MiLB Signings: LHP Blake Weiman, RHP Taylor Williams, C Connor Charping,
INF Jonathan Villar= 2.5fWar in 2021
OF Marcus Wilson 7/7, DFA'd 7/30, outrighted to AAA on 8/1
RHP Ken Giles (7/9)- On assignment 8/2
RHP Diego Castillo(7/28)
LHP Tommy Milone(7/30)
Utility Dylan Moore(7/31)
OF Julio Rodriguez(7/31)
OF Mitch Haniger is on assignment
RHP Matt Brash(7/9 and 7/28)
LHP Brennan Bernadino(7/30) optioned 8/1
OF Jack Larsen(7/31), optioned 8/2, then DFA'd 8/2
OF Jarred Kelenic(7/31)
OF Justin Upton(7/22)
RHP Phillips Valdez(7/29)
OF Travis Jankowski (8/1)- actived 8/2
-.364OBP in 2021
LHP Danny Young
-1B Carlos Santana and Cash for Wyatt Mills and William Flemming
-Traded SS Noelvi Marte, SS Edwin Arroyo, RHP Levi Stoudt, and RHP Andrew Moore to Cincinnati for RHP Luis Castillo
-LHP Anthony Misiewicz traded to KC for cash
-Traded PTBNL to LA Dodgers for INF Jake Lamb(Seattle Native)= 121WRC+ this season
-Traded RHP Michael Stryffeler, and C Andy Thomas to SF Giants for LHP Matthew Boyd(Seattle local, home in Issaquah), C Cust Casali(familiar with Luis Castillo)- 1.153OPS vs. LHP this season
The Farm is okay; in the first five rounds, the Mariners got some solid position players- SS Cole Young looks the part already the bat, the praise from the staff when he worked out with the club. I think the Mariners got a perfect one. INF Tyler Locklear is another not sexy pick, but he posted a .402/.542/.799 with 36HR over the last two seasons at VCU with an impressive 101BB-78K in that same span. Tons of raw power and a knack for getting on base. INF Josh Hood 4th year senior out of NC State. In 2021 he played in the Cape Cod League and Coastal Plain League with excellent results in 34G with 5HR 28RBI, 5SB. His senior season couldn't have gone much better with 13HR, 52RBI, 31BB-57K, and a slash line of .268/.350/.498 and .848OPS in 57G. Along with pitchers like HS products Walter Ford aka Vanilla Missle and AJ Izzi. Neither will pitch this season, and both with focus on conditioning and getting the arms and bodies ready for a professional season.
Don't forget the Mariners still has C Harry Ford, OF Alberto Rodriguez, Gabriel Gonzalez, Zach DeLoach, and Lazaro Montes. INF Milkar Perez, Starlin Aguilar, Martin Gonzalez, and Kaden Polcovich, among others. Pitchers- Emerson Hancock, Adam Macko, Taylor Dollar, Bryce Miller, and many more.
What remains: HEALTH, getting healthy, and staying healthy.
Klew, Haniger, Julio, and the staff are all staying healthy.
-Adam Frazier is staying productive like he has been .356BABIP in July
Last 16 .368BA, 21H, .403OBP
-figuring out the bench- Lamb, Villar, and Casalli all are in the mix for spots now- Toro/LT got to go.
Hold onto the wildcard and push for the 1st wildcard to match up against the AL Central.