpassed his previous season high in home runs with seven long balls through the end of June. Regardless of how he hits at higher levels, Bishop’s plus-plus defense will earn him major league time before too long.

  6. 6. Noelvi Marte | SS
    Noelvi Marte
    Drafted: Dominican Republic, 2018
    Signed By: Eddy Toledo/Tim Kissner

    One of the top infield prospects in the 2018 international class, Marte signed with Seattle for a $1.55 million bonus on July 2. A natural hitter with a compact stroke, Marte has a track record of getting on base and hitting for power in games. He’s athletic and a plus runner underway with the chance to stay at shortstop long-term, depending on how the body develops with maturity. Like Rodriguez, Marte will likely start his pro career next summer in the Dominican Summer League.

  7. 7. Josh Stowers | OF
    Josh Stowers
    Born: Feb 25, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 200
    Drafted: Louisville, 2018 (2nd)
    Signed By: Jackson Laumann
    Minors: .260/.380/.410 | 5 HR | 20 SB | 200 AB

    Selected by Seattle in the second round after a three-year college career at Louisville, Stowers has started strong at short-season Everett. He’s extremely athletic and is an above-average runner with top-of-the order skills. Stowers is playing his natural center field position to start his pro career and has plus instincts there. While his arm is no more than a fringe tool, the Mariners believe that Stowers’ instincts and athleticism will allow him to stay in the middle of the outfield.

  8. 8. Sam Carlson | RHP
    Sam Carlson
    Born: Dec 3, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 195
    Signed By: Ben Collman

    Seattle’s second-round pick in 2017, Carlson saw limited action with only two appearances in his first summer as a pro. Elbow and forearm tenderness kept him off the mound since then, but he was recently throwing bullpen sessions with the goal of pitching in Arizona League games by July. Instead, Carlson had Tommy John surgery and will be out until likely the 2020 season.

  9. 9. Matt Festa | RHP
    Matt Festa
    Born: Mar 11, 1993
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 195
    Signed By: Ross Vecchio
    Minors: 5-2 | 2.76 ERA | 67 SO | 12 BB | 49.0 IP

    Festa’s season got a slightly late start due to a hip flexor issue, but since then he’s been an effective cog in the Double-A Arkansas’ bullpen. His fastball has been 92-94 mph, with a plus slider being his money pitch. He should get to Triple-A before the end of the summer and it’s not unreasonable to envision him helping out in the Mariners’ bullpen late this season.

  10. 10. Seth Elledge | RHP
    Seth Elledge
    Born: May 20, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 230
    Minors: 8-2 | 2.13 ERA | 74 SO | 21 BB | 55.0 IP

    Elledge fits the profile of many of the hard-throwing arms from Dallas Baptist. The 2017 fourth-rounder hasn’t disappointed in his first full season, posting a miniscule 0.93 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 29 innings through the end of June. The fastball comes out hot, sitting 90-95 mph with the possibility for more velocity in the future. His best secondary pitch is a sharp slider, but he needs to improve the command and control of all three of his pitches.

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