Mariners Top 30 Prospects: A 2021 Midseason Ranking

Max Ellingsen
PEORIA, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 28: Julio Rodríguez #85 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after hitting a walk-off single in the ninth inning to defeat the San Diego Padres 5-4 during the MLB spring training game at Peoria Sports Complex on February 28, 2021 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
PEORIA, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 28: Julio Rodríguez #85 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after hitting a walk-off single in the ninth inning to defeat the San Diego Padres 5-4 during the MLB spring training game at Peoria Sports Complex on February 28, 2021 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /
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Zach DeLoach of the Seattle Mariners during summer workouts.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 12: Zach DeLoach of the Seattle Mariners at bat in an intrasquad game during summer workouts. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
Prospect Name Sodo Mojo Ranking Chris Max Jason
Levi Stoudt 10 8 12 8
Zach DeLoach 9 9 11 7
Matt Brash 8 10 8 9
Harry Ford 7 5 7 12
Brandon Williamson 6 7 6 10

#10: Levi Stoudt

Drafted in the third round out of Lehigh University, Levi Stoudt is a RHP currently in Double A Arkansas. With a greatly improved velocity and 4 average or better pitches in his repertoire, Stoudt has excelled at every level he’s pitched at in his professional career. Stoudt has been a quick mover through the system and should be up with the big league team sometime in the latter half of the 2022 season.

#9: Zach DeLoach

The Mariner’s second round pick in 2020, Zach DeLoach has elevated his prospect status thanks to his exceptional results during his 2021 campaign. After tearing up High A Everett, DeLoach has maintained success at Double A Arkansas, albeit to a lesser extent.

The lefty outfielder has a pure swing and the ability to effectively play the corner outfield positions. DeLoach is another player who could easily move through the system quickly and has a chance to appear in the big leagues in late 2022 or early 2023.

#8: Matt Brash

The biggest riser in the Seattle system, Matt Brash has been lights out all season. Acquired from the Padres in a last-second deadline deal for Taylor Williams, Brash has developed into a legit starting pitcher prospect with devastating stuff.

Striking out 110 batters in 75 innings while only walking 37, Brash has been nothing short of a revelation for the M’s. His 2.27 ERA across two different levels of the minors helps display his dominance this year. Watch out for Brash. He could be a major factor for the Mariner pitching staff as soon as next season.

#7: Harry Ford

Harry Ford is a tooled up catching prospect just drafted in the first round out of North Cobb high school in Georgia. Featuring blazing speed and immense power potential, Ford is as elite of an athlete that will ever see the field. While he’s at catcher right now, he is athletic enough to play just about anywhere, with second base or the outfield common suggestions amongst evaluators.

While his pure athleticism gives him sky-high upside, high school catching prospects take a very long time to develop and are a fairly risky demographic in terms of success rate. Regardless, Ford’s natural abilities make him a tantalizing prospect and someone to closely monitor throughout his career.

#6: Brandon Williamson

Brandon Williamson is a 6’6 LHP drafted in the second round in the 2019 draft. When combining his pure stuff with his large stature and left handedness, Williamson is a prospect in the discussion for being top 100 in all of baseball. Striking out 117 batters in 76.2 innings while only walking 27 batters bodes very well for Williamson’s future as a big leaguer.

His stats may not jump off the page as a can’t-miss prospect who is dominating the minors, but between the elite K/BB ratio coupled with his raw stuff, Williamson is a major factor for the team’s rotation as soon as next year and is well worth a consideration for a spot amongst the games best prospects.

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