The Mariners farm system is now unanimously regarded as one of the best in all of baseball, but it is also regarded as top-heavy. Obviously, Mariners fans are not complaining but this has also created a dynamic where there are only five prospects that should be untradable if Seattle were to make a trade.
Some are obvious, but there might be some surprising exclusions. Also, chances are the players that I will mention later that some might see as untradeable will not end up being traded by Seattle, but if Jerry Dipoto and the Mariners think they are just a star player or two away and have the opportunity to trade for them, the players that Jerry will throw into the talks will be the ones that I mention are the first to not make this list.
So, who are the only 5 Mariners prospects that are untouchable?
Sorry Yankees fans on Twitter (And the lovely Mariners “fans” who always say that every Mariners prospect will be a bust), Jarred Kelenic will be a Seattle Mariner for at least the next 6 years and there is no doubt about that.
However, there has not been a shortage of drama this offseason pertaining to Kelenic. We here at Sodo Mojo have written what feels like 10 different blogs about Jarred Kelenic and his future in Seattle, his contract situation, and when he will make his debut.
Yet throughout all of it it’s still clear that Jarred will be a Mariner for a very long time and is not going anywhere.