Back to back international free agents? Sure, why not? George Feliz wasn’t a big name international player(at least to most of us), but the 16-year-old has some serious upside. Right now, he has average or better tools across the board and should only get better as he matures.
He has a good swing that generates hard line drives all over the ballpark and shows above-average power in batting practice. He should have no problem sticking in centerfield, where his plus speed and above-average arm play quite well.
If he can add loft to his swing, he has the raw power to hit 15 home runs and 30 doubles. That, along with good centerfield defense and 20-25 stolen base potential makes him an extremely valuable everyday guy.
Feliz has drawn comparisons to Washington Nationals center fielder Victor Robles, while others see some Ketel Marte in Feliz. Either outcome would be great for the Mariners but the 16-year-old has a long way to go to get there.
If he was 20-years-old, Feliz may sit inside our Top 10. He has that kind of upside. He’ll spend this summer in the Dominican Summer League, like Noelvi Marte and Julio Rodriguez before him. There aren’t many prospects with higher ceilings than Feliz who aren’t in our Top 15, so he is one to watch going forward.