Seattle Mariners prospect no. 7 – Noelvi Marte
Noelvi Marte has quickly climbed the prospect leaderboards and has become another Seattle Mariners prospect who has received some national attention this year. Marte entered the Top 100 prospect rankings as the 90th best prospect in the MLB, and he is just 19-years-old.
He is so young that there aren’t even a lot of videos of him online. Marte is currently with the Modesto Nuts and this is his first full season playing in the United States. So far, he has done everything as advertised.
The young infielder is hitting .347 with a .996 OPS. He has hit four home runs, four doubles, driven in 18 runs, walked 10 times, and stolen four bases. What a statline am I right?
Marte still has a long way to go, but the future is looking bright.
Seattle Mariners prospects no. 8 – Cade Marlowe
One of Noelvi’s teammates also caught my eye on the stat sheet, and his name is Cade Marlowe. He is a 23-year-old outfielder out of the University of West Georgia. The Seattle Mariners drafted him in the 20th round of the 2019 MLB draft and had a good season with the Aqua Sox after being drafted.
The right-handed thrower and left-handed hitter posted a .301 batting average with a .810 OPS in 2019. He also hit three home runs, drove in 30 runs, and stole 10 bases. Pretty good for a 20th round pick I’d have to say.
Marlowe is arguably the second-best hitter on the team right now behind Noelvi Marte. Cade has a .317 batting average, a 1.068 OPS, hit four home runs, 14 RBI, five doubles, one triple, 14 walks, and five stolen bases.
It’s pretty obvious that Marlowe has speed based on his 10 stolen bases from 2019 and five from 2021, but he also has some pop in his bat which may improve even more in the next few years. Although Marlowe is an under-the-radar prospect for the Seattle Mariners, he may prove to be a decent MLB player in the future.
I can’t confidently say he will become an All-Star caliber player, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes the Mariners Top 30 at some point in his young career.