The Mariners have slowly been leaking information about who is going to be on the team in Toronto for the WC series. Some of it has come from the likes of Dipoto, Servais, or Divish, while other information has come out based on reports of who got on the team plane to make the flight to Toronto. This is where the likes of Cade Marlowe come up.
Cade Marlowe?! Yup, that’s right. The 25-year-old outfielder sounds like he is going to be added to the roster, and the more you think about it, the more it makes sense.
Cade Marlowe is added to the roster, and I feel like we are going to see him a few times for the Mariners this series.
Marlowe is in to replace Sam Haggerty as a speed option with good defense. For those who aren’t that familiar with Marlowe, he has been making waves in the prospect world because of the stats he has put up over the last two seasons.
2021 – .275/.368/.566. 26 HR/24 SB (34 G in A, 71 G in A+, and 1 game in AAA)
2022 – .287/.377/.487. 23 HR/42 SB (120 G in AA, 13 in AAA)
He’s a good bat, a good defender, and has solid, real speed. Those are all things that the Mariners definitely need out of their outfield right now. Taylor Trammell has been a good prospect for a long time but hasn’t proven much in his limited time up with the Mariners. If Servais doesn’t think that Trammell can do it, Cade Marlowe might be a solid option to play some left field in this series.
Personally, I think it’s actually a solid idea to START Cade Marlowe in LF in game 1 or 2. Frazier hasn’t been good, and neither have Torrens or Toro. I know the latter 2 have come up big lately, but I don’t know that you should trust either of them in this series.
I do realize that this means I’m telling you to trust someone making their MLB debut to do better… but that might be the type of move that the Mariners need to try in this series. Having one more guy that gives you a chance at setting the table for the top of the lineup would be an incredible asset, and I’d like to see Marlowe get the chance.
Most likely (and more realistically) you are going to see him as a late-inning defensive replacement or a pinch-runner. Something in the role of Dylan Moore. I’m incredibly excited to see Cade Marlowe up, and to see what he can do in Toronto… and beyond.