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  1. 1. Harry Ford | C
    Harry Ford
    Born: Feb 21, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 200
    Signed By: John Wiedenbauer.
    Minors: .274/.425/.438 | 11 HR | 23 SB | 390 AB

    Track Record: Ford emerged as the top high school catcher in the 2021 draft class and became known as a 'unicorn' due to his plus speed. The Mariners drafted him 12th overall after he wowed team officials, including general manager Jerry Dipoto, during a private batting practice, and they signed him for $4,366,400 to forgo a Georgia Tech commitment. Ford started his first full season slowly at Low-A Modesto as he battled shoulder tightness and a sprained ankle, but he took off once he got healthy. He hit .300 with a .942 OPS from June 1 through the end of the season and finished fourth in the league overall with a .425 on-base percentage. He capped his season by hitting .455 with three home runs for Great Britain, where his parents were born, in the World Baseball Classic qualifier to help the nation qualify for its first WBC.

    Scouting Report: Ford is a rare athlete on the baseball diamond. He is built like a wrestler with a short, strong, compact frame but has the speed and explosiveness of a relay runner, posting plus run times and flying around the bases once he gets underway. Ford's strength and twitchiness serve him well in the batter's box, where he makes frequent contact with a simple, direct swing from the right side. He has a natural feel for driving balls the other way to right-center field and has the hand-eye coordination, barrel feel and patient approach to be an above-average hitter. He works counts and draws walks with his advanced pitch recognition and strike-zone discipline, helping him post a high OBP even when he's slumping. Ford will swing and miss against pitches up in the zone, but when he connects, he has the natural strength to drive balls over the fence from left-center to right-center. He crushes lefthanders in particular and has a chance to reach average power at maturity. Ford's athleticism allows him to make standout plays behind the plate, including chasing popups far down the lines and making quick throws off balls in the dirt. He still has to improve his blocking and receiving, especially when catching good breaking stuff or pitchers, but he has the physical traits and work ethic to keep average defense in reach. He has plus arm strength and is adept at throwing from multiple arm angles. Ford is a benevolent, thoughtful individual who is invested in his teammates' well-being. He organized rides to the ballpark for Modesto teammates without cars and brought a cake for every player who had a birthday during the season.

    The Future: Ford has the foundational skills to catch, but with Cal Raleigh entrenched in Seattle, his athleticism will allow him to move to second or third base. Ford's combination of strength, speed and plate discipline gives him a chance to be an above-average, everyday regular in the Mariners' lineup.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 60. Fielding: 45. Arm: 60

  2. 2. Cole Young | SS
    Cole Young
    Born: Jul 29, 2003
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 180
    Minors: .367/.423/.517 | 2 HR | 4 SB | 60 AB

    Track Record: Young starred on the high school showcase circuit as one of the top hitters in the 2022 draft class and batted .433 during his senior spring at North Allegheny High outside of Pittsburgh. The Mariners drafted him 21st overall and signed him for $3.3 million to forgo a Duke commitment. Young immediately lived up to his reputation as a premium hitter after signing. He hit .367 with as many walks as strikeouts in his pro debut while rising to Low-A Modesto.

    Scouting Report: Young has few peers his age when it comes to pure hitting ability. He has a fast, direct swing from the left side and a preternatural ability to square up almost any pitch. He catches up to high velocity, stays back on secondary pitches and consistently puts himself in a good position to find the barrel. He controls the strike zone and doesn't miss pitches to hit, making him a universally plus hitter and potentially a plus-plus one. Young primarily hits hard line drives from line to line, but he showed surprising power by hitting balls 20 rows deep at T-Mobile Park during a post-draft batting practice. He has an advanced feel for identifying pitches he can drive and could grow into 15-20 home run power as he gets stronger. Young is a smooth, reliable defender at shortstop who plays low to the ground and makes all the routine plays with easy actions. He may lose range as he gets bigger and move off the position, but his above-average speed and first-step quickness will allow him to be at least an average second baseman. He moves fluidly around the bag on double plays and makes every throw with above-average arm strength.

    The Future: The Mariners internally compare Young to Daniel Murphy as a hitter and believe he could similarly hit around .300 annually. He'll open his first full season back at Modesto in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 60. Power: 45. Speed: 55. Fielding: 50. Arm: 55

  3. 3. Bryce Miller | RHP
    Bryce Miller
    Born: Aug 23, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 180
    Signed By: Derek Miller
    Minors: 7-4 | 3.16 ERA | 163 SO | 46 BB | 134 IP

    Track Record: Miller began his college career at Blinn (Texas) JC and spent two seasons in Texas A&M's bullpen before moving to the Aggies' rotation as a senior. He finished third on the team in strikeouts in his lone year as a starter in 2021 and was drafted by the Mariners in the fourth round, signing for $400,000. Miller initially faced questions about whether he would start or relieve in pro ball, but he made a strong case to remain a starter in his full-season debut in 2022. He flew up the Mariners' system to Double-A and led the organization in strikeouts (163) while finishing second in ERA (3.16) and opponent average (.195).

    Scouting Report: Miller is an athletic, 6-foot-2 righthander with the best pure stuff in the Mariners' system. His plus-plus fastball sits 95-96 mph and regularly touches 100 with little effort out of a clean, electric delivery. He aggressively challenges hitters in the strike zone with his fastball and frequently gets swings and misses with his heater's late finish and explosion. Miller mostly blows hitters away with his fastball, but his secondaries have progressed to become viable weapons. His mid-80s slider with hard break flashes above-average, and he has feel for an average mid-80s changeup with late fade, though it occasionally sails out of his hand. He also has a fringy but usable curveball in the low 80s that generates weak contact. After struggling with walks in college, Miller streamlined his delivery as a pro and now pounds the strike zone with average control. He keeps a good tempo with a quick, efficient pace and holds his velocity deep into starts.

    The Future: Miller has the potential to be a midrotation starter but can also slide into high-leverage relief if the Mariners need. He'll see Triple-A Tacoma in 2023 and could make his major league debut.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 70. Curveball: 45. Slider: 55. Changeup: 50. Control: 50

  4. 4. Gabriel Gonzalez | OF
    Gabriel Gonzalez
    Born: Jan 4, 2004
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 180
    Signed By: Luis Martinez.
    Minors: .321/.410/.468 | 7 HR | 9 SB | 252 AB

    Track Record: Gonzalez signed with the Mariners for $1.3 million out of Venezuela in 2021 and quickly established himself as one of the organization's most promising offensive talents. He led the Dominican Summer League in extra-base hits in his pro debut and continued to produce in his first season stateside in 2022. Gonzalez hit a team-best .357 in the Arizona Complex League and earned a promotion as an 18-year-old to Low-A Modesto, where he impressively held his own over the season's final month.

    Scouting Report: Gonzalez is a physical, righthanded power hitter with a fast, powerful swing. He demolishes pitches in the strike zone with his quick hands and plus power and is adept at driving balls the other way for opposite-field home runs. He already posts exit velocities up to 116 mph--the same maximum exit velocity as Austin Riley and C.J. Cron in the majors in 2022--and has the natural hand-eye coordination, pitch recognition and contact skills to get to his power in games. Gonzalez doesn't swing and miss much for a power hitter, but he frequently chases pitches out of the zone for weak contact and has to improve his pitch selection. His hand speed, strength and natural feel for contact give him a chance to be a fringy to average hitter if he improves his swing decisions. Gonzalez has a thick, physically mature body and has already slowed to a fringe-average runner. He is limited to a corner outfield spot defensively, where he has marginal range but good instincts and plus-plus arm strength. He projects to be a fringy to average defensive right fielder as long as he doesn't get too big and lose his mobility.

    The Future: Gonzalez has the thump to be a middle-of-the-order power threat, but he'll need to improve his swing decisions and monitor his conditioning. He should reach High-A Everett in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 45. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Fielding: 45. Arm: 70

  5. 5. Emerson Hancock | RHP
    Emerson Hancock
    Born: May 31, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 213
    Drafted/Signed: Georgia, 2020 (1st round).
    Signed By: John Wiedenbauer.
    Minors: 7-4 | 3.75 ERA | 92 SO | 38 BB | 99 IP

    Track Record: A 38th-round pick of the D-backs out of high school, Hancock became one of the top pitchers in the Southeastern Conference at Georgia and was drafted sixth overall by the Mariners in the shortened 2020 draft. He pitched just 44.2 innings in his pro debut due to recurring shoulder soreness and missed the first six weeks of the 2022 season with a lat strain, but he stayed healthy after he returned in May and became a steady presence in Double-A Arkansas' rotation. He earned a selection to the Futures Game and struck out the side in his lone inning.

    Scouting Report: Hancock is a lean, 6-foot-4 righthander who lives on weak contact rather than swings and misses. His fastball sits 92-94 mph and touches 96, and he's able to both ride it at the top of the zone or sink it. His mid-80s changeup with late drop is a plus pitch that pairs particularly well with his sinker and is his go-to out pitch. He is comfortable throwing his changeup in any count to lefthanded and righthanded hitters and uses it to induce a heavy dose of ground balls. Hancock's low-80s slider is a fringy pitch that lacks power or movement, but he keeps it off of barrels to avoid damage. Hancock's control is merely average and none of his pitches is overwhelming, but he's a smart competitor who reads swings and sequences well. Hancock's primary concern is his health. His short arm action and low arm slot put a lot of strain on his shoulder, leading to concerns about his durability. He has never pitched more than 100 innings in a season and has completed six innings just twice in 33 professional starts.

    The Future: The Mariners acknowledge Hancock will likely fall short of his draft status, but they believe he has a chance to be an effective No. 4 or 5 starter. He'll open 2023 at Triple-A Tacoma and has a chance to make his major league debut during the year.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 55. Slider: 45. Changeup: 60. Control: 50

  6. 6. Taylor Dollard | RHP
    Taylor Dollard
    Born: Feb 17, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 195
    Signed By: Ryan Holmes.
    Minors: 16-2 | 2.25 ERA | 131 SO | 31 BB | 144 IP

    Track Record: Dollard spent his first two seasons in Cal Poly's bullpen and starred in the Cape Cod League before moving into the Mustangs' rotation as a junior. He made four starts before the coronavirus pandemic canceled the 2020 season, but that was enough for the Mariners to draft him in the fifth round and sign him for $406,600. Dollard struggled at the Class A levels in his pro debut, but improvements to his stuff and movement led to a breakout 2022 season at Double-A Arkansas. He led the minors with 16 wins and finished seventh with a 2.25 ERA, earning the Texas League pitcher of the year award.

    Scouting Report: Dollard has long been a smooth athlete with a clean delivery and plus control, but his stuff was a tick light. That changed after he hit the weight room hard after the 2021 season and came back throwing 1-2 mph harder with improved vertical ride. Dollard's fastball now ranges from 91-94 mph with above-average extension that helps it jump on hitters faster than they expect. His primary offspeed pitch is a plus slider that sits 78-82 mph with a long arc and bend. Dollard's slider lacks exceptional power or spin, but he has exquisite command of the pitch and is able to locate it on the corners where hitters can't do anything. He also has an average low-80s split-changeup and a soft, vertical curveball in the high 60s he'll throw to disrupt hitters' timing. Dollard's stuff isn't overwhelming, but he is a fearless competitor who goes right after hitters and quickly gets ahead in counts. He effectively exploits batters' holes with his plus command and has the intelligence and athleticism to make quick adjustments.

    The Future: Dollard projects to be a solid back-of-the-rotation starter who can slide into long relief as needed, similar to Collin McHugh. He'll head to Triple-A Tacoma in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 50. Curveball: 45. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 60

  7. 7. Bryan Woo | RHP
    Bryan Woo
    Born: Jan 30, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 205
    Minors: 1-4 | 4.11 ERA | 84 SO | 22 BB | 57 IP

    Track Record: Woo fell under the radar in high school but pitched so well in the Alaska League after his senior year that teams tried to sign him as an undrafted free agent. He instead stuck with his commitment to Cal Poly and spent three seasons bouncing between the bullpen and rotation, capped by a breakout junior year that was cut short by Tommy John surgery. The Mariners drafted Woo in the sixth round in 2021, signed him for $318,200 and guided him through the rehab process, a decision that paid off when he returned to the mound in 2022. Woo zipped up three levels to High-A, then emerged in the Arizona Fall League with an 0.84 ERA in five starts.

    Scouting Report: Woo is an athletic 6-foot-2 righthander with an easy, explosive delivery. His plus fastball sits 93-94 mph and touches 96 with above-average ride that helps it miss bats in the strike zone. He primarily pitches east to west with his fastball, but he has the command to elevate it and get chase swings above the zone. Woo complements his fastball with a sweeping, mid-80s slider that he commands to his glove side and plays well against righthanded hitters. The quality of his slider can be inconsistent, but it generally ranges from average to plus and is consistently competitive. Woo's firm, 87-90 mph changeup has progressed rapidly in a short time and flashes above-average with late drop and run away from lefthanders. He is a good athlete who pounds the strike zone with above-average control, though he occasionally gets too much of the plate. His command should sharpen the further he moves away from surgery.

    The Future: Woo has the ingredients to be a mid-to-back-of-the-rotation starter, but he has to show he can maintain his stuff over a full season. That will be his primary goal at Double-A Arkansas in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 50. Control: 55

  8. 8. Michael Arroyo | SS
    Michael Arroyo
    Born: Nov 3, 2004
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 160

    Track Record: Arroyo spent most of his youth representing Colombia at international tournaments across the globe, including in the United States, Panama, Mexico and the Bahamas, and established himself as one of the top players in the 2022 international class. The Mariners signed him on the first day of the 2022 signing period for $1.375 million, the largest bonus given to a Colombian amateur. Arroyo immediately impressed team officials when he reported to the Mariners' Dominican complex and continued to stand out in his pro debut in the Dominican Summer League. He hit a team-best .314 and had nearly as many walks (27) as strikeouts (33).

    Scouting Report: Arroyo is an exceptionally mature hitter for his age. He has a preternatural feel for the strike zone, is extremely disciplined and quickly adjusts to different velocities and pitch types. He rarely chases out of the zone and does a good job of identifying pitches to drive. Arroyo has quick hands and generates a lot of contact with a short, direct swing from the right side. He can manipulate the barrel and covers the entire plate, giving opponents few zones to attack and helping him project to be a plus hitter. Arroyo doesn't hit the ball overly hard, but he has room to get stronger and his balls carry well off the barrel. Arroyo is firmly a bat-first player. He is a shortstop now, but he's an average runner with fringy range who will be stretched at the position as he matures. He is a reliable defender with solid hands and an average arm and should be an average defensive second baseman.

    The Future: Arroyo's swing mechanics and overall skill set draw frequent comparisons with Howie Kendrick. He projects to be a similarly contact-driven second baseman and will make his U.S. debut in the Arizona Complex League in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 60. Power: 40. Speed: 50. Fielding: 50. Arm: 50

  9. 9. Tyler Locklear | 3B
    Tyler Locklear
    Born: Nov 24, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 210
    Minors: .285/.366/.504 | 7 HR | 0 SB | 123 AB

    Track Record: A former tight end who was recruited to play college football, Locklear emerged as one of the country's top power hitters at Virginia Commonwealth. His father Todd pitched collegiately and his uncle Jeff professionally, while his cousin Gavin played college football. Tyler tied for the Cape Cod League lead with nine home runs in 2021 after his sophomore year. He followed by setting VCU's single-season record with 20 home runs as a junior and finished his career with 37, which tied for the program's all-time record. The Mariners drafted him in the second round in 2022 and signed him for $1,276,500. Locklear quickly moved to Low-A Modesto after signing and caught fire late, bashing seven home runs in his final 16 games.

    Scouting Report: Locklear stands an imposing, muscular 6-foot-3 and is one of the strongest players his age. He crushes balls to all fields with plus-plus raw power--including home runs the opposite way off of right-field scoreboards--and posts elite top-end exit velocities. Locklear has some stiffness to his swing and his bat moves in and out of the zone quickly, but he controls the strike zone and swings at the right pitches to do damage. His pitch selection gives him a chance to be a fringy hitter with plus power if he can make swing adjustments against higher-level pitchers. Locklear is a decent athlete for his size and has good hands at third base, but his footwork and actions need to be softened and his arm is a tick below-average. He will likely move to first base and could potentially end up in left field. He has below-average speed but makes up for it with a quick first step and good instincts on the bases.

    The Future: Locklear has a chance to emerge as a power-hitting, everyday first baseman if he makes the necessary swing adjustments. He'll open at High-A Everett in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 45. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Fielding: 40. Arm: 50

  10. 10. Prelander Berroa | RHP
    Prelander Berroa
    Born: Apr 18, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 170
    Signed By: Fred Guerrero (Twins).
    Minors: 4-3 | 2.86 ERA | 150 SO | 63 BB | 101 IP

    Track Record: Berroa initially worked out for teams as an infielder before converting to pitching and signed with the Twins for $200,000 on the first day of the 2016 international signing period. The Twins traded Berroa to the Giants as one of three prospects for reliever Sam Dyson at the 2019 trade deadline, and the Giants subsequently flipped Berroa to the Mariners for utility infielder Donnie Walton early in the 2022 season. Berroa took off after the trade and had his best season under the Mariners' tutelage. He finished with a career-low 2.68 ERA, a career-high 150 strikeouts and reached Double-A for the first time.

    Scouting Report: Berroa is undersized at 5-foot-11 but pitches bigger than his stature. His explosive, plus-plus fastball sits 96-99 mph and touches 101-102 with late life to get swings and misses in the strike zone. He began throwing his slider more after joining the Mariners and morphed it into a plus downer in the upper 80s that gets swings over the top. He is able to land his slider for strikes early in counts in addition to putting batters away with it. He also has a firm, well below-average changeup in the low 90s he rarely throws. Berroa gets ugly swings from good hitters, but his control is below-average and he struggles to stay focused for more than a few innings at a time. He no longer throws balls to the backstop as he did in his younger years, but his effortful delivery will always limit his strike-throwing. He pitched fewer than five innings in 21 of his 26 starts even during his breakout 2022 season.

    The Future: Berroa will continue starting for now, but his size, durability and control will make him a hard-throwing reliever in the majors. He has a chance to be a setup man who pitches seventh and eighth innings if his control improves another tick.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 70. Slider: 60. Changeup: 30. Control: 40

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