Mariners Prospect sees his dream fulfilled in MLB debut

We all dream about making it to the majors, and for our favorite team no less. That dream was realized for the Mariners latest call-up.
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At some point, anyone who played sports growing up had the same dream. To make it to the bigs, and to make it not just to the majors, but to be able to do it for your favorite team. For some, the dream is squahed much earlier than others, but one by one, nearly everyone realizes that it just isn't going to happen.

Nearly everyone.

Back in 2014, a soon-to-be 15-year-old posted a Tweet, talking about his dream of playing for the Mariners, that one day he would make it there.

Yup, that Ryan Bliss. The player that the Mariners received back in the Paul Sewald deal in 2023 at the deadline. Nearly ten years ago, he posted that, and on May 27th, his dream came true. Ryan Bliss got the call-up for the Mariners, and not only that, but he got the start as well slotting in the 8-spot and playing second base. The baseball gods always make sure to get you your test early, and it happened right away for Bliss as a monster pop-up was hit his way to start the game, getting him involved right away.

Bliss would go 0-2 with a walk, but he got his money's worth when he was up at the plate. He his a 97.5 mph groundout in his first AB, and then ripped a ball at 101.8 for a lineout (with an expected batting average of .670) in his next AB. He finished off with a walk before being pulled for a pinch-hitter late. It was a real solid debut for the youngster, and hopefully, the start of a nice career.

For those a bit unfamiliar with Bliss, he's similar to Clase. Insane speed and a bit of power. In 50 games for Tacoma this season, he had 28 steals and seven homers, proving that he is more than just a speed threat. The exit velo showed the power is an actual asset, and if he keeps running into the ball with that type of hard-hit rate, he's bound to put one out sooner rather than later.

Congratulations to Ryan Bliss on recognizing his dream and making it to the Majors. Well done young man!