How are the Mariners Top Prospects Faring this Spring?
Paul Fry – LHP
The 23-year-old southpaw was named the Seattle Mariners top minor-league reliever at the end of last season, and Paul Fry ranks as the M’s 13th best prospect. Fry has had mixed results in limited action this spring, posting a 6.00 ERA through 3 innings pitched. His 2:4 strikeout to walk ratio is his biggest issue, but the opposition has registered a paltry .222 batting average against Fry.
2015 was an incredible season for Fry. Combined, he posted a 2.02 ERA and saved 9 games in 50 appearances with the Bakersfield Blaze and Jackson Generals. Fry averaged 12.7 strikeouts per 9 innings and issued just 2.7 free passes per 9 innings. He registered a 4.71 strikeout to walk ratio, and held the opposition to 1.150 walks/hits per inning. Most remarkable of all, Fry allowed 0 home runs in 80 innings pitched.
The Waterford, MI native remains one of the Mariners top prospects, and he should begin the season in Tacoma with the Rainiers. The M’s are looking for competent relievers, and I expect Fry to get a shot in the Emerald City this summer.
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