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  1. 1. Julio Rodriguez | OF
    Julio Rodriguez
    Born: Dec 29, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 205
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2016.
    Signed By: Eddy Toledo/Tim Kissner.
    Minors: .347/.441/.560 | 13 HR | 21 SB | 291 AB

    Rodriguez hit his way out of High-A Everett after just 28 games, led the Dominican Republic to the Olympics and raked once he arrived at Double-A in late June. He improved the quality of his at-bats, was more consistent from game-to-game and proved he can handle upper-level stuff, cementing his potential as a franchise-caliber player. The only knock on Rodriguez is his occasional lack of focus on defense results in avoidable mistakes, but he has the physical tools to be at least an average defender.

  2. 2. Noelvi Marte | SS
    Noelvi Marte
    Born: Oct 16, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 187
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2018.
    Signed By: Eddy Toledo/Tim Kissner.
    Minors: .273/.366/.459 | 17 HR | 24 SB | 444 AB

    Marte has been arguably the top player in the Low-A West despite being one of the league's youngest players. He has demonstrated enormous power out of a smooth, easy swing, used the whole field and shown just enough defensively to have a chance to stick at shortstop. He has shown the actions, hands and first step for the position but is prone to mental lapses that will need to be cleaned up.

  3. 3. George Kirby | RHP
    George Kirby
    Born: Feb 4, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 201
    Drafted/Signed: Elon, 2019 (1st round).
    Signed By: Ty Holub.
    Minors: 5-3 | 2.53 ERA | 80 SO | 15 BB | 68 IP

    Kirby enhanced his arsenal while maintaining his plus-plus control, earning him future top-of-the-rotation projections. His fastball sits 95-99 mph with explosive late life that beats hitters at the top of the zone, his slider and changeup both flash plus and he locates everything to both sides of the plate. He also has a curveball that shows average, giving him the rare combination of elite velocity, a four-pitch arsenal and impeccable control. He missed most of July with shoulder tenderness, but there was no structural damage and he has resumed throwing.

  4. 4. 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: 3-1 | 2.62 ERA | 43 SO | 17 BB | 45 IP

    Hancock hasn't pitched since June 25 due to shoulder tenderness, but he was effective when healthy. He showed the ability to play his sinking 93-96 mph two-seamer and riding 95-98 mph four-seamer off each other, with the sinker the better of the two, and his slider has been an above-average to plus pitch. Hancock's changeup and the quality of his strikes have been inconsistent, but at his best he looks like a mid-rotation starter.

  5. 5. Cal Raleigh | C
    Cal Raleigh
    Born: Nov 26, 1996
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 215
    Drafted/Signed: Florida State, 2018 (3rd round).
    Signed By: Rob Mummau.
    Minors: .324/.377/.608 | 9 HR | 3 SB | 176 AB

    Raleigh has improved on both sides of the ball to solidify his projections as the Mariners' catcher of the future. His receiving metrics have been the best in the Mariners organization on a nightly basis, major leaguers included, and his game-calling and leadership draw rave reviews. A switch-hitter, Raleigh has ironed out his righthanded swing to be a legitimate threat from both sides of the plate, and improved pitch recognition has helped him lay off high fastballs that previously gave him trouble.

  6. 6. Harry Ford | C/UTL
    Harry Ford
    Born: Feb 21, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 200
    Minors: .291/.400/.582 | 3 HR | 3 SB | 55 AB

    Ford separated himself as the top prep catcher in this year's draft class with his unique athleticism and solid hitting ability. The Mariners drafted him 12th overall, the highest a high school catcher has been taken since 2015, and signed him for $4,366,400. Ford is a plus runner who is good enough to stick behind the plate but also has the athleticism to play second base, third base or center field. He has plenty of bat speed and strength in his compact frame, with the likelihood of hitting for power over average. The track record of high school catchers is poor, but Ford has enough athleticism and hitting ability to play other positions and give him additional avenues to the majors.

  7. 7. Brandon Williamson | LHP
    Brandon Williamson
    Born: Apr 2, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'6" Wt.: 210
    Drafted/Signed: Texas Christian, 2019 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Jordan Bley.
    Minors: 4-6 | 3.39 ERA | 153 SO | 33 BB | 99 IP

    Williamson posted 59 strikeouts and 10 walks in 31 innings at High-A Everett to earn a quick promotion to Double-A. His 91-94 mph fastball has played up with deception in his delivery and his breaking ball has become a neutralizing pitch with sharp, late break. His average changeup is improving and his control has been above-average, helping him project as a potential mid-rotation starter even though his first few starts at Arkansas have been rocky.

  8. 8. Zach DeLoach | OF
    Zach DeLoach
    Born: Aug 8, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 205
    Drafted/Signed: Texas A&M, 2020 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Derek Miller.
    Minors: .276/.373/.468 | 14 HR | 7 SB | 434 AB

    DeLoach got off to a slow start but has been on fire since May 15. He has impressed with a simple approach, sharp pitch-recognition and the ability to hit lefties as well as righties. DeLoach isn't a particularly athletic defender and his reads and range need to improve, but his ability to hit and get on base from the left side still make him a potential everyday player.

  9. 9. Matt Brash | RHP
    Matt Brash
    Born: May 12, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 170
    Minors: 6-4 | 2.31 ERA | 142 SO | 48 BB | 98 IP

    Brash has stood out in a loaded Everett rotation and is frequently asked about by other teams in trade discussions. He was sidelined by shoulder tenderness when the Mariners acquired him from the Padres last year, but his stuff has been overwhelming since he returned. His fastball has been up to 99 mph with high spin rates, his hard, tilting slider earns plus grades and his changeup has flashed plus, although it needs further development. Brash's command and control have been scattered, but the quality of his stuff has observers buzzing.

  10. 10. Levi Stoudt | RHP
    Levi Stoudt
    Born: Dec 4, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 195
    Drafted/Signed: Lehigh, 2019 (3rd round).
    Signed By: Patrick O'Grady.
    Minors: 7-3 | 3.31 ERA | 86 SO | 37 BB | 82 IP

    TRACK RECORD: Stoudt was selected by the Mariners in the third round in 2019 and had Tommy John surgery shortly after he was drafted. His first game action came at 2020 instructional league, where he struck out 10 batters and walked three over nine innings.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Stoudt thrives with above-average control and command of four pitches. His fastball sat 93-94 mph and touched as high as 97 during instructs. He moves his fastball around the zone effectively with a good downhill plane. Stoudt's best secondary pitch is a split-changeup that has earned future plus-plus grades from observers. Thrown with a vulcan grip, it's a pitch he uses to get swings-and-misses from both righthanded and lefthanded batters. Stoudt has scrapped his curveball in favor of a sweepier slider with roughly 15 inches of horizontal break. His delivery has some effort but his arm action is fluid.

    THE FUTURE: Stoudt will make his pro debut in 2021. He likely projects toward the back of a rotation, but his performance in the fall added a bit more ceiling.

  11. 11. Andres Munoz | RHP
    Andres Munoz
    Born: Jan 16, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 243
    Drafted/Signed: Mexico, 2015.
    Signed By: Trevor Schumm (Padres).
    Minors: 0-0 | 0.00 ERA | 4 SO | 0 BB | 2 IP

    Fastball: 80. Slider: 55. Control: 40.

    TRACK RECORD: The Padres purchased Muñoz's rights from the Mexican League for $700,000 in 2015. He quickly grew into one of the hardest throwers in baseball. He made his big league debut as a 20-year-old and struck out 30 of the 97 batters he faced in relief, but his 2020 season was wiped out by Tommy John surgery. The Mariners acquired him with Taylor Trammell, Ty France and Luis Torrens in the deadline trade that sent Austin Nola to San Diego.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Muñoz's top-of-the-scale fastball and an above-average slider allow him to project as a late-innings weapon if he refines his control. Prior to the injury, his four-seamer sat 99-100 mph and touched 103 with explosive life that allowed the pitch to play up even further. He can elevate it to miss bats or spot it on either corner. His mid-80s slider needs consistency, but at its best the pitch generates swings and misses with short, late glove-side cut. Muñoz's control is below-average, but most concerning is his injury history. He battled elbow issues for years before surgery and has thrown more than 26 innings only once in five seasons.

    THE FUTURE: Muñoz is set to complete his rehab in mid 2021 and could join Seattle's bullpen late in the season. He has the potential to become the Mariners' closer.

  12. 12. Juan Then | RHP
    Juan Then
    Born: Feb 7, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 178
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2016.
    Signed By: Eddy Toledo.
    Minors: 2-5 | 6.46 ERA | 59 SO | 19 BB | 55 IP

    Fastball: 60. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 55.


    TRACK RECORD: Then first signed with the Mariners in 2016 and was traded to the Yankees one year later. The Mariners reacquired the lanky righthander in 2019 in a trade for Edwin Encarnacion, and Then reached low Class A by the end of that season. Then spent 2020 at the Mariners' alternate training site before reporting to Arizona for instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Then added 10 pounds of good weight prior to spring training and dropped his arm slot to a more natural position. Those changes resulted in a big uptick in his velocity. Then's plus fastball sat 96-97 mph in the fall and began touching triple- digits, up from his previous 92-96. It's a four-seamer with tail and sink, but he can also manipulate it to generate average movement to his glove side. His hard, sharp slider also added power to flash plus at 87-91 mph, and he has a good feel for an above-average changeup at 88-91 mph with deception and a good bottom. Then uses a low three-quarters slot with a smooth arm action and a clean, repeatable delivery that yields above-average control.

    THE FUTURE: Then has the attributes to be a mid-rotation starter, but he could also thrive in a late-inning bullpen role. He will likely start 2021 in high Class A.

  13. 13. Edwin Arroyo | SS
    Edwin Arroyo
    Born: Aug 25, 2003
    Bats: B Throws: B
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 175
    Minors: .211/.337/.324 | 2 HR | 4 SB | 71 AB

    Arroyo was one of the best defensive high schools shortstops in the draft class and was picked by the Mariners in the second round, No. 48 overall. Still only 17 years old, Arroyo has slick hands, impressive actions and plus-plus arm strength that allows him to make any throw on the field. He has further to go offensively and was often beat by the better pitchers in the draft class, but has promise as a switch-hitter with a contact-oriented swing and room to grow into power.

  14. 14. Starlin Aguilar | 3B
    Starlin Aguilar
    Born: Jan 26, 2004
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 170
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2021.

    TRACK RECORD: From an early age, Aguilar stood out as one of the best pure hitters in the 2020 class. Aguilar trained with Rudy Santin, whose program also produced Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers and Rays shortstop Wander Franco, and Aguilar is another advanced hitter with a sweet lefthanded stroke.
    SCOUTING REPORT: Aguilar has a fluid, compact swing with a tight turn and clean path, getting the barrel on plane early and staying through the hitting zone for a long time. He stays calm and balanced, staying through the ball well to hit to all fields with good game performance. He has plenty of bat speed too, driving balls out of the park now with the projection for future plus power, though he's still a hit-first player who happens to also have power. There's a lot to like with Aguilar in the batter's box, with a chance for a middle-of-the-order hitter, though his defensive future is murkier. He spent time as an amateur training at shortstop, but he's built like Devers and has already moved to third base. The dedication he's had over the past year to shed excess weight shows in his improved conditioning, something he's always going to have to monitor.
    THE FUTURE: Like Devers was at this age, Aguilar has a chance to stay at third base if his footwork and range improve, though there's some risk he could end up at first base.

  15. 15. Connor Phillips | RHP
    Connor Phillips
    Born: May 4, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: McLennan (Texas) JC, 2020 (2nd round supplemental).
    Signed By: Derek Miller.
    Minors: 7-4 | 4.62 ERA | 111 SO | 46 BB | 76 IP

    TRACK RECORD: Phillips spent one year at McLennan (Texas) JC instead of following through on his commitment to Louisiana State. He made just four starts before the season was shut down but showed enough to be drafted by the Mariners in the supplemental second round. He signed for $1,050,300 and spent the summer working out remotely before reporting to instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Phillips is best described as a projection pitcher, with his rawness showing in his instructional league outings. He's physical and athletic with a strong frame, but has below-average command and control due to a delivery that lacks direction and isn't repeatable. The stuff is there, though, including a fastball that sits 93-94 mph and touches 97 and a potentially plus slider with powerful twoplane break. After watching Logan Gilbert at the alternate site, Phillips started throwing a similar knucklecurveball held deep in his palm. He rounds out his arsenal with an average circle changeup in the mid 80s.

    THE FUTURE: A mound of clay for the Mariners to mold, Phillips won't be ready for full-season ball at the start of 2021. There's a lot to like if he can smooth out his delivery and improve his control.

  16. 16. Victor Labrada | OF
    Victor Labrada
    Born: Jan 16, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 5'0" Wt.: 165
    Minors: .270/.362/.408 | 7 HR | 32 SB | 404 AB

    Signed out of Cuba for $350,000 last November, Labrada made his professional debut with Low-A Modesto in mid May and electrified the club as a dynamic, high-energy presence at the top of the order. He is a twitchy, explosive defender in center field and plays hard and fast all the time, including frequently beating everyone on and off the field. While aggressive at the plate, he stays in the strike zone, makes a lot of contact with a compact, quick swing and wreaks havoc on the basepaths with plus speed. Labrada is small and lacks home run power, but he does enough to be at least a potential reserve.

  17. 17. Milkar Perez | 3B
    Milkar Perez
    Born: Oct 16, 2001
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 175
    Drafted/Signed: Nicaragua, 2018.
    Signed By: Tom Shafer.
    Minors: .308/.455/.378 | 0 HR | 1 SB | 172 AB

    TRACK RECORD: After signing for $175,000, the top bonus for a player from Nicaragua in 2018, Perez had a strong pro debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2019. He was slated to make his stateside debit in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit. He spent the year on his own until instructional league, where he started at third base in most games.

    SCOUTING REPORT: The switch-hitting Perez is primarily a contact hitter with above-average bat speed, a strong feel for the strike zone and solid rhythm and timing from both sides of the plate. He's gotten stronger but will need to lengthen his stroke to get more separation and unlock his 12-15 home run potential. As his body has stiffened, Perez has lost some lateral movement at third base. He has below-average range, but his hands work well and his plus-plus arm is the best among infielders in the organization. He was already a below-average runner before adding the extra bulk.

    THE FUTURE: Perez will likely spend most of 2021 in the Rookie-level Arizona League. His offensive potential gives him an everyday ceiling, but he has a long way to go.

  18. 18. Adam Macko | LHP
    Adam Macko
    Born: Dec 30, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 170
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Vauxhall, Alberta, 2019 (7th round).
    Signed By: Les McTavish/Alex Ross.
    Minors: 2-2 | 4.59 ERA | 56 SO | 21 BB | 34 IP

    TRACK RECORD: If Levi Stoudt was the biggest surprise of instructional league, Macko at least deserves the consolation prize. After making his pro debut in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2019, Macko, who was raised in Canada but born in Slovakia, reported to instructs after working out at home during the summer.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Macko stands out for his pitchability, athleticism and above-average command of four pitches. He took a big step forward in 2020, and while he doesn't have any bat-missing pitches, he has the finesse to get batters out. Macko's fastball ranges from 88-94 mph, sitting 90 mph, with late armside tail. The Mariners see his curveball as a potentially plus pitch and his slider has progressed to average after he changed his grip. Macko rounds out his arsenal with a fringy changeup with fade and good separation from his fastball. He's a studious worker who keeps a journal about what he's learned.

    THE FUTURE: Macko should begin at low Class A in 2021. His feel and pitchability from the left side give him the potential to be a back-of-the-rotation starter.

  19. 19. Wyatt Mills | RHP
    Wyatt Mills
    Born: Jan 25, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: Gonzaga, 2017 (3rd round).
    Signed By: Alex Ross/Jeff Sakamoto.
    Minors: 4-2 | 3.14 ERA | 51 SO | 7 BB | 29 IP

    TRACK RECORD: A Spokane, Wash. native who went to Gonzaga, Mills was expected to move quickly after the Mariners drafted him in the third round in 2017. While that hasn't happened quite as planned, Mills' fastball showed a 3 mph increase at the alternate training site and instructional league in 2020. The Mariners added him to the 40-man roster after the season.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Mills' strength is a mid-90s fastball that touches 97 mph and seems to come out of his hip with a deceptive, sidearm delivery. His heater has good run and sink and is especially tough for righthanded batters. Mills' above-average slider is a sweeping pitch with deception and tilt. He's dropped the use of his changeup to focus on his two best pitches. Mills is more of a control-over-command type of pitcher, and while his stuff has fluctuated over his career he's been consistently effective.

    THE FUTURE: Often compared to Steve Cishek and Darren O'day, Mills should have a similar major league career as a reliable reliever who gives hitters a different look. He is in position to make his MLB debut in 2021.

  20. 20. Jonatan Clase | OF
    Jonatan Clase
    Born: May 23, 2002
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'9" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2018.
    Signed By: Audo Vicente.
    Minors: .245/.333/.388 | 2 HR | 16 SB | 49 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Clase signed with the Mariners for $35,000 in 2018 and delivered an intriguing pro debut in the Dominican Summer League the following year. He was set to make his stateside debut in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic canceled the minor league season. He got back on the field for instructional league in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Clase has packed on 30 pounds of muscle since signing, giving him a brick-like build. Impressively, he's maintained his plus-plus speed as he's added the weight. Clase has a slasher's approach in games with excellent bat speed and controls the strike zone. His approach and swing aren't conducive to hitting for power, so he'll need to make adjustments to get the most from his newfound strength. Namely, he needs to get better at learning which pitches he can impact. Clase relies on his natural speed and athleticism in the outfield but needs to improve his routes. He may project better as a corner outfielder even with his speed.

    THE FUTURE: Clase has strength and athleticism to dream on, but he's still very raw. He'll be 18 on Opening Day 2021 and will begin in the Rookie-level Arizona League.

  21. 21. Taylor Dollard | RHP
    Taylor Dollard
    Born: Feb 17, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 195
    Minors: 9-4 | 5.14 ERA | 133 SO | 24 BB | 105 IP

    The Mariners' fifth-round pick last year, Dollard's fastball has ticked up this season to enhance his future outlook. After sitting 88-92 mph in college, he is now ranging from 90-94 mph to help give him an average or better arsenal across the board as opposed to his stuff being a touch light. He has maintained his plus control with the increase, helping him move quickly from Low-A Modesto to High-A Everett.

  22. 22. Kaden Polcovich | UTL
    Kaden Polcovich
    Born: Feb 21, 1999
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 185
    Drafted/Signed: Oklahoma State, 2020 (3rd round).
    Signed By: Jordan Bley.
    Minors: .219/.354/.395 | 12 HR | 20 SB | 342 AB

    TRACK RECORD: The son of former Pirates infielder Kevin Polcovich, Kaden played two years at Northwest Florida State JC before heading to Oklahoma State for his junior year. He hit .344 in 18 games for the Cowboys before the season shut down and was drafted by the Mariners in the third round. Polcovich signed for $575,000 and spent the summer at the Mariners' alternate training site.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Like fellow OSU alum Donovan Walton, drafted four years earlier by the Mariners, Polcovich stands out for his versatility and grinder mentality. He split time at second and third base in college and saw significant time in the outfield in the Cape Cod League. A switch-hitter with a solid swing and excellent barrel control from both sides of the plate, Polcovich has a knack for getting on base and sneaky fringe-average power. He's not likely to be more than a fringe-average defender with an average arm because he struggles with his footwork on ground balls,

    THE FUTURE: Polcovich should be adequate in a utility role provided his bat develops. He should be ready for a full-season assignment in 2021.

  23. 23. Alberto Rodriguez | OF
    Alberto Rodriguez
    Born: Oct 6, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2017.
    Signed By: Sandy Rosario/Lorenzo Perez/Luciano del Rosario (Blue Jays).
    Minors: .289/.379/.470 | 10 HR | 15 SB | 394 AB

    TRACK RECORD: Signed by the Blue Jays for $500,000 in 2017, Rodriguez followed his debut in the Dominican Summer League with a strong showing in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. The Mariners acquired him to complete the deadline trade that sent righthander Taijuan Walker to Toronto, and he finished the summer at the Mariners' alternate training site.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Rodriguez has whippy bat speed and good hitting instincts, coupled with a natural swing path geared to hit live drives. He uses his hands well and puts plenty of balls in play to project as an above-average hitter with 12-15-home run potential. Rodriguez is an average defender with an above-average arm that should help him in right field. He's added significant weight and strength to his upper half, and his once above-average speed is now below-average. He reported to instructional league and spent his time on conditioning instead of playing in games, and he reportedly lost about 10 pounds of excess weight.

    THE FUTURE: Rodriguez should be ready for low Class A in 2021. He will need to continue his conditioning work and closely monitor his fitness.

  24. 24. Darren McCaughan | RHP
    Darren McCaughan
    Born: Mar 18, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 195
    Minors: 5-5 | 4.40 ERA | 90 SO | 15 BB | 109 IP

    McCaughan continued his track record of success with elite control and below-average stuff at Triple-A Tacoma this year and made his major league debut with five no-hit innings against the Rockies on July 21. His sinking fastball ranges from 87-91 mph and none of his secondary pitches overwhelm, but effectively changes speeds to keep hitters off-balance, moves the ball around the strike zone and keeps the ball on the ground to limit damage.

  25. 25. Luis Liberato | OF
    Luis Liberato
    Born: Dec 18, 1995
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 175
    Signed By: Franklin Taveras Jr
    Minors: .268/.331/.428 | 8 HR | 3 SB | 276 AB

    Liberato got significantly stronger over the past year to give him newfound offensive thump to go with his excellent defense in center field. His power has ticked up to average and he now makes enough impactful contact to potentially rise as a reserve outfielder, whereas before his bat was too light to project in any kind of significant major league role.

  26. 26. Yohan Ramirez | RHP
    Yohan Ramirez
    Born: May 6, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2016.
    Signed By: Oz Ocampo/Roman Ocumarez/David Brito (Astros).
    Minors: 0-0 | 4.15 ERA | 24 SO | 13 BB | 18 IP

    TRACK RECORD: The Mariners selected Ramirez from the Astros in the 2019 Rule 5 draft, taking advantage of Houston's 40-man roster crunch. Despite well below-average control, Ramirez's lightning-fast arm was worth the risk. He walked nearly a batter an inning in his 20.2 major league innings in 2020, but still posted a 2.61 ERA and limited opponents to a .130 batting average over 26 appearances.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Ramirez sits 95-96 mph with his fastball and it would be a plus-plus pitch if he had just a bit more command. His heater has natural sink and he gets plenty of swings and misses when he throws it in the strike zone. Ramirez also flashes a plus 82 mph slider with sweeping action. He has occasionally used a curveball and changeup, but moving forward he's going to focus strictly on his fastball and slider mix. Ramirez has some deception in his max-effort, high three-quarters delivery. His well below-average control works to his advantage somewhat because batters can't dig in and get comfortable in the box.

    THE FUTURE: Considering his relative inexperience, there's a chance Ramirez can harness his control and take on a high-leverage bullpen role. Regardless, he should be back in the Seattle bullpen in 2021.

  27. 27. Donnie Walton | UTL
    Donnie Walton
    Born: May 25, 1994
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 184
    Signed By: Ty Bowman.
    Minors: .310/.403/.529 | 12 HR | 0 SB | 261 AB

    Walton returned to the majors this season and saw time at four different positions. He remains a solid utility option for the Mariners to call upon whenever they need.

  28. 28. Cade Marlowe | OF
    Cade Marlowe
    Born: Jun 24, 1997
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 200
    Minors: .272/.365/.563 | 26 HR | 23 SB | 419 AB

    Marlowe has been old for his levels this year at Low-A Modesto and High-A Everett, but he's shown enough for evaluators to consider him a future major leaguer regardless. He has one of the best approaches in the organization, crushes mistakes with his above-average power from the left side and has shown plus speed and defense in the outfield.

  29. 29. Penn Murfee | RHP
    Penn Murfee
    Born: May 2, 1994
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 195
    Minors: 6-3 | 4.42 ERA | 91 SO | 35 BB | 76 IP

    Murfee was the best starter at Double-A Arkansas and averaged more than a strikeout per inning before receiving a promotion to Triple-A Tacoma. Though older due to an unconventional path through college baseball, Murfee's deceptive sinker-slider mix out of a low arm slot and his ability to execute a gameplan give him an avenue to the majors.

  30. 30. Gabriel Gonzalez | OF
    Gabriel Gonzalez
    Born: Jan 4, 2004
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'0" Wt.: 165

    Gonzalez was signed for $1.1 million out of Venezuela in 2021 on the strength of a powerful bat, an athletic build and the ability to one day fit into the mold of a slugging corner outfielder. So far, so good for Gonzalez, who opened his career by mashing in the Dominican Summer League.

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