Mariners News: Updating the M’s Prospects in the AFL

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Apr 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of a Seattle Mariners hat and baseball glove during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Mariners defeated the Rangers 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Fry – LHP

Paul Fry has gotten off to a rough start this fall with the Javelins. The 23-year-old southpaw is 1-2 with a 7.36 ERA across 4 relief appearances. He has struck out 1 and walked 1 while allowing 3 runs on 10 hits through 3.1 innings pitched. Fry has allowed a gaudy 3.00 walks/hits per inning.

Fry’s poor performance in the AFL is a bit surprising given his success this past season in the minor leagues. The former 17th round pick split 2015 between the Bakersfield Blaze and the Jackson Generals. Through 28 appearances with the Blaze, Fry went 4-3, posted a 2.13 ERA and was named a California League All Star. His numbers actually improved after the promotion, as he registered a stingy 1.80 ERA across 25 innings in Jackson.

The Mariners view Paul Fry as a left-handed reliever, and he could potentially toe the rubber at Safeco Field next season. The ability to locate pitches is key for any relief pitcher, and Fry’s 4.71 strikeout to walk ratio in 2015 was very impressive.

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