We are almost at the end of May so it’s a good time to check in on the Seattle Mariners minor league affiliates and see who has been playing well. We will quickly go through 10 Mariners prospects who are off to a fantastic start in the minor league season.
I tried to do a mix of familiar and unfamiliar names to keep you on your toes and they are also not in any particular order. Let’s jump right into it.
Seattle Mariners prospect no. 1 – Taylor Trammell
In my mind, Taylor Trammell did an average job of filling the hole in the Mariners outfield. He made some nice defensive plays, hit some long home runs, and also showed his quickness. At the same time, he showed a lot of inconsistency.
That inconsistency ultimately led to his demotion to Triple-A but it’s not necessarily something that is bad for both parties. I think even Taylor Trammell knew that he was a bit out of place and needed more reps in the minor leagues. And since joining the Tacoma Rainiers, he has been an absolute stud.
The Seattle Mariners outfield prospect has played in 10 games and in all of those games, he has recorded at least one hit. Trammell currently owns a .512 batting average with a 1.487 OPS. Out of his 22 hits, five have been doubles, and another five have been home runs.
It’s safe to say that Taylor Trammell is one of the hottest hitters in the entire Mariners organization.
Seattle Mariners prospect no. 2 – Matt Brash
You might have noticed the cover photo with four players wearing San Diego Padres uniforms… One of those players is Matt Brash, a former fourth-round pick by the Padres in 2019. The 23-year-old pitcher was the player to be named later in the trade that sent right-handed reliever Taylor Williams to the Padres last season.
The right-handed starting pitcher was born in Canada and attended Niagara University in Lewiston, New York. Brash is currently a member of the Everett Aqua Sox, who has an absolutely stacked pitching group.
Matt Brash is the 30th ranked prospect in the Mariners organization and is definitely overshadowed by the big names like Emerson Hancock, George Kirby, and Levi Stoudt, but I didn’t overlook his numbers.
Through three games (two starts), the Seattle Mariners prospect owns a 2.53 ERA and has struck out 21 batters in just 10.2 innings. He has kept the opponent’s batting average to .200 and has also recorded a save.
It’s still pretty clear that he has a long way to go to become a solid MLB pitcher due to his control issues, but the high strikeouts are a good sign. Brash has walked seven batters which have inflated his WHIP to 1.41.