Mariners Minor League Report: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

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Feb 26, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher

Tyler Marlette

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Bakersfield Blaze – A+ – 7-7

Hot – SP Edwin Diaz (1-0, 2.63 ERA, 13.2 IP), SP Ryan Yarbrough (1-1, 1.69 ERA, 16.0 IP), C Tyler Marlette (.389, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB), 2B Brock Hebert (.333, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB), RP Trey Cochran-Gill (0-1, 0.87 ERA, 10.1 IP), RP Jake Zokan (1-1, 0.90 ERA, 10.0 IP) ranks starting pitcher Edwin Diaz as the M’s no.7 prospect. The 21-year-old right-hander has been very impressive this season with the Blaze, striking out 18 hitters. Ryan Yarbrough is the 11th best prospect in the Mariners’ system, and he could soon be rising in the rankings. Yarbrough is a 23-year-old southpaw who appears to be on the fast track to the big leagues. He has struggled to strikeout the competition, but he has held the opposition to just 0.938 walks/hits per inning. Tyler Marlette is another highly touted M’s prospect that has lived up to the billing in Bakersfield. Marlette is likely to split 2015 between the Blaze and Jackson Generals. Trey Cochran-Gill is another talented young arm that is dominating this season. Cochran-Gill is averaging 10.5 strikeouts per 9 innings working out of the Blaze bullpen.

Not – RF Austin Wilson (.195, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB), LF Tyler O’Neill (.188, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 SB), 1B Justin Seager (.167, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB)

Austin Wilson is a former 2nd round pick out of Stanford that has stumbled out of the gate with Bakersfield. Wilson looks like a member of the Legion of Boom, but his bat has not been overly booming in 2015. ranks Tyler O’Neill as the M’s 12th best prospect. The Maple Ridge, BC product has had a slow start to the season, but his 4 steals are worth noting. Justin Seager is Kyle Seager’s little brother, but he has looked nothing like his older brother so far this season. The younger Seager is not the conventional first baseman from an offensive perspective, but he has a chance to one day play in the same infield as his big bro.

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