Mariners DSL and ACL Nearing Season Opener

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The Seattle Mariners farm system has had a very successful first two months of the season. Countless players got off to hot starts and many have been showing signs of promise throughout their seasons including Jonatan Clase and Tyler Locklear. As we now enter June, we are very close to the two lowest levels of the Mariners system starting their seasons, the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona Complex League.

At the Mariners academy in the Dominican Republic, players have been training and preparing for their official season to begin on June 5th. The Mariners DSL team will have many of the organization's youngest prospects and highest upside players. Their DSL team is expected to be headlined by prized International Free Agent shortstop Felnin Celesten. He is just 17 years old and is already the 5th ranked prospect in the Mariners system according to MLB Pipeline.

The Mariners Arizona Complex League team will get started on June 6th at their complex in Peoria, Arizona. This roster should have more players that Mariners fans know including last years 74th overall pick Walter Ford, 2022 4th rounder AJ Izzi, and 18-year-old infielder Michael Arroyo. Ford and Izzi will be making their professional debuts, while Arroyo will be making his debut in the United States after playing in the DSL last year.

There are some other prospects who will be playing on these teams, but it is not clear which of these teams they will be on. Those players include the power hitting Lazaro Montes, young left-hander Juan Pinto, and 20-year-old righty Jean Munoz. All of these players have played at least one year in the DSL, so they might go back to the DSL or get sent to the ACL. It isn't necessarily a bad thing if Pinto goes back to the DSL again because he is still 18 years old.

The Mariners have seen many successes from their youngest prospects this season such as Cole Young and Harry Ford. It will be exciting to see many more young players get into action very soon as their development will help keep the Mariners winning window open for years to come.