Seattle Mariners Farm System a Recipe for Success: A Historical Analysis

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JULY 13: Jarred Kelenic #58 (R) looks on alongside Kyle Lewis #1 of the Seattle Mariners prior to an intrasquad game during summer workouts at T-Mobile Park on July 13, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JULY 13: Jarred Kelenic #58 (R) looks on alongside Kyle Lewis #1 of the Seattle Mariners prior to an intrasquad game during summer workouts at T-Mobile Park on July 13, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Julio Rodriguez hugs Sam Haggerty during Seattle Mariners intrasquad.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 14: Julio Rodriguez and Sam Haggerty of the Seattle Mariners interact during an intrasquad game. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

2021 (Most current rankings, not 2021 official): 1 – Tampa Bay Rays, 2 – Seattle Mariners, 3 – Atlanta Braves

HEY! That’s us!

Ranked number two at midseason/after the short draft, the Mariners are commonly in the top 3 wherever you look. There is no argument about it either when you look at how much talent they have either. That’s not even counting Kyle Lewis, who won Rookie of the Year at every important outlet you could find.

The Seattle Mariners currently have six prospects on the MLB Top 100 Prospects list. So it is no fluke that the Mariners have one of the best farm systems in the entire MLB. And fans will get to see some of those players in 2021.

When it comes down to it, there is no argument about it. Look at all the success these teams have had, and the positions that they currently find themselves in. We have only looked at a short time span and look at the teams who had top-ranked farm systems…. Many of them were successful teams in several years.

You would be hard-pressed to find a team on this list that didn’t find some measure of success. Heck, nearly each World Series winner seems to come from this list. Not every team can win a title (much to the chagrin of many an NBA Superstar nowadays), but getting there is half the battle.

I don’t know about you, but everyone on this list has found the playoffs at some point, in large part due to the strength of their farm system.

Kyle Lewis’ ROY and Evan White’s Gold Glove are a great representation of what Jerry Dipoto is building. The draft picks and prospects he is trading for are really producing, which is something that has not happened with the past Seattle Mariners prospects.

Seattle Mariner fans, there is hope for us.

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