The Mariners fifth-ranked prospect is speedy and energetic like Spider-Man
Taylor Trammell is another player the Mariners acquired via a trade. Trammell was a prized San Diego Padres prospect, but they parted ways with him when they had the opportunity to acquire a handful of Mariners players at the deadline. The Mariners will miss Austin Nola, but receiving Trammell and others in return was a win-win.
The former first-round pick in 2016 by the Reds is just 23-years-old and is extremely entertaining. I have watched multiple interviews of him and Trammell is an extrovert who loves to joke around. Trammell reminds me of Dee Strange-Gordon who we recently let go, after declining his club option. Trammell loves to smile on and off the field and will quickly become a fan favorite amongst Mariners fans.
Trammell is a speedy outfielder who will be a future top of the lineup hitter. He has been given a 60 scouting grade for running, and 55 for fielding. Trammell will track down lots of fly balls in the outfield but he does lack arm strength a little. Because of Trammell’s speedy athleticism and funny personality, he is my Spider-Man.
Tom Holland has been the Spider-Man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has been one of my favorite characters in the movies. There have been several Spider-Man series over the years, featuring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, but Holland’s representation of Spider-Man has been extremely entertaining.
The “new” Spider-Man played by Holland is in high school and extremely funny. Because of this, the connection to Trammell is perfect. The Mariners outfielder is a fun, young, extroverted character that aligns well with Spider-Man. Trammell will also cover lots of ground and make athletic plays in the outfield just like Peter Parker slings around from building to building.